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Leslie Robert Best

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Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 62), Page: 31 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 62), Page: 31 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Best AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 37143 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 June 1879 AWMM WoollongongNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Frances Annie Best (wife), care of B. Brayshaw, 35 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 April 1917 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 37143 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    Stationhand/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 3.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      131 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gun shot wound to right index finger, Passchendaele 12 October 1917 AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Fracture of the skull after an accidental fall from a fire escape AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Benjamin Paul best and Clarriss(?sp) best

    Leslie Best was the husband of Frances Annie Best (nee Evans), of High Holborn Street, Surrey Hills, Sydney, Australia. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 January 1919 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM D. 12. (S). AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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