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Full Name
George Maurice Victor Sellars
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
George Maurice Victor
Surname
Sellars
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
26923
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Shipwright
Next of Kin
Mrs Maud Sellars (mother), 12 Tole Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
17th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
Embarkation Date
25 September 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Devon
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
41
Page on Nominal Roll
7
Campaigns
Messines
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
7 June 1917
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Edward and Henrietta Maud Sellars of Pole St., Ponsonby, Auckland
  • All Black 1913
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source
Further References
New Zealand at the Front (1917), page 141
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Allblacks.com website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • New Zealand at the front. (1917). London: Cassell and Company.
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