Edwin Sidney Savage Priest

Edwin sidney savage

Canon Edwin Sidney Savage MA(February 28, 1862 — October 26, 1947) was an English clergyman. Savage was educated at New College, Eastbourne, University College London and Oxford University Magdalen College, Oxford and was notable for his many achievements, some of which are listed below. 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 of Canterbury, by whom he had one son Cuthbert Savage and four daughters (Enid, Audrey, Rosella and Elflida). Savage was rector of Hexham Abbey 1898-1919, during which he rebuilt much of the Abbey. As Chief Commissioner for the YMCA in the Mediterranean, he served on 21 Ships during World War I. 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 I of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. 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.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 28th, 1862
Date of death
October 26th, 1947 at age of 85



Organizations founded

1. Alpine Ski Club

Climbing Organization

Date funded

March 7th, 1908


Wikiedia article

The Alpine Ski Club is an active club of ski mountaineers based in the UK and the first ski mountaineering club in Great Britain. The objectives of the club are to: Promote mountaineering on skis Encourage good fellowship amongst ski-mountaineers Encourage mountaineering expeditions on ski throughout the world Promote a better knowledge of the mountains in winter Membership is open to experienced independent ski-mountaineers who fulfil the minimum entry qualification. Aspirant membership is open to those who do not meet the criteria. Sir Edmund Hillary Sir Chris Bonington Peter Lunn Frank Smythe Patrick Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick The ASC was created on Saturday the 7th of March 1908 at a dinner in the Devonshire Club hosted by Dr Henry Lunn. Founder members included: Sir Martin Conway Mr Arnold Lunn Mr William Moore Rev. Canon Savage Mr Rickmer Rickmers Dr Tom Longstaff Mr E. V. S Caulfeild George Ingle Finch The club provides a venue for active ski-mountaineers to meet, exchange information and to plan new expeditions. It holds two lecture meetings every year in autumn and spring, usually at The Alpine Club and an annual dinner is usually held in November.


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