Edmund (Edward) Savage

Born in Newport, Edward joined the army in 1877 aged eighteen and sailed the following year to South Africa, where he saw action before being sent to Rorke’s Drift. When the battle started, Edward was in the camp hospital suffering from an injured knee. According to contemporary reports, he jumped through the window and ‘assisted in the defence, lying on his side and taking aim through an opening in a pile of biscuit boxes’. Following his discharge, Edward married, settled in Wellington Street, Canton, Cardiff, and took a job as a council worker. Sadly, Edward died in 1893, aged only 32.

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