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Harold Sydney BEST

Regimental number1065
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical enginneer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, W. H Best, Seventeenth Avenue, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentArmourer Sergeant
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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