Harold Thomas SELL


SELL, Harold Thomas

Service Number: 3129
Enlisted: 15 November 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Picton, New South Wales, December 1892
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Picton Public School
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Belgium, 12 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Granville St Mark's Anglican Church Memorial Windows, Granville War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

15 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3129, Sydney, New South Wales
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3129, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3129, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3129, 33rd Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3129 Private Harold Thomas Sell, 33rd Battalion of Granville, NSW. An engineer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Anchises (A68) on 24 January 1917. He was killed in action, going forward, on the railway line near Passchendaele, Belgium during the Third Battle of Ypres, on 12 October 1917, aged 24. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)