-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Edwin James Savage

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Date of birth: 19th October 1898
Place of birth: Epsom, Surrey, England
Previous occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: P/M 7086
Joined Hood: 21st January 1941 (Chief Engine Room Artificer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Engine Room Artificer)







Biographical Information:

"Ted", as he was known, was born on 19th October 1898 in Epsom, Surrey , the only son of Herbert and Helen Savage. He was educated at Walton-on-the-Hill and later at Reigate Grammar School.

He joined the Navy in Gosport in January 1914 where he was educated in engineering. He served aboard ship in the North Sea in 1918. He later served in the Mediterranean twice- once at the repair depot in Malta and again on a ship in the fleet. He then served in Portsmouth where he served as the secretary of the Naval Benevolent Trust.

He later served in the China Station where he received the King George VI Coronation Medal. During his service he served in H.M.S.s Royal Sovereign, Iron Duke, Shopshire and Danae in addition to various shore establishments.

Ted ended his naval service in 1939 and was placed in the reserves. During his short civilian life he had served as the Resident Engineer at the Royal Veterinary College, London. He was recalled to military service at the start of the Second World War. He served in a repair depot until December 1940, when he joined the crew of Hood.

He married Doris V.L. Read in 1923 in Reigate, Surrey. He was 42 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd January 191430th June 1918FisgardBoy ArtificerADM188/1032
1st July 191828th July 1918Engine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1032
29th July 191819th August 1918Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1032
20th August 191830th April 1919Royal SovereignEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1032
1st May 191927th January 1921Royal SovereignEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1032
28th January 192122nd February 1921Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1032
23rd February 192121st November 1921ColumbineEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1032
22nd November 192131st March 1922SandhurstEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1032
1st April 192230th April 1922ColumbineEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1032
1st May 192230th June 1922ColumbineEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1032
1st July 192214th November 1922Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1032
15th November 192213th March 1923FisgardEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1032
14th March 192320th March 1925EgmontEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1032
21st March 192530th April 1926Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1032
1st May 19266th January 1927Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM188/1032
7th January 19277th February 1927Pembroke II (Somme)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM188/1032
8th February 192730th September 1929Tamar II (Somme)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM188/1032
1st October 192925th November 1929ConcordEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
26th November 19294th February 1930Victory II - VEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
5th February 193021st January 1931DolphinEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
22nd January 193130th April 1931Iron DukeEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
1st May 193110th November 1931Iron DukeEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/160
11th November 193123rd November 1931Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/160
24th November 19314th January 1932FisgardEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/160
5th January 193218th August 1932CentaurEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/160
19th August 193217th October 1932Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/160
18th October 193218th September 1933Royal SovereignEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/160
19th September 19332nd February 1934Royal SovereignActing Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
3rd February 193418th September 1934ShropshireActing Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
19th September 193428th September 1934ShropshireChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
29th September 19342nd November 1934Victory IIChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
3rd November 19346th September 1935VernonChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
7th September 193525th June 1936Victory II (Campbell)Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
26th June 193612th August 1936Victory IIChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
13th August 193618th August 1936Caledon (Danae)Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
19th August 193614th January 1938DanaeChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
15th January 193823rd June 1938Hawkins (Danae)Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
24th June 193830th September 1938Effingham (Danae)Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
1st October 193811th October 1938DanaeChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
12th October 193827th October 1938Victory IIChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
28th October 193828th August 1939Shore PensionedChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
29th August 19392nd September 1939Victory IIChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
3rd September 193910th April 1940EagletChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/160
11th April 194031st December 1940Victory IIChief Engine Room ArtificerADM363/160
1st January 194120th January 1941Victory IIChief Engine Room ArtificerADM363/160
21st January 194124th May 1941HoodChief Engine Room ArtificerADM363/160


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 1






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire






St.Peters Church, Walton on the Hill, Surrey









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1032)
Malcolm Hudson (information, February 2003)
Anita Richardson (information, September 2008)