Thomas Henry Sage

Date of birth: 
8 December 1882
Died: 
20 July 1945
Allegiance: 
United Kingdom
Service: 
British Army
Rank: 
Private
Unit: 
Somerset Light Infantry
Awards: 
Victoria Cross
Campaigns: 
WW1
VC Awarded: 
14 December 1917
Awarded posthumously: 
No

Citation

On 4 October 1917 at Tower Hamlets Spur, east of Ypres, Belgium, Private Sage was in a shell-hole with eight other men, one of whom was shot while throwing a bomb which fell back into the shell-hole. Private Sage, with great presence of mind, immediately threw himself on it, and so saved the lives of several of his comrades, although he himself was severely wounded.

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