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John Saddington SAGE

Regimental number6324
Place of birthPincry, South Australia
SchoolLittle Suramp and Port Lincoln Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Lincoln, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Sage, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was the only enlisted at 18 on Aug 28th 1915 held back by sickness in camp; trained with 43rd Batt. from its inception; turned down on the Batt leaving SA; left Aug 28th 1916 with reinforcements to 10th Batt; transferred to 27th on arrival in France Dec 1916.'
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row E, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emanuel and Jane SAGE, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Family/military connectionsTen cousins were either killed or died of sickness while members of the AIF.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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