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Allan Gifford Joseph BEST

Regimental number6719
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBothwell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Best, Bothwell, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1044 Pte Gordon Michael BEST, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 October 1954
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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