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George SELWAY

Regimental number6883
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolCollegiate School of St Peters, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArticled law clerk
AddressNorth Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.5
Height6' 1.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, G A Selway, Esplanade, North Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 78th Infantry Bn, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date5 March 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied 67th Casualty Clearing Station, buried British Cemetery near Crouy.
FateDied of wounds 25 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death21.9
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. I), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Supreme Court Roll of Honour, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription ('Those Who Fell') reads: 'Ante diem periit sed miles sed pro patria' ['He died before his time, but as a soldier, and for his country.' From the poem 'Clifton Chapel' by Henry Newbolt]. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: George and Mary SELWAY, Esplanade, Glenelg, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia. Commemorated in a window representing St George, St Peter's Church of England, Glenelg, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SELWAY George

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