Royal Highland Fusiliers
The Royal Regiment of Scotland
He was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Cpl William Savage, Fus Samuel Flint-Broughton and Pte Robert Hetherington were killed when their armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device as their patrol travelled along Route 611 between Forward Operating Base Ouellette and Patrol Base Lashkar Gah Durai in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province.
Aged 30, Cpl Savage enlisted in 2003 and deployed to Iraq in 2004. He was on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan and was described as a rising star in the battalion with an extremely bright future ahead of him.
Cpl Savage leaves behind his wife Lyndsey and their unborn son, along with his mum Isobel, dad Tony, brother Robert, sister Toni, other relatives and many friends. His wife said 'I am completely devastated by this news but extremely proud of 'Sav' and everything that he has achieved. He loved being a soldier!'
Funeral with full military honours was held on May 22, 2013 at Glencorse Kirk in Penicuik.
*Sincere thank you to Toni Savage for the precious photo
*Many thanks to RobHickling for the grave photo