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Leonard BEST

Regimental number1868
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSouth Belgrave State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBelgrave, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Best, Dalny Street, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death4 June 1918
Age at death22
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 9), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Catherine BEST. Native of Victoria

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