Kenneth Sellwood was born in Thame in 1925 the son of Mr. and Mrs. William John Sellwood, of Tetsworth, Oxfordshire and he attended Lord Williams’s School, Thame.
He served as a Lance Corporal, 14499730, in the 10th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry during World War Two. The HLI were part of the 15th Division which landed in Normandy a few days after D-Day and progressed through northern France. He died in August 1944 in the major thrust made from Caumont l’Evente towards Vire, to drive a wedge between the German 7th Army and the Panzer Group West.
Although a Scottish Regiment the Highland Light Infantry had less than half Scots in its ranks. In the cemetery at St Charles de Percy there are ten burials from his battalion: five from Oxon/Bucks and only three from Scotland.
Kenneth was killed on 6th August 1944 at just 18½ years of age and buried in St Charles de Percy Cemetery, Calvados, France and is remembered in Lord Williams’s School Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to St Charles de Percy Cemetery, Calvados, France on 23rd May 2015 by Jenny Manger