Sidney Charles Haskett

Surname: Haskett
Other names: Sidney Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Haskett
Ellen Haskett (nee Shute)
Eva Louise Gray
Locations in this story:
Stour Provost, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Sidney Charles Haskett was born in Stour Provost, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 May 1883 and baptised there on 3 Aug 1883 the son of Charles Haskett and Ellen Haskett (nee Shute).  He lived his early life in Stour Provost until, by 1901, Sidney was boarding in The Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he eventually became a platelayer on the L&SW Railway.  He enlisted on 10 Jul 1916 and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 99116).  He later transferred to the 60th London Division of the Royal Field Artillery (Service No. 301067).   Because of his experience as a platelayer on the railway he was further transferred to the 266th Railway Company of the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. WR/286247).  He served in France and Flanders as well as Salonika and Egypt.  He was eventually discharged on 5 Dec 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He married Eva Louise Gray at Motcombe, Dorset, on 18 Sep 1920.  The 1921 Census shows him living at 6 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, working as a General Labourer and by the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 11 St. Georges Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Builder's Labourer.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1950.


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