Born: 1886, Wherstead, Suffolk.

Died: 7th May 1917; age 31; KiA – by shell fire in trench in Bullecourt Sector. His body was buried alongside of trench where he fell – 1 mile in front of Reincourt.

Place of Association: Divett Place, Adelaide, South Australia.

Enlistment Date: 14th September 1915; age 29 year s& 6 months; Occupation: Labourer – South Australian Railways; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: mother – Mrs Sarah Savage, of 44, Parliament Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Height: 5ft & 8 1/4ins, medium complexion, brown eyes & dark hair.

Embarked: 7th February 1916 – Adelaide – H.M.A.T. ‘Miltiades’ A28 – disembarked  Suez – 11th March 1916.  Proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone, England 17th December 1916 – S.S. ‘Golden Eagle’. Etaples 18th December 1916 – marched out to 10th Battalion, Etaples – 22nd December 1916.


Offence: England – A.W.L. from 07.00 – 30th June 1916 – 06.00 on the 4th July 1916. 5 days. 7 days F.P. No. 2.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4570

Regiment: Australian Imperial Force, 10th Infantry Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star .


Grave Reference:

Villers-Bretonneux Memorial,








1891   Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Charlie was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

(Harry) Henry Savage, 28, a Night Attendant – Borough Asylum, born Monewden, Suffolk.

Sarah Savage (nee Theobold), 36, born Wherstead, Suffolk.

Albert Edward Savage, 3, born Ipswich.

George William Savage, 1, born Ipswich


1901   3, Virginia Terrace, Freehold Road, Ipswich.


Charlie was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 38, a General Labourer.

Sarah, 36.

George, 11.

Harry Alfred Savage, 9, born Ipswich.

William Herbert Savage, 6, born Ipswich.

Ellen Savage, 8, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Emma Savage, 4, born Ipswich.

Walter Dennis Savage, 3, born Ipswich.


25 year old, Charles, a Platelayer, embarking from the Port of Adelaide, Australia, travelling on the S.S.’Orontes’ of the Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd. He arrived at the Port of London on the 26th October 1912.



 25 year old Charles, a Platelayer, travelled 3rd Class on board the S.S.’Orama’ of the Orient Steamship Lane – Master: A.T. Caad. Embarked the Port of London, 14th February 1913 bound for Adelaide, Australia.


William’s father Harry Savage died, 1915, Ipswich.


Charles’s mother Sarah was sent ‘Where the Australian’s Rest’ pamplet, plus the Memorial Scroll & Plaque & the Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

Charles is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church memorial, Ipswich.


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