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Charles Savage

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  • Service number
    16/888 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Tiari Savage Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Pioneer Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
1/4 portrait of Sergeant Savage, probably Sergeant Charles Savage, Reg No 16/888, of the 2nd Maori Contingent, New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion. Killed in action in France on 21 June 1917. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-S1000. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
    • Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Savage AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tiari Savage Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Research
  • Service number
    16/888 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Methodist Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    4 Sept 1893 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Hikuai, Tairua, Thames, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Benjamin and Janet Savage, of Hikuai, Tairua, Thames Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Surveying for P N Norman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Hikuai, Tairua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Delia Savage (sister), Kopu, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 Sep 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    16/888 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    plaque & Scroll # 511648 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    4yrs in 6th Hauraki Regt - NZ Territorials Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • 28 May 1915 at Trentham
      23 July 1915 at Takapuna Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    • 22yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 18 Sep 1915-26 October 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 29 AWMM
    Vessel was Waitemata AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM
    2nd Maori Contingent AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Pioneer Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • A good record as a fighting Family is that of the Savage family, of Tairua, Thames. Sergeant Charles Savage, who was killed in action in France on June 21, at the age of 24, took part in the battle of the Somme. Prior to going to the front, he was drill instructor at the Narrow Neck Camp. While in Egypt he attended the school of instruction, and passed his examination. His brother Samuel enlisted in Australia, and has been twice wounded. Another brother, Thomas, after being wounded at the landing at Gallipoli, returned to New Zealand. He afterwards again enlisted, and is still at the front. Yet another brother, Valentine, who also was at the Gallipoli landing, was invalid home. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - New Zealand Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 16512, 16 July 1917, Page 6
    • LOCAL HEROES - Sergt. Charles Savage, who was reported killed in action in France, was the sixth son of the late Mr B. Savage, of Hikuai, and a brother to Mrs T Watene, of Kopu. He enlisted in Auckland with the 6th Reinforcements, being a member of the Hauraki Territorials. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was transferred to and left with the 2nd Maori Contingent. He has been at the fiont over two years, and has seen much fighting in France. The late sergeant was one of four brothers to offer their services to their country. Two of them, returned. Private Valentine, who left with the 5th Reinforcements, was invalided, and Lance Corporal Tom, who left with the Ist Maori Contingent, was wounded at Gallipoli. The latter has returned again to the front. The other brother, Sam, enlisted with the First Australians, and was through the whole Gallipoli campaign. He was wounded twice in France. Sergt. Charles Savage's !ast home letter was written from Belgium, on Ist April, to his sister, Mrs T. Waitene. He stated that he had had many narrow "squeaks," but so far had come out all right, also expressing the wish that the war was over, so that he cou'd soon return to dear old New Zealand. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Thames Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 18387, 7 July 1917, Page
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    21 June 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    VI. B. 12. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Tikitiki Church's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • Hi I am great niece of Charles. His sister is my grandmother Linda.
    Public - Dons - Other relative - 16 April 2016
  • My Grandad Geoffrey Savage was a younger brother of Charles Savage
    Public - Heather - Other Relative - 22 May 2015

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16 April 2016DonsAuckland NZOther relative
08 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
22 May 2015HeatherRangiora New ZealandOther Relative