John Silbery

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Ingoa tuatahi
E mōhiotia ana ki te ingoa
Date of death
Place of death

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
Wāhi noho
Manakau, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Miss R. Silbery (sister), Manakau, New Zealand

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Can anyone help me with some detail on John Silbery. Any ideas what company he was in? Also he was KIA on the 8th April 1945 in the lead up to Operation BUCKLAND the attack across the Senio River. The official history shows no casualties on the 8th but my casualty list shows John was KIA on the 8th and 817711 Pte Paewai Williams and 817712 Pte Willie Robert Wilson were WIA on the same day. Do any family members have any details on these events on the 8th April? Shaun

Investigation of the Maori Battalion War diary reveals a record of the death of John Silbery on the 8th April 1945[1]: “Sunday 8th April 10:15 D Coy reports 1 fatal casualty through enemy sniping. 816156 Pte J Silbery killed in action”