(Service number 34737)

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Date 14 June 1894 Place of Birth Morven

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Morven
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs S. SELWYN (mother), Morven, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Transport Port Lyttelton
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Right leg amputated

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 June 1961 Age 66 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Selwyn was the son of Mrs S. Selwyn, of Morven.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 February 2017]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery burial record (Waimate District Council) [19 February 2017]

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