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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:
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