Tim Silver's Ancestry and extended family

Wilfred Silver

Wilfred SilverAge: 63 years18981962

Name
Wilfred Silver
Type
birth name
Given names
Wilfred
Surname
Silver
Birth November 27, 1898 44 35
Note: Hartley W. vol 2c p196; Actual date from birth certificate and confirmed by 1939 register
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane Hooker
January 11, 1900 (Age 13 months)
Note: Age: 66; Hartley W. vol 2c p157; Got certificate
Census March 31, 1901 (Age 2 years)
Address: Railway Huts
Note: Age: 2; Relation to Head of House: Son
Birth of a sisterLily Silver
August 24, 1901 (Age 2 years)
Note: Hartley W. vol 2c p211; Actual date from death entry ('39 register gives 24 Aug 1902 but birth registered 4th quarter '01)
Death of a paternal grandfatherOliver Silver
August 22, 1908 (Age 9 years)
Note: Age: 76; Hartley W vol 2c p102; Got certificate
Census April 2, 1911 (Age 12 years)
Address: 65 Queen's Road
Note: Age: 12; Relation to Head of House: Son
Death of a maternal grandmotherSophia Silver
March 11, 1914 (Age 15 years)
Note: Age: 85; Hartley W. vol 2c p273; Got certificate - 2 cerebral hemorrhages and 14 days exhaustion
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Baldwin
October 12, 1914 (Age 15 years)
Address: Oakenshaw Lodge, Langley Road
Note: Kingston vol 2a p573; Got certificate
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJames Baldwin
October 15, 1914 (Age 15 years)
Note: All Saints
Death of a brotherPercy Silver
December 1914 (Age 16 years)
Note: Age: 17; Whitechapel vol 1c p318
Military service August 5, 1915 (Age 16 years)
Note: Attested in Sunbury and then Hounslow later that day for 'medical'.
Military service January 1, 1916 (Age 17 years)
Note: Transfered to Machine Gun Corps
Military service November 12, 1916 (Age 17 years)
Note: Arrives in Salonika and joins 66th Machine Gun Company (part of the BSF [British Salonika Force]).
Military service September 4, 1917 (Age 18 years)
Note: Admitted to hospital suffering from malaria. Rejoins company 30 Mar 1918
Military service February 15, 1919 (Age 20 years)
Note: 66 Coy is back in England and Wilf is given 1 months leave.
Military service May 12, 1919 (Age 20 years)
Note: 66 Coy (now assigned to 8/Bn) embark for Archangel as part of the Russian Relief Force.
Military service February 27, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Note: 8/Bn embark for Bombay.
Military service August 27, 1920 (Age 21 years)
Note: 8/Bn embarks for Basra (re-inforcements for the British Mandate of Mespotamia).
Military service March 14, 1921 (Age 22 years)
Note: Assigned to 6th Armoured Car Company (later to become the Tank Corps).
Death of a motherEllen Sophia Baldwin
July 14, 1921 (Age 22 years)
Note: Age: 55; Staines vol 3a p2; Got certificate
Military service December 24, 1921 (Age 23 years)
Note: 8/Bn embark for Bombay.
Military service October 2, 1922 (Age 23 years)
Note: Expiration of his period of Army Service.
Civil marriageWinifred May MeadsView this family
September 11, 1924 (Age 25 years)
Address: The Register Office
Birth of a son
#1
James Wilfred Silver
March 11, 1925 (Age 26 years)
Address: 'Apperton', Staines Road
Note: Staines vol 3a p33; Got certificate
Death of a fatherJames Thomas Silver
March 22, 1925 (Age 26 years)
Note: Age: 71; Staines vol 3a p13; Got certificate; Cerebral heamorrhage
Baptism of a sonJames Wilfred Silver
August 29, 1926 (Age 27 years)
Note: St Mary the Virgin
Residence 1935 (Age 36 years)
Address: 39 Broad Leys Estate
Note: (Living with in-laws)
Residence 1937 (Age 38 years)
Address: 558 London Road
Note: (Living with in-laws)
Census September 29, 1939 (Age 40 years)
Address: 558 London Road
Note: Length Man Permanet Way; Marital Status: Married
Death of a brotherArthur Silver
March 1959 (Age 60 years)
Note: Age: 68; Aldershot vol 6b p32
Death September 6, 1962 (Age 63 years)
Note: Age: 63; Middlesex S vol 5f p59; (Ashford Hospital) Got certificate
Cremation
South West Middlesex Crematorium
September 11, 1962 (5 days after death)
Note: Personal knowledge
Probate October 12, 1962 (36 days after death)
Note: SILVER Wilfred of 558 London Road Ashford Middlesex died 6 September 1962 at Ashford Hospital Stanwell Middlesex Administration London 12 October to Winifred May Silver widow. Effects £328 13s. 2d.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 26, 1884Odiham, Hampshire, England
4 months
elder sister
Ellen “Nellie” Silver
Birth: May 13, 1884 30 20Winchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: March 1967Winchester, Hampshire, England
2 years
elder brother
Frank Silver
Birth: June 1886 32 22Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England
Death: December 1886Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England
20 months
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
Emily Silver
Birth: October 8, 1889 35 26Winchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: March 1966Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
13 months
elder brother
Arthur Silver
Birth: November 4, 1890 36 27Winchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: March 1959Aldershot, Hampshire, England
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Percy Silver
Birth: July 1897 43 33Winchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: December 1914Whitechapel, London, England
17 months
himself
3 years
younger sister
Lily Silver
Birth: August 24, 1901 47 38Winchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: December 1983Winchester, Hampshire, England
Family with Winifred May Meads - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 11, 1924Staines, Middlesex, England
6 months
son

Birth

Hartley W. vol 2c p196; Actual date from birth certificate and confirmed by 1939 register

Census

Age: 2; Relation to Head of House: Son

Census

Age: 12; Relation to Head of House: Son

Military service

Attested in Sunbury and then Hounslow later that day for 'medical'.

