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James Gardiner Best

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Gardiner AWMM
  • Surname
    Best AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14374 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 January 1894 AWMM BelfastNorthern Ireland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William John Best (father), Moa Street, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 June 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14374 AWMM
  • Military service
    16th Waikato AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Best was the son of William John Best, of Moa St., Otahuhu, Auckland.

    proceeded overseas from Sling 10 October 1916 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • 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
    • Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Memorial Cross, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 20 Mason Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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  • James Gardiner Best, son of William John Best, & his family were natives of Belfast. James is Remembered within the Belfast Book of Honour, Journey Of Remembering.
    James sister Mrs T Craig lived at 180 Hillman Street, Belfast, Ireland.

    James will be Remembered within the Shankill Area Social History, S.A.S.H Group, Facebook Roll Of Honour. This Project has seen a photograph & information relating to an Irish soldier uploaded every night since the 4th of August 2014, & will end on the 11 11 2018.

    Lest We Forget.
    Public - John - Researcher - 8 August 2018

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08 August 2018JohnBelfastResearcher
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