Alexis Louis Silverman

Pilot, 102 (Ceylon) Squadron
Service number 128929
Died 28 April 1944
Buried Maugeuge Centre Cemetery, France
Age 21

Headstone Inscription
HE WHO WOULD VALIANT BE


Biography

Alexis was the son of Philip and Florence née Elliot of Harrow, Middlesex.

Alexis was born in Sri Lanka in 1923, where his father Philip was working as a music department manager. Alexis had two sisters who were also born in Sri Lanka, Beryl in 1919 and Helen in 1927. The family returned to England in 1931 and Alexis then attended Harrow County school where he was known for his music ability.

The family lived at 7 Roxborough Court, Lowlands Road, Harrow. He then attended the University of St Andrews where he was listed as an Air Ministry student from Apr-Sep 1941.

In the 1939 register, his father Philip is listed as working as a piano tuner. His sister Beryl married twice, firstly to Thomas Eades and then Gilbert Crofts Conolly in 1951. His sister Helen did not marry.

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