Studio portrait of 3946 Private William Ernest Sellens, 22nd Battalion from Auburn, Victoria. A ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number H06342
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 3946 Private William Ernest Sellens, 22nd Battalion from Auburn, Victoria. A 30 year old gardener and groom prior to enlisting on 12 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 9th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 8 February 1916 aboard HMAT Warilda. After joining the 22nd Battalion in France in May 1916, he was killed in action at the Battle of Pozieres on 5 August 1916. He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave.