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Francis Michael SELLICK

Regimental number2067
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSalesman
AddressAlfred Street, Kilkenny, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Eilleen May Sellick, Alfred Street, Kilkenny, South Australia
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 21st October, 1917, when in charge of six S.S. wagons carrying ammunition between the dumps south east of YPRES (near MOATED GRANGE) a heavy fire was put down on the road, killing one driver and wounding two others, also two mules - all of the same team. Corporal SELLICK handed over his own horse to another lead driver and unhooked the two disabled mules. He sent the wounded men to a dressing station, got into the vacant saddle as lead driver himself, and completed his task. The work of this N.C.O. throughout the recent operations has always been of the highest character.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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