Waskett, William 1

Birth Name Waskett, William
Gramps ID I0299
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 11 months, 20 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E3445] 1 February 1889 West Ham, Stratford, East London  
Death [E3446] 21 January 1961 Sandringham Rd, Southend-on-sea, Essex  
Occupation [E3447]   Railway Apprentice, Soldier, Teacher


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Waskett, Arthur Joseph [I0216]
Mother Kelly, Margaret [I0218]
    Sister     Waskett, Anne [I0233]
    Brother     Waskett, John Augustin [I0236]
    Sister     Waskett, Mary [I0238]
    Sister     Waskett, Hilda [I0268]
    Brother     Waskett, Arthur Joseph [I0287]
    Brother     Waskett, Henry [I0295]
         Waskett, William [I0299]
    Sister     Waskett, Angela [I0301]
    Sister     Waskett, Agnes [I0307]
    Sister     Waskett, Elizabeth [I0315]
    Sister     Waskett, Margaret [I0331]


    Family of Waskett, William and Hambleton, Florence Edith [F0126]
Married Wife Hambleton, Florence Edith [I0136]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5482] 26 July 1922 St. Anthony of Padua, Stratford, London  
  1. Waskett, Edna Florence Patricia Mary [I0323]
  2. Waskett, Arthur Henry J [I0353]


William was a Quarter-Master Sergeant in the Great War, he served in the Middle-East against the Turks. After the war he attended a Glasgow teaching college and then taught in a very rough school in Limehouse, London. Wiliam married Florence Hambleton in1922 and lived in Forest Gate until 1927, when they moved to Southend-on-sea, Essex. He successfully applied for the headship of the Sacred Heart Primary School, Southchurch, in 1934. He was evacuated with the school to Mansfield during the Second WorldWar. He returned with the school to Southend mid-war. He retired 1951/52 due to failing health and spent his time tending the priest's garden that adjoined the school. Cause of death, Lung Cancer.

Army Number 551169
Number 3703, Rifleman.
16th battalion, County of London regiment, Queens Westminster Rifles,
Enlisted 12th Jan 1915, discharged 27th March 1915.


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633485140


  1. Waskett, Arthur Joseph [I0216]
    1. Kelly, Margaret [I0218]
      1. Waskett, Hilda [I0268]
      2. Waskett, Henry [I0295]
      3. Waskett, John Augustin [I0236]
      4. Waskett, Arthur Joseph [I0287]
      5. Waskett, Mary [I0238]
      6. Waskett, William
        1. Hambleton, Florence Edith [I0136]
          1. Waskett, Edna Florence Patricia Mary [I0323]
          2. Waskett, Arthur Henry J [I0353]
      7. Waskett, Anne [I0233]
      8. Waskett, Elizabeth [I0315]
      9. Waskett, Agnes [I0307]
      10. Waskett, Margaret [I0331]
      11. Waskett, Angela [I0301]


Source References

  1. Hambleton Family [S0065]