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Full Name: Neil Sellars
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Neil
Surname: Sellars
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/275
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Next of Kin: Neil Sellars (father), Gorge Road, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Kotuku, Otira Line, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: A Company
Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 652
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 14 June 1916
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Reference: II. B. 180.
Biographical Notes: Neil Sellars was the son of the late Neil and Jane Ann Sellars.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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