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Joseph Robert BEST

Regimental number2531
Place of birthHamilton, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBothwell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Susan Best, Bothwell, Tasmania
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Susan Mary BEST
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2525 Pte Thomas Henry BEST, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 March 1920
Age at death25
Place of burialBothwell Cemetery, Tasmania

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