Gunner Albert Charles Sadler

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Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.

Albert Charles Sadler Birth Registration Transcription © ancestry.co.uk

Albert Charles Sadler was born in the 1st quarter of 1882 in Betchworth, Surrey to labourer and gardener George Henry Sadler and Sarah Ann Sadler nee King.

At the time of the 1881 Census, the family lived at Black Land, Betchworth. George Henry was working as an agricultural labourer and shepherd and Sarah Ann was at home. The household further comprised of their children: shepherd boy Frederick, Margaret, Beatrice, George, Kate and Ellen.

Albert Charles Sadler 1891 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1891 Census, the family resided in Mole Side in Dorking. George Henry was working as an agricultural labourer and Sarah was at home. The family had grown to include Albert Charles, Thomas William, Alexander Ernest and Sarah Anne.

Albert Charles Sadler 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk
Albert Charles Sadler 1901 Census 2 © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1901 Census, the family lived at Puddings Hole in Brockham, Surrey. George was working as a gardener and Sarah Ann was looking after the children at home, including new arrival Arthur. George and Albert were working at the limeworks.

Albert’s father George Henry Sadler died in 1906 and was buried on the 24th of October 1906 at St Michael’s church in Betchworth, Surrey.

Albert Charles Sadler 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1911 Census, the widowed Sarah Ann King and her sons Albert and Arthur lived at Puddings Hole in Brockham, Surrey. The sons were working as ground labourers. Sarah stated that she had given birth to eleven children. The accommodation had four rooms.

Albert Charles Sadler married Frances Ede on the 3rd of July 1912 in Brighton.

The couple had two children: Albert Henry James Sadler born on the 2nd of October 1913 and Arthur Charles William Sadler born on the 28th of February 1916 in Dorking, Surrey.

Albert joined on the 6th of September 1916 in Guildford the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was a gunner with regimental number 116179. At the time of his enlistment he lived at 78 Falkland Road in Dorking and was working as a labourer. He had a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

He served from the 6th of September 1916 into the 8th of March 1917 on the home front. As a part of the British Expeditionary Force he disembarked on the 9th of March 1917 in France.

On the 27th of April 1917 Albert Sadler was posted to the 156 Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery in the field.

Albert died of wounds on the 31st of May 1917 at No 63 Field Ambulance in France.

He is buried at the Henin Communal Cemetery Extension in France. His grave reference number was: I.D.17.

Albert Charles Sadler WW1 Medal Rolls Index Card © ancestry.co.uk
Albert Charles Sadler British War Medal and Victory Medal Award Roll © ancestry.co.uk

Albert received the British War and Victory medals.

Albert Charles Sadler Soldiers Effects © ancestry.co.uk

His wife Frances Sadler received £4, 7s and 1d on the 15th of October 1917 and a further £3 on the 24th of October 1919 in Soldier’s Effects.

Francis Sadler re-married Robert MacKrell on the 24th of December 1917 in the Registration District of Reigate, Surrey.

Sadler Family History

Albert’s father George Henry Sadler was born about 1847 in Betchworth, Surrey to farm labourer John Sadler, born about 1800 in Leigh, Surrey and Sarah Sadler, born about 1808 in Dorking, Surrey. His mother Sarah Ann King was born in the 2nd quarter of 1868 in Dorking, Surrey to labourer Frederick Hoisten/Austin King, born about 1830 in Dorking, Surrey and Ann/Anne King nee Skilton, born about 1831 in Dorking, Surrey. Sarah Ann King was baptised on the 9th of December 1849 at St Mary’s church in Holmwood.

George and Sarah married on the 4th of May 1868 at St Martin’s church in Dorking. At the time of their marriage the couple lived at Park Farm and George Henry was a labourer.

Albert Charles Sadler had ten siblings: Frederick John Sadler was born in the 4th quarter of 1869; Margaret Alice E. Sadler born in the 4th quarter of 1871, and Sarah Ann/Anne Sadler born in the 4th quarter of 1890, all born in Dorking. Beatrice Miriam Sadler born in the 1st quarter of 1874; George Sadler born in the 4th quarter of 1876; Kate Maria Sadler born in the 1st quarter of 1878; Ellen Amelia Sadler born in the 1st quarter of 1880; Thomas William Sadler born in the 3rd quarter of 1884; Alexander Ernest Sadler born in the 2nd quarter of 1888 and Arthur James Sadler born in the 3rd quarter of 1894 in Betchworth, Surrey.

At the time of the 1871 Census, the family lived at Park Farm Cottages in Dorking. George was working as a shepherd and Sarah was looking after their son Frederick.

Born                            Betchworth
Lived                           Dorking

Son of                          George Henry and Sarah Ann (nee King) Sadler
Husband of                  Frances Ede

Address                      78 Falkland Road, Dorking

Enlisted                       Guildford

Regiment                     156th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artilery
Number                       116179

Date of Death              31st May 1917
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death           Died of Wounds

Age                             34

Cemetery                    Henin Communal Cemetery Extension. France