Trooper Norman Sadler

Norman Sadler

Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.

Norman Sadler Birth Registration ©
Norman Sadler Birth Registration ©

Norman Sadler was born in the fourth quarter of 1894 in Dorking, Surrey.

He seems to have been brought up by his uncle George Jeater, a house painter and aunt Sarah Jeater nee Longhurst.

Norman Sadler 1901 Census ©
Norman Sadler 1901 Census ©

At the time of the 1901 Census, George Jeater and his wife Sarah were living at 78 Rothes Road in Dorking. Together with them lived their two daughters Sibyl Jeater, a dressmaker and Clementine Jeater, Sarah’s widowed mother Caroline Jeater, a boarder gas fitter George Porter and six years old nephew Norman Sadler. George Jeater was working as a house painter.

Norman Sadler 1911 Census ©
Norman Sadler 1911 Census ©

At the time of the 1911 Census, George and Sarah still lived at 78 Rothes Road in Dorking. Their nephew Norman Sadler was working as a grocer. The family had a lodger John Lincoln, a gas works stoker. The house had three bedrooms and two living rooms.

Norman Sadler enlisted into the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) in Dorking. He became part of the Surrey Yeomanry (the Queen Mary’s Regiment). At this time he resided in Dorking. Norman became a private/trooper with a regimental number 2212.

He died on the 21st of June 1915 at home in Dorking and was buried on the 24th of June 1915 at the Dorking Municipal Cemetery. His grave reference number is: 6.6365.

Noman Sadler is commemorated on the South Street Memorial and St Martin’s Church Memorial in Dorking. He appears both War Memorials twice, once as Norman Sadler and once as N. S. Jeater.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Nephew of George and Sarah Jeater of 78 Rothes Road, Dorking
Regiment Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary’s Regiment)
Number 2212
Date of Death 21st June 1915
Place of Death Dorking
Age 21
Cemetery Dorking Cemetery
Trooper Norman Sadler
Photo courtesy of Royston Williamson
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