George Sackett

FatherJohn Andrew Sackett (1849-1930)
MotherEmma Booth (-1898)
George Sackett, son of John Andrew Sackett and Emma Booth, was born in Hove, Steyning, SussexG, on 31 October 18831,2 and baptized at St Andrew, HoveG, on 6 January 1884.3 He died aged 79 in HoveG in 1963.4
     In 1891 George was living at 46 Shirley Street, HoveG, in the household of his parents John and Emma, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, a scholar, aged seven and born in West Brighton.5
     In 1901 he was living at 46 Shirley Street, HoveG, in the household of his widowed father John, and was recorded as George Sackett, a greengrocer working at home, aged 17 and born in Hove.6
     In 1911 he was living at 46 Shirley Street, HoveG, in the household of his widowed father John, and was recorded as George Sackett, working in his father's greengrocery business, single, aged 28.7
     George served during the First World War as a Driver (i.e. driving the teams of horses which pulled the guns) in the Royal Field Artillery. He enlisted on 28 October 1915 and was discharged on 6 November 1919 due to sickness (malaria). He was issued the Silver War Badge, indicating honourable discharge because of illness or injury. He was also awarded the Victory Medal (recognising overseas service) and the British War Medal.
     George's unit, the 2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force, equipped with obsolescent 15-pounder field guns, went to India, George serving there for nearly a year from May 1916 to May 1917. The Brigade was re-armed with modern 18-pounder field guns and went to Basra, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), under the command of the 17th (Indian) Division. George served there for nearly two years from May 1917 to March 1919, returning home via India in May 1919.8
     In 1921 he was living at 46 Shirley Road, HoveG, in the household of his widowed father John, and was recorded as George Sackett, greengrocer's assistant, aged 36.9
     George and his brother Alfred proved their father John's will in Lewes, SussexG, on 24 February 1931. His estate was valued at £2,962.
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, George was living at 37 Shirley Street, Hove, SussexG, with his brother Frederick. They ran a greengrocery shop.10
     George and his brother Alfred were granted administration on 10 December 1956 of their brother Frederick's estate, valued at £800.11
(1911 census)

George Sackett, British Army Service Record
Territorial Force, Attestation
No. 2605 George Sackett, Corps 1st HC FA Bde, 46 Shirley St, Brighton, previous service, 1st Sussex RGA Volunteers, time expired.
Imperial and General Service Obligation
Agreement to serve overseas, no. 2605, rank Driver, George Sackett, station Brighton, 28 Oct 1915.
Clothing Statement
Man proceeding from 3/1 H C F A Bde to 1/2nd H C F A Bde, transfer 21 May 1916, list of kit included 1 sun helmet & 1 pr spurs. Station High Wycombe. Driver G Sackett, enlisted 28 Oct 1915.
Statement as to Disability
Unit 1070/222, regiment RFA, no. 901059, rank Dvr, Sackett, George, of 94 Shirley Street, Hove, age 34, joined 28 Oct 1915 at Brighton. Claiming disability due to military service. Place of examination Sheikh Habib, MEF.
Request for Discharge Document
Ministry of Pensions, King's Road, London, Regt RFA, no. 901059, Driver Sackett George, 46 Shirley St, Hove, RH&RFA Records Office, Woolwich, 27 Aug 1919.
First Award-Soldier
Sackett, George, 222nd RFA, no. 901059, disemb 31 May 1919, 46 Shirley St, Hove, Sussex, b. 1884, disability Malaria, attrib (to military service), % of disability under 20%, allowance 5s 6d weekly, commencing 10 Apr 1920.
Hove Local Committee, War Pensions Acts, to Officer i/c Records, RFA, Blackheath, 10 Dec 1919, re George Sackett, late 901059 RFA, requesting medical record showing whether he was treated for Malaria during his Army Service. Enlisted 27 Oct 1915, demobilised 31 May 1919, claiming pension under 9 of Royal Warrant.
Statement of Services
2605 George Sackett, HCFA Bde, Ad Centre, embodied service, Driver, from 28 Oct 1915; 3 line, posted 30 Oct 1915; HCFA Bde, posted 21 May 1916; Base, Basrah, posted Dvr, 1 May 1917; 222 Bde, posted 16 May 1917; demobilization 31 May 1919, Charlton, SE, address 46 Shirley St, Hove, discharged surplus to Military requirements having suffered impairment since entry into the Service.
Certificate of Identity
Disability not claimed, Sackett, George, 901059, Driver, RFA, 222 Bde, pay office Blackheath, address 46 Shirley St, Hove, theatre of war Meso, b. 1885, medical category A.
Military History Sheet
Home, from 28 Oct 1915 to 21 May 1916; India, from 22 May 1916 to 1 May 1917, 345 days; Mesopotamia, from 2 May 1917 to 25 Mar 1919, 1 yr 328 days; Route UK via India, 26 Mar 1919 to 3 May 1919, 39 days; Home, 4 May 1919. British War Medal, Victory Medal.

