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Silman Family of Bristol - Guardsman Robert Silman KIA 1944
« on: Monday 02 July 18 10:04 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am trying to find a photo of Guardsman Robert (Bob) Silman who died in the fighting near Overloon on 14th October 1944.  He was a close cousin of my father and his mother, Rose, was a Honeyman. 

I do not believe that there are any immediate descendants of his parents, William Henry and Rose Silman of Bristol, but would be interested in corresponding with anyone who is a close relative and/or has further information or photos.  I have a lot of detail about the events leading up to his death but only a photo of him as a boy at the wedding of Rose's brother. 

Thanks for any help.

Tony Honeyman
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Re: Silman Family of Bristol - Guardsman Robert Silman KIA 1944
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 July 18 01:55 BST (UK) »
Have you checked the surnames interest board?
Butcher Westmorland and Lancashire
Barton Westmorland and Yorkshire
Trethowan,Reeves Middlesex
Halsall,Green,Charters,Chatterton Lancashire
Smith, Moger, Maxfield Wiltshire
Woods,Speechley and Coles Huntingdonshire
Gibson,Blanks,Monk,Fokes Essex

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Re: Silman Family of Bristol - Guardsman Robert Silman KIA 1944
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 July 18 21:41 BST (UK) »
Are you sure Robert had no siblings?

Births Dec 1920   
Silman    Leonard T    Honeyman    Bristol    6a   213
    
Births Jun 1925 
Silman    Robert E    Honeyman    Bristol    6a   223

Marriages Dec 1944
OSBORNE    Kathleen D    Silman    Surrey N. E.    2a   136    
SILMAN    Leonard T    Osborne    Surrey N. E.    2a   136

There is one child born to this marriage and a marriage for the child.

The parents married in 1912

Marriages Jun 1912 
Honeyman    Rose    Silman    Bristol    6a   168    
Silman    William    Honeyman    Bristol    6a   168
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Silman Family of Bristol - Guardsman Robert Silman KIA 1944
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 July 18 21:52 BST (UK) »
I wonder if this is another sibling with mum's maiden name misheard and therefore should be Honeyman?

Births Jun 1914   
SILMAN    Ernest W    Honeymoon    Bristol    6a   231

There is no Silman/Honeymoon marriage between 1900 and 1930.

This looks like his marriage:-

Marriages Sep 1938   
Silman    Ernest W    Webber    Kingswood    6a   877    
Webber    Winifred D    Silman    Kingswood    6a   877


Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Silman Family of Bristol - Guardsman Robert Silman KIA 1944
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 July 18 09:03 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone. 

Many thanks for the responses and apologies for not getting back sooner (medical crisis in the family meant this took a low priority). 

My father was aware of Len Silman but believed he had died.  He was not aware of Ernest Silman so I will check that thread out further.


In the meantime I had a moving visit to the grave of Bob Silman in Overloon.  My research into his death had also shown where he died, I found some accounts of his death and the tank in which he was killed is in the museum at Overloon!  It is amazing (and a touch lucky) that so much can be found in this case. 

Again, thanks.
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