Military service

Transfered to Machine Gun Corps

Military service

Arrives in Salonika and joins 66th Machine Gun Company (part of the BSF [British Salonika Force]).

Military service

Admitted to hospital suffering from malaria. Rejoins company 30 Mar 1918

Military service

66 Coy is back in England and Wilf is given 1 months leave.

Military service

66 Coy (now assigned to 8/Bn) embark for Archangel as part of the Russian Relief Force.

Military service

8/Bn embark for Bombay.

Military service

8/Bn embarks for Basra (re-inforcements for the British Mandate of Mespotamia).

Military service

Assigned to 6th Armoured Car Company (later to become the Tank Corps).

Military service

8/Bn embark for Bombay.

Military service

Expiration of his period of Army Service.

Residence

(Living with in-laws)

Residence

(Living with in-laws)

Census

Length Man Permanet Way; Marital Status: Married

Death

Age: 63; Middlesex S vol 5f p59; (Ashford Hospital) Got certificate

Cremation

Personal knowledge

Probate

SILVER Wilfred of 558 London Road Ashford Middlesex died 6 September 1962 at Ashford Hospital Stanwell Middlesex Administration London 12 October to Winifred May Silver widow. Effects £328 13s. 2d.

Note

In 1815, Wilfred lied about his age in order to sign-up at the age of 16 - he said his birthday was 27 Nov 1896 whereas it was actually 27 Nov 1898. A part of the evidence for this, is that he was 5'4" tall on enlistment and 5'9" tall ondischarge. Rather than enlisting for 'Duration of War' he signed-up for '7 + 5' (7 years with the Colours and 5 years in the Reserve - they must have seen him coming) with the Royal Fusiliers. He was Attested in Sunbury on 05 Aug 1815. Later that day he was in Hounslow barracks for his 'medical' with regimental no. 16822. Two days later he was posted to the Royal Fusiliers. On 01 Jan 1916 Wilfred was transferred to the Machine Gun Training Centre in Grantham and then to 2/Bn Machine Gun Corps and a change to his regimental no. - now 29678. Later that year, on 05 Jul 191 6, 2/Bn embarked Devonport for Salonika aspart of the BSF (British Salonika Force) where they joined 22nd Division on 14 Jul 1916. However, Wilfred didn't embark for Salonika until 26 Oct 1916, where he joined 66th Machine Gun Company 'in the field' on 12 Nov 1916 (I suppose he was areplacement). There he was to remain for just over two years. During this time, Wilfred contracted Malaria (apparently it was rife along with dysentry). He was admitted into hospital 04 Sep 1917 and didn't rejoin his company until 30 Mar 1918. It is likely that Wilfred took part in the 'Battles of Doiran' (24-25 Apr & 8-9 May 1917). 27 Jan 1919, 66 Coy embark Salonika bound for England and on 15 Feb 1919, Wilfred is given 1 months leave (his first 'home' leave since his 'sign-up' 3 1/2 years earlier!). 01 Apr 1919, 66 Coy is assigned to 8/Bn and on 12 May 1919, 8/Bn embarks Newcastle-on-Tyne bound for Archangel as part of the Russian Relief Force - the short-lived Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. A mere 4 months later, on 27 Oct1919, he's heading back to the UK in the 'final evacuation'. A few months later on 27 Feb 1920, 8/Bn is now embarking Devonport bound for Bombay, where they arrive 24 Mar 1920. Six months (to the day) later, 27 Aug 1920, 8/Bn embarks Bombay for Basra (re-inforcements for the British Mandate of Mesopotamia) whence they arrive 02 Sep 1920. 8/Bn stays in Iraq until end of 1921. It's during this time in Iraq that Wilfredwas transfered to the emerging Tank Corps, where he was assigned to 6th Armoured Car Coy in Baghdad on 14 Mar 1921. His regimental no. is now 7808691. On 24 Dec 1921, 8/Bn (certainly 6th AC Coy) embarked Basrah for Bombay. They were deployed to Bareilly, where he stayed until the 'expiration of his period of Army Service', on 02 Oct 1922. On 24 Nov 1922, he was transferred to 'Sec "B" ArmyReserve to serve his '5'. Wilfred must have enjoyed his time in the army as he served a further 4 years in the reserve (now the Royal Tank Corps), and was finally 'DISCHARGED ON TERMINATION of ENGAGEMENT', 04 Aug 1931. Whilst I'm sure that he did enjoy the army, it's interesting to note that when he left Grantham in 1916, his qualification was 1st Class (Vickers) - so he was a gunner. However, in India, he took his 'driving test' - certified Driver IC IIIrdClass. Had he had enough of killing, or was he trying to create opportunties for his future? He never was a chauffeur, he worked on the railway. Anyway, I like to think that he didn't like killing people.

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