Stanley George Savery

Memorial: Longwell Green, United Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 4363

Parents: George Edwards and Elizabeth Jane Savery (nee Rogers)

Home address: Longwell Green, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Rope Maker

Date of birth: 1893

Place of birth: Willsbridge

Date of death: 23/08/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial and on Longwell Green Memorial.

Age: 23

Further information:

Stanley was born at Willsbridge, the son of a labourer and the eldest of four children. Stanley's father died in 1905 when Stanley was aged 12. Six years later Stanley was living with his widowed mother, who was working as a laundress, and with his three younger sisters.

In March of 1915, Stanley's battalion mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne where they became part of the 144th Brigade of the 48th Division. They engaged in various actions on the Western Front including The Battle of Albert and The Battle of Bazentin Ridge. Stanley was killed in action during The Battle of Pozieres Ridge (23 July – 3 September 1916) which was a British victory but at a cost of 23,000 allied casualties. Stanley was originally posted as missing and although his body was never found, this was changed later to presumed killed. Thiepval Memorial where Stanley is remembered, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and who have no known grave.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Kingswood Heritage Museum