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Richard James SELLECK

Regimental number9644
Place of birthPrahran Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
Address3 Melrose Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, George H Selleck, 3 Melrose Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 6, Field Ambulance 6, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For coolness and bravery under fire and consistent and untiring good work, devotion to duty and cheerfulness thereby setting a splendid example throughout the Australian Attack on NOREUIL and on the HINDENBURG LINE near BULLECOURT 5th to 12th April. This man has been conspicuous for his good work ever since coming to FRANCE in June 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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