Robert John Sackett

FatherJohn Kemp Sackett (1839-1880)
MotherMary Ann Doe (1847-1912)
Robert John Sackett, son of John Kemp Sackett and Mary Ann Doe, was born in West Ham, EssexG, on 21 May 1880.1,2 He died aged 63 in Essex South Western Registration District, EssexG, in June 1944.3 He married at St Mary the Virgin, Little Ilford, EssexG, on 11 July 1904, Maria Mayne.4,5 Maria was born on 3 January 1881.2
     In 1891 Robert was living at 14 Fifth Avenue, Little Ilford, EssexG, with his widowed mother Mary Ann in the household of John Parker, and was recorded in the census as Robert Sacket, a visitor, aged 11 and born in Stratford, Essex.6
     Robert served as a private soldier during and after the First World War. He enlisted at Ilford, Essex, on 15 June 1915 in the Northamptonshire Regiment and was posted with the British Expeditionary Force to France on 25 November 1915. He was evacuated on 16 September 1916 and hospitalized in England for two weeks receiving treatment for an abscess. He was transferred to the Middlesex Regiment, on 22 February 1917, then again to the Royal Army Service Corps on 3 March 1917, and was posted to France on 15 August 1917 where he served as a driver until at least September 1918. He was discharged on the "sick and wounded" list from the Dispersal Hospital, Casualty Clearing Station, Eastleigh, on 27 March 1919 and was discharged from the Army on or after 24 April 1919.7
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Robert and Maria were living at 115 Walton Road, East Ham, EssexG. Robert was a builder's labourer, Maria a potato and pea picker.8

Children of Robert John Sackett and Maria Mayne

Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett Family Association descendants
Carol Wild.

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Sep qtr 1880. Sackett, Robert John. Mother: Doe. W Ham. 4a:13."
  2. 1939 Register.
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1944. Sackett, Robert J, 63. Essex S W."
  4. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1904. Sackett, Robert John. W Ham. 4a:141."
  5. Marriages Register, St Mary the Virgin, Little Ilford, Essex (Essex Record Office, Chelmsford), "11 July 1904, Robert John Sackett, 25, bachelor, labourer, of 18 Bessborough Road, father: John Sackett (deceased), labourer; and Maria Mayne, 23, spinster, of 18 Bessborough Road, father: Samuel Mayne, labourer. Banns. Both signed. Witnesses: Florence Prior, Isaac Pumfrett."
  6. 1891 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, RG12, piece 1342, folio 92, p. 3, GSU roll 6096452
    14 Fifth Avenue, Little Ilford, Essex
    (4 rooms)
    John Parker, head, widr, 47, local board scavenger, b. London, Middlesex
    Edward Parker, son, 18, bricklayers laborer, b. Barking, Essex
    James Parker, son, 12, b. Barking, Essex
    Henry Parker, son, 9, b. Barking, Essex
    Mary Ann Sacket, visitor, wid, 45, b. Epping, Essex
    Robert Sacket, visitor, 11, b. Stratford, Essex.
  7. "British Army WW1 Service Records, 1914–1920", digital image,
  8. "1939 Register", UK, digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, 115 Walton Road, East Ham, Essex: RG101/1002A/012/13, Robert J Sackett, b. 21 May 1880, married, builders labourer heavy; RG101/1002A/012/14, Maria Sackett, b. 3 Jan 1881, married, landworker potatoes & pea picker.
Last Edited19 September 2018

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