Service Number: 1138
Roll Title: 8 Light Horse Regiment 1 to 10 Reinforcements
Date of Embarkation: 20th August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Kyarra A55
Age: 21 years
Born: 1896, Faversham, Kent, England.
Father: George Sackett, 3 Dartford Villas, Kent.
Mother: Louisa (Haysom), 3 Prefects Cottages, Birchington, England.
Religion: Church of England
Joined AIF: 20th June 1915
Height: 5 feet, 51/2 inches
Complexion: Sallow, Eyes-Grey, Hair-Dark Brown
Edmund arrived in Australia on the ship Norseman on the 17th March 1914.
Weekly Times – 11th March 1916
Pte Sackett E H, 8th L H England in hospital.
The Argus – 24th March 1916
Return to Duty.
“E H Sackett”
Edmund was killed in action in France on the 8th October 1918.
He posthumously received the Star Medal 1914/1915, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal on the 14th November 1922. The medals were accepted by his mother in England.
Edmund was interred in the Bellicourt British Cemetery in Bellicourt, Picardie, France.