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Full Name: George Francis Silvester
Forename(s): George Francis
Surname: Silvester
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 69531
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Railway fireman
Next of Kin: Mrs Mary Ann Silvester (mother), Ivey Cottage, Liffey Street, Bluff, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 34th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Embarkation Date: 8 February 1918
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 100
Vessel: Ulimaroa
Destination: Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number: 78
Page on Nominal Roll: 12
Place of Death: New Zealand
Date of Death: 22 August 1942
Age at Death: 48
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: Bluff Cemetery, Bluff, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Block 8 Plot 153
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Mary Ann Silvester and Alfred Silvester.
  • Husband of Thelma Isabel (nee Weir).
Postwar Occupation: Labourer
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Invercargill City Council Cemetery Record and headstone image
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