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162, William Gardner Silvester
William Gardner Silvester

William Gardner Silvester

162, Isle of Wight Rifles, Princess Beatrice's
1st/8th Btn., Hampshire Regiment.

Born 1888, Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK
Died at Gallipoli, August 1915.
Medal Trio - 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal - Pip, Squeak and Wilfred
William's Medal Entitlement
Isle of Wight Rifles cap badge
Cap Badge
Lance Serjeant William Silvester was born in 1888,
son of Thomas Joseph Silvester and Elizabeth (née Dyer),
13 Bettesworth Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, died of heart failure, Gallipoli, August 1915.

George White's letter of 25th August 1915 says "You know the Sergeant who was billeted with me, well poor chap, he died of heart failure while we were in the trenches".
His medal card simply says "Died".

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William Gardner Silvester's Medal Card
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