Robert William Baylis

FatherEdward Baylis (c 1865-1937)
MotherAnnie Catherine Dowker Sackett (1868-1956)
Robert William Baylis
(Src: Sheila Phythian)
Robert William Baylis, son of Edward Baylis and Annie Catherine Dowker Sackett, was born in Romford, EssexG, on 6 January 1897.1,2 He died aged 47 in Ilford, EssexG, on 3 December 1944.3 He married in Ilford, EssexG, on 5 August 1922, Hilda Mary Pickett, daughter of William Frederick Pickett and Emma Zilla Woods.3,4 Hilda was born in RomfordG on 2 May 18963 and died aged 91 in Basingstoke, HampshireG, on 4 July 1987.3
     Robert Baylis served in the British army during the First World War, being amongst the first wave of volunteers, and enlisting in the 5th Company of City of London Rifles on 31 August 1914 when he gave his age as 18 years and 7 months. He was actually 17 years and 7 months. He was posted to France with the British Expeditionary Force on 16 February 1915, serving there until 1 August 1915.3,5

Children of Robert William Baylis and Hilda Mary Pickett

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 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Mar qtr 1897, Baylis, Robert William. Mother: Sackett. Romford. 4a:471."
  2. Email from Sheila Phythian to Chris Sackett, 23 July 2007, date of birth.
  3. Email from Sheila Phythian to Chris Sackett, 23 July 2007.
  4. Website The Sackett Family Association (, Newsletter, January 2009, "Benjamin and Elizabeth (Lee) Sackett" by Sheila Phythian.
  5. Website British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 ( (
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsDescendants of Benjamin Sackett
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sheila Phythian.
Last Edited18 Jan 2020

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