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Arthur Raymond SELMAN

Regimental number421
Place of birthUlmarra New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
Address284 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, George Selman, 284 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Haymond spelt Raymond

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'In the operations near Hargicourt, from 18-21 September, 1918, as battalion signalling sergeant, he performed valuable work throughout, greatly assisting his officer in the directing of his section and attending to all details of communication, which was early established with brigade and companies. During the attack of 21st he went out to lay a further line to brigade, and, on coming under heavy barrage continued to carry on his work till he and the two men with him were severely wounded. He set a fine example to those with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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