Sackett, Vincent Edward.

Attestation:
Sheerness, 1 Oct 1874, Vincent Edward Sackett, b. Shadwell, London, age 19y 6m, barge maker, enlisted Royal Artillery, at Lambeth, 28 Sep 1874.
Description:
On attestation, 19y 6m, ht 5' 6", chest 2' 11", complexion fair, eyes lt blue, hair dk brown, no marks, CofE, passed fit 28 Sep 1874. On final discharge, 37y 6m, 5' 7", complexion fresh, eyes light blue, hair dark brown, barge maker, no marks, intended residence 2 Jeremiah Road, Vepery, Madras.
Statement of services:
Service reckons from 29 Sep 1874; Field Arty, reorganisation, Corporal, 1 Jul 1889; entitled to GC pay at 4d, 7 Oct 1892; discharged to pension at own request after 18 years service with the colours, 8 Feb 1893. RA, attested, Gunner, 29 Sep 1874 to 31 Dec 1874, 94d; 14 Bde, transferred, Gunner, 1 Jan 1875 to 31 Mar 1876, 1y 91d; Gunner, 1 Apr 1876 to 6 Apr 1876, 6d; promoted, Bombr, 7 Apr 1876 to 8 Oct 1876, 185d; granted GC pay at 1d, 29 Sep 1876; awaiting trial, 9 Oct 1876 to 13 Oct 1876; tried & reduced, Gunner, 14 Oct 1876 to 30 Jun 1877, 260d; forftd GC pay at 1d, 9 Oct 1876; became 3 Brig, Gunner, 1 Jul 1877 to 30 Apr 1878, 304d; restd GC pay at 1d, 14 Oct 1877; Gunner, 1 May 1878 to 4 Jun 1878, 35d; promoted Bombardier, 5 Jun 1878 to 31 Oct 1878, 149d; Bombardier, 1 Nov 1878 to 14 Mar 1879; awaiting trial, 15 Mar 1879 to 17 Mar 1879; tried & reduced, Gunner, 18 Mar 1879 to 30 Apr 1879, 44d; forftd GC pay at 1d, 15 Mar 1879; Gunner, 1 May 1879 to 28 Sep 1880, 1y 151d; restored GC pay at 1d, 18 Mar 1880; Gunner, 29 Sep 1880 to 30 Jun 1881, 275d; Gunner, 1 Jul 1881 to 13 Nov 1882, 1y 136d; granted GC pay at 2d, 18 Mar 1882; appointed paid acting Bombr, 4 Nov 1882; promoted, Bombardier, 14 Nov 1882 to 26 Jan 1885, 74d; promoted, Corporal, 27 Jan 1885 to 31 Dec 1885, 339d; Corporal, 1 Jan 1886 to 12 Jan 1886, 12d; Corporal, 13 Jan to 28 Sep 1886, 259d; Total, 12y 0d; total for pension, 11y 357d; 1st Bde, Corporal, 29 Sep 1886 to 30 Jun 1889, 2y 275d; entitled to GC pay at 3d, 7 Oct 1886 (if not promoted).
Military history:
Home, 29 Sep 1874 to 10 Dec 1879, 5y 73d; India, 11 Dec 1879 to 8 Feb 1893, 13y 60d. NOK father Eli John, 14 Charles Street, Millwall, London. [Later:] wife Elizabeth with husband. Married to Elizabeth Perrett, at Trinity Church, Bangalore, 10 Apr 1882. Instruction short course gunnery at Shoeburyness, 19 Feb 1876. Awarded 2d class cert of education, 1 Apr 1875. Character on discharge: very good. Discharged at St Thomas Mount, 8 Feb 1893. Cause: at his own request after 18 years service (with a view to pension under existing Royal Warrant). Intended residence Jeremiah's Road, Vepery, Madras.
Medical history:
Depot Bde, RA; transferred on 24 Dec 1874, 14 Bde, RA; transferred on 31 Dec 1885, 1 Bde, RA. Sackett, Vincent Edward, enlisted 28 Sep 1874 at Lambeth. Born Shadwell, Middlesex, age 19 6/12, barge maker, ht 66", chest 35", wt 148lbs, examined at Sheerness, 2 Oct 1874. Remarks: habits regular, conduct very good, temperate. Sheerness, 1 Oct 1874; Ballincollig, Nov 1874; Dublin, 28 Apr 1875; Curragh, 15 May 1875; Newbridge, 15 Sep 1875, hospital, 13 Nov 1875 to 15 Nov 1875, boils; Shoeburyness, 6 Jan 1875 [sic]; Athlone, 20 Apr 1876; Curragh, 9 Jun 1876; Dublin, 16 Aug 1876; hospital, 4 Sep 1876 to 8 Sep 1876, diarrhea; hospital 25 Sep 1876 to 3 Oct 1876, boils; Athlone, 1 Jun 1877, 12 Sep 1878; Hilsea, 29 Nov 1879; Bangalore, 20 Jan 1882; hospital, 8 Aug 1882 to 15 Aug 1882, diarrhea; hospital, 26 Mar 1883 to 8 Apr 1883, boils; Secunderabad, 1 Feb 1884, hospital, 20 Oct 1885 to 1 Nov 1885, conjunctivitis; passed fit for re-engagement, 30 Nov 1885; hospital, 2 Jul 1886 to 3 Jul 1886, eczema; hospital, 1 Sep 1996 to 21 Sep 1886, ulcer; hospital, 4 Jan 1887 to 19 Jan 1887, ulcers; Kamptee, 29 Feb 1888; hospital 12 Jul 1888 to 20 Aug 1888, eczema; hospital, 16 Mar 1889 to 15 Apr 1889, eczema; Ranikhet, 26 May 1889; Kamptee, 12 Nov 1889; hospital, 5 Apr 1890 to 8 Apr 1890, heat apoplexy; St Thomas Mount, 17 Feb 1891; hospital, 29 Feb 1892 to 16 Mar 1892, dyspepsia; hospital, 16 Mar 1892 to 25 Mar 1892, epilepsy, cause unknown, severe; Wellington, 28 Mar 1892; St Thomas Mount, 29 Oct 1892.

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