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James Prideaux SELLS

Regimental number6579
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 7"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jessie Sells, 322 Beaufort Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of 'trouble with leg')
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 29 April 1916.
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot II, Row N, Grave No. 11A), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Mary SELLS; husband of Jessie SELLS, 441 William Street, Perth, Western Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SELLS James Prideaux

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