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CWGC Appeal for relatives of Capt Clement Perronet Sells
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 13:59 GMT (UK) »
CWGC appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals? If you are related to one of the above casualties and can provide us with documentation, please contact our UKNA Technical Team. https://www.cwgc.org/

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Capt Clement Perronet Sells - passed away 4 July 1919 - burial Northbrook Cemetery Swanage, Purbeck District, Dorset.

Plot: F. "U." 52.

Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Air Force attd. - Awards: M C. - Died aged 29 years.

https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57442346

Obituary in the BMJ

http://www.bmj.com/content/2/3057/156.2

https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/RAMC/Persons/GoldenBookOne/535

3 June 1918 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30716/supplement/6470/data.pdf

7 June 1918 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13265/page/1910/data.pdf

http://www.ipernity.com/tag/286273/keyword/2327395

1891 Census , Crediton, Devon.  RG12 Piece 1760 Folio 33 Page 21

Vincent P Sells   32 Annie B Sells   34
Muriel A P Sells   3 Born Bradford Yorkshire.  Clement P Sells   1
Sarah Hand   38 Edith Turner   17

Annie was Annie Bertha Clements - married 12 August 1886 - Redhill, St Matthew, Surrey.

1901 Census New Headington Oxford - RG13 Piece 1378 Folio 75 Page 30

Vincent P Sells   42 Annie B Sells   44
Muriel A P Sells   13 Clement P Sells 11
Sarah Hand   47 Edith A Payne 19

Father Vincent Sells passed away 1907 - Headlington Oxfordshire - 3a 456

Mother Annie nee Clements Sells passed away 1909 - Headlington Oxford - 8a 439

Sister Muriel was mentioned on the British Service Army Record for Clement - residing 7 Portsdown Avenue, Golders Green at that time.

Sister Muriel Sells returns to UK on passenger list 28 April 1921 - New York to Liverpool - on the Carmania. Occupation Missionary. Country of last permanent residence USA. Country of intended future residence England.

Possible - Index to Alien Arrivals at Canadian Atlantic and Pacific Seaports, 1904-1944 - Muriel Sells - aged 34 years - born 1888 arrival USA 1922

UK Return Passenger List - M P Sells O B E - aged 47 years - Africa to Liverpool - 1 June 1935 - on SS Accra. Going to Banford Somers Road, Reigate, Surrey.  ???  After further investigation, believe this could be Major Martin Perronet Sells who lived in Reigate Surrey Death of Major Perronet Sells -  - 25 th April 1955 Death of his wife 9 Nov 1952 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39700/page/6187/data.pdf


There was a marriage Clement P Sells to Mary A Jones - St George Hanover Square London - 1a 1113 - registered Q4 of 1918.
Didn't come across a birth for Sells/Jones.

Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to the Royal Air Force.

Clement Sells was born on 6th September 1889 in Golders Green, London. He was the son of Vincent Perronet Sells of Highfield, Oxford. He married Mary A Jones in December 1918.

He was educated at Magdalen College School, and came to Merton as an Exhibitioner in 1908.

He enlisted in the 2nd London Field Ambulance, RAMC on the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 and went out to France in January of the following year. After several months, he returned home to complete his medical studies at the Middlesex Hospital.

He went back to France in January 1916, where he participated in the Somme operations. Invalided home with trench fever in October of the same year, Sells returned to the front in early 1917, when he was attached to the 1/8th Middlesex Regiment. He was subsequently present at Vimy Ridge that April, and was awarded the Military Cross, for gallantry during fighting west of Cambrai, on 3rd June 1918.

He next took up an appointment with 83rd Wing, Royal Air Force, but was once again invalided home in December 1918 and died as a result "of the after-effects of trench fever" at the RAF Hospital, Swanage, Dorset, on 4th July 1919, aged 29. He is buried at Northbrook Cemetery, Swanage, Dorset

http://share.merton.ox.ac.uk/items/show/94  - with photograph of Captain Clement Perronet Sells (1908) and a mention of his wife Mary A Jones who he married in December 1918.


http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/236366-could-someone-please-help-me-mc-citation/


No further records of Muriel in the USA or Canada so far.

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Capt Clement Perronet Sells
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:20 GMT (UK) »

UK Return Passenger List - M P Sells O B E - aged 47 years - Africa to Liverpool - 1 June 1935 - on SS Accra. Going to Banford Somers Road, Reigate, Surrey.  ???



