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John Alexander SILVER

Male 1897 - 1977  (80 years)


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  • Name John Alexander SILVER 
    _MILT 1914-18, 1942-45 
    Australian Army 
    • John Alexander Silver (Army No. 7777) enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 20 July 1917 aged 19 years and 11 months.
      He was an apprentice carpenter at Millmerran indentured to his father James Silver. John was born 26 Jul 1897 at Kooroongarra, Queensland.Took oath on enlistment at Toowoomba.
      Physical description: Age 19 years 11 months Height: 5 ft 5ins. Weight 124 pounds Chest 31 1/2 33/1/2. Complexion fresh. Eyes grey. Hair fair. Domination: Pres.
      I James Silver, Millmerran do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:- That my son John Alexander Silver is over 18 and under 21 years of age and is enlisting in the A.I.F with my consent.
      Appointed to 26th Rifles 9th Batt, Rifle Range, Brisbane.
      On home leave 8 to 12 September 1917.
      Left Brisbane on troop train 29 October 1917
      Embarked Sydney on Euripides 31 October 1917, disembarked Devonport (Plymouth, England) 26 December 1917.
      To Sutton Veny (Australians stationed there for training. See https://suttonveny.co.uk/1st-world-war/)
      With 15th Batt. ex Sutton Veny to France via Dover 1 Apr 1918.
      Returned to Australia on Frankfurt, ex-England, 1 Jul 1919.
      Issued Star medal, British War medal and Victory medal.

    • World War 1 Silver, John Alexander Service Number: 7777 Rank/Calling: Private Unit: 9 Infantry Battalion - 24 to 26 Reinforcements (January-October 1917)
      Ship Name: HMAS Euripides Ship Number: A14 Date of Embarkation: 31/10/1917 Place of Embarkation: Sydney


      World War II Name SILVER, JOHN ALEXANDER Service Australian Army Service Number Q200392 Date of Birth 26 Jul 1897 Place of Birth KOOROONGARRA, QLD Date of Enlistment 17 Apr 1942 Locality on Enlistment TARINGA, QLD Place of Enlistment BRISBANE, QLD Next of Kin SILVER, PHYLLIS Date of Discharge 21 Oct 1945 Rank Private Posting at Discharge 1 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS (QLD) WW2 Honours and Gallantry None Prisoner of War No

    Born 26 Jul 1897  Kooroongarra, Millmerran, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Carpenter 
    Residence 1925  Burnside, Wilson St, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1936  Burnside, Wilson St, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1943  Burnside, Whitmore St, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1949-1977  110 Whitmore St, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Australian electoral roll

    Died 19 Sep 1977  Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral notice Courier Mail Tuesday, 20 September, 1977
      SILVER, John Alexander of 110 Whitmore St, Taringa, Ex-1st AIF.
      The relatives and friends of Mrs P. Silver, Mr and Mrs R. J. Silver, Mr and Mrs G.M.Illidge, Mr and Mrs A. C. Rattray, and families are respectfully invited to attend the cremation service of her dearly beloved husband, their father, father-in-law and grandfather, John Alexander Silver, to be held in the West Chapel, Mt Thompson Crematorium, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10.15am

    Person ID I1595  Warren Nunn's Suffolk Nunns
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2020 

    Father James SILVER,   b. 30 Apr 1863, Burnside, Kincardineshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1949, General Hospital,Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Janet TODD,   b. 11 Dec 1864, Dalhousie Stables, Midlothian, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1939, Fermoy Private Hospital, Auchenflower, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1892  Stanley Terrace, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Transcript of marriage cert: 12 Aug 1892 - I, Richard Kerr, a minister of the Presbyterian Church do hereby certify that I have this day at Stanley Terrace, Taringa in the houre of Mr James Strachan duly celebrated marriage between James Silver, carpenter, of Stanley Terrace, Taringa, bachelor, aged 29, born at Burnside, Kincardineshire, Scotland, the son of Alexander Silver, farmer and Isabella Falconer and Janet Todd, domestic servant, of Stanley Terrace, Taringa, spinster, aged 27, born Dalhousie, Midlothian, Scotland, dau of John Todd, gamekeeper and Margaret Speirs. Witnesses: George Beattie and Anne Williams

    • Qld State Library marriage ref: 92/001829


      Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950. Name: James Silver Spouse Name: Janet Todd
      Marriage Date: 12 Aug 1892 Marriage Place: Queensland Registration Year: 1892
      Registration Number: 001829 Page Number: 23922

    Family ID F368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phillis SCHAUMBURG,   b. 19 Jan 1902, Pittsworth, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 2001, Cleveland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1923  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
      Name: John Alexander Silver Spouse Name: Phillis Schaumberg
      Marriage Date: 25 Aug 1923 Marriage Place: Queensland
      Registration Number: 002513 Page Number: 3471

    Children 
     1. Jean SILVER,   b. 12 Sep 1923, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 2016, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Margaret Helen SILVER,   b. 21 Aug 1925, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 2020, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Robert John SILVER,   b. 7 May 1927, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 2016, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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