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Charles Cairn Best

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Portrait of Lieutenant Charles Cairn Best, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F935 48. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant Charles Cairn Best, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F935 48. Image is su …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Cairn AWMM
  • Surname
    Best AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Pat AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12115 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1894 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Charles Best (father), Riversdale Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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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  • Attended Auckland University College (now The University of Auckland). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 48 AWMM
    SingaporeSoutheast Asia 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
    • Singapore Memorial AWMM
    • Parnell District School, 48 St Stephens Ave, Parnell, Auckland 1052 AWMM

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Sources

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