2390 John SILVER

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company Transferred to 60th Infantry Battalion
Significant events while with the AIF Killed in Action – Fromelles

Hospitalised sick

cwgcCommemorated on the V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles


Summary of Private Silver’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date  Location Event
19th July 1916 France Missing in Action. Court of Enquiry 4th August 1917 concluded Killed in Action
29th June 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
18th June 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Kinfauns Castle
4th April 1916 Egypt Transferred to 60th Battalion and Taken on Strength
14th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join Unit
15th February 1916 Egypt Discharged to duty from hospital
27th December 1915 Egypt To hospital in Abbassia sick
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on HMAT Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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