Born: 1862, Woodditton, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 18th June 1901; age: 39; Died of Disease at Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: 43, Marine Parade, Kirkley, Suffolk.

Occupation: Labourer.

Enlistment Date: 10th May 1898.


Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 2526.

Regiment: Prince of Wales’s Own, Norfolk Artillery Militia, Royal Garrison Artillery, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony + South Africa 1901 medal.




1871   Queen Street, Cheveley, Cambridgeshire.


Walter was 8 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Arthur Sell, 37, a Gardener, born Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.

Matilda Sell (nee Botwright), 32, born Wingfield, Suffolk.

Julia Sell, 7, born Woodditton.

Mary Matilda Sell, 6, born Woodditton.

Martha Sell, 5, born Newmarket,Suffolk.

1 visitor.


1881   5a, William Mews, Chelsea, Middlesex.


Walter was 19 years old, a Groom – Domestic Servant. He was a boarder at the home of 27 year old, Walter Foster, a Coachman – Domestic Servant.


Walter’s father, Arthur Sell died 1873, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. His mother, Matilda Sell died 1897, at 43, Marine Parade, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maria Sell – sister.

The Boer War.

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