Kirknewton Churchyard Section E Row 4 – 13 – Selby


In loving memory of Fanny wife of Beauchamp Prideaux SELBY who died 23rd March 1898 aged 56.

(Quotation not legible).  

Also of Prideaux J. SELBY Northumberland  Fusiliers who died in  hospital in Gibraltar 3rd Oct 1915 aged 30. second son of B.P. SELBY.

Also Captain B.H. SELBY 5th N'land Fus. killed at Aishe. Sept 23rd1914 aged 32 buried at Vailly. France.

Military record

Captain Beauchamp Henry Selby, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was a Regular soldier and was killed in action in France during the Battle of the Aisne, aged 31. He was the son of the late Beaumont Prideaux Selby of Pawston, Northumberland and is commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial. This memorial commemorates the 3749 Officers and men of the British Expeditionary Force who fell at the Battles of Mons, Le Cateau, The Marne and the Aisne and have no known grave. At the time the Battalion were holding trenches near Rouge Maison and he was shot by by a sniper hidden in nearby woods which the Battalion were clearing at the time. He never regained consciousness. Captain Selby was born on 4th June 1882 and was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst being commissioned into the Fusiliers in 1901. He served on the Northwest Frontier and saw action in the Mohmand campaign at Matta.

Private P.J.Selby, 8th( Service ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died on active service on 3rd October 1915, aged 25. He was the son of Beauchamp Prideaux Selby of Pawston, Northumberland and the brother of Captain Selby above. He is buried in Gibraltar ( North East ) Cemetery, Gibraltar. This cemetery was used for those soldiers and sailors who had died on passing ships. At this time the Battalion was engaged at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli and it is possible Private Selby had been wounded and was returning home for treatment.

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