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Thomas Savage

  • Service number
    16/170 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Tamahou Thomas TE PENE or SAVAGE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Maori Pioneer Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. No known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
    • Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Savage AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tamahou Thomas TE PENE or SAVAGE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    16/170 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1892 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Hikuai, Thames or Opotiki, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Benjamin Savage, II and Kuku Mere Reweti Savage Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • WW1 Labourer AWMM
      Unknown military district AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Unknown address AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Thomas Savage, care of R.G.M. Park, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
    • Thomas Savage, care of R.G.M. Parke, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM
    • Pre 06 May 1916 Unknown Marital Status AWMM
    • 1917 married Violet R Houseman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Maori Pioneer Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    16/170 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    B Coy Hauraki Regt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • 29 Sept 1914 at Wanganui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    • 22 yrs 9 mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 20 AWMM
      Vessel was Warrimoo AWMM
      Private AWMM
      A Company AWMM
      Not known AWMM
    • WW1 06 May 1916-21 June 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53 AWMM
      Vessel was Mokoia or Navua AWMM
      Lance Corporal AWMM
      4th Reinforcements AWMM
      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
    • June 27 1914 - admitted to Egon Koubya hospital from Malta Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - New Zealand Herald, Volume LII, Issue 15963, 7 July 1915, Page 8
    • Oct 1915 - returned to NZ by the hospital ship "Tofua" Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - BACK FROM THE FRONT - Evening Star , Issue 15944, 26 October 1915, Page 7

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • A good record as a fighting Family is that of the Savage family, of Tairua, Thames
      Thomas, after being wounded at the landing at Gallipoli, returned to New Zealand. He afterwards again enlisted, and is still at the front. He is a brother to:
      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
      Samuel enlisted in Australia, and has been twice wounded.
      Valentine, who also was at the Gallipoli landing, was invalid home Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Items from - New Zealand Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 16512, 16 July 1917, Page 6
    • January 1914 - A young man named Thomas Savage, who hails from Hikuai, near the Thames, was somewhat severely burned about the face and hands by an explosion of blasting powder while road-making at Kakatahi on Wesnesday last. He was ramming home a charge, when it exploded prematurely. The young follow was brought into town in a motor car and was attended by Dr. Wall Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Wanganui Chronicle , Issue 1999, 3 January 1914, Page 4
    • Miss Savage, of Putiki,- is advised that her brother, Private Thomas Savage, who left Wanganui with the Maori Regiment, is on the sick list at Egon Koubya Hospital. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Wanganui Herald, Volume L, Issue 14650, 7 July 1915, Page 5
    • FIGHTING FAMILIES. - FIVE BROTHERS IN KHAKI. - GOOD THAMES RECORD.,

      Five brothers of a well-known Thames family have established a good record as a fighting family.

      Trooper Valentine Le Savage, who enlisted in an early reinforcement draft, was invalided home some time ago. Lieutenant Charles Savage, of the Second Maori contingent, was the next to go to the front, Sergeant-Major Samuel Savage, who enlisted in Australia, was killed at Gallipoli. Corporal Thomas Savage, who was a member of the Main New Zealand Body, was wounded at Gallipoli, came back to New Zealand, and has since enlisted again, and is now in France. The fifth soldier from the family is Private Ben Savage, who enlisted recently. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - New Zealand Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 16423, 28 December 1916, Page 6
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    81yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Date of death
    28 August 1971 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Whakatane, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Death notes
    Thomas's wife Violet Rose is buried next to him in Plot 214.
    She died 1 Sept 1971 aged 87yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Cemetery name
    Hillcrest Cemetery, Whakatane Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Grave reference
    Block RSA X plot 213 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 8 February 2016 - Military Record
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08 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher