My Great Grandfather John Henry Savage was born in Nottingham, 1880.
Immigrated to Canada around 1909, married Elizabeth A. Moore (also from Nottingham) in Winnipeg. Lived in Quebec. Joined Canadian army for WW1, served in France through to 1918 and deserted. My Grandad born 1919. John Henry put them on a ship back to England (wife & kids) in 1920, and vanishes.
Shows up in Los Angeles living in an apartment on/near Skid Row in 1942, possibly at the Midnight Mission in 1940 (also on Skid Row).
Vanishes till he dies in Seattle, WA in 1957 in a nursing home.
He was cremated. His ashes went unclaimed and buried in a community grave.
He must have lived in various places between 1920 & 1940 and again till 1957.
I believe he could have been involved with other families, maybe had another family, or was just a drifter.
No known US connections to lead him to LA or Seattle.
I know it's a long shot, but please feel free to reach out if you have a mysterious John Henry Savage buried in your past. lol