John Thomas Edward "Jack" Sackett

FatherGeorge Edward Sackett (1872-1945)
MotherRosa Wilson (1872-)
John Thomas Edward "Jack" Sackett
(Src: Susan Graetz)
John Thomas Edward "Jack" Sackett, son of George Edward Sackett and Rosa Wilson, was born in Margate, KentG, on 6 December 1897.1,2,3 He was baptized at St John in ThanetG on 23 December 1897.2 He died aged 61 in Thanet, KentG, on 17 July 1959.4,5 He married in ThanetG in 1930, Clara Annie Maslin, daughter of William Henry Maslin and Kate ___.6,7 Clara was born in ThanetG on 15 September 1900.8,3
     In 1901 John was living at 4 Grange Road, St John's, Margate, KentG, and was recorded in the census as John T Sackett, aged 3 and born in Margate, the son of George E Sackett.9
     In 1911 he was living at 26 Hastings Avenue, MargateG, in the household of his parents George and Rosa, and was recorded as John Sackett, a schoolboy, aged 13 and born in Margate.10
     John Sackett served as a cook in the Royal Navy Air Service during the First World War, enlisting at age 18 for twelve years on 27 January 1916. His prior occupation as a civilian was that of baker. He transferred to the Royal Air Force on its formation on 1 April 1918. He was discharged on 1 April 1921 after five years' service, including seven months in France in 1918.11,12

     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, John and Clara were living at The Shanty, Lydden Hill, Margate, KentG. He was a chef.13
     After John's death, Clara married second in Stoke, StaffordshireG, in 1960, George A Farmer.14

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Mar qtr 1898. Sackett, John Thomas Edward. Mother: Wilson. Thanet. 2a:947."
  2. Baptisms Register, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent, "23 December 1897 John Thomas Edward s. George Edward & Rosa Sackett, b. 6 December, 2 Grange Rd, Salmestone, blacksmith."
  3. 1939 Register.
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Sep qtr 1959. Sackett, John T E, 61. Thanet."
  5. Thanet Times, Kent, "28th July 1959—Sackett, on 17th July 1959 at Ramsgate General Hospital, John Thomas Edward (Jack), beloved husband of Clara, passed peacefully away after a long illness. Good night beloved."
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Sep qtr 1930. Sackett, John T E. Spouse: Maslin. Thanet. 2a:3335."
  7. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Sep qtr 1930. Maslin, Clara A. Spouse: Sackett. Thanet. 2a:3335."
  8. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Dec qtr 1900. Maslin, Clara Annie. Thanet. 2a:922."
  9. 1901 Census for England & Wales, 4 Grange Road, St John's, Margate, Kent
    George E SACKETT, head, 28, blacksmith (worker), b. Faversham, Kent
    Rosa SACKETT, wife, 28, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Harriet M SACKETT, dau, 7, b. Faversham
    Kate Hilda SACKETT, dau, 5, b. Margate
    John T SACKETT, son, 3, b. Margate
    George W SACKETT, son, 9m, b. Margate
  10. 1911 England census, digital image,, 26 Hastings Avenue, Margate, Kent
    5 rooms
    George Sackett, head, 38, married, grocer's porter, worker, b. Faversham, Kent
    Rosa Sackett, wife, 38, m. 18y, 7 ch, all living, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Harriet Sackett, dau, 17, b. Faversham, Kent
    John Sackett, son, 13, school, b. Margate
    George Sackett, son, 10, school, b. Margate
    Rosa Sackett, dau, 5, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    William Sackett, son, 3, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, son, 2, b. Margate.
  11. "British Royal Air Force service records, 1912–1939", digital image, Findmypast.
  12. "UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1853–1928", digital image,
  13. "1939 Register", digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, The Shanty, Lydden Hill, Margate M B, Kent: RG101/1752G/020/25, John T E Sackett, b. 6 Dec 1897, married, chef; Clara A Sacket (later Farmer), b. 15 Sep 1900, married, unpaid domestics.
  14. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index", database,, "Dec qtr 1960. Sackett, Clara A. Spouse: Farmer. Stoke. 9b:1273."
    "Dec qtr 1960. Farmer, George A. Spouse: Sackett. Stoke. 9b:1273."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited21 Nov 2016

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