10th Regiment, South African Infantry (South African Army)
20/11/1916 (Died of Illness)
William Scilly was the son of Eliza Jane Scilly. He was one of 11 children. The family were living in Killybaskey, Moneymore by 1871. They were a farming family. The family name was spelt Scilly / Silly in most early records. By 1911, it seems to have changed to Seeley. William Seeley served in the Boer War. Sergeant William Seeley was serving with the 10th Regiment of the South African Infantry when he died in East Africa of malaria / blackwater fever on 20th November 1916. Sergeant William Seeley is buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery in Tanzania.
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery is located on the right (eastern/coastal) side of Bagamoyo Road, which heads north-west along the coast from the centre of Dar-Es-Salaam and is clearly marked. It is about 5 kilometres from the city centre, and a roadside direction sign indicates the turn off for Bagamoyo Road into the lane leading to the cemetery.