Andrea Zacharia Savva
Andreas voluntarily enilsted in the National Guard in January 1974, before he was even 17 years old. During the Turkish invasion his unit, the 241 Infantry Battalion, deployed in the area of Klepini, in the southeast of Keryneia, where it remained until after the cease fire and the end of the first phase of the invasion. The battalion reinforced the National Guard posts along the Mia Milia – Pachyammos front line. On August 15, 1974 Andreas and 34 other prisoners were seen heading with their hands up towards the village of Epichos, very close to Voni. Since then and until 2011, Andreas Zacharia Savva was considered a missing person. His remains were discovered in a mass grave in the area of the Turkish-Cypriot village of Beykoy. “There is no doubt that the 35 soldiers were executed in cold blood by the ruthless invaders”. The epilogue of Andreas Zacharias Savva’s heroic course was “written” in January 2012 with the burial of his remains. In October of the same year, his community held the unveiling ceremony of his bust which was placed next to the church of Agia Marina of Dora, thus establishing this worthy member of the community as an example of loyalty towards the nation whο would be forever remembered for his bravery and courage.