The son of William and Martha Ann Selwyn, Wilfred Selwyn's father was a flock and shoddy textile manufacturer; 1901 residence Brimscombe, Gloucestershire.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (T./Capt.) Wilfred Selwyn.
On the 8th August this officer engaged some 300 enemy troops; having inflicted heavy casualties by bombing he pressed home his attack with machine-gun fire until he himself was shot down. Two days later, leading a patrol of three, he observed an enemy two-seater escorted by eight scouts approaching an area where our troops were assembling for an attack; without hesitation he attacked the two-seater, and, despite the efforts of the scouts to protect it, shot it down. A courageous officer with cool judgment, he has destroyed three machines and driven down three others out of control.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918 (30989/12972)