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Veterans of


Malcolm Silver
son of First and Second World Wars Veteran
Sapper Floyd Edgar Silver of Goldboro

A special thanks to Malcolm Silver who has kept us busy with names and information, and who has taken it upon himself to make sure that every Goldboro veteran is accounted for.


Floyd Edgar Silver was born December 21, 1896 at Goldboro, Guysborough County, NS. He was one of three children of Sophie Robinson and Edgar Floyd Silver. Sapper Floyd Silver (Service #: 3186694) arrived at Liverpool, England on August 15th. While in Europe, he served with the 4th Canadian Railway Troops, Nova Scotia Regiment in France and Belgium. He was discharge at Halifax on April 14, 1919.

When the Second World War erupted in Europe, Floyd  (Regiment #: F/455996) worked in the gun shop in Trenton, NS as a member of the 2nd Battalion Pictou Highlanders (reserve) Canadian Army.

Two days before his 71st birthday, Floyd passed away. He was living in Goldboro at the time. Floyd is buried in the Bay View Cemetery, Goldboro, NS

During the First World War, Floyd’s cousin, Arthur Silver also served.

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