9 Coast Regiment
Being transported to Japan on the Rakuyo Maru
Gunner Harry Jarret, Royal Artillery, was the second son of Mrs D. Petrie, 22 Brechin Road, Arbroath. After a period of appointment as an apprentice baker with Arbroath Co-operative Society, Ltd., he joined the regular Army in 1938, at the age of 18 years. He went to the Far East in 1939 and was in Malaya when Singapore capitulated. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese and was drowned on 12th September 1944 when a Japanese transport ship the Rakuyo Maru, in which he was a prisoner, was torpedoed. Gunner Jarret was 24 years of age. His youngest brother, Gunner W. Jarret, died on active service in Italy.
Son of John and Helen Jarret.
Family grave at Arbroath
Remembered - Column 22.