Category: Military
Rank: Private 1225 & 26084
Regiment or Ship: Royal Army Medical Corps
Service Number(s): 1225 & 26084
Occupation: Carrier
Date of Birth: 1894
Place of Birth: Beckenham, Kent.
Date of Death: January 1996.
Place of Death: EastbourneAddress: 40 Cornwall Road, Bexhill on Sea

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information

1901 Census – Living at St. Georges, Beckenham, Kent.

Parents:      Albert,   b.1857 Crowhurst, Sussex. Occupation – Cab Driver – and Emily, b. 1855 Waterson, Dorset.


Percy, b. 1871 Beckenham, Kent.   Occupation -Chef/Cook Confectioner.

Albert Edmund,  b. 1886 Beckenham, Kent.  Occupation – Butcher – see brother.  W0106 Albert Edmund Sellens

Jessie,  b.1886, Beckenham, Kent.

Frederick, b. 1889, Beckenham, Kent.

Agnes,  b.1891, Beckenham, Kent.

Margery,   b. 1898, Beckenham, Kent.

1911 Census, living at 47 Cornwall Road, Bexhill-on-Sea

Albert Sellens             Occupation – Carrier

Emily sellens

Jessie Sellens              Occupation – Domestic Servant

Agnes Sellens             Occupation -Domestic Servant

Ernest Sellens             Occupation – Carrier

First World War Experience

Ernest served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in France joining up on 13th December, 1914.

Ernest Sellens. Bexhill Chronicle 26.9.1914 doc

He was awarded the following medals:

Victory Medal   –   L/104B29     Page 6260

British Medal   –   L/104B29      Page 6260

Star Medal       –   L/16              Page 63

Ernest survived the war and lived till the age of 92, dying in Eastbourne in 1996.

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