Albert Edward Sackett

FatherGeorge Robert Sackett (1854-1916)
MotherCaroline Edith Pillow (1852 or 1853-)
Albert Edward Sackett, MM, son of George Robert Sackett and Caroline Edith Pillow, was born in Ramsgate, KentG, in 1895.1,2 He died aged 57 at 26 Poplar Grove, Stockport, CheshireG, on 24 February 1952.3,4 He married at Ramsgate Christ Church, KentG, on 7 July 1919, Gertrude Maud Stevens, daughter of David Franklin Stevens and ___ Chapman.5,6,7 Gertrude was born in Thanet, KentG, on 12 December 1889.8 She died aged 80 in CheshireG in 1970.9
     In 1901 Albert was living at 7 Effingham Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents George and Caroline, and was recorded in the census as Albert E Sackett, aged four and born in Ramsgate.10
     In 1911 he was living at 30 Camden Square, RamsgateG, in the household of his parents George and Caroline, and was recorded as Albert Edward Sackett, an outfitter, aged 16 and born in Ramsgate.11
     Albert joined the British Army (Royal Flying Corps) on 1 November 1915. He served in France for three years during the First World War and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in battle in October 1918. He transferred to the Royal Air Force on its formation on 1 April 1918 in the rank of corporal and continued to serve in France until February 1919.12,13,14
     Albert left a will which was proved on 21 April 1952 by his widow Gertrude. His estate was valued at £209.15

Child of Albert Edward Sackett and Gertrude Maud Stevens

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1895. Sackett, Albert Edward. Mother: Pillow. Thanet. 2a:972."
  2. Census.
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1952. Sackett, Albert E, 57. Stockport."
  4. Probate record.
  5. Marriages Register, Christ Church, Ramsgate, Kent, "7 July 1919 Albert Edward Sackett, 24, bachelor, outfitter, of 49 Southwood Road, Ramsgate, s. George Sackett, dec'd; & Gertrude Maud Stevens, 29, spinster, of 49 Southwood Road, Ramsgate, d. David Franklin Stevens, shipwright. Banns. Both signed. Witnesses: D F Stevens, M Stevens, P Nugent Wanstall."
  6. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Sep qtr 1919. Sackett, Albert E. Spouse: Stevens. Thanet. 2a:3141."
  7. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Sep qtr 1919. Stevens, Gertrude M. Spouse: Sackett. Thanet. 2a:3141."
  8. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1890. Stevens, Gertrude Maud. Mother: Chapman. Thanet. 2a:950."
  9. "England & Wales deaths 1837–2006", database, Findmypast, "Jun qtr 1970. Sackett, Gertrude Maud, b. 12 Dec 1889. North East Cheshire. 10A:1125."
  10. 1901 Census for England & Wales, 825/93&93v
    Ramsgate, Kent
    7 Effingham Street
    George Sackett, head, married, 47, licensed general porter, b. Ramsgate
    Caroline E Sackett, wife, 57, b. Canterbury, Kent [?age]
    Ada C Sackett, dau, single, 19, mothers help domestic, b. Ramsgate
    Emily J Sackett, dau, 17, dressmakers improver, worker, b. Ramsgate
    Florence B Sackett, dau, 14, b. Ramsgate
    William F Sackett, son, 10, b. Ramsgate
    George F Sackett, son, 7, b. Ramsgate
    Albert E Sackett, son, 4, b. Ramsgate
    Herbert W Pillow, bro-in-law, single, 59, paperhanger, worker, b. Canterbury
    Marian Strickland, boarder, single, 28, manageress fancy bazaar, b. Clapham, London.
  11. 1911 England census, digital image,, 30 Camden Square, Ramsgate, Kent
    6 rooms
    George Robert Sackett, head, 58, married, licensed porter, own account, b. Ramsgate
    Caroline Edith Sackett, wife, 48, m. 30y, 6 ch, all living, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Ada Sackett, dau, 29, single, b. Ramsgate
    Emily Sackett, dau, 27, single, dressmaker, own account, b. Ramsgate
    William Sackett, son, 20, single, fishmonger, worker, b. Ramsgate
    George Fegen Sackett, son, 17, grocer, worker, b. Ramsgate
    Albert Edward Sackett, son, 16, outfitter, b. Ramsgate.
  12. "British Royal Air Force service records, 1912–1939", digital image, Findmypast.
  13. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards", database, Findmypast, "Sackett, A.E, Corporal, British Royal Air Force, service no. 12375, award Military Medal."
  14. "The London Gazette", digital image, Findmypast, 8 Nov 1918, p 13201, "War Office, 8th November, 1918. His Majesty the King has approved of the undermentioned rewards in recognition of bravery in the field: Awarded the Military Medal. 12375 Corpl. A. E. Sackett, R.A. Force (Bedford)."
  15. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image,, "Sackett Albert Edward of 7 Linden-road Cheadle Hulme Stockport Cheshire died 24 February 1952 at 26 Poplar-grove Stockport Administration (with Will) Manchester 21 April to Gertrude Maud Sackett widow. Effects £209 13s. 3d."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Michael John Sackett.
Last Edited28 Jun 2020

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