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George Cochrane Silver

In memory of:

Flying Officer George Cochrane Silver

December 17, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/8842

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

104 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Capt. H. E. Silver (formerly of the Indian Army) and Sylvia A. Silver, of Duparquet, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 114 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MALTA MEMORIAL
Malta

Grave Reference:

Panel 4, Column 1.

Location:

The MALTA MEMORIAL is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands outside the King's Gate, the main entrance to Valletta. The Memorial takes the form of a column fifteen metres high of travertine marble from Tivoli in the Sabine Hills near Rome, incised with a a light reticulated pattern and surmounted by a gilded bronze eagle two metres high. The column stands on a circular base around which the names are commemorated on bronze panels. The MALTA MEMORIAL, built on a site generously provided by the Government of Malta, commemorates those who lost their lives whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The bravery of the people of the island of Malta between the years 1940 - 1942 was honoured with the unique award of the George Cross.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2481 Flying Officer George Cochrane Silver (RMC 1935) was the son of Capt. H. E. Silver (formerly of the Indian Army) and Sylvia A. Silver, of Duparquet, Quebec. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 104 Sqdn. He died on December 17, 1942 at 25 years of age. His name is listed on the Malta Memorial in Floriana Malta.
  • Memorial Arch– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2481 Flying Officer George Cochrane Silver (RMC 1935) was the son of Capt. H. E. Silver (formerly of the Indian Army) and Sylvia A. Silver, of Duparquet, Quebec. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 104 Sqdn. He died on December 17, 1942 at 25 years of age. His name is listed on the Malta Memorial in Floriana Malta.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2481 Flying Officer George Cochrane Silver (RMC 1935) was the son of Capt. H. E. Silver (formerly of the Indian Army) and Sylvia A. Silver, of Duparquet, Quebec. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 104 Sqdn. He died on December 17, 1942 at 25 years of age. His name is listed on the Malta Memorial in Floriana Malta.
  • Malta Memorial– On December 17, 1942, when serving from Malta with 104 Squadron, a Wellington bomber unit, Flying Officer Richard Leslie's aircraft failed to return from operations. Other members of the crew killed were Flying Officer George Cochrane Silver R.C.A.F., Sergeant Leonard Booth R.A.F. and Sergeant Herbert George Lines D.F.M., R.A.F. Their names are listed on the Malta Memorial in Floriana Malta.
  • Photo of GEORGE COCHRANE SILVER– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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