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Stanley George SAVIGE

Regimental number577
AddressBendigo Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Savige, Bendigo Street, Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 31386 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113 (6 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 27/01/1119

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous allantry and devotion to duty during the retirement of refugees from Sain Keleh to Tikken Tappah, 26th-28th July, 1918; also at Chalkaman, 5th-6th August. In command of a small party sent to protect the rear of the column of refugees, he by his resource and able dispositions kept off the enemy, who were in greatly superior numbers. He hung on to position after position until nearly surrounded, and on each occasion extricated his command most skilfully. His cool determination and fine example inspired his men, and put heart into the frightened refugees.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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