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Harry Best

Portrait possibly taken in Egypt or North Africa

Harry Best c1943

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Best AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 475576 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    3 September 1910 Public - Julienne - Direct descendant - 30 May 2020 - Family records
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM Pulham Rd., Warkworth AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. I.E.L. Best, Pulham Rd., Warkworth (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 475576 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.33 Telegraphist/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.33
    WarkworthNorthland 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.33
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.33 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 September 2020JulienneAucklandDirect descendant

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