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John SILVER

Regimental number2390
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoot operative
Address85 Hoddle Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Louisa Dunstone, 85 Hoddle Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 27 December 1915; discharged, 15 February 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 51 days.

Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 4 April 1916, and taken on strength, Ferry Post.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2500203: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SILVER John
Red Cross File No 2500203

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