The age for this passenger is in the "male " column I think - very faint scan
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Capt Clement Perronet Sells
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:33 GMT (UK) »

There was a marriage Clement P Sells to Mary A Jones - St George Hanover Square London - 1a 1113 - registered Q4 of 1918.
Didn't come across a birth for Sells/Jones.


Copy of licence application on Ancestry, it states Mary was a spinster, so not looking for a different mmn from Jones.

It doesn't look like Clement had any direct descendants.
Can't see Muriel on 1930 US census. Unless she had married by then.

USA seems an odd place for a missionary to go. All others I've seen have been far east or Africa
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Capt Clement Perronet Sells
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Canada Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A) shows Muriel Annie Perronch Sells (as transcribed) born Braeside Yorks 1888 and aged 34 years - aqrriving Quebec July 1922 on the Minnedosa. Passing through to Japan and China - destined to Hong Kong - nearest relative Mr H M Sells - Pearl Haven Canford Cliffs Bournemouth.

N.B. Nearest relative could be Henry Martin Sells shown on Dorset Electoral Registers at
Pearlhaven in 1921 - also at that address Jessie Ada Sells and Leonard Perronet Sells. 

Edward De Grave Sells (the Uncle of Muriel and Clement - brother of there father Vincent)  The probate for Edward De grave Sells who passed away Grennell Beaufort Road Reigate Surrey 2 December 1920 at 86 Doods Road Reigate Surrey.  mentioned Henry Martin Sells (director)

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Capt Clement Perronet Sells
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 17:07 GMT (UK) »
According to National Provate Calendar Henry Martin Sells (Uncle of Muriel) of villa Eveline 1 Strada San Martino San Remo Italy passed away 20 August 1924 - probate London 2 february to Jessie Ada Sells  and Leonard Perronet Sells  (gentleman) (mentioned in post above)

Henry Martin Sells born in 1862 was brother of Vincent Perronet Sells - Muriels father)
Parents of Henry Martin Sells was Vincent Perronet Sells and Jessie Clements.

Leonard P Sells passed away March 1934 - Uckfield Sussex.

Sister of Leonard - Evelyn Jessie Sells (daughter of Henry Martin Sells and Jessie Ada Clements) married Walter Ferguson Leadbitter - 22 May 1914 - Branksome Park, Dorset. Poole - 5a 637

Evelyn J Leadbitter passed away June 1962 New Forest Hampshire. 6b 353

Couple appear to have had a son (Bryan fergusson leadboitter - birth registered September 1919 - 1d 1586) and daughter Barbara - birth registered June 1916 - 1d 1963  - sadly the son Sub Lieut. Bryan Fergusson Leadbitter R N V R HMS Victory was a casualty of WW2 - passed away 27 December 1940 - father Canon Walter Ferguson Leadbitter B A  and mother Evelyn Jessie Leadbitter of Dibden Hampshire.
Bryan recorded on Commonwealth Graves Memorial Register.

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial - Portsmouth
Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Hampshire, England
Plot: Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Panel 44, Column 2.

https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56698724

England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2015 shows Ms Barbara Leadbitter born 1916 passed away 2 April 2011 - New Milton Hampshire. BH25

UK Return Passenger List shows Barbara Leadbitter - born 1916 - aged 22 years - returning from Durban South Africa to Southampton on the Athlone Castle - 1 April 1938 - Going to The Rectory Woolwich

UK Return Pasenger List shows Barbara Leadbitter - born 1916 - aged  - 20 May 1949 - departing Cape Town South Africa - Southampton on the Arundel Castle - going to Purlieu Cottage - Dibden Purlieu Southampton. Occupation Nurse - Country of last residence was Rhodesia.

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Capt Clement Perronet Sells
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Edward De Grave Sells born 1860 - brother to Vincent - Uncle of Clement - Edward did not marry until 9 July 1906 St Leonard, Streatham, Lambeth  - was listed as a bachelor on his marriage to Beatrice Leonora Kilburn. Edward was an accountant to a public company. The couple had a daughter Eileen Beatrice Delgrave Sells in 1909 and a son John Edward de Grave Sells in 1911.

John Edward Sells - passed away 19 November 1986 Woodlands Haroldslea Drive Horley -  probate Brighton 13 March 1987 -

Eileen Beatrice de Grave Sells - married 24 September 1932 - Reigate, St Mary, Surrey. Spouse Philip George Ellis Pym.
Eileen Beatrice De Grave Pym born 25 December 1908 passed away November 1989 Eileen Beatrice De Grave Pym - volume 17 - page 1384
Probate 14 March 1990 Brighton gave the address Woodlands Haroldslea Horley.
Couple may have had 1 daughter in 1935 - could still be living.

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