John Saddington SAGE

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SAGE, John Saddington

Service Number: 6324
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pinery, South Australia, Australia, 8 January 1897
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Little Swamp and Port Lincoln Public Schools, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row E, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6324, 10th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6324, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
10 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6324, 27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Tuesday 23 July 1918

OUR HEROES

LATE PRIVATE J. S. SAGE.

Private J. S. Sage, who was killed on June 10, was born at Pinery, on January 8, 1897. He removed to Port Lincoln in 1903, and was educated at Charlton, Little Swamp, and Port Lincoln schools. When he enlisted on August 28, 1915, he was working on a farm. He left Australia on August 28, 1916, with the 20th reinforcements to the 10th Battalion. He was transferred to the 27th Battalion, and arrived in France in December, 1916. He spent his 20th and 21st birthdays in the trenches. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106517956

 

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