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SAVORY, William John


Name: St. Lukes Church St Luke's Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 3866
RBWM Ref: WM131
Name: St. Peters Church - WW1 Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 3872
RBWM Ref: WM137
Name: Furze Platt Memorial Hall Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 3871
RBWM Ref: WM138

Person Details

Place of birth: Purley, Berkshire
Gender: Male
Date of death: 19/10/1916
Place of death: Warlincourt, Pas de Calais, France
Manner of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 19
CWGC Ref: 91673
TWGPP Ref: 2757560
Address: Wealls Cottages Furze Platt Maidenhead
Address: 2 Highgrove Terrace Reading

Military details

Joined: Enlisted-Maidenhead
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20714


Father Thomas SAVORY
Mother Mary Ann SAVORY
Brother John SAVORY
Sister Mary SAVORY

Additional information

William was an errand boy after leaving school. His family lived at 2, Highgrove Terrace, Reading in 1911. His father was also William, and both were listed as labourers at the time of the census, and his sister Sarah worked in a factory. His mother, Mary Anne is noted as next of kin in the UK Army Register of Soldiers Effects. She is on the electoral register for Furze Platt in 1920, with a John and a Thomas Savory - it is assumed they were of voting age, but the ages were not shown.
William enlisted in Maidenhead and joined the Worcestershire Regiment. He is remembered at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, south west of Arras. The site was used by casualty clearing stations and also for a number of burials from other smaller sites in the area.


Entries for the 8th Worcester Regiment but not for 1st/8th- around 18th November 1916. This was about the time that William fell - available to subscribers.

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