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873551
  • Title
    Savige diary and photographs, 2 January 1918-27 January 1919 / Stanley George Savige
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    2 January 1918-27 January 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    873551
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Captain S. G. Savige, a draper of Prahan, Victoria, enlisted aged 24, 22 Mar. 1915 and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 10 May 1915 to serve with the 24th Battalion, A. I. F. He was promoted to company sergeant major at Gallipoli, 20 Sept. 1915, promoted to captain in France, 15 Sept. 1916 and was wounded in action in France, 8 Nov. 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations at the Hindenburg Line near Bullecourt, France, 26 Feb.2-17 Mar. 1917 and the Distinguished Service order for his actions protecting refugees at Urmia, Persia in July and Aug. 1918, while serving with Dunsterforce. He returned to Australia on the City of Exeter, 27 Jan. 1919. After WWI he helped establish Legacy Australia. He also served in WWII when he commanded the 17th Infantry Brigade, rising to the rank of lieutenant general.
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Stanley George Savige diary, 2 January 1918-27 January 1919

    ITEM 02
    Stanley George Savige photographs, 1918-1919
  • Source
    Purchased from S. G. Savige, 1920 Part of the European War Collecting Project (also known as the Soldiers' Diaries Collection or War Diaries Collection), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm located at : CY 4928, frames 490 - 735
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