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Edwin Sidney Savage
He married Jane McEwan who died during birth of first and only son, Ronald McEwan Hill. Edwin married for second time in 1889, Sibil, daughter of Dean Farrar or Canterbury, by whom he had one son Cuthbert Savage and four daughters (Enid, Audrey, Rosella and Elflida).
As Chief Commissioner for the YMCA in the Mediteranean, he served on 21 Ships during the Great War.
For his services to the Serbian Red Cross and for the relief of the civil population he was awarded the Order of St Sava and the military rank of Major by King Peter of Yugoslavia?? The Holy Orthodox Church confired on him the Order of the Golden Cross the insignature of which, a massive pectoral cross of repousse gold, he habitually wore. He also served on the International Commission to report on the Bulgarian Atrocities .
On the evening of Sunday 26 October 1947 Canon Savage was found dead in a smoke-filled room after raising the alarm for a fire in his sitting room at 18 London Road, Bexhill a town he had been associated with for the previous 20 years. An inquest returned a verdict of accidental death but the real cause was never determined as there was no evidence found of burning.
- He built the Abbey Institute.
- He restored and conserved the Church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield during his term as Rector.
- He held a number of appointments such as: Honorary Chaplain to the Butcher's Company Smithfield and the Makers of Playing Cards Company
Writings of Canon Edwin Sidney Savage
- Savage, Edwin S, " A Record of All Works Connected with Hexham Abbey since January 1899 and now in progress". J Catherall Hexham; 1907
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