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VC1208    William Alfred Savage

Name   William Alfred Savage   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1208   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Able Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Able Seaman

Place Of Birth   Raglan Avenue, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   St Nazaire Harbour, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Town Cemetery, Falmouth, Cornwall, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Section K, Row C, Grave 15

Gazetted    21 May 1942

VC Presented   23 June 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Town Cemetery, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

P  Named on War Memorial, St Nazaire , Loire-Atlantique, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Barrett Street, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands

Memorial Plaque, Cape Hill School, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Plaque and Display at Edgbaston Nautical Club, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Memorial Plaque,  Entrance Hall, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council House, Bearwood Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  William Savage Way, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Savage Road, Barne Barton, Plymouth, Devon

P  Savage Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Savage Close, Gosport, Hampsire

By The Way…

He had the nickname among his shipmates of Henry the Eighth

VC Held By

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England



VC 1207 VC 1209
VC 1207
VC 1209

BORN    30 October 1912

DIED   28 March 1942   AGE   29

VC Won   27 March 1942    AGE    29

Place VC Won   St Nazaire Harbour, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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