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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Photograph Murray Biddle.
Person Details
Newark
Alfred Savage was born in 1893 at Newark and was the son of Thomas a brewery labourer and Fanny Savage née Snell of 6 Newnham Road, Newark. His father Thomas was born in 1864 in Beckingham, his mother Fanny Snell was born in 1863 at Newark, they were married in 1887 at Newark and went on to have 4 children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were William b1890 Nottingham, Alfred b1893 Newark and Nellie b1901 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 6 Newnham Road, Newark and are shown as Thomas 47 yrs a brewery labourer, he is living with his wife Fanny 48 yrs and their children, William 21 yrs a general carter, Alfred 18 yrs a wood sawyer in a joinery works and Nellie 10 yrs a scholar.
He was a wood sawyer in a joinery works.
22 Sep 1915
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Private
9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private Alfred Savage enlisted on 3rd September 1914 in Newark, he served with the 9th battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on 22nd September 1915 and is buried in the Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (grave ref. I. A. 60).
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'Gone but not forgotten' Newark Herald, 2nd October 1915 :- 'Second son of Thomas & Fanny Savage, 6 Newnham Road, Newark. Attended the Mount School and as a boy sang in the St. Leonard’s choir. Worked for Messrs. Warwicks & Richardsons before joining the Leicesters on Sept. 3rd, 1914. Had only been out at the front six weeks when killed by a German sniper while on duty in the trenches. News received in a letter from Sgt. Walter Wilson, a Newark man. The Savage’s oldest son, William, is in the 8th Sherwood Foresters and was wounded in June, being at present in hospital at Bury St. Edmunds.' Newark Herald, 5 August 1916. Report of the death of James Harper, 3rd Bn Leicestershire Regiment, who was killed in action on 15 July 1916: 'The last letter from him [James Harper to parents] was received on June 21st, and in this he mentioned the sad death of Lieut. Barling [DOW 15 June 1916], and also that he had been to see the grave of Alfred Savage (another Newark lad) who was just behind the trenches, and had a nice cross upon it.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Photograph Murray Biddle.
    Alfred Savage - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Photograph Murray Biddle.