—Abstracts from British Army Service Records (Findmypast images)

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Dec qtr 1883. Sackett, George. Mother: Booth. Steyning. 1c:311."
  2. 1939 Register.
  3. "East Sussex, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920" (Ancestry image), Register of Baptisms, St Andrew, Hove, Sussex, "6 Jan 1884, George Sackett, father John Sackett, greengrocer, mother Emma Sackett, of 63 Shirley Street."
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1963. Sackett, George, 79. Hove. 5h:749."
  5. 1891 England census, RG12/819/f39
    46 Shirley St, Hove, Sussex
    John A Sackett, head, married, 41, greengrocer, b. Ramsgate
    Emma Sackett, wife, 38, b. Hastings, Sussex
    Alice Sackett, dau, 15, b. W Brighton
    Alfred Sackett, son, 12, scholar, b. W Brighton
    Elizabeth Sackett, dau, 9, scholar, b. W Brighton
    George Sackett, son, 7, scholar, b. W Brighton
    Charles Sackett, son, 5, b. W Brighton
    Frederick Sackett, son, 3, b. W Brighton.
  6. 1901 England census, 937/46
    Hove, Sussex
    46 Shirley Street, Hove (All Saints) (5+ rooms) [one of a short row of shops]
    J Sackett, head, married, 54, greengrocer, own account, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Alfd Sackett, son, 23, greengrocer, worker at home, b. Hove
    Alice Sackett, dau, single, 25, at home, b. Hove
    George Sackett, son, 17, greengrocer, worker at home, b. Hove
    Fredk Sackett, son, 13, b. Hove
    Ellen Sackett, dau, 9, b. Hove
    Edith Sackett, dau, 5, b. Hove.
  7. 1911 England census, 46 Shirley St, Hove, Sussex
    6 rooms
    John Andrew Sackett, head, 62, widower, ["11 ch, 7 living" struck through], shopkeeper, greengrocer, own account, at home, b. Hove
    Alice Sackett, dau, 35, single, b. Hove
    George Sackett, son, 28, single, working in business, greengrocer, b. Hove
    Frederick Sackett, son, 24, single, working in business, greengrocer, b. Hove
    Hellen Sackett, dau, 19, single, shop assistant, greengrocery, b. Hove
    Edith Sackett, dau, 15, dressmaking, worker, b. Hove.
  8. "Silver War Badge Roll, 1914–1920" (Findmypast image), "Sackett, George, rank Driver, no. 901059, 222 Bde. R.F.A., enlisted 28 Oct 1915, discharged 6 Nov 1919, cause Sickness 392 (xviA), served overseas Yes, badge no. 482024, issued 27 Jul 1920."
  9. 1921 England census, 46 Shirley Street, Hove, Sussex
    4 rooms
    John Sackett, head, 70y 5m, widowed, b. Hove, fruiterer & greengrocer, employer
    George Sackett, son, 36y 6m, single, b. Hove, greengrocer's assistant, employer J Sackett
    Frederick Sackett, son, 33y 4m, single, b. Hove, greengrocer's assistant, employer J Sackett.
  10. "1939 Register" (Findmypast image), Sackett household, 37 Shirley Street, Hove M B, Sussex: George Sackett, b. 31 Oct 1883, single, greengrocer, shop keeper; Frederick Sackett, b. 24 Feb 1887, single, greengrocer shop keeper.
  11. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995" (Ancestry image), "Sackett Frederick of 37 Shirley-street Hove Sussex died 21 December 1955 Administration Lewes 10 December 1956 to Alfred Sackett dealer and George Sackett greengrocer. Effects £800 3s. 8d."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited31 Mar 2023

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