Albert James Cecil Savage
- Born: 1 May 1883, Carrathool, New South Wales, Australia
- Marriage (1): Caroline Sullivan on 20 Jan 1913 in St Lukes CofE, Junee, New South Wales, Australia
- Died: 1940, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia at age 57
His marriage certificate records that he was born at Mulberrygong, NSW which is a station about 37kms west of Hay.
Albert enlisted in the A.I.F at Campsie on the 30th August, 1917. He was 34 years of age and a Fireman. He listed his wife as his Next of Kin. He was described as 5' 11" tall, 168 lbs, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His religion was recorded as Church of England. Under "Distictive marks" it was noted that he had a mole on his left breast, a scar on his chest, and a scar at the bend of his left elbow. He was assigned to the 21st Reinforcements, 18th Battallion with the service number 7127.
Albert set sail on the 19th December 1917 aboard the Ulysses disembarking in Suez on the 16th January 1918. On the 24th January he was on his way aboard the H.M.S Seasorve(?) Castle disembarking at Taranto on the 2nd February. On the 5th February he continued his journey by train from Taranto to Cherbourg, France, arriving there on the 12th February 1918. Then he embarked for Southampton, England arriving there on the 14th February 1918. What an epic journey!!
By May of 1918 he was in France. In August he was admitted to hospital with Synovitis (inflammation) of the knee. He was repatriated to England with this condition on the 11th August and with the war almost over her remained in England until he was returned to Australia on the 25th January 1919.
Albert was awarded the British War Medal, No. 79850 and the Victory Medal, No. 75858.
In 1930 & 1932 & 1934 he was living in Yarren St Barellan, maintenance man along with Caroline. In 1936 they were still in Yarren St, Barellan where he was working as a Clerk. So was son Cecil.
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as a Labourer at the time of his marriage on 20 Jan 1913.
• He worked as a Fireman at the time of his enlistment in the AIF in 1917.
• He resided at the time of his mariage on 20 Jan 1913 in Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia.
Albert married Caroline Sullivan, daughter of Thomas Denis O'Sullivan ** and Susannah Mary Sole **, on 20 Jan 1913 in St Lukes CofE, Junee, New South Wales, Australia. (Caroline Sullivan was born on 1 Apr 1887 in Corowa, New South Wales, Australia, died on 14 Mar 1962 in 30 Stewart St, Wollongong, , New South Wales, Australia and was buried on 15 Mar 1962 in Salvation Army Cemetery, Wollongong, , New South Wales, Australia.). The cause of her death was Cerebral Haemorrhage/ Arteriosclerosis.
Witnesses were Y.O. Savage and S. Sullivan