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Sydney Henry SELWYN

Regimental number12061
Place of birthNewnham England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrenfell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinBrother, Albert Edward Selwyn, Dean Cottage, Young Road, Grenfell, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On 12th October, 1917, and the following days, East of YPRES, during the operations this N.C.O. was conspicuous for his unswerving devotion to duty and indifference to danger. He directed the clearance of wounded from THAMES Regimental Aid Post, although exposed to heavy shell fire, and afforded valuable assistance to the Medical Officers. His courage and endurance set a splendid example to his men, under conditions of great stress and hardship, working over very difficult country and in very adverse weather conditions.'
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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