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Full Name
Percy James Silvester
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Percy James
Surname
Silvester
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
44131
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm labourer
Next of Kin
Mr C. Silvester (father), Matamata, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Balfour
Military District
Invercargill
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 321
Last Unit Served
25Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Tunisia
Date of Death
28 March 1943
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Reference
X. E. 19
Biographical Notes
Son of Charlton and Alice Edith Silvester, of Turangamoana.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, SfaxWar Cemetery, Tunisia (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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