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Full Name: Walter George Sage
Rank Last Held: Sapper
Forename(s): Walter George
Surname: Sage
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 17008
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sapper
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Clifford Sage (father), 230 East Belt, Ashburton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 16th Reinforcements Divisional Signallers
Embarkation Date: 19 August 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 61
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 38
Page on Nominal Roll: 26
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Engineers
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 15 October 1917
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: XXX. D. 4.
Biographical Notes: Son of Clifford and Mary Eliza Sage of 230 S.E. Belt, Ashburton
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 3 (WW1), names, marble panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 and WW2, bronze plaque. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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