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Pte. Thomas Best, No. 8,879, 2nd Batt. Scots Guards,


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Private Thomas Best, No. 8,879, 2nd Batt. Scots Guards, killed in action in France on 29th April 1915.

On the CWGC he is listed as killed in action in France on 29th April 1918, however there is an In Memoriam notice in a 1916 newspaper giving his date of death as 29th April 1915.

Any information on him would be appreciated.

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Pere

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Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 - soldier details

Name: Thomas BEST

Regiment, Corps etc.: Scots Guards

Battalion etc.:

1st Battalion. 4.8.14 Aldershot: 1st (Guards) Bde. 1st Div. 14.8.14 landed at Havre. 25.8.15 to 2nd Guards Bde. Guards Div. 11.11.18 2nd Guards Bde. Guards Div. France; Maubeuge. 2nd Battalion. 4.8.14 Tower of London: London District. Sept. 1914 to 20th Bde. 7th Div. at Lyndhurst. 7.10.14 landed at Zeebrugge. 9.8.15 to 3rd Guards Bde. Guards Div. 11.11.18 3rd Guards Bde. Guards Div. France; Maubeuge. 3rd (Reserve) Battalion. Formed at Chelsea Barracks 18.8.14. 31.8.14 to Esher. 2.10.14 to Wellington Barracks until the end of the war. Provided drafts of 11201 all ranks.

Last name: Best

First name(s): Thomas

Initials: T

Birthplace: Newtownards, Co. Down

Enlisted: Glasgow

Residence:

Rank: GDSN.

Number: 8879

Date died: 29 April 1915

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

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Ellie

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Many thanks Devonmaid,

I’m fairly new to the Forum. If it is a transcription error, as Jon says, is there any way to have it corrected?

Pere

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Pere,

It may be worth contacting forum member Terry Denham regarding transcription errors. Nice to see confirmation on the MIC.

cheers, Jon

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Pere,

It may be worth contacting forum member Terry Denham regarding transcription errors. Nice to see confirmation on the MIC.

cheers, Jon

Will do.

Pere

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