Wallace Render Sackett

FatherFrederick Charles Sackett (1870-1964)
MotherJessie Gray Cousland (1869-1951)
Wallace Render Sackett, son of Frederick Charles Sackett and Jessie Gray Cousland, was born in Ramsgate, KentG, on 7 September 1895.1,2,3 He died aged 78 in Pershore, WorcestershireG, in 1974.4 He married in Hastings, SussexG, in 1920, Emily Esther Bown.5,6 Emily was born on 25 April 18962 and died aged 91 in Meirionydd, Gwynedd, WalesG, in October 1987.7
     In 1901 Wallace was living at High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, KentG, in the household of his parents Frederick and Jessie, and was recorded in the census as Wallace R Sackett, aged five and born in Ramsgate.8
     In 1911 he was living at Hillside, Wingham, KentG, in the household of his parents Frederick and Jessie, and was recorded as Wallace Render Sackett, a draper's assistant, aged 15 and born in Ramsgate.9
     Wallace served in the British Army during the First World War as a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry and then in the Labour Corps. He enlisted on 2 July 1917 and was discharged due to sickness on 3 April 1919. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British Medal in recognition of active service overseas. He was granted a Silver War Badge, to be worn with civilian clothes to indicate that he had been honourably discharged because of illness or injury.10,11,12
     In 1921 he was living at 1 Pinewood Villas, Oxford Road, Farnborough, HampshireG, and was recorded as Wallace Render Sackett, a mens outfitters salesman, head of household, aged 25. His wife Emily, 25, was living with him.13
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Wallace and Emily were living at 14 Silchester Road, Hastings, SussexG. Wallace was a ladies tailor.14

Child of Wallace Render Sackett and Emily Esther Bown

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Dec qtr 1895. Sackett, Wallace Rendor. Mother: Cousland. Thanet. 2a:877."
  2. 1939 Register.
  3. Census.
  4. "England & Wales deaths 1837–2006" (Findmypast transcript), "Jun qtr 1974. Sackett, Wallace Render, b. 7 Sep 1895. Pershore. 29:0594."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Jun qtr 1920. Sackett, Wallace R. Spouse: Bown. Hastings. 2b:84."
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Jun qtr 1920. Bown, Emily E. Spouse: Sackett. Hastings. 2b:84."
  7. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Oct 1987. Sackett, Emily Esther, b. 25 Apr 1896. Meirionydd. 25:360:1087."
  8. 1901 England census, 754/134
    Gas Works, High Brooms (St Matthew, Southborough), Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Frederick Sackett, head, married, 31, gas works inspector, b. Broadstairs, Kent
    Jessie G Sackett, wife, 31, b. Scotland
    Wallace R Sackett, son, 5, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Elsie Sackett, dau, 2, b. Southboro, Kent.
  9. 1911 England census, RG14, piece 4557, schedule 189
    Hillside, Wingham, Kent
    7 rooms
    Frederick Charles Sackett, head, 41, married, evangelist, undenominational, own account, b. Broadstairs, Kent
    Jessie Gray Sackett, wife, 41, m. 16y, 3 ch, all living, b. Denny, Scotland
    Wallace Render Sackett, son, 15, draper's assistant, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Elsie Sackett, dau, 12, b. Southborough, Kent
    Grace May Sackett, dau, 2, b. Faversham, Kent.
  10. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards" (Findmypast transcript).
  11. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, Wallace R, Private, Somerset Light Infantry, service no. 42039, Private, Labour Corps, service no. 649603, Victory Medal, British Medal, Silver War Badge. WO372/17."
  12. "Silver War Badge Roll, 1914–1920" (Findmypast image), "Sackett, Walace R., rank Private, no. 649603, Labour Corps: C.O. ex T.R.B., enlisted 2 Jul 1917, discharged 3 Apr 1919, cause Sickness xvi Army Order 29/1919, badge no. B167665, issued 9 May 1919."
  13. 1921 England census, 1 Pinewood Villas, Oxford Road, Farnborough, Hampshire
    2 rooms
    Wallace Render Sackett, head, 25y 9m, married, b. Ramsgate, Kent, mens hosiers and outfitters salesman, Mace & Son, Artillery House, Lynchford Road, South Farnborough, Hants
    Emily Esther Sackett, wife, 25y 2m, married, b. Devonport, Devon, home duties.
  14. "1939 Register" (Findmypast image), Sackett household, 14 Silchester Road (shop), Hastings C B, Sussex: Wallace R Sackett, b. 7 Sep 1895, married, master tailor (ladies); Emily E Sackett, b. 25 Apr 1896, married, unpaid domestic duties.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited9 Mar 2023

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