Short Service (7 yrs with Colors, & 5 yrs in Reserve). 3424, Robert Sackett, 8th Hussars, joined at Norwich, 14 Dec 1891, b. Dagenham, Essex, age 18y 2m, labourer.
Age 18y 2m, ht 5' 6 5/8", wt 134lbs, chest 3335½", complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair brown, CofE, marks slight varicocelo, passed fit 12 Dec 1891.
Statement of services:
8th Hrs, attested, Pte, 11 Dec 1891; granted 1d GC pay, 11 Dec 1893; granted 2d GC pay, 11 Dec 1897; elicited messing allowance under conditions of Royal Warrant, Pte, 1 Apr 1898; 1st class Army Reserve, transferred, Pte, 11 Dec 1898; found medically unfit on mobilization, 2 Jan 1900; A Res, discharged medically unfit for further service, 7 Mar 1900, 1y 87d.
Home, 11 Dec 1891. NOK father Robert Sackett, brother James, sister Hannah, High St, Dagenham. Marriage: Margaret Swifle, spinster, at Waterford, 19 Nov 1899, by Henry Line, Rector, witnesses F Swifle, A J Whiteside.
Enlisted 12 Dec 1891 at Warley, b. Dagenham, Essex, age 18, laborer, ht 66 5/8in, wt 134lbs, chest 3335½in, physical development fair, slight varicocele. Corps 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, regt'l no 3424, 16 Dec 1891.
Abstract from "British Army Service Records, 17601915," digital image, FindMyPast (http://findmypast.co.uk).