Sell, Second Lieutenant Leslie Simeon John

No 3 Sqn AFC

Leslie Sell was born in Ballarat and was a Photographer living in Albert Park, Victoria, when, aged 25, he joined the AFC in Melbourne on 23 October 1916. He had previously served in the AMF Infantry, but left in 1912 when he changed his address. On 17 January 1917 he embarked on HMAT A5 Omrah in Melbourne. After arrival in England he served with No 71 (Australian) Sqn at Castle Bromwich until September, when he commenced pilot training, from which he graduated in December, when he was commissioned. On 14 March 1918 he was posted to No 3 Sqn in France.

He was killed in an aircraft accident on 25 March 1918 while flying RE 8 A4439 with 2LT Victor Edwin Millington, who suffered a fractured skull, and was evacuated to England.

Lt L S J Sell is buried in Grave III E 2 at Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France.

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