SELLWOOD, Archibald William
(Service number 11131)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 18 May 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 29 Heaton Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Frances SELLWOOD (wife), 29 Heaton Street, Timaru
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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 6th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 1 May 1916
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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

Post-war Occupations


Date 20 October 1968 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 48, Plot 93
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Archibald William Sellwood was the son of Thomas and Mary McKeown (née Lamont) Sellwood of Apsley, Gleniti. He was educated at Waimataitai School, where he was known as Archie. In 1912 he married Frances Maria Elizabeth Leopold.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 June 2018]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [June 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [June 2018]

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