SAGE John Leigh Percy
Regiment : 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Service number : 31629
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 21 on 4th August 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 10B 11B and 12B.
Birthplace : Redditch, Worcestershire, enlisted Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Relatives : Only son of John Rogers Sage and Bertha Sage, of Chiltern House, 2/4 Bates Hill, Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
On the 1901 census Percy J. L. Sage, aged 6, lived with his parents, John a General and Fancy Draper, employer at home, and Bertha Sage and siblings at 6 Bates Hill, Redditch. On 1911 census he is now called John Leigh Percy Sage, aged 16, scholar, lived with his parents John Rogers Sage, Draper and Bertha Sage and siblings at 6 Bates Hill, Redditch.
Evening Despatch, Saturday 6th January 1917:
Midland Roll of Honour- Compiled from Latest Casualty Lists
Previously Reported Missing, Now Reported Killed
Sage 31629, P. – Redditch.
Evening Despatch courtesy of the British Library: http://www.britishnewspaperarchives.co.uk