Roland Hector BEST

BEST, Roland Hector

Service Number: 5653
Enlisted: 7 February 1916, Casula
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Bellingen, Bellingen, New South Wales
Schooling: Bellingen Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Influenza, Tidworth, England, 16 January 1919
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
C. 181.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bellingen War Memorial, Coffs Harbour Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5653, Casula
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 5653, 2nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Kyarra embarkation_ship_number: A55 public_note: ''
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 5653, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
6 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5653, 2nd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Shrapnel wounds right arm and buttock
9 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Machine Gun Battalion
16 Jan 1919: Involvement Private, 5653, 1st Machine Gun Battalion , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 5653 awm_unit: 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1919-01-16

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