Savory, Maurice Jeffery


He was the eldest son of Ernest Jeffery Charles Savory (I 1875-1879) and Madeline Savory (née May), of ‘The Red Lodge’, Brooklyn Road, Woking, Surrey. He came to Winchester from Mr. A.F. Saunders’ school at Horsell. He was a House Prefect in 1913 and reached Sixth Book, devoting himself with special interest to scientific work. He also shot at Bisley for the Cadet Pair in 1911 and his last two years was in the Bisley VIII.

On leaving school he studied Law and in September 1914 obtained a commission in 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. He went out to the front in July 1915 and was given command of a company in January 1916. He was severely wounded in the lung during a trench raid in April. He shot dead the German officer who had wounded him, and Savory’s Brigadier sent him, as a souvenir, the Iron Cross which had been removed from the German’s body. He returned to France in January 1917 where his battalion was being held in reserve at La Neuville. They then began to rotate in and out of the line, and on the night of 1st February, at Sailly Saillisel, suffered many casualties from shelling, including Captain Savory who was wounded. He died on 3rd February, either in 34th or 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Savory
  • Forenames or initials: Maurice Jeffery
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1908-1912
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Duke of York's West Riding Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 2nd October 1894
  • Date of Death: 3rd February 1917
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE: Grave I.A.12