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Thomas Copeland Savage

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Copeland AWMM
  • Surname
    Savage AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/719 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1874 AWMM BurslemStaffordshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1915 AWMM 27 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Madeline Savage (wife), 27 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 4 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/719 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1915 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    Surgeon/Civilian AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cerebro-spinal meningitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was the son of Warwick and Mary Savage, of Burslem England

    Husband of Madeline Savage, of 6 Orakei Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Father of Warwick Copeland Savage, Victor Thomas Copeland Savage, Alys Copeland Savage and Peter Copeland Savage.

    Awarded Gold Medal in anatomy 1898 and in surgery 1901.

    He moved to New Zealand for his health.

    He registered 21 October, 1902, Wellington and Auckland and was Auckland's first full time surgeon.

    He was the Honorary Surgeon at Auckland Hospital 1905 - 1913 then consulting surgeon.

    No.2 New Zealand Stationary Hospital was made up of 8 officers, 87 other ranks and commanded by Lt. Col. Parkes. Major Savage was appointed to be the Senior Field Officer.

    Within 24 hours of arriving in Cairo he contracted cerebro-spinal meningitis and died just weeks later.

    In the old Auckland Hospital (since demolished 1964) there was a memorial plaque

    Some reports give date of death as 28 July 1915. No trace could be found of the Memorial plaque,Auckland Hospital (April 2012) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    13 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM D. 24. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Medical Journal, 1915 14: 267

    Obituary: New Zealand Freelance, August 20, 1915 p. 4 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial roll, St Paul's Church, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Auckland Hospital (old building), Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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