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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William G Silvester -


William Gardner Silvester, Ryde

Lance Serjeant 8/162 William G Silvester, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment, Isle of Wight Rifles

CWGC record ...

Further information

His name appears on the Ryde Borough War Memorial and the Memorials at
All Saints Church, Ryde
All Saints Memorial Chapel, Ryde
All Saints CE Men's Society Memorial, Ryde
St Michael's Church, Ryde
Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial, Drill Hall, Newport
Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
Ashey War Memorial

William Gardner Silvester was born in Ryde in 1888 to Thomas and Elizabeth Silvester (nee Dyer) and had 4 sisters and 3 brothers. His father was a brewer's labourer. They lived at 13 Bettesworth Road, Haylands. William G. Silvester first served in WW1 at Gallipoli, landing on 10th August 1915. He took part in the infamous attack of 12th August and died of heart failure on 14th August.

Information and portrait provided by Gwynn White

Medal Index Card. Source information :
Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards,
1914-1920 [database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.
Original data: Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards.
In the care of The Western Front Association website.


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