Son of Hannah Sellers, and stepson of William Henry Nelis. Francis served in the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) as a Private in the 4th Battalion. He died on 8th December 1943, aged 24. Francis is buried at ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy.
Headstone inscription: “Treasured memories of a dear son. He gave his today for our tomorrow”.
Hannah married (William) Henry Nelis in May 1923 in Bingley, she was aged 25 a spinster employed as a domestic servant, her father is recorded as Francis Joseph Sellers (deceased).
(William) Henry and Hannah can be found on 1939 England and Wales Register and the electoral rolls of the 1930’s and 40’s living at 10 Alma Street. They are known to have had one child together, Bertram who was born in 1925.