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Regimental number4182
Place of birthManchester England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Redgrave, 39A Wright Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'On the afternoon of June 10th 1917 he accompanied a reconnaissance party working in front of MESSINES under close observation and continued sniping by the enemy. The Officer in charge was mortally wounded and Private Savery was sent back across the open four times with important messages under heavy fire. On one return trip, although he is of very small stature, he brought back a stretcher for his wounded officer. Throughout the operations he has shown great courage and has set an excellent example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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