Edward Leslie Sackett

FatherEdward Sackett (1875-1925)
MotherRose Ellen Colbourn (1874-1965)
Edward Leslie Sackett, son of Edward Sackett and Rose Ellen Colbourn, was born in Blackheath, LondonG, on 29 May 1896.1,2,3 He died aged 94 in Southampton, HampshireG, in February 1991.4 He married in Greenwich, LondonG, in 1923, Ethel Victoria Loten, daughter of ___ Loten and ___ Watson.5,6 Ethel was born in GreenwichG on 25 May 18997,3 and died aged 76 in Bournemouth, HampshireG, in 1976.8
     (Edward) Leslie attended St Botolph's Church of England Primary School, Boston, LincolnshireG, from 23 January 1902. The family were then living at 48 Pen Street. He left on 6 March 1903 when the family moved to Portsmouth.9
     In 1911 Edward was living at 93 Victoria Road, Charlton, LondonG, in the household of his parents Edward and Rose, and was recorded in the census as Edward Leslie Sackett, a schoolboy, aged 14 and born in Blackheath.10
     Edward joined the Post Office as a boy clerk in the City of LondonG in June 1912. He became an assistant clerk in December 1913.11
     Edward served in the British Army during the First World War, first in the London Regiment and then in the Labour Corps. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British Medal in recognition of active service overseas. He was granted a Silver War Badge, to be worn with civilian clothes to indicate that he had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness. He had been a clerk in the Civil Service in 1915 and, in 1919, after the War, was a clerk in the Ministry of Labour.12,13,14
     In 1921 he was living at 48 Mayhill Road, GreenwichG, in the household of his parents Edward and Rose, and was recorded as Edward Leslie Sackett, a civil servant at the Crown Agents, aged 25.15
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Edward and Ethel were living at 34 Leyfield, Malden and Coombe municipal borough, SurreyG. Edward was a higher executive officer in the Ministry of Labour. Their daughter Daphne was living with them. A redacted record would be that of their son Norman.16

Children of Edward Leslie Sackett and Ethel Victoria Loten

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1896. Sackett, Edward Leslie. Mother: Colbourn. Greenwich. 1d:1130."
  2. Census.
  3. 1939 Register.
  4. "England & Wales deaths 1837–2006" (Findmypast transcript), "Feb 1991. Sackett, Edward Leslie, b. 29 May 1896. Southampton. 20:1262:291."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Mar qtr 1923. Sackett, Edward L. Spouse: Loten. Greenwich. 1d:1172."
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Mar qtr 1923. Loten, Ethel V. Spouse: Sackett. Greenwich. 1d:1172."
  7. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1899. Loten, Ethel Victoria. Mother: Watson. Greenwich. 1d:1034."
  8. "England & Wales deaths 1837–2006" (Findmypast transcript), "Mar qtr 1976. Sackett, Ethel Victoria, b. 25 May 1899. Bournemouth. 23:0204."
  9. "National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870–1914" (Findmypast image), St Botolph's Church of England Primary School, Boston, Lincolnshire, (Boston National School), "No. 2351, adm 23 Jan 1902, Sackett, Leslie, b. 29 May 1896, father Edward, of 48 Pen St, last sch Park Bd, left 6 Mar 1903, removed to Portsmouth."
  10. 1911 England census
    93 Victoria Road, Charlton, London
    3 rooms
    Edward Sackett, head, 36, married, tailors cutter, worker, b. Surrey, Croydon
    Rose Ellen Sackett, wife, 36, m. 15y, 3 ch, all living, b. Kent, Charlton
    Edward Leslie Sackett, son, 14, school, b. Kent, Blackheath
    Gladys Winifred Sackett, dau, 13, school, b. Kent, Sheerness
    Sidney Charles Norman Sackett, son, 8, school, b. Lincoln, Boston.
  11. "British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737–1969" (Ancestry image), "June 1912, 151470, Sackett, Edwd L, boy clk, City [of London]."
    "Dec 1913, 259253, Sackett, Edward L, asst clerk, London 2p Dep."
  12. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards" (Findmypast transcript).
  13. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, Edward L, Private, London Regiment, service no. 4756, Private, Labour Corps, service no. 282319, Victory Medal, British Medal, Silver War Badge. WO372/17."
  14. "The London Gazette" (Findmypast image), 4 Jun 1915, p 5407, "Civil Service Commission, May 10, 1915. After Open Competition. Second Division: Clerk, Edward Leslie Sackett."
    3 Oct 1919, p 12161, "Assignments of Second Division Clerks. Labour, Ministry of, Edward Leslie Sackett."
  15. 1921 England census
    48 Mayhill Road, Charlton, Greenwich, London, Kent
    5 rooms
    Edward Sackett, head, 46y 5m, married, b. Croydon, Surrey, tailor, Chas Baker & Co, High Holborn, London
    Rose Ellen Sackett, wife, 47y 2m, married, b. Charlton, Kent, home duties
    Edward Leslie Sackett, son, 25y 1m, single, b. Blackheath, Kent, 2nd division clerk, Civil Servant (Clerk), Ministry of Labour, Queen Anne's Chambers, Broadway, Westminster
    Sydney Charles Norman Sackett, son, 18y 3m, single, b. Boston, Lincolnshire, clerical officer, Crown Agents for the Colonies, 4 Millbank London SW1.
  16. "1939 Register" (Findmypast image), Sackett household, 34 Leyfield, Malden and Coombe M B, Surrey: RG101/1354D/006/8, Edward L Sackett, b. 29 May 1896, married, higher executive officer, Ministry of Labour; RG101/1354D/006/9, Ethel V Sackett, b. 25 May 1899, married, unpaid domestic duties; Daphne R Sackett (later Brown), b. 3 May 1926, at school; Ernest A Campbell, b. 1912, single, confectionary traveller; & 1 closed record.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of John Sackett
Last Edited16 Nov 2022

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