- A.N. Other
- Biographies and personal histories, WWI operations
- None noted.
- RAN Ships
- HMAS Sydney I, HMAS Melbourne I
- March 2012 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
 Sun Tzu, The Art of War.
 The Brisbane Courier, Thursday 8 August 1912, p 5.
 The Navy List 1st July 1914, p 8.
 The Argus Friday 28 March 1913, Melbourne, p 6.
 Van Der Vat, The Last Corsair: The Story of the Emden, p 160.
 op cit. p 5.
 Silver may have been Mentioned in Dispatches for his actions on 9 November 1914, but confirmation of this has yet to be found by the author.
 Swinden, A Short History of the Cruiser HMAS Melbourne 1913-1928, p 3.
 ADM/196/89. His eyesight was affected by cataracts for which he underwent treatment in 1918.
 National Archives of Australia – Series A11803, Item 1917/89/445.