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John William BEST

Regimental number2108
Place of birthTarcutta New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Superior Public School, and Fort St High School, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationCadet draftsman
Address7 Gordon Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs. L.E. Best, 7 Gordon Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior and Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date25 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death9 August 1915
Age at death18.4
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Special Memorial C.85), Gallipoli, Turkey Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest George and Lilian Eliza BEST, High View Lane, Cave Road, Pymble, New South Wales. Native of Tarcutta, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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