Rank: Private 1225 & 26084
Regiment or Ship: Royal Army Medical Corps
Service Number(s): 1225 & 26084
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
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
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.
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.