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Thomas William SEELS

Regimental number4138
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolLondon Board School, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTheatre employee
AddressPrincess Chambers, Market Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Seels, Princess Chambers Market Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Essex Volunteers.
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 May 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 45), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: Henry and Florance SEELS; husband of May SEELS, 51 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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