Staff Sergeant Charles Thompson Sellers

Service number NX16391
Birth Date 15 June 1905
Birth Place United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
Death Date 28 January 1945
Death Place Thailand
Final Rank Staff Sergeant
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/6 Field Company
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Staff Sergeant Charles Thompson “Charlie” Sellers enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 22 May 1940. He served with 2/6 Field Company in the Middle East and the Netherlands East Indies. In March 1942, Staff Sergeant Sellers was captured as a prisoner of war by the Japanese on Java. As a prisoner, he worked on the Burma-Thai Railway and suffered numerous bouts of illness. On 28 January 1945, Staff Sergeant Sellers died of illness in Thailand. He is buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    2/6 Field Company
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Staff Sergeant

Timeline

Date of birth 15 June 1905
Date of enlistment 22 May 1940
Date of death 28 January 1945