Albert Arthur Selby

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Arthur
Last Name: 
Selby
Date of Birth: 
Friday, October 17, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Selby nee Giddins
Father's Name: 
James Selby
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, October 23, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Tunnelling Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, September 3, 1951
Place of Death: 
Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, N.S.W.
Details: 

Albert Selby (Service No 6683) was born in Booligal, N.S.W.

At enlistment Albert was single, 26 years old, worked as a boilermaker and lived at Mosman in Sydney.  Albert's next of kin was his father, who live at Scarborough, N.S.W.

Albert embarked from Melbourne on RMS Omrah with the Tunnelling Companies Reinforcements on 17th January 1917.  The troops arrived in England on 27th March 1917 and Albert joined 2nd Tunnel Company in France on 14th April 1917.

Albert saw service on the Western Front until 4th June 1918 when he was wounded in action during a bomb attack from an enemy aircraft.  He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of wounds to his arm and leg.  His right elbow and ankle were injured and this resulted in the amputation of his right arm on 27th July 1918.

Albert was finally returned to Australia in April 1919 and discharged medically unfit on 27th July 1920.

In 1922 he married Pearl Baumgarten at Mosman and they had one child.

Albert died in 1951.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SELBY ALBERT ARTHUR

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