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Frederick Albert BEST

Regimental number4022
Place of birthSnowtown, South Australia
AddressJitarning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, Richard Best, Hamley Bridge, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 29 April 1916 - 32nd Bn, 10th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, 27 June 1917.
FateKilled in Action 19 February 1918
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death19 February 1918
Age at death36
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 45), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4130 Pte Richard Sydney BEST, 16th Bn, died of illness, 12 February 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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