The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Sellens


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Private James Walter SELLENS, L/6596, 2nd Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died as a Prisoner of War, at Yarbaschi, Turkey, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 14th September 1916.

Born Battle, Hastings, Sussex, son of James Walter & Julia Sellens.

Enlisted New Cross, Kent.


1911 Census - Military, India - James Walter Sellens, Private, age 26, single, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born Hastings, Sussex.

1911 Census - 104 Roan Street, Greenwich - James Sellens, head, age 53, married, labourer, Creek Bridge Alterations, worker, born Hollington, West Sussex; Julia Sellens, wife, age 52, married 29 years, 8 children, 5 still alive, born Hollington, West Sussex; George Sellens, son, age 22, single, born Battle, Sussex; Alice Sellens, age 9, daughter, born Greenwich; Lily Sellens, age 5, daughter, born Greenwich.


6th February 1915, posted Asiatic Theatre of War.

Buried at  Baghada (North Gate) War Cemetery, XXI. T. 21, Iraq.


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