Savage, James (No. T/26056)

Savage, James

Driver

No. T/26056, Royal Army Service Corps attached

2nd Field Survey Company Royal Engineers

Died in hospital on Wednesday 4 December 1918 (aged 29)

Buried:

Holywood Cemetery, Co. Down (Grave 290)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Philip & St James)

Brother of Rifleman William Savage (No. 13/18737)

Nephew of Rifleman Joseph Cosgrave Savage (No. 12417)

BIOGRAPHY

Driver James Savage (No. T/26056) is commemorated in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Philip & St James) and his CWGC headstone is located within the perimeter of the Galway family grave in Holywood Cemetery:

GALWAY

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

OUR DEAR PARENTS

HUGH DIED 22 APRIL 1907

ANNIE DIED 26 JULY 1971

ALSO THEIR DAUGHTERS

ELLEN DIED 23 JULY 1912

MARGARET DIED 3 OCTOBER 1912

SARAH DIED 7 MARCH 1970

THEIR SON WILLIAM

BORN 4 FEBRUARY 1896 – DIED 14 OCTOBER 1995

Hugh and Annie Galway (nee Savage), were married on 15 April 1895 in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church.  Hugh Galway from Church View Holywood worked as a labourer and he was a son of William Galway, a labourer.  Annie Savage (aged 19) from 22 High Street, Holywood was a daughter of James and Sarah Savage (nee Agnew) who lived in Spencer Street, Holywood.  James Savage (Annie’s father) worked as a labourer.

Driver James Savage (No. T/26056) was born on 6 June 1889 in Strand Street, Holywood and he was a son of William Thomas and Margaret (Maggie) Savage (nee McDowell) who were married on 13 February 1888 in St Anne’s Church of Ireland Church Belfast.  William Thomas Savage (aged 21), a gardener from 2 Lake Street, Belfast was a son of James Savage, a labourer.  Margaret McDowell (aged 18) from 45 Mackie Street, Belfast was a daughter of Patrick McDowell, a shoemaker.

William Thomas Savage worked as a gardener, labourer and coachman and he and Margaret had at least five children:

James (born 6 June 1889 in Strand Street, Holywood)

Mary Horner (born 30 November 1891 in Craigavad)

William Thomas (born 10 February 1894 in Craigavad)

Elizabeth (born 19 April 1896 in Craigavad)

Margaret (born 12 July 1898 in Craigavad)

Their mother, Margaret (Maggie) Savage died of an embolism on 19 April 1901 (aged 30).  Maggie’s mother, Mary McDowell, was with her when she died.

In 1911 their widowed father, William Thomas Savage, was living at 12 High Street, Holywood with his parents, James and Eliza Savage, and his five children – James, Mary, William, Elizabeth and Margaret.

In 1911 James Savage (William Thomas’s son) was working as a porter in a furniture store and on 8 January 1913 he and Lucy Maguire (sometimes McGuire) were married in St Anne’s Church of Ireland Cathedral Belfast.  James Savage (aged 23), a labourer from 5 Ceylon Street, Belfast was a son of William Savage, a gardener.  Lucy Maguire (aged 24) from Graham’s Terrace, Jordanstown, Belfast was a daughter of James Maguire, a gardener.

James and Lucy Savage (nee Maguire) had two children:

Sarah Jane (born 29 March 1913 in Sullivan Street, Holywood)

Maude Maguire (born 24 February 1917 in Whiteabbey)

During the Great War James Savage served as a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps and he was 29 when he died on 4 December 1918 in the Military Hospital, Reculver Road, Herne Bay, Kent.

Driver James Savage (No. T/26056) was buried in Holywood Cemetery and he is commemorated in Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Philip & St James).

Driver James Savage (No. T/26056) was a nephew of Annie Galway (nee Savage).  He was a brother of Rifleman William Savage (No. 13/18737) who was killed in action on 8 June 1917 (aged 23).  He was also a nephew of Rifleman Joseph Cosgrave Savage (No. 12417) who was killed in action on 2 July 1916 (aged 42).

His father, William Thomas Savage, Annie Galway (nee Savage) and Joseph Cosgrave Savage were siblings and they were children of James and Eliza Savage (nee Agnew).

James and Eliza Savage (nee Agnew) had at least seven children:

William Thomas (born 3 May 1866 in Holywood)

Susanna (born 22 January 1868 in Holywood)

John (born 3 December 1869 in Stewart’s Place, Holywood)

Robert Charles (born 28 February 1872 in Stewart’s Place, Holywood)

Joseph Cosgrave (born 26 December 1873 in Stewart’s Place, Holywood)

Anna (Annie, born 26 August 1876 in Stewart’s Place, Holywood)

Elizabeth (born 21 May 1878 in Stewart’s Place, Holywood)

Their mother, Eliza Savage, died of pneumonia on 16 October 1911 (aged 73).