Edward George Savage

Date published: 20/11/2014

SAVAGE Edward George Jan 18 1897 Donnington, Newbury – Feb 3 1917 Surrey

2nd Air Mechanic, RFC

1911 Father Edward, dentist, Mansion House St, Newbury, born London (mother b. Brightwalton). Son Edward is at school, living at home.
1 sister.

Newbury Grammar School Jan 1907 – Dec 1916.

1909 Jul – South House cricket team (with Plenty, Buckingham & Salway).

1910 Jul – South House cricket team with Plenty & Salway, caught by Evers).

1912 Jul – Sports Day - North House relay – they came 3rd. (Quarterman was in the South House team).
Came 7th in the Senior Fives tournament.

1912 Dec – 2nd XI cricket, bowler, “very effective on a wet wicket”.

1913 Jul – Sports Day – 3rd in putting the weight, 4th in the South House Flag Race team (with Quarterman), pulled in the North [sic – mistake?] House tug of war team (they lost in the final).

1913 Dec – 1st XI cricket (with Quarterman)

1st XV Rugby (with Quarterman and Salway) “heels well, pushes hard, not enough confidence”.

3rd in the shooting

in Eagle Patrol in the revived Scouts

1914 Town House cricket team. Bowling average 0 for 19. (With Quarterman)

Shooting – 2nd in the Medal Competition with 53, top shot for the Scouts who beat the Sixth Form.

1915 Apr – Prefect

Debating Society – spoke on peace terms for the war (p.7)

1st XV Rugby “works like a Trojan in the scrum, a trier, very strong”.

1915 Jul – seconded thanks by Quarterman at Scientific Society on the Animal Adaptation lecture (see Quarterman)

Tennis – beaten in the second round of the Doubles

1916 Apr – 1st XV Rugby – forward, “heavy, vigorous, altogether invaluable to the team. Also kicked some valuable goals.

1917 Dec – obituary.


Died of pneumonia (a complication after measles) in Surrey.

Buried in Newtown Road cemetery, Newbury.


We acknbowledge our grateful thanks to St Bartholomew's School for supplying this information and for approving its inclusion

Sources:St Bartholomew's School, Newbury

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