Sabin, George Lee

Age: 32
Date of birth: 1882

Parents: John Beasley and Mary Ann Sabin
Wife: Clara Sabin nee Sharp
Address: 20 Park Terrace, Cave Street, Hull

Occupation: Cooper's labourer in a distillery

George was born in Salford, Manchester in 1882. His father, John Beasley Sabin was born in Kenilworth.  His mother, Mary Ann was born in Pinley Green, Warwickshire.

According to the 1891 census, the family were living at 3 Farm View, Clapham Terrace, Leamington Spa.  The family then consisted of John and Mary Ann and their children Annie (9), George (8) – both of whom were born in Salford and also Mary Ann (6), Ruth Vincent (4) and John William (2) – who were all born in Kenilworth.

We cannot find a 1901 census record for George Lee but by 1907 he had married Clara Sharp at Sculcoates in Hull.

By 1911 George and Clara had two children, Lily (2) and Ruth (1), and were living at 20 Park Terrace, Cave Street, Hull.  Two more children followed – Richard in 1912 and George Lee Jnr in 1913, both of whom were born in Hull.

To date we have not found a connection with Warwick so would welcome any further information from descendants.

This is George’s memorial panel at Tyne Cot


Military Service

Rank & Number: Driver, 4108
Regiment/Service: 48th Battery, Royal Field Artillery
Brigade/Division: 48th Battery, 2nd Division
Date of death: Sunday, November 01, 1914
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Menin Gate
Awards: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church

George left his wife Clara £4 7s 10d in his personal effects.


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Memorial photograph courtesy of David Oliver

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