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Arthur Joseph Best

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Best AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2073 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 August 1885 BDM, births RichmondNelson Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 15 February 1915 AWMM Longburn, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J. Best (father), Longburn, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 February 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2073 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 February 1915 Military Personnel file
    Age 30 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian Military Personnel file
    Military Personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • 4 August 1915 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action, severe gunshot wounds, head and forearm at Gallipoli AWMM
    • 23 August 1915 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Evacuated to UK for medical treatment, disembarked South Hampton AWMM
    • 13 January 1917 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Embarked for NZ, HS Marama AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      His suicide was attributable to his war service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Elizabeth and Joseph Best. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 October 1920 Military Personnel file
    Age 35 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM Block 30A Plot 038 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Formally recognised in August 2014 as a war casualty and entered on the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s official rolls of honour. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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25 November 2015WendyPalmerston North, New ZealandOther
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