Sackett, Herbert

Attestation:
Short service (Cavalry of the Line), 9th Lancers, Herbert Sackett, b. St Gregory's, Canterbury, Kent, 20y 5m, labourer, present service The Buffs, enlisted in Lancers of the Line, Canterbury, 5 Jul 1901.
Description:
Age 20y 5m, ht 5' 7", wt 162lbs, chest 3840", complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair brown, CofE, large mole right flank, scar left shoulder blade, passed fit 5 Jul 1901.
Statement of services:
Service reckons from 5 Jul 1901; joined at Canterbury 6 Jul 1901. Lancers of the Line, D, 5th, posted, Pte, 5 Jul 1901. In conft 26 Oct 1901, 2 days; impd by civil power, 28 Oct 1901, 21 days HL for assault; released from prison & re-arrested by civil powers for "Drunk" & sentd to 7 days imp HL, 16 Nov 1901; returns to duty 23 Nov 1901. Extends service to complete 8 years with the colours, 1 Apr 1904. Granted SP class II at 4d a day, 1 Apr 1904; forfeits 1d S pay, 10 Aug 1904; restored SP class II at 4d, 1 Mar 1905; granted SP class 1 at 6d, 23 Aug 1905; granted 1 GC badge, 13 Dec 1906; forfeit 1 GC badge, 21 Jun 1907; SP class II at 4d, 1 Nov 1907. Transferred to Army reserve on expiration of period of army service, Pte, 4 Jul 1909. Discharged, termination of first period of engagement, Pte, 4 Jul 1913.
Military history:
Home, 5 Jul 1901 to 4 Jul 1909, 8 yrs; Army Reserve, 5 Jul 1909 to 4 Jul 1913, 4 yrs; total 12 yrs. Father, William Sackett, mother, Rachael Sackett, 3 Ivy Place, York Rd, Canterbury.

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