John is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 4th/5th October 1917; age: 36; KiA.

Residence: Brentwood, Essex.

Enlistment Location: Norwich, Norfolk.


Rank: Company Sergeant Major; Service Number: 40245.

Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Formerly 5160, Norfolk Regiment – served in the South African Campaign.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 144 to 145.

Tyne Cot Memorial,


West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Savage, of Ipswich; husband of Rose Lilian Savage, of 29, Chase Road, Brentwood, Essex.




1891   18, Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


John was 9 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

John Savage, 35, a Warehouseman, born Tunstall, Suffolk.

Sarah Elizabeth Savage (nee Day), 34, born Bramford, Suffolk.

William Robert Savage, 14, a Porter – Grocers, born Ipswich.

Charles John Savage, 11, born Ipswich.

Percy Frederick Savage, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   2, Queen’s Terrace, Queen’s Road, Farnborough, Hampshire.


John was 30 years old, an unemployed Tram Conductor. He was married and Head of the Household.

Rose, 21.

Dorothy, 2 months.


On the 11th November 1909, at Billericay Register Office, John married Rose Lilian Alderton, born 1891, Brentwood, Essex.

They had 2 children:

Dorothy Margaret Savage, born January 1911, Aldershot, Hampshire.

Eric John Savage, born January 1915, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rose Lilian Savage – widow.


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