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Arthur William Best

Regimental number1819
Place of birthRyde, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter and cabinet maker
Address187 Elswick Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Jane Best, 187 Elswick Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Mary Ann BEST; Wife: Gertrude Jane BEST
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 January 1938
Age at death57
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales

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