Date of birth: January 1884
Wife: Frances Amelia Tunstall
Address: 128 Avon Street
Occupation: Employed at the Tanyard
George Henry Sabin was born in Warwick in January 1884. He was baptised a month later at St Nicholas Church on the 24th February. He had one younger brother Thomas.
According to the 1901 census, at the age of 17, George was working on a farm in Hanbury near Droitwich, Worcestershire as a Milkman.
In 1910 he married Frances Amelia Tunstall and in the same year they had a daughter Beatrice Mary. By 1911 the family had moved to Leicester and George was working as a Theatre Attendant.
On 16th March 1918, five months after her husband had died, Frances’ brother Frederick William Tunstall was killed in action. Frederick is also commemorated on Warwick War Memorial.
Having been discharged as no longer fit for service as a result of his wounds, George died at home and was buried in Warwick’s Birmingham Road cemetery. When Frances died in 1969 she was buried beside him and the headstone reads “Re-united”.
Their daughter Beatrice married Arthur J Gascoigne in 1938. She died in 2002 aged 91.
Rank & Number: Private, 20615
Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment
Date of death: Saturday, October 06, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Wounded in France. Discharged and died at home
Commemorated/Buried: Warwick Cemetery
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church
George joined up in Leicester on the 27th July 1915. He stated on the Army Short Service form that he was working as a General Labourer. He also stated that he had served in the Warwickshire Regiment previously and that his time had been completed.
He was discharged on the 3rd March 1917 as he was no longer fit for service.
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