Ernest Edmund Sackett

Father___ Sackett
Birth1885, Islington, LondonG,1
Death1956, PembrokeG,2
Marriage1908, Pembroke, PembrokeshireGMary Elizabeth Butler3
Ernest Edmund Sackett, son of ___ Sackett, was born in Islington, LondonG, in about 1885.1 He died aged 71 in Pembroke, WalesG,2 and was buried at St John's Church, Pembroke DockG, on 12 November 1956.4 He married in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, WalesG, in 1908, Mary Elizabeth Butler.3 Mary was born in 1888.5 She died aged 79 in PembrokeG,5,6 and was buried at St John's Church, Pembroke DockG, on 17 November 1967.7
     In 1891 Ernest was living at St Pancras School, Leavesden, HertfordshireG, and was recorded in the census as Ernest Sackett, an inmate, aged five and born in Islington, London.8 Also in the home were George Sackett, 3, and John Sackett, aged one, who were probably related. St Pancras School was a home and school for orphans and pauper children. It could take up to 400 boys and 250 girls. The boys were educated with a view to their becoming apprentices, many going into the army or navy as musicians. The girls were usually sent into domestic service.
     Ernest's parents have not been identified. Although the 1891 census records him as aged five and born in Islington, he could possibly be the same as Ernest Sackett born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, in 1883, who has also not been identified.
     Ernest served in the British Army during the First World War in the Welsh Regiment. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British Medal in recognition of active service in France from 19 January 1915. He was also awarded the 1915 Star. He was a Bandsman and later a Sergeant.9,10
     In 1921 Ernest was serving in the 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment, at Upper Topa, Murree Hills (Kalabagh), Hazara District, North West Frontier Province, IndiaG. He was listed in the census as E Sackett, married, aged 34, a sergeant, born in London.11

Children of Ernest Edmund Sackett and Mary Elizabeth Butler

 Notes & Citations

  1. A birth record has not been found.
  2. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Dec qtr 1956. Sackett, Ernest E, 71. Pembroke."
  3. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Mar qtr 1908. Sackett, Ernest Edmund. Pembroke. 11a:1613."
    "Mar qtr 1908. Butler, Mary Elizabeth. Pembroke. 11a:1613."
  4. Burials Register, St John, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire (Findmypast image), "12 Nov 1956 Ernest Edmund Sackett, 24 Water Street, Pembroke Dock, 72 years."
  5. Email from Jerry Meguiar to Chris Sackett, March 2011.
  6. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Dec qtr 1967. Sackett, Mary E, 79. Pembroke. 8c:384."
  7. Burials Register, St John, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire,, "17 Nov 1967 Mary Elizabeth Sackett, 24 Water Street, Pembroke Dock, 79."
  8. 1891 England census, RG12, piece 1120, folio 101, p. 28, GSU roll 6096230
    St Pancras School, Leavesden, Hertfordshire
    Ernest Sackett, inmate, 5, b. London, Islington
    George Sackett, inmate, 3, b. London, Islington
    John Sackett, inmate, 1, b. London, St Pancras.
  9. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards" (Findmypast transcript).
  10. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, Ernest E, Bandsman, Welsh Regiment, service no. 10593, Sergeant, service no. 3948246, Victory Medal, British Medal, 1915 Star, Theatre of War France entry 19 Jan 1915. WO372/17."
  11. 1921 England census, Upper Topa, Murree Hills, Army, India
    E Sackett, 36y 4m, married, b. London, Sergeant, HQ Company 1/Bn Welch Regt.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett Family Association descendants
Jerry Meguiar.
Last Edited16 Oct 2022

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