This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Captain Eric Donaldson of the 1st London Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps who died on this day in 1970.
Saville, George Stanley
(1898-1917)

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Private

Service Number 202940

Service Army

Battalion 2nd Battalion

Regiment Cameroonians (Scottish Rifles)

Killed in Action: 21st November 1917

Buried Oxford Road Cemetery, Belgium

Biography

Family background

George Stanley Saville was born in 1898 in Raskelf near Easingwold, the son of Tom and Lily Louisa Saville, who later moved to 34 Lyell Street, Scarborough, and George, aged 13, was living with his parents, brother Charles and sister Dorothy at that address on census night 1911.

Service record

In October 1916, George was employed as a clerk in the Passenger Department at Collingham Bridge railway station when he enlisted (source NE Railway Magazine Feb 1918 p. 29). He served as a private in the Scottish Rifles and died on the 21st November 1917, aged 19.

His death was reported in the Wetherby News:

Wetherby News 14 December 1917

FORMER COLLINGHAM CLERK KILLED
The death in action is officially announced of Pte. G. Stanley Saville, Scarborough. Pte. Saville, who was 19 years of age, joined the Army a year ago last October, and had been overseas three months. Prior to joining the Army he was a clerk in the employ of the North Eastern Railway Company at Collingham Bridge.

 

George is buried in Oxford Road Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 28955
The Wetherby News 14/12/1917
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and Burial Reports

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