Henry William Sackett

FatherJames William Sackett (1868-1901)
MotherLouisa Mary Ann Edwards (c 1873-1934)
Birth1895, Barking, EssexG,1,2
Baptism1895, BarkingG,3,4
Death1917, IraqG,5,6
Henry William Sackett, son of James William Sackett and Louisa Mary Ann Edwards, was born in Barking, EssexG, on 8 October 18951,2 and baptized at St Margaret, BarkingG, on 25 October 1895 as William Henry.3,4 He died in IraqG on 25 January 19175,6 and was buried at the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.5
     In 1901 Henry was living at 40 Creekmouth, St Margaret's, Dagenham, EssexG, in the household of his widowed mother Louisa, and was recorded in the census as William H Sackett, aged five and born in Barking.7
     Henry served as a private in the Wiltshire Regiment during the First World War. He was killed in action in Iraq.8,9

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Dec qtr 1895. Sackett, Henry William. Mother: Edwards. Romford. 4a:443."
  2. 1901 England census.
  3. Baptisms Register, Barking, Essex (England Births and Christenings, LDS FamilySearch), "25 Oct 1895, William Henry Sackett, son of James William Sackett & Louisa Mary Ann."
  4. "Essex Baptisms" (Findmypast transcript), Baptisms Register, Barking, St Margaret, Essex, "25 Oct 1895, William Henry Sackett, b. 8 Oct 1895, father James William Sackett, labourer, mother Louisa Mary, of Creeksmouth."
  5. Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.greatwar.nl), "Sackett, Henry William, Private, service no. 11791, d. 25/01/1917, aged 22, 5th Bn., Wiltshire Regiment, United Kingdom, grave/memorial ref. XVII. B. 5., Amara War Cemetery, son of Mrs. L. M. A. Sackett, of 40, Creek's Mouth, Barking, Essex. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead."
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to War Deaths, "1917. Sackett, pte Henry W, no. 11791, unit: Wilts."
  7. 1901 England census, 1653/36&36v
    Barking, Essex
    40 Creekmouth, St Margarets, Barking (5+ rooms)
    Louisa M A Sackett, head, widow, 28, b. Custom House, Essex
    James R Sackett, son, 7, b. Dagenham, Essex
    William H Sackett, son, 5, b. Barking, Essex
    Lily A Sackett, dau, 4, b. Barking
    Louisa M A Sackett, dau, 2, b. Barking.
  8. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards" (Findmypast transcript).
  9. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, Henry W, Private, Wiltshire Regiment, service no. 11791, Victory Medal, British Medal, 1915 Star, Theatre of War Balkans 12 Jul 1915. WO372/17."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Richard Sackett of South Weald, Essex
ChartsLine 6 (English)
Last Edited16 Sep 2023

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