John Robert SELBY

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SELBY, John Robert

Service Number: 12406
Enlisted: 13 October 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Selbourne, Tasmania, 1894
Home Town: Hagley, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 June 1917
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Plot 1V, Row C, Grave 26 - Rev. P. Lester officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Hagley War Memorial, Westbury War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 12406, Claremont, Tasmania
28 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 12406, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
28 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 12406, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 12406, Gunshot wound to the head

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Elizabeth Selby of 'Quamby', Hagley, Tasmania

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal