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Arthur Fitzroy BEST

Regimental number2015
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Addressc/o Sir Robert Best, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Sir Robert Best, East Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 28 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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