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William Joseph BEST

Regimental number2832
Place of birthKerang, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWakool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Matilda Elizabeth Best, 'Allandale', Wakool, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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