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William Frederick John SELLEN

Regimental number1049
Place of birthMatilda St, Gilberton, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner SAR
AddressPort Lincoln, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Julia Victoria Emily Dora Sellen, same adress
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Frederick
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death19 July 1918
Age at death29.6
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row E, Grave No. 9), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Anne SELLEN; husband of Julia V.E.E.D. SELLEN, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother in law: Pte J. horpe no. 4227, 27th Bn, killed in action 2 September 1918, MM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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