Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1914, Private Harry Savory D.C.M., 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish) died of wounds received on the Western Front.
His parents’ third son, he attended Bishop’s Stortford College, and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in science. After settling in Rhodesia, in 1896 he served as a lieutenant in the Imperial Light Horse during the Second Matabele War, and was awarded the Queen’s Medal with four bars, and the King’s Medal with two bars.
At the outbreak of the Great War he volunteered for active service, and fell wounded during the Battle of the Aisne. Private Savory lies buried in the Bourg-et-Comin Communal cemetery in Picardy, France. On his headstone are the words, “Fight the good fight”. He is commemorated on the war memorial in All Saints’ Church in Warham, Norfolk.
Harry, from Warham in Norfolk, was 43 years old and married.