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Richard SILVESTER

Regimental number1635
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Address60 Farmer Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5'5.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Silvester, 100 Station Road, King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Previous military service4th Hussars. 8 years. Discharged on completion of Ser. Discharge shown.
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Henry and Elizabeth SILVESTER
Discharge date1 February 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A29 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 10 November 1917; discharged Perth, 1 February 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death26 June 1939
Age at death60
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SILVESTER Richard

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