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Arthur Arnold Best

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Arnold AWMM
  • Surname
    Best AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23789 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Best (mother), Kiritaki, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23789 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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



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  • Memorial name

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  • I am so proud of my father, Arthur Arnold Best. I was only able to spend 12 years of my life with him, as he died from bowel cancer on 17 August 1966. We lived in Nelson, where I was born on 15th June 1954, and then we moved to the Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, when I was 7 years old. I do not know much at all about his ancestry or family, and wish I had been able to talk to him about it. I do remember that he had a war wound on his leg, and I have his prayer book, which all the soldiers were given, I believe, when they deployed. He was a loving, caring Christian gentleman, and I cherish the upbringing he gave me and my heritage from him. Love you and miss you Dad - thank you for your service.
    Public - Janet - Child - 20 April 2015



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20 April 2015JanetAuckland New ZealandChild
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