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Ivan Savage


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ivan AWMM
  • Surname
    Savage AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ivon Savage AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 June 1908 AWMM TasmaniaAustralia AWMM
    Tasmania, Australia AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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    Army AWMM
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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Savage served as a cook and butcher on coastal ships in New Zealand waters. He also served on New Zealand registered ships in the Pacific and Mediterranean during World War II.

    New Zealand's merchant navy has become a forgotten service of the Second World War. Sailors served with many shipping lines, includingthose that serviced New Zealand ports such as the Union Steamship Company, Shaw Savill and the New Zealand Shipping Company. On the outbreak of war the government took control of all shipping services.

    Medals and a certificate of discharge is exhibited in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, 'Unsung heroes of our Merchant Navy', 'Scars on the Heart' exhibition.

    Alternative spelling of name found on Death notice and gravestone. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
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  • The correct name of this man is Ivon Savage. Refer BDM (for Deat Certificate) and also Mangere Cemetery records -



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  • External links
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    Savage, Ivan. Maritime discharge certificates. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. MS-89/213 AWMM

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