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VC895   Thomas Henry Sage   

Name   Thomas Henry Sage  No.   33316   

VC Issue No.   895   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Somerset (Prince Albert's) Light Infantry, 8th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Ham Lane, Tiverton, Devon, England

Place Of Death   44 Council Gardens, Tiverton, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Tiverton Cemetery, Tiverton, Devon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section XB, grave XI/36

Gazetted   18 November 1917

VC Presented   16 November 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Tiverton Cemetery, Tiverton, Devon, England

P  Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade Memorial, Alrewas, Staffs, England

By The Way…

During his Victoria Cross action Thomas Sage was hit by 17 separate pieces of shrapnel, many were left in his body for the rest of his life

VC Held By

Somerset Light Infantry Regiment, Somerset Military Museum, County Museum, The Castle, Taunton, Somerset, England



VC 894 VC 896
VC 894
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The First World War

BORN   8 December 1882

DIED   20 July 1945  AGE   62

VC Won   4 October 1917   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Tower Hamlets Spur, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917