Alexander Allen Sackett

(1881-1947)
FatherHenry Sackett (1841-1920)
MotherMary Ann Elizabeth Allen (1841-1913)
Alexander Allen Sackett, known as Allen, a commercial traveller, son of Henry Sackett and Mary Ann Elizabeth Allen, was born in Thanet, KentG, on 11 August 18811 and baptized at St Peter in ThanetG on 16 December 1910.2 He died aged 66 at home at 41 Balfour Road, Walmer, KentG, on 1 September 1947.3,4 He married first in ThanetG in 1919, Gertrude Eliza Lawrence, daughter of ___ Lawrence and ___ Rolfe.5,6 Gertrude was born in ThanetG in 1888.7 She died aged 51 at home at Downscroft, Old Rectory Gardens, Lingston Lane, Southwich, SussexG, on 3 March 1939.8,4 He married second in Chichester, SussexG, in 1943, Eva Lizzie (Bridger) Philpott.9 Eva was born in West Ashford, KentG, in 188410 and died aged 70 at home at 41 Balfour Road, WalmerG, on 17 August 1954.11,4
     In 1891 Alexander was living at 86 Queen Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his father Henry, and was recorded in the census as Allen A Sackett, a scholar, aged nine and born in Ramsgate.12
     Allen visited Australia, departing London for Brisbane on 21 July 1911 on the Ophir, accompanied by his brother George who lived in Australia and had been in England on a visit.13
     Alexander served in the British Army during the First World War. He trained as a member of the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Buffs (the East Kent Regiment), then a Lieutenant in the Royal West Kent Regiment where he was the assistant military forwarding officer. He was awarded the British and Victory medals and the 1914-15 Star having seen active service overseas, including the Egyptian theatre of war in 1915.14,15,16
     Alexander proved his sister Helen's will on 6 February 1930. Her estate was valued at £1,018.17
     Alexander proved his wife Gertrude's will on 30 March 1939. Her estate was valued at £7,309.18
     Alexander left a will which was proved on 25 November 1947 by his widow Eva. His estate was valued at £9,328.19
     Alexander's widow Eva left a will which was proved on 16 October 1954. Her estate was valued at £8,702.20
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Appears inSacketts in the Military
ChartsLine 3 (English)

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Sep qtr 1881. Sackett, Alexander Allen. Mother: Allen. Thanet."
  2. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "16 December 1910 Alexander Allen s. Henry & Marion Sackett, 2 Church Hill, The Vale, builder."
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1947. Sackett, Alexander A, 66. Dover."
  4. Probate record.
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Dec qtr 1919. Sackett, Alexander A. Spouse: Lawrence. Thanet. 2a:2959."
  6. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Dec qtr 1919. Lawrence, Gertrude E. Spouse: Sackett. Thanet. 2a:2959."
  7. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1888. Lawrence, Gertrude Eliza. Mother: Rolfe. Thanet. 2a:963."
  8. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1939. Sackett, Gertrude E, 51. Worthing."
  9. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index", database, Ancestry.com, "Dec qtr 1943. Sackett, Alexander A. Spouse: Philpott/Bridger. Chichester. 2b:864."
  10. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1884. Bridger, Eva Lizzie. Mother: Bridger. W Ashford. 2a:795."
  11. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1954. Sackett, Eva L, 70. Dover."
  12. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/731/f87
    86 Queen St, Ramsgate, Kent
    Henry Sackett, head, married, 49, house decorator, b. Ramsgate
    Florence M Sackett, dau, 18, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    Ernest A Sackett, son, 13, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    Allen A Sackett, son, 9, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    Cordelia A Summerford, boarder, unm, 29, b. Lambeth.
  13. "UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Alen A Sackett, carpenter, unaccompanied by spouse, dep. London, 21 Jul 1911, to Brisbane, Australia, steerage, ship Ophir, Orient Line."
    "Mr G W Sackett, painter, unaccompanied by spouse, dep. London, 21 Jul 1911, to Brisbane, Australia, steerage, ship Ophir, Orient Line."
  14. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards", database, Findmypast.
  15. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, Alex Allen, 2nd Lt, Buffs (East Kent Regiment), Lt, Royal West Kent Regiment, Assistant Military Forwarding Officer, Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914-15 Star, Theatre of War Egyptian 7 Dec 1915. WO372/17."
  16. "The London Gazette", digital image, Findmypast, 4 May 1915, p 4274, "The undermentioned members of the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Dated 3rd May, 1915: Alexander Allen Sackett."
    28 Feb 1917, p 2096, "Infantry, Royal West Kent Regt. The surname of 2nd. Lt. A. A. Sackett is as now described, and not Lackett, as previously stated."
    19 Jan 1918, p 1056, "Royal West Kent Regt., 2nd Lt. A. A. Sackett, from East Kent Regt., to be 2nd Lt., with precedence as from 3rd May 1915. 14th Jan 1917. (Substituted for that which appeared in the Gazette of 17th Feb. 1917.); p 1057, 2nd Lt. A. A. Sackett to be Lt., with precedence below Lt. C. C. Newington. 1st July 1917.; 2nd Lt. L. Creery to be Lt., with precedence next below Lt. A. A. Sackett. 1st July 1917."
  17. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Helen Eliza of 34 Southern-road Camberley Surrey spinster died 22 November 1929 at Prior Place Camberley Probate London 6 February 1930 to Alexander Allen Sackett commercial traveller and Rosa May Carlton spinster. Effects £1018 17s. 5d."
  18. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Gertrude Eliza of Downscroft Old Rectory-gardens Kingston-lane Southwich Sussex (wife of Alexander Allen Sackett) died 3 March 1939 Probate Winchester 30 March to the said Alexander Allen Sackett of no occupation. Effects £7309 16s. 9d."
  19. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Alexander Allen of 41 Balfour-road Walmer Kent died 1 September 1947 Probate London 25 November to Eva Lizzie Sackett widow. Effects £9328 18s. 9d."
  20. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Eva Lizzie of 41 Balfour-road Walmer Kent widow died 17 August 1954 Probate London 16 October to Lloyds Bank Limited and Wilfred Rutley Mowll solicitor. Effects £8702 15s. 7d."
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