Albert BEST

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BEST, Albert

Service Number: 1660
Enlisted: 3 October 1914, Enlisted at Horsham
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia, 1884
Home Town: Horsham, Wimmera, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in action, At sea on board HMT Southland, 2 September 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Helles Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
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World War 1 Service

3 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1660, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Horsham
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1660, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1660, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
2 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1660, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Catherine Best of Dalney Road, Murrumbeena, Vic.. Brother of Leonard Best who was killed in action on 4 June 1918 while serving with the 14th Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal