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Eric Bertram SILVER

Regimental number6899
Date of birth30 January 1895
Place of birthSouthwark, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolHindmarsh School and High School, Hindmarsh, South Australia. Trainee teacher (Adelaide Teachers' College, South Australia?)
ReligionBaptist
OccupationTeacher
Address12 Philip Street, Southwark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Silver, 12 Philip Street, Southwark, South Australia
Previous military serviceAustralian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces (still serving at time of AIF enlistment)
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Served 4 years 18 days (of which 3 years 168 days were abroad).
Discharge date27 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 15th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 June 1916.

Detached for duty with 15th Field Company Engineers, 26 January 1917, and attached as AAMC Detail. Transferred to 15th Field Company Engineers, 14 February 1918.

On leave to Nice, 22 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 March 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 10 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 28 August 1918.

Transferred to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, & to remain attached to 15th FCE as AAMC Detail, 3 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board 'Kursk' (Nursing Staff), 21 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 4 May 1919; discharged, 27 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 July 1979
Place of burialCentennial Park Crematorium - Military Service - his ashes placed in Soldiers section of Crematorium gardens by the S.A. RSL. Later transferred to Northern Suburbs Crematorium gardens, Lane Cove, New South Wales (placed with those of his wife, Stella).

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