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Full Name: Charles George Silvester
Rank Last Held: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Forename(s): Charles George
Surname: Silvester
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11999
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Engineer
Next of Kin: Miss N. Silvester (sister), 47 Grange Mount, Birkenhead, England
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 12th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Engineers, No. 1 Field Company
Embarkation Date: 1 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 51
Vessel: Ulimaroa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 30
Page on Nominal Roll: 14
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Engineers
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 2 July 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: XXV. J. 2A.
Biographical Notes: Last rank held was listed as Temporary Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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