George Harold BEST


BEST, George Harold

Service Numbers: 2104, R104, R2104
Enlisted: 3 March 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brompton Park, South Australia, 2 May 1897
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street State School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Jeweller
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 July 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide Gilles Street Primary School WW1 Honour Roll (New), Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2104, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2104, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
23 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2104, 16th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN R104, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN R104, 10th Infantry Battalion
24 Jul 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2104, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement SN R2104, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Son of Frederick George James BEST and Alice Mary nee SUTTON

Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Born 1897/May/2 in Brompton Park SA.

He lived at 28 Partridge Street Glenelg SA.

George's occupation was a jeweler.

His enlistment date was 3 March 1915 and his rank was a private for the whole time he was alive.

Son of Fredrick George James Best and Alice Mary nee Sutton.

He died in action, in France on the 24 of July 1918 at the age of 21 years and is buried in the cemetery called Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.