William James Sackett

FatherThomas Sackett (1848-1923)
MotherHarriet Maria (Simpson) Craycraft (1848-1923)
William James Sackett, son of Thomas Sackett and Harriet Maria (Simpson) Craycraft, was born in Faversham, KentG, on 3 June 1884.1,2 He died aged 80 in Manly, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in 1964.3
     In 1891 William was living at 14 Kingsnorth Road, Faversham, KentG, and was recorded in the census as William J Sackett, a scholar, aged 6 and born in Faversham, the son of Thomas Sackett.4
     In 1911 he was living at 16 St John's Road, Margate, KentG, in the household of his parents Thomas and Harriet, and was recorded as William James Sackett, a grocer's assistant, single, aged 26 and born in Faversham.5
     William served in the First World War, enlisting in the 18th Light Trench Mortar Battery of the Australian Imperial Force on 23 October 1916.6

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, Sep qtr 1884. Sackett, William James. Mother: Craycraft. Faversham. 2a:850."
  2. Letter from John Prescott, to Chris Sackett, dated 21 October 2002.
  3. Information supplied by Sheila Phythian to Chris Sackett, June 2010.
  4. 1891 England census, 14 Kingsnorth Road, Faversham, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, head, married, 42, gas fitter (lock), b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Harriet Sackett, wife, 41, b. Ramsgate
    George E Sackett, son, unm., 18, apprent. blacksmith, b. Faversham, Kent
    Thomas A Sackett, son, unm., 17, gas fitter's assist. (lock), b. Faversham
    John S Sackett, son, 15, grocer, b. Faversham
    Elizabeth H Sackett, dau, 13, scholar, b. Faversham
    Alma Sackett, dau, 11, scholar, b. Faversham
    Harriet C Sackett, dau, 9, scholar, b. Faversham
    William J Sackett, son, 6, scholar, b. Faversham
    Kate M Sackett, dau, 4, scholar, b. Faversham
    Lily C Sackett, dau, 6m, b. Faversham.
  5. 1911 England census, 16 St John's Rd, Margate, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, head, 62, married, gas fitter, own account, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Harriett Sackett, wife, 61, m. 39y, 10 ch, 8 living, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Alma Sarah Sackett, dau, 31, single, grocer's assistant, b. Faversham, Kent
    William James Sackett, son, 26, single, grocer's assistant, b. Faversham, Kent
    Kate Maria Sackett, dau, 24, single, grocer's assistant, b. Faversham, Kent
    Nellie Elizabeth Sackett, gdau, 11, school, b. Ospringe, Kent
    Alma Elizabeth Sackett, gdau, 10, school, b. Minster, Kent
    Ann Parkman Year, lodger, 65, single, monthly & sick nurse, b. Winkfield, Berkshire.
  6. Website National Archives of Australia, Australian Imperial Force, Enlistment Papers (http://naa12.naa.gov.au/), Australian Imperial Force. Attestation Paper of Persons Enlisted for Service Abroad.
    "1815, Sackett, William James; unit: 18th LTMB; joined: 23 Oct 1916.
    William James Sackett, b. Kent, England, natural born British subject, 31 9/12 years, barman, single, next of kin (father) Thomas Sackett, [16 St Johns Road, Margate, England, deleted] Wood View [?] Perry Wood, Selling Nr Faversham, Kent, Eng; civil convictions?: no; ever discharged from HM Forces?: no; any military service?: no; ever rejected as unfit for HM Service?: no; signed: W J Sackett, 23 Oct 1916."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 8 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited11 Nov 2016

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