Charles (Tiari) Savage

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SAVAGE, Sergeant Charles, killed in action in France, was born at Thames 23 years ago. He went through the Gallipoli campaign uninjured and fought at the battle of the Somme. Three brothers also enlisted, one having returned wounded, the other two are still at the front. Prior to going overseas he was a Drill Instructor at Narrow Neck Camp. [AWN 12.07.1917] P.23

SAVAGE - A good record as a fighting family is that of the SAVAGE family of Tairua, Thames. Sergeant Charles SAVAGE who took part in the battle of the Somme, was killed in action in France on 21 June 1917 aged 24. While in Egypt he attended the School of Instruction and passed the examination. His brother Samuel enlisted in Australia and was twice wounded. Thomas, wounded at the landing at Gallipoli, returned to NZ. He afterwards again enlisted and is presently at the front. Valentine was also at the Gallipoli landing and was invalided home. [AWN 19.07.1917] P.16

Weekly News, 4th January 1917. Five brothers of a well known Thames family have established a good record as a fighting family. Trooper Valentine Le (sic) Savage, who enlisted in an early reinforcements draft, was invalided home some time ago. Lieutenant Charles Savage of the 2nd Maori Contingent, was the next to go to the Front. Sergeant Major Samuel Savage, who enlisted in Australia, was killed at Gallipoli. Corporal Thomas Savage, who was a member of the Main New Zealand Body, was wounded at Gallipoli and came back to New Zealand. He has since enlisted again and is now in France. The fifith soldier from the family is Private Ben Savage who enlisted recently.

16/888 Savage, Charles, Sgt. Killed in Action, France, 21/6/17.

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Charles (Tiari) Savage's Timeline

September 4, 1892
Hikuai, Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand
June 21, 1917
Age 24