Sackett, Frank Edward.

Attestation:
Perth, 3 Nov 1890, b. St Peter's, Thanet, Kent, age 21, barman, enlistment in Royal Highlanders.
Description on enlistment:
Age 21, 5ft 4, 124lbs, chest 3335in, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown, religion C of E, marks moles back of left arm, passed medically fit 28 Oct 1890.
Statement of services:
Royal High, attested Pvt 28 Oct 1890, posted 18 Feb 1891, Black Watch, posted Pvt 11 Mar 1892, appointed Lce Corpl 22 Aug 1892, promoted Corporal 10 Apr 1894, appointed Lce Sergt 24 Jan 1897, promoted Sergt 10 May 1897, Indian service for deferred pay reckons from 18 Feb 1896, Indian service for pension reckons from 25 Jan 1896, AR tfrd Sergt 31 Dec 1898, recalled to colors 7 Oct 1899, posted Sgt 9 Oct 1899, posted Sgt 25 Aug 1902, dis'd test period 27 Oct 1902, certified that War gratuity no. 5 of 1901 has been paid.
Military history:
Home, 28 Oct 1890 to 10 Mar 1892, 1y 133d; Gibraltar, 11 Mar 1892 to 27 Jan 1893, 323d; Egypt, 28 Jan 1893 to 3 Mar 1893, 35d; Mauritius, 4 Mar 1893 to 27 Aug 1894, 1y 177d; Cape Town SA, 28 Aug 1894 to 17 Feb 1896, 1y 174d; India, 18 Feb 1896 to 28 Dec 1898, 2y 314d; Home, 29 Dec 1898 to 21 Oct 1899, 247d; S Africa, 22 Oct 1899 to 24 Aug 1902, 2y 307d; Home, 25 Aug 1902 to 27 Oct 1902, 64d. Passed for promotion to Corporal 9 Nov 1892; passed for promotion to Sergeant 31 May 1895. Campaigns South Africa 189902. Wounded at Magersfontein 11 Dec 1899 (severe). Medals: Queens South African Clasps CC Driefontein, Paardeburg, Wittebergen, Transvaal. Kings SA Clasps SA 19011902. Nok: elder brother Harry Sackett, 2 Sycamore Cottages, Church St, St Peter's, Thanet, Kent; mother [ITAL:]sic: sister] Mrs Emily Yeomanston, 89 The Dane, Margate, Thanet.

Abstract from "British Army Service Records, 17601915," digital image, FindMyPast (http://findmypast.co.uk).