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Horace James BEST

Regimental number2431
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressPost Office Boulder City, Boulder City, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, J B Best, Bassendlar Crescent, West Guildford, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 2 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 10 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 4 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address variously given as Bassendlar Crescent, West Guildford; Bassendean Estate, West Guildford; Elder Parade, West Guildford.

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