George E. Sellens (c.1886-1914)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SELLENS, GEORGE E. Stoker 1st Class. No SS/105406 (RFR/CH/B/9466). HMS Cressy, Royal Navy. Son of James Walter Sellens, 8, Smithy Place, Brockholes, Huddersfield. Killed when his ship was sunk by U-9 on 22.9.1914, aged 28. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, Panel reference 5.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Stoker 1st Class GEORGE SELLENS
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Tuesday, September 22, 1914
  • age: 28 years
  • record ID: 3050031