Cecil Howie Robertson

FatherJohn Adam Robertson (c 1869-)
MotherAda Eliza Sackett (1870-)
Birth1892, Hackney, LondonG,1
Baptism1897, LondonG,2
Death1916, FranceG,3,4
Cecil Howie Robertson, son of John Adam Robertson and Ada Eliza Sackett, was born in Hackney, LondonG, on 17 July 1892.1 He was baptized at St Jude's Church, Grays Inn Road, LondonG, on 10 February 1897.2 He served as a private soldier in the First World War in the 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He was killed in action, aged 23, in northern France on 8 June 1916.3,4 Administration of his estate, which was valued at £92, was granted to Catherine Ann Gordon, a spinster.3
     Cecil was admitted, aged six, to the Manchester Street School, Camden, LondonG, on 29 October 1898, having previously attended the Ainwell Street School. The family was then living at 45 Swinton Street.5
     In 1911 Cecil was living at 56B Ufford Street, Waterloo, Lambeth, LondonG, in the household of his widowed mother Ada, and was recorded in the census as Cecil H Robertson, an apprentice in a printing and stationery business, aged 18 and born in West Hackney.6

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1892. Robertson, Cecil Howie. Mother: Sackett. Hackney. 1b:487."
  2. Baptisms Register, St Jude, Grays Inn Road, Camden, London (image on Ancestry.co.uk), "10 Feb 1897, Cecil Howie Robertson, b. 17 July 1892, s. of John Howie & Ada Robertson, of 45 Swinton St, cellar-man."
  3. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995" (Ancestry image), "Robertson Cecil Howie of 56f Ufford-street Blackfriars Surrey died 8 June 1916 in Northern France on active service Administration (with Will) London 18 August to Catherine Ann Gordon spinster. Effects £92 11s. 10d."
  4. Website UK Soldiers died in the Great War 1914–1919 (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), "Cecil Howie Robertson, b. Hoxton, Middx, res. Blackfriars, Surrey, d. 8 Jun 1916 at France & Flanders, enlisted Lambeth, Surrey, rank Private, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 11th Battalion, no. G/11408, killed in action, Western European Theatre."
  5. "London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840–1911" (Ancestry image), "Manchester Street School, Camden, adm no 733, 29 Oct 1898, Cecil Robertson, b. 17 Jul 1892, parent: Ada, of 45 Swinton Street, last sch: Ainwell Street."
  6. 1911 England census, RG14, piece 1952
    56B Ufford Street, Waterloo, Lambeth, SE
    3 rooms
    Ada Hill, head/wife, 41, widow, 5 ch, all living, showroom cleaning (part-time), b. Ramsgate, Kent
    F Reginald Hill, son, 8, b. London, Islington, Scottish father
    Elizabeth M Hill, dau, 7, b. London, Holborn, Scottish father
    Cecil H Robertson, son, 18, single, apprentice Modern business devisers Printers Stationers &c, worker, b. London, West Hackney, Scottish father
    Florrie A Robertson, dau, 16, single, learner & messenger, theatrical costume & boot manufacture, worker, b. London, Grays Inn Lane, Scottish father.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited29 Aug 2019

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