Casualty details

SAVAGE, WILLIAM ALFRED

Rank:
Able Seaman
Service No:
C/JX 173910
Date of Death:
28/03/1942
Age:
29
Regiment/Service:
Royal Navy
 
H.M.M.G.B. 314
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
Sec. K. Row C. Grave 15.
Cemetery
FALMOUTH CEMETERY, CORNWALL

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Savage; husband of Doris Savage, of Smethwick, Staffordshire.


Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of 19th May 1942:- For great gallantry, skill and devotion to duty as gun layer of the pom-pom in a motor gun boat in the St. Nazaire raid. Completely exposed, and under heavy fire, Able Seaman Savage engaged positions ashore with cool and steady accuracy. On the way out of the harbour he kept up the same vigorous and accurate fire against the attacking ships until he was killed at his gun.

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FALMOUTH CEMETERY, CORNWALL

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Cornwall

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