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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: HMNZT 64
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: Military personnel file
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
  • 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:
  • New Zealand at the front. (1917). London: Cassell and Company.
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