The AIF Project

Richard Sydney BEST

Regimental number4130
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressHamley Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs A L Best, Hamley Bridge, South Australia
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of disease 12 February 1916
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 312), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4022 Frederick Albert BEST, 32nd Battalion, killed in action, Belgium, 19 February 1918.

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