18487 - Sapper

Archibald

SELLARS

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

11 October

Posted to Tunnelling Corps

From NZ Field Artillery

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Company was employed to rebuild a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

13 April

Joined the Company

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Company moved to Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

14 October

Killed in action

Killed in the performance of his duty, Arras area

Resting place

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, France

Grave reference

VI A 9

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5553 7/0103128, Military Personnel File: Archibald SELLARS - 18487.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Archibald SELLARS.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 37.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Archibald SELLARS (18487)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 17 April 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=761