Richard Rupert Sackett

FatherFrederick Charles Sackett (1870-1925)
MotherClarissa Mary Wood (c 1868-1903)
Birth1896, Thanet, KentG,1,2
Baptism1896, Ramsgate, KentG,3
Death1916, FranceG,4,5
Richard Rupert Sackett, son of Frederick Charles Sackett and Clarissa Mary Wood, was born in Thanet, KentG, on 10 May 1896.1,2 He was baptized at St Luke's Church, Ramsgate, KentG, on 22 May 1896.3 He died in FranceG on 17 September 1916.4,5
     In 1901 Richard was living at 20 Bath Street, Brighton, SussexG, in the household of his parents Frederick and Clarissa, and was recorded in the census as Richard R Sackett, aged four and born in Ramsgate.6
     Richard attended the British Boys School, Ipswich, SuffolkG, from 23 April 1903, having transferred from the infants school. The family were then living at 185 Princes Street. He left on 30 May 1904 when the family moved to Bury St Edmunds.7
     In 1911 he was living at 25 Copthorne Road, Wolverhampton, StaffordshireG, in the household of his father Frederick and stepmother Mary, and was recorded as Richard Rupert Sackett, aged 14 and born in Ramsgate.8
     Richard Sackett served in the First World War as a private in the 6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, which bears the names of more than 72,000 British and South African soldiers who were killed on the Somme and have no known graves. Richard's brother Frederick was also killed in action, just three days later.

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1896. Sackett, Richard Rupert. Mother: Wood. Thanet. 2a:921."
  2. School record.
  3. Baptisms Register, St Luke, Ramsgate, "22 May 1896 Richard Rupert s. Frederick Charles & Clarissa May Sackett, Dagmar Terrace, clerk."
  4. Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (, "Sackett, Richard Rupert, Private, service no. 12730, d. 17/09/1916, aged 20, 6th Bn, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, United Kingdom, Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D, Thiepval Memorial, son of the late Frederick Charles Sackett, and of Mary Sackett (stepmother), of The Black Lion Hotel, Llanfair Talhaiarn, Denbighshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to War Deaths, "1916. Sackett, pte Richard, no. 12730, unit: Shrop L I."
  6. 1901 England census, 929/22v
    20 Bath Street, Brighton (St Peter), Sussex
    (5+ rooms)
    Frederick C Sackett, head, married, 31, provision merchant manager, worker, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Clarissa M Sackett, wife, 33, b. Whitstable, Kent
    Theodora C B Sackett, dau, 11, b. Whitstable
    Gladys M Sackett, dau, 9, b. Herne Bay, Kent
    Frederick H Sackett, son, 7, b. St Peter's, Kent
    Richard R Sackett, son, 4, b. Ramsgate.
  7. "National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870–1914" (Findmypast image), British Boys School, Ipswich, Suffolk, "No. 5699, adm 23 Apr 1903, Sackett, Richard, b. 10 May 1896, of 185 Princes St, from B Inf Sch, left 30 May 1904, left Ipswich."
  8. 1911 England census, RG14, Piece 17035, Schedule 44
    25 Copthorne Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
    7 rooms
    Frederick C Sackett, head, 40, married, inspector, Maypole Dairy Co Ltd, provision merchant, worker, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Mary Sackett, wife, 34, m. 7y, 2 ch, both living, b. Peckham, London
    Charles Harold Sackett, son, 4, b. Suffolk, Bury St Ed
    Arthur Howard Sackett, son, 2 months, b. Wolverhampton
    Richard Rupert Sackett, son, 14, b. Ramsgate
    May Ada Malborough, servant, single, general servant domestic, b. Wolverhampton.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 9 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
Last Edited8 Nov 2016

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