Private Ernest Savige, 2254

  • Batt - 6
  • Unit - Australian Infantry
  • Section - "A" Company, AIF
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 21/01/1916
  • Age - 37

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of the late Samuel and Eliza Savige, and the brother of Annie Savige, also the brother of Walter S. Savige of 74, St. Peter’s Road, Leicester. His enlistment documents record that he gave his age as 36 years and 5 months, and his trade or calling as Draper, having served a two year apprenticeship with W. A. Lea of Leicester, England, he gave his next of kin as his sister, Annie Savige of 27, Burton Street, Leicester, England, and stated that he was unmarried. Information taken from his medical examination shows that he was 5 foot 5 inches in height and weighed 10 stone, his chest measurement was 35 ½ to 37 ½ inches and his complexion was described as dark with brown eyes and black and grey hair. It was noted that he had scars on both shins, he gave his religion as Church of England. His record of service gives the following information, 17th June 1915 embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia aboard HMAT A62 “Wandilla”. 6th August 1915 taken on strength of 6th Battalion from reinforcements at Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey. 7th January 1916 disembarked from HMT “Empress of Britain” in Alexandria, Egypt from Lemnos. 21st January 1916 at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt he was found dead in his tent at Reveille. The official report of death filed in Alexandria Egypt, dated 15th March 1916 gives the cause of death as died of disease (asphyxia).

Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Australian Infantry
  • Cause of death - DIED
  • Burial Commemoration - Tel El Kebir War Mem. Cem., Egypt
  • Born - Leicester
  • Enlisted - 3/3/15 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Place of Residence - Australia