Thomas Henry Sage

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Thomas Henry Sage
Victoria Cross Medal without Bar.png
Born 8 December 1882
Tiverton, Devon
Died 20 July 1945 (aged 62)
Buried at Tiverton Cemetery
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Private
Unit The Somerset Light Infantry
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Victoria Cross

Thomas Henry Sage VC (8 December 1882 – 20 July 1945) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was 34 years old, and a private in the 8th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

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.[1]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30433. p. 13223. 14 December 1917. Retrieved 02 May 2015.

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