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Horace Ferdinand SELLECK

Place of birthBuninyong, Victoria
SchoolState School No. 2022, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address16 Frank Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Olive Evelyn Selleck, 'Wiora', 16 Frank Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 7th Inf. Bn (Volunteers) as Sgt; in 70th Inf. Citizen Military Forces as Captain and Adjutant; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria. Parents: Harry and Sophia SELLECK; husband of Olive SELLECK, 'Wiora',16 Frank Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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