Herbert John Silver was born October 1894. The youngest son of Henry Charles Frank Silver and Elizabeth of Forge Road Southborough. Herbert attended Miss Lovell’s school in Prospect Road from 5-7 years of age. He later went to St.Peters school on the common. He left school at the age of 14. His first job was a house painter at Holden House. When war was declared he joined up and was posted to India with the Royal West Kent Regiment serving as a Signalman. He was demobbed in May 1919. Herbert died at the age of 90 in 1985.