Lt. William Beck SAVAGE Machine Gun Corps.(Infantry) KIA March 1918
14-15 Star (as PS-862 Pt. Royal Fusileers), War & Victory as Lt.W.B.SAVAGE
Lt.William Beck SAVAGE missing and published as KIA 21st March 1981, died in the vicinity of Beaumeitz-Velu. He was attached to the 51st Bn. Machine Gun Corps. He originally joined up and joined the 20th Royal Fusileers.
He is remembered with Honor at Arras memorial.
Various copies of Memorial Notice George V, Copy award letter from Machine Gun Corps 14-15 Star, BW & Victory medal.
Notice trs. from Infantry to Machine Gun Corps. Various original Photographs (reproduced here).
He was in civilian life a RECOGNIZED Modernist PAINTER, WHO EXHIBITED HIS ART in London from 1906-1914. His work was praised in ‘The New Age’ and information on him or his works is requested for the Modernist Journals Project of the University of Tulsa.
51st Bn.Machine Gun Corps.
On 24 February 1918, it was amalgamated with the 50th, 52nd, and 236th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 17 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. – See more at: http://www.vickersmachinegun.org.uk/units-mgc-i-coy-51.htm#sthash.ue8t7uRm.dpuf
Little is available on the 51st/ but clearly further research should be rewarding.