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Ernest SAVIGE

Regimental number2254
Place of birthLeicester, England
SchoolAlderman Newtons School, Leicester, England
Age on arrival in Australia35
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
Address17 Howard Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Miss A Savige, 27 Burton Street, Leicester, England
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left England early in 1910 to visit relations at Gippsland, and then went to Melbourne.
FateDied of disease 21 January 1916
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialTell El Kabir War Memorial Cemetery (Grave No. 5), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
48
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Eliza SAVIGE
Family/military connectionsCousin of Capt Stanley Savige MC of Melbourne.

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