Private Herbert John Savage

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

11 Sep 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

305 High Town Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 31st October 1918
Pte Herbert John Savage

Pte Herbert John Savage, 99640, 8th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment, was killed in action on September 11th, 1918. The 30-year-old was born in Bedford and moved to Luton following his marriage in 1912.

Herbert had joined the Bedfordshire Regiment (8800) and was transferred to the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters (103028) before joining the KLR. His widow had last heard from him on September 5th.

Pte Savage joined the Bedfords in November 1916 and went to France in March 1917, returning wounded in June 1917. He was sent out again in March 1918, when he was transferred to the Liverpools.

He married Priscilla Mary Cox in Bedford in 1912. At the time of Herbert's death, Priscilla and the couple's two young children – Elizabeth (born 1913) and Frank (1915) – were living at 305 High Town Road, Luton. Before joining up he worked for Mr J. J. Wooding at his grocer's shop in High Town Road.

Individual Location

Pte Herbert John Savage

Author: Deejaya

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