Claude John Lawrence SELLGREN


SELLGREN, Claude John Lawrence

Service Number: 242
Enlisted: 8 February 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dunedin, New Zealand, 1883
Home Town: Mont Albert North, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Auckland Grammar School
Occupation: Fruit Preserver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Plot X, Row M, Grave 4, Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 242, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 242, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 242, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Claude John Lawrence SELLGREN was born in 1883 in Dunedin, New Zealand

His parents were John Oscar SELLGREN and Catherine Amelia Augusta LINDGREN

He enlisted in Melbourne on 8th February 1915 with the Australian Army - 22nd Battalion A Company - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Ulysses on 10th May 1915

Claude was Killed in Action on 5th August 1916 - he is buried in Serre Road No. 2 Cemetery in France - He is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial


WAR FILE - National Archives of Australia (


STORY & Photo about his Father John (



OBITUARY from New Zealand - Papers Past

SELLGREN - On August 5, 1916, Killed in Action in France, Claude John Lawrence, Sergeant 22nd Battalion Australian Imperial Forces, eldest son of the late John Oscar Selgren aged 32 years.