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Harry Edward Pickett

Portrait, detail of a Postcard montage, WW2, soldier and family inset, pryamids in background, colour, Harry Pickett and his wife, Rose Edith Pickett (nee Bussey) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, detail of a Postcard montage, WW2, soldier and family inset, pryamids in background, colou …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Pickett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5401 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 March 1918 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 September 1939 AWMM 103 Franklin Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rose Edith Pickett (wife), 103 Franklin Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 4 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 September 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Bootmaker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harry Pickett was the son of Sylvester Pickett and of Hilda Elizabeth Pickett (nee Moore) of Auckland. He was the husband of Rose Edith Pickett (nee Bussey) of Ponsonby, Auckland.

    His workmates at J.W. Moore and Son inserted a remembrance poem in the New Zealand Herald. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    El AlameinWestern Desert AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Plot I Row G Grave 13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Harry Edward Pickett

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  • He was my nanas brother. I have his photo at home same as one of the on line ones. My nana had it on the wall until she died and then my mum had and now I have it. He brings happiness with him.
    Public - Stephen - Other relative - 22 April 2017
  • On behalf of your late wife Rose who was my mother.
    Public - Fredrick George - Child - 21 April 2017



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 144 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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22 April 2017StephenkaikoheOther relative
21 April 2017Fredrick GeorgeAuckland New ZealandChild

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