Underwood Jay Saville, MC, CM

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Underwood Jay Saville, MC, CM

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Phoenix, Natal, South Africa
Death: January 28, 1984 (90)
Port Shepstone, Ugu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Saville and Bertha Ellen Saville
Husband of Natalie Saville (Austen)
Father of Gwyneth Daphne Inglis; Walter Austen Saville and May Hosking (Saville)
Brother of William Cowley Saville; Natalie Helen Muirhead; Eric Saville and Mildred Chieveley Beard
Half brother of Cyril John Featonby Saville; Molly Carey; Roy Featonby Saville and Leo(Anthony) Saville

Managed by: Christopher Michael Wheeler Barrett
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About Underwood Jay Saville, MC, CM

Cecil Cowley in his memoir pin points Underwood's birth to a few weeks before Cecil's mother took Cecil and his siblings to England in April1892.

He served in the army during WW! winning an MC for gallantry during the taking of the Schwaben Redoubt during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge in September 1916. He was a 2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Lt Underwood J Saville

Natal, South Africa. 118th Brigade TMB, awarded MC, Oct/Nov 1916 (LG 1-1-1917). 

Cecil says: "Underwood served all through the First World War, through S W Africa at first and after that he sailed for the UK where he held a commission in the Cambridgeshire Regiment and later was transferred to trench mortars. He was awarded the MC and Bar - pinned on him at Buckingham Palace. He was wounded twice but recovered and went on to join the scratch company in the great oush of 1918 where he was badly wounded and was in hospital until May 1919, In May 1940 as a Captain in the UMR he was sent "Up North" and was captured in Tobruk and was aprisoner of war for 3 years. In 1947 [1937 in fact] King George VI awarded him the Coronation Medal for his work with the BESL and returning soldiers". The list shows: Saville, U. J. MC, Capt Representing British Empire Service League.

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Underwood Jay Saville, MC, CM's Timeline

April 2, 1893
Phoenix, Natal, South Africa
March 7, 1921
Age 27
September 16, 1924
Age 31
May 14, 1931
Age 38
Zululand, South Africa
January 28, 1984
Age 90
Port Shepstone, Ugu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa