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Edward George Savage
Royal Flying Corps
Air Mechanic 2nd Class
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   Edward George Savage
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Edward George Savage
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Maiden name:
Date of Death:
   03 February 1917
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Place of death:
   Military Isolation Hospital, Aldershot
Usual address:
   Market Place, Newbury
  Air Mechanic Royal Flying Corps. (Dental Student)
Cause of death:
  (1) Acute Broncho pneumonia Certified by W.E. Cooke M.D.
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Name on burial register:
   Edward George Savage
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   07 February 1917
Abode at death:
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   Market Street,, Newbury.
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 298
Record number: 9584
Official at burial:
   H C Roberts
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Edward George SAVAGE
  03 February 1919
  Original: 4 large kerbstones with carved cornerstones; Scroll. Recent addition: Gallipoli stone.
  Limestone Kerbstones: Letters. Scroll & Gallipoli stone: Engraved.
  Gallipoli stone:45277 2nd Air Mechanic / E.G. Savage / Royal Flying Corps / 3rd February 1917 // Scroll: In Loving Memory / of / Edward George Savage / who passed away / Nov. 18th 1921 /Aged 63 years / Another gem in the Saviour's / crown Another soul in heaven. / Also of his wife / Eva Ann Savage / who died Dec. 21st. 1954 / Aged 84 years. // South kerbstone,outer slope: In Memory of / Edward G. Savage. Air Mechanic, died Feb. 3rd 1917 // South kerbstone,outer side: At Thornhill Hospital, Aldershot / Aged 20 years. // East kerbstone, outer top: "They shall be mine, // East kerbstone, outer slope: saith the Lord of Hosts, / in that day when I make up my jewels. //
  Kerbstones & Scroll partly covererd. Gallipoli stone, lichen cover.
    Edward George Snr was born in Marylebone but moved around as a child as his parents, who are buried in plot ChNWW16, were in service, his father as a butler and mother as a laundress. He qualified as a dentist in 1878 and was registed in July 1879 in Mansion House St & Market Place, Newbury, where he died leaving £135. Eva was born in Brightwalton to an Agricultural labourer. She died at her daughter, Dorothy Kelly's House, 1 Hilltop, Oxford Rd, Donnington leaving c£35 000. Edward George Jnr served in WW1 as an air mechanic in the RFC, dying in the Thornhill Military Isolation Hospital, Aldershot. Sources: Ancestry records. See also Military section on fnrc website for details of Edward George Jnr.
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Death on Service
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    08 February 1917
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News



Newbury people were greatly saddened to hear of the death of Second Air Mechanic Edward George Savage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Savage, of the Market Place. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in September, and was serving in the Wireless Section at South Farnborough, where he was showing great proficiency in his work. Taken ill on the 8th of January with an attack of measles, he was treated in the Isolation Hospital from which he was discharged on January 20th, his twentieth birthday. He returned to duty, but took a chill, there was a relapse, and he was again admitted to hospital at Aldershot, suffering from pneumonia. His parents were apprised of his serious condition on Thursday and they immediately proceeded to his bedside; death took place on Saturday.

Another young life has thus been taken in the great war and a promising career cut short in the earliest stages. He was educated at Newbury Grammar school from 1907 to 1915, in the school football team 1913-14 and won medals for shooting in 1913-14-15, and was a prefect from March to December 1915. He passed the Oxford Local Examinations in arithmetic, English, literature and composition, Latin, French and mathematics. He was a registered dental student, articled to his father, and intended to carry on his profession, but the call of country intervened.

The headmaster of the Grammar School, (Mr E. Sharwood Smith) wrote:- “I hear with dismay and grief of your great loss. Will you and Mrs. Savage please accept my sincerest sympathy. He was so long here and I knew him so well, and his generous and unselfish nature, that I felt his loss like a personal blow. And so strong and healthy he seemed. It is a cruel, and from what I have heard, an absolutely unnecessary loss.”

These words fittingly express the feelings of many townspeople, and if the knowledge of widespread sympathy is of any comfort to the bereaved parents in their irreparable loss, they may be assured that it is sincerely tendered. Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War has forwarded a message of sympathy from the King and Queen.

The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, the body having been brought to Newbury on Monday night. The first part of the service was held at the Parish Church, the Rector (Rev. Lionel Majendie) officiating. The body was escorted by a firing party of the Royal Flying Corps under the control of the adjutant, and which lined the approach to the western door, leaning on their reversed rifles. The body, the coffin being covered with the Union Jack, was borne in and out of church on the shoulders of six stalwart members of the R.F.C. The escort (?) headed the procession from the Church to the Cemetery, where the interment took place. At the conclusion of the service, the customary three volleys were fired, the final honour to a deceased comrade.

The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Savage (father and mother), Miss Dorothy Savage (sister), Mr. and Mrs. King, Mrs. Roberts. Amongst friends in the Church were the Headmaster of the Grammar School (Mr E. Sharwood Smith) and a deputation of senior boys, J.A. Coles, H. St. John Hodge, B.L.C. James, N.B.C. Lucas, H.C. Bronsdon, Parker. Messrs. H.J. Davis, F. Gibson, S.P. Burton, F.D. New, J.B. Webb, J. Brighton, S. Ravenor, T. Dew, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Misses Draper and others.

The following floral tributes were contributed:- Mother and Dad, his sister Dolly; from all ranks at the School for Wireless Operators, Royal Flying Corps; Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Coombes and Miss Lea, Mrs. Aldridge, Miss Winter, Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Neate, Winchcombe Club, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Bland, from his old school fellows, Mrs. E.J. Hassell, Mr. and Mrs. Hedges.

The funeral arrangement were carried out by Mr. E.B. Hitchman, of Speenhamland.

Mr. Mrs., and Miss Savage, wish to thank those numerous friends who have so kindly expressed their sympathy in their sad bereavement; also for flowers sent.

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