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SILVESTER who served New Zealand in War

Journal by ngairedith

the known SILVESTER who served New Zealand
names taken from the Cenotaph Site and is not comprehensive

ALFRED GEORGE Silvester
BORN: 1910
PARENTS: Alfred John Silvester & Emma BOOTH
SIBLINGS: 3 known
SERVED AS: Private 9168 in WWII
WITH: 20 Canterbury & Otago Battalion, Second NZ Expeditionary Force, 1st Echelon
OCCUPATION: labourer
POST WAR: foreman butcher, freezing worker
NEXT OF KIN: Mr Alfred John Silvester (father), Bann Street, Bluff,
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: Bann Street, Bluff
EMBARKED: unknown
DIED: 23 Nov 1970 aged 60 at Bluff
BURIED: Plot 11, Row A, Block 1 at Green Point Cemetery

ARNOLD HUGH Silvester
BORN: 1896
PARENTS: John Silvester & Sarah Maria CASEBY
SIBLINGS: 5
SERVED AS: Private 10913
WITH: NZEF, 1st New Zealand Cyclist Company
OCCUPATION: farm hand
NEXT OF KIN: J. Silvester (father), Green Park, Canterbury
EMBARKED: from Wellington 6 May 1916
DESTINATION: Suez, Egypt
DIED: 1970 aged 74
BURIED: unknown

CHARLES GEORGE Silvester
BORN: 1875
PARENTS: unknown
SERVED AS: Company Quartermaster Sergeant 11999
WITH: NZEF, 12th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Engineers, No. 1 Field Company
OCCUPATION: engineer
NEXT OF KIN: Miss N. Silvester (sister), 47 Grange Mount, Birkenhead, England
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: unknown
EMBARKED: from Wellington 1 May 1916
DESTINATION: Suez, Egypt
DIED: of his wounds 2 July 1917 aged 42 in Belgium
BURIED: XXV. J. 2A. at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France

CHARLTON GEORGE Silvester
BORN: 1907
PARENTS: Charlton Silvester & Alice Edith TURNER
SIBLINGS: 4 known
SERVED AS: Private 3563
WITH: Second NZ Expeditionary Force, 1st Echelon, 2nd Division Ammunition Company
OCCUPATION: miner
POST WAR: dry stock farmer
NEXT OF KIN: Mr Charlton Silvester (father), Matamata
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: 61 King Street, Waihi
EMBARKED: unknown
DIED 10 Oct 1993 aged 86
BURIED: Ashes RSA plot 66A at Waihi

GEORGE FRANCIS Silvester
BORN: 1894
PARENTS: Alfred & Mary Ann Silvester who arrived Bluff Dec 1872 on Zealandia
SIBLINGS: 10 known
SERVED AS: Private 69531
WITH: NZEF, 34th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
OCCUPATION: railway fireman
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs Mary Ann Silvester (mother), Ivey Cottage, Liffey Street, Bluff
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: unknown
EMBARKED: Wellington 8 Feb 1918
DESTINATION: Liverpool, England
MARRIED: Thelma Isabel WEIR in 1922
DIED: 22 Aug 1942 aged 48 at Bluff
BURIED: Block 8 Plot 153 at Bluff cemetery

GEORGE Silvester
BORN: 1895
PARENTS: James Silvester & Esther Emmeline/Emily GIBB
SIBLINGS: 8 known
SERVED AS: Gunner 2/349
WITH: Main Body, Field Artillery
OCCUPATION: unknown
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs E. Silvester, Waikanae
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: 31 Jessie Street, Wellington
EMBARKED: from Wellington 16 Oct 1914
DESTINATION Suez, Egypt
DIED: 17 Jan 1948 aged 52 in Wellington
BURIED: Plot 22 E/3, Soldiers, at Karori Cemetery

GILBERT Silvester
BORN: probably England
PARENTS: unknown
SERVED AS: Trooper 7/1517 or 7/1519
WITH: Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements
OCCUPATION: carpenter
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs T. Silvester (mother), Greenland, Henley-on-Thames, England
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: 32 Stratford Street, Fendalton, Christchurch
EMBARKED: from Wellington 14 Aug 1915
DESTINATION: Suez, Egypt
REPORTED: wounded 17 May 1916 & nothing known after that
DIED: unknown
NOTE: Gilbert Silvester's serial number is recorded in the Nominal Rolls as 7/1517, and in Archives New Zealand as 7/1519

HAROLD CASEBY Silvester
BORN: 1892 in Ellesmere, Christchurch
PARENTS: John Silvester & Sarah Maria CASEBY
SIBLINGS: 5
SERVED AS: Lance Corporal 82154
WITH: NZEF, 43rd Reinforcements A Company
OCCUPATION: farm labourer
NEXT OF KIN: John Silvester (father), Green Park, Canterbury,
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: unknown
EMBARKED: from Wellington 2 Oct 1918
DESTINATION: London, England
DIED: 1968 aged 76 in Christchurch
BURIED: in Springston

HENRY GEORGE Silvester
BORN: 1875
PARENTS: John William Silvester & Rachel Florendie/Florinda BENNETT
SIBLINGS: 2 & 2 step siblings
SERVED AS: Private 7498
WITH: 9th New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent
OCCUPATION: labourer
NEXT OF KIN: David Silvester (brother), Permanent Artillery, Wellington
ENLISTED: 2 February 1902 saying he was 23, he was 27
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: Hastings Street, Napier, Hawkes Bay
EMBARKED: for Boer War
DIED: 1942 aged 68
NOTE his mother Rachel died 14 Dec 1880 aged 39 at White Road, Napier, 9 days after the birth of a son, Augustus Silvester who died 5 Dec aged 12 hours. His father remarried in 1881 to Catherine O'Donnell

