Frank Pilcher Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1838-1916)
MotherMaria Smith (c 1840-1919)
Frank Pilcher Sackett, son of John Sackett and Maria Smith, was born in Worth, KentG, on 22 August 1881.1,2,3 He died aged 59 in Thanet, KentG, in 1941.4 He married in Eastry, KentG, in 1904, Rosa Harriet Sawkins.5 Rosa was born in Bridge, KentG, on 7 August 18726,3 and died aged 69 in ThanetG in 1942.7
     In 1891 Frank was living at Walnut Tree Cottage, Worth Village, KentG, in the household of his parents John and Maria, and was recorded in the census as Frank P Sackett, a scholar, aged nine and born in Worth.8
     In 1901 he was living at 8 Canon Flowers Cottages, WorthG, and was recorded as Frank P Sackett, an under gardener domestic, single, aged 19 and born in Worth, son of John Sackett.9
     In 1911 he was living at Marshboro, Woodnesborough, KentG, and was recorded as Frank Pilcher Sackett, a milkman, head of household, aged 28 and born in Worth. Living with him were his wife Rosa, 38, and their children, Doris, 5, Dora, 4, and Reginald, aged seven months.10
(1911 census)

     Frank served in the British Army during the First World War as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. He enlisted on 29 January 1915 and was discharged on 27 September 1919 due to sickness. 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.11,12,13
     In 1921 he was living at Mill Lane, WorthG, and was recorded as Frank Pilcher Sackett, a farm labourer at G M Goodson's Felderland Farm at Eastry, head of household, aged 39. Living with him were his wife Rosa, 49, and their children, Dora, 14, and Reginald, aged eleven.14
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Frank and Rosa were living at Rosa, Eastry, KentG. Both were incapacitated. Their son Reginald, an agricultural labourer, was living with them.15

Children of Frank Pilcher Sackett and Rosa Harriet Sawkins

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1881. Sackett, Frank Pilcher. Mother: Smith. Eastry. 2a:914."
  2. Census.
  3. 1939 Register.
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Jun qtr 1941. Sackett, Frank P, 59. Thanet."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Dec qtr 1904. Sackett, Frank Pilcher. Eastry. 2a:2247b."
    "Dec qtr 1904. Sawkins, Rosa Harriet. Eastry. 2a:2247b."
  6. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index" (Ancestry image), "Sep qtr 1872. Sawkins, Rosa Harriet. Bridge. 2a:698."
  7. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1942. Sackett, Rosa H, 70. Thanet."
  8. 1891 England census, RG12, piece 735, folio 94, p. 8, GSU roll 6095845
    Walnut Tree Cottage, Worth Village, Worth, Kent
    John Sackett, head, married, 52, carpenter & parish clerk, b. Kent, Margate
    Maria Sackett, wife, 51, b. Kent, Ash
    John S Sackett, son, 17, employed on farm, b. Kent, Worth
    Ruth M Sackett, dau, 12, scholar, b. Kent, Worth
    Frank P Sackett, son, 9, scholar, b. Kent, Worth.
  9. 1901 England census, 832/41
    8 Canon Flowers Cottages, Worth (SS Peter & Paul), Kent
    (5+ rooms)
    John Sackett, head, married, 62, wheelwright, worker, b. Margate, Kent
    Maria Sackett, wife, 61, b. Ash, Kent
    John S Sackett, son, single, 26, general labourer, worker, b. Worth
    Frank P Sackett, son, single, 19, under gardener domestic, b. Worth
    Cecil Sackett, grandson, 7, b. Worth.
  10. 1911 England census, Marshboro, Woodnesboro, Eastry, Kent
    4 rooms
    Frank Pilcher Sackett, head, 28, married, milkman, worker, b. Kent, Worth
    Rosa Harriett Sackett, wife, 38, m. 6y, 3 ch, all living, b. Kent, Goodnestone
    Doris Sackett, dau, 5, b. Kent, Worth
    Dora Sackett, dau, 4, b. Kent, Worth
    Reginald Frank Sackett, son, 7 mo, b. Kent, Woodnesboro.
  11. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards" (Findmypast transcript).
  12. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, Frank P, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, service nos. 1169, 915711, Victory Medal, British Medal, Silver War Badge. WO372/17."
  13. "Silver War Badge Roll, 1914–1920" (Findmypast image), "Sackett, Frank Pilcher, rank Gunner, no. 915711, 421 Bty. R.F.A., enlisted 29 Jan 1915, discharged 27 Sep 1919, cause Sickness 392 (xvia), served overseas Yes, badge no. 485917, issued 18 Aug 1920."
  14. 1921 England census, Mill Lane, Worth, Kent
    4 rooms
    Frank Pilcher Sackett, head, 39y 9m, married, b. Worth, farm labourer, G M Goodson, farmer, Felderland, Eastry
    Rosa Harriett Sackett, wife, 49y 9m, married, b. Worth, home duties
    Dora Sackett, daughter, 14y 7m, b. Felderland, nr Eastry
    Reginald Frank Sackett, son, 11y 5m, b. Woodnesborough, Kent.
  15. "1939 Register" (Findmypast image), Sackett household, Rosa, Eastry R D, Kent: RG101/1819J/006/3, Frank P Sackett, b. 22 Aug 1881, married, incapacitated; RG101/1819J/006/4, Rosa H Sackett, b. 7 Aug 1872, married, incapacitated; RG101/1819J/006/5, Reginald G Sackett, b. 6 Feb 1910, single, agricultural labourer; Emily M Bartholomew, b. 1895, single, housekeeper.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Paul Foster.
Last Edited6 Mar 2023

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