Sellers, Charles Thompson (Staff Sergeant, b.1905 - d.1945)

Accession Number PR06187
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letters
Maker Rivett, Rohan Deakin
Place made Australia
Date made 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX16391 Staff Sergeant Charles Thompson 'Charlie' Sellers, 2/6 Field Company, Second Australian Imperial Force, Australia, 1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one letter from war correspondent, Mr Rohan Deakin Rivett, to Staff Sergeant Sellers’ wife, Mrs Margaret Ann Sellers [née Sala], dated 21 September 1945. In his letter, Mr Rivett expresses his sympathy relating to the death of Staff Sergeant Sellers, his good friend, and shares stories of times that he and Sergeant Sellers had spent together as prisoners of war of the Japanese. Mr Rivett writes briefly about working on the Burma-Thai Railway, being ill in hospital, Staff Sergeant Sellers’ kind character, and hearing the sad news of Staff Sergeant Sellers’ death, and his intention to visit Mrs Sellers shortly.

History / Summary

One original letter dated 21 September 1945 and handwritten by Rohan D. Rivett, to Mrs Sellers, the widow of NX16391 Staff Sergeant Charles Thompson Sellers, who died of illness in Thailand as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on 28 January 1945.