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CLEMENT AUGUSTUS GEORGE SAGE

1894–1918

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Born 1st November 1894, Walcot, Bath.

Name on birth certificate is Clement Augustus Sage. Baptised January 30th 1910 in the parish of St Saviour’s, Bath. Baptismal name is Clement George Sage. He was baptised with his brothers Albert Theodore, born 1897 and John Henry, born 1904-5.

Died November 15th 1918 when a patient in Notts. County War Hospital, Radcliffe on Trent. Age 24

Buried Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery

Not remembered on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial

1901 Census

Age 6 living with father William, a draper, age 32, mother Fanny, a laundress, age 32, brothers Wilfred 11, Stanley 9, Albert 3 in Woolley, Somerset.

1911 Census

Age 16, apprentice baker, boarding at 12 Thornbank Place, Lower Oldfield Park, Bath. Boarding with Annie Maria Broom 52, Edward Albert Broom 22, Florence Grace Broom 15, Wilhelmina Gladys Broom 14. In 1910 his parents and brothers were living at 15 Lainbridge Place, Bath. His father was a porter. In 1911, his brother Albert Theodore 13, was undergoing nautical training at a Royal Naval School in Cheshire.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 6714, then 21499

Military Unit: Somerset Light Infantry then 3rd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery Register notes he was attached to the Royal Engineers when with the Ox and Bucks.

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 23.11.14

Medal card gives his name as Augustus G. Clement Sage. ‘Augustus’ has been added in handwriting.

Medals Awarded: 1914–1915 Star, British War and Victory

Other information

Clement Sage died of influenza 15th November 1918 (source: death certificate) at Notts. County War Hospital seven days after contracting the illness. The death was certified by Dr Parker Greenwood and registered on 21st November 1918. He was buried 19th November 1918, Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery.

Article: The influenza pandemic and its impact on Radcliffe on Trent

From the Uk Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929

Credit £72.11s.5d including a war gratuity of £25. Authorised £5 charges on 11.7.19.

Authorised £11.5s 3d each to brothers Stanley, and Albert on 1.12.19. Authorised £11.5s 3d each to brother William (on 21.4.20), and sister Maud (living in New York, awarded on 25.4.21). Authorised £11 5s 2d to brother John pending his recovery.

Initials on Commonwealth War Graves headstone are A.G.C. Name in death index is Clement, which is also on parish register and on the CWGC register.

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Serviceman who died and is buried in Radcliffe on Trent.

Sage

Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery