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Cuthbert Farrar Savage

In memory of:

Lieutenant Cuthbert Farrar Savage

June 20, 1917

Military Service






Northumberland Fusiliers


A Coy. 10th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Canon E. Sidney and Sibyl Savage, of The Priory, Hexham, Northumberland. Born St. Mark's Vicarage, Barrow-in-Furness. Educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. Studied law at Vancouver, British Columbia, until outbreak of war.

Commemorated on Page 581 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XIII. A. 20.


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of CUTHBERT FARRAR SAVAGE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Inscription– Outside the church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great in West Smithfield, London, Sir Aston Webb and his colleagues installed a memorial to parish members who'd been killed in the war, including Webb's son Philip. This image shows the main dedication, and the forward-facing side of the stone. At some later point, Lt. Cuthbert Savage's name was added to the list of losses, but since there was no room left on the front face, his name is carved on the side of the monument, as shown in my next image.
  • Memorial– Lt. Savage's name carved into the side of the WWI monument, on the Smithfield Gate, leading into the church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great. His father, Rev. Sidney Savage, was the rector of the church for many years.
  • Inscription– Inscription to Lieut C Savage on the War Memorial adjacent to Hexham Abbey, Northumberland. Photograph taken by J Savage on 10 August 2008, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the re-consecration of the Nave of Hexham Abbey following its re-construction a project masterminded by Cuthbert's father Canon Edwin Sidney Savage.
  • Newspaper Clipping– In honoured memory.

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