CAN YOU HELP US?
The Marlow Remembers WW1 Association holds graveside commemorations for those soldiers who died in WW1 and are buried in and around Marlow.
On May 19th we will honour George Silvey who died aged 33. We are very keen to contact anyone locally who has links to this family or any knowledge of them.
George Walter Silvey was the 4th son of (not surprisingly) Mr and Mrs Silvey of 52 Queens Road. About 1912, he married Elizabeth Harriet Simmons from Bisham. After his untimely death, she married again and took the name of Field. George worked for Wethered Brewery from about 1903 as a painter and was living at 6 York Road in Marlow before the war. It seems that there were no children from the marriage so we are not expecting to trace direct descendants. But we do know that at his funeral were the following relatives:
Arthur Silvey, brother
Mrs Harris and Mrs Mines, sisters
Mr Mines, brother in law
Mr and Mrs D Simmonds, parents of the widow
Mr W and Mr J Simmonds, brothers of the widow
Mrs Searle and Mrs Hawes, sisters of the widow
Mr Searle, brother in law of the widow
We think one of George’s sisters was named Alice and that he also had a brother Amos.
If you have any information, please contact us on tmssecretary@ marlowsociety.org.uk or phone 01628 475475
Sunday 30 July 17 – A commemorative event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and the role of Marlow men in it.
We will be organising an exhibition at The Causeway between 10am and 4pm. This will also involve guided walks of Marlow during World War One, leaving the The Causeway at 11am and 2pm.
Monday 20 November 17 – We will be giving a talk to the Marlow Society Local History Group on ‘Life on the Home Front: Marlow in 1917’. This will be at Liston Hall, Marlow starting at 8pm.