Sabin, Thomas

Age: 31
Date of birth: c 1886

Parents: Emma Sabin
Wife: Elizabeth E Sabin
Address: 12 Union Buildings, Linen Street

Occupation: Worked on the Tramway

Thomas Sabin was a lodger at a house in Linen Street along with his mother in 1901 and, at age 14 he was a ‘Pull Up Boy’ on the Tramway. This meant that he worked with the horses, usually there were two on the horse drawn trams that ran from Leamington to Warwick. The depot and stables were in Coten End opposite the end of Cherry Street and very near the site of the old cattle market. Having worked with horses, this may explain why he served with the Royal Horse Artillery in the Great War.


Details of Thomas’ effects show that he left a widow – Elizabeth E Sabin

Military Service

Rank & Number: Gunner, 614220
Regiment/Service: 2nd/1st (Warwick) Battery, Royal Horse Artillery
Date of death: Wednesday, September 12, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds at the 17th Casualty Clearing Station at Ana Jana Siding
Commemorated/Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Awards: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church

Thomas died of wounds at the 17th Casualty Clearing Station at Ana Jana Siding – these two photographs show the site as it is today:



This item in the Warwick Advertiser amplified the line in Local War Items of 1st September 1917 telling of Gnr. T Sabin being awarded the Military Medal

Warwick Advertiser 22nd September 1917

Thomas is commemorated along with his colleagues in St Mary’s Church, Warwick.


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery Archive, c/o Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Warwick
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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