21 October 2012

Gordon Selby

I know very little about the WWII service of V19131 Gordon Ralph Selby other than his V number indicates militia rather than 2nd AIF service and that he was a solider in the 3rd Base Ordnance Depot. Gordon's date of discharge was in 1948 rather in 1946 like most WWII soldiers. I suspect this is because he was involved in the decommissioning of weapons and ammunition at the base depot, a post war process that would have taken a considerable amount of time.
The medal was another one that was sent to me by Graham Docksey of the Albury RSL. This Australian Service Medal 1939-45 will be returned to a member of the Selby family to be added to other items of Selby family military history.
The returned medal tally is now 1190.


  1. What an amazing thing you are doing for our fallen soldier’s families.
    I happened to stumble upon your page as I was googling Australian WW1 Dog Tags.
    My 16 yo daughter is heading to Europe next month to commemorate Australian fallen soldiers from WW1.
    I am wanting to make up a replica of my Great Grandfather’s tags so she can carry them with her.
    My Great Grandfather suffered from a GS to the head and hand and was lucky enough to survive and come home to his family, unlike many others.
    It is something that I am VERY proud of with what she is endeavouring to do. Something that one day I would love the opportunity to do myself.

  2. Hello Halle and thank you so much for you very kind comment.