HENRY Silvester
BORN: 1879 as James Henry Silvester
PARENTS: James Silvester & Esther Emmeline/Emily GIBB
SIBLINGS: 8 known
SERVED AS: Private 3/3017
WITH: NZEF, 25th Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps
OCCUPATION: wicker worker
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs Esther Silvester (mother), Waikanae
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: unknown
EMBARKED: from Wellington 26 April 1917
DESTINATION: Plymouth, England
DIED: 1964 aged 85
BURIED: unknown

JAMES WILLIAM Silvester
BORN: probably England
PARENTS: unknown
SERVED AS: Rifleman 29500
WITH: NZEF, 12th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
OCCUPATION: chef
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs J. Silvester (mother), 27 Villas Road, Plumstead, Kent, England
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: unknown
EMBARKED: from Wellington 11 Oct 1916
DESTINATION: Plymouth, England
DIED: unknown

JOHN Silvester
BORN: 1881
PARENTS: Frederick Silvester & Mary Hannah LONGSTAFF
SIBLINGS: 3 known
SERVED AS: Trooper 11/1223
WITH: Wellington Mounted Rifles. 5th Reinforcements
OCCUPATION: unknown
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs F. Silvester (mother), Inaha, Manaia, Taranaki
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: Inaha, Manaia
EMBARKED: from Wellington 13 June 1915
DESTINATION: Suwz, Egypt
DIED: 22 Oct 1957 aged 76
BURIED: Plot 192, Block RSA at Manaia Burial Old Lawn

PERCY JAMES Silvester
BORN: 1913
PARENTS: Charlton Silvester & Alice Edith TURNER
SIBLINGS: 4 known
SERVED AS: Private 44131
WITH: Second NZEF, Infantry Reinforcements
OCCUPATION: farm labourer
NEXT OF KIN: Mr C. Silvester (father), Matamata
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: Balfour
EMBARKED: unknown
DIED: of his wounds, 28 March 1943 aged 29 in Tunisia
BURIED: X. E. 19 at Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia

PERCY Silvester
BORN: 1884
PARENTS: George & Jane Silvester
SIBLINGS: 6 known
SERVED AS: Private 12/1794
WITH: Auckland Infantry battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
OCCUPATION: unknown
NEXT OF KIN: George Silvester (father), Albert Street, Hamilton East
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: Hamilton East, Waikato
EMBARKED: from Wellington 14 Fe 1915
DESTINATION: unknown
DIED 23 Jan 1975 aged 90 129 Nixon St Hamilton
BURIED: Hamilton Park Cemetery

ROBERT JOHN 'Bob' Silvester
BORN: 1923
PARENTS: George Harold Silvester & Ruby Joanna KING
SERVED AS: Sergeant 453449
WITH: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 9th Reinforcements
OCCUPATION: bank clerk
NEXT OF KIN: Mr G. H. Silvester (father), Paterangi, Ohaupo
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: c/o Bank of New Zealand, Te Awamutu
EMBARKED: from Wellington 14 May 1943
DIED: 2 July 2009 aged 86 in Takapuna, Auckland
CREMATED: at North Shore

WILFRED ALLAN Silvester
BORN: Christmas Day 1919
PARENTS: Charlton Silvester & Alice Edith TURNER
SERVED AS: Private 24294
WITH: Second NZEF, 24 Auckland Battalion
OCCUPATION: labourer
NEXT OF KIN: Mr C. Silvester (father), Matamata, Waikato
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: c/o M. W. Jensen, Putaruru, Waikato
EMBARKED: unknown
DIED 3 April 1999 aged 79 in Hamilton
BURIED: RSA-10-069 at Hamilton Park cemetery

WILLIAM HENRY Silvester
BORN: 1876
PARENTS: Alfred & Mary Ann Silvester who arrived Bluff Dec 1872 on Zealandia
SIBLINGS: 10 known
SERVED AS: Private 8/1638
WITH: Otago Infantry Battalion. 3rd Reinforcements
OCCUPATION: unknown
NEXT OF KIN: Alfred Silvester (father), Bluff
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS: Bluff
EMBARKED: from Wellington 14 Feb 1915
DIED: 15 March 1928 aged 51 in Bluff
BURIED: Plot 163, Block 7 at Bluff Cemetery with parents
NOTE HEADSTONE (of Plots 163 & 165) READS:
In loving memory of
WILLIAM HENRY SILVESTER
Died 15th March 1928 aged 51 years
also of ALFRED
Beloved husband of Mary Silvester
Died 23rd Nov 1930 aged 81 years
also the above MARY SILVESTER
Died Aug 3rd 1933 aged 81 years


PHOTO
PERCY JAMES SILVESTER

Private 44131 from Turangaomoana, Matamata-Piako

Surnames: BENNETT BOOTH CASEBY GIBB KING LONGSTAFF SILVESTER TURNER WEIR
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by tedandcheryl on 2013-10-27 20:51:55

Wow I could not find my silvester but what a great site , I greatly appreciate the WORK you put in.thanks Ted

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