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James William Wilson BEST

Regimental number3039
Place of birthDunolly, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
AddressRoebourne, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinCousin, Mrs Violet Phillips, King William Street, Bayswater, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollA.T. Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Date of death15 February 1936
Place of burialPreston Cemetery

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