William Alfred Savage
|William Alfred Savage|
|Born||30 October 1912
|Died||28 March 1942 (aged 29)
St. Nazaire, France
|Buried||Town Cemetery, Falmouth|
|Years of service||1939-1942 †|
|Battles/wars||World War II: St. Nazaire Raid|
William Alfred Savage VC (30 October 1912 – 28 March 1942) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 28 March 1942 in the attack on St. Nazaire, France, Able Seaman Savage who was a gun-layer of a pom-pom in MGB 314, engaged enemy positions ashore, shooting with great accuracy. Although he had no gun-shield and was in a most exposed position, he continued firing with great coolness until at last he was killed at his gun.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England.
- British VCs of World War 2 (John Laffin, 1997)
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)