Regimental Number: 3213080
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment
Sylva was born on August 29, 1895 in Fall River, Massachusetts. At the age of 18 he came to the Peace River country with his family and in 1914 filed on a homestead north of Falher (26-77-21-W5, 24-77-21-W5, and 34-78-21-W5). Sylva was drafted into the Canadian army in June of 1918. On April 15, 1919 he married Marie Louise Brulotte. In 1921, they moved to Washington state, though they returned with their three young children in 1928. Sylva opened the first general store and post office in Girouxville. On December 8, 1941, Sylva was trapped in his burning store and died in the fire. He was buried in the Falher cemetery.
Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peave, p. 319