SX1391 Private George Murray BEST, 2/10 Bn AIF: 29/04/1941

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today

    Casualty
    Private BEST, GEORGE MURRAY
    Service Number SX1391
    Died 29/04/1941
    Aged 21
    A.I.F. 2/10 Bn., Australian Infantry
    Son of George and Jule Best, of Murray Bridge, South Australia; husband of Patricia Mary Best, of Sandford, Somerset, England.
    INSCRIPTION: HE LEFT US SO HAPPY & GAY, BUT THE SAD BLOW TOOK HIM AWAY
    Buried at TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Libya
    Number of casualties: 2272
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 3. O. 6.
     
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  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

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  3. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Unit History records are weird things - some go into all kinds of details and others seem to gloss over what seem to be important matters, such as the death of personnel

    From the War Diary collection online at the AWM
     

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  4. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    The other two blokes killed on the 29th during the dive-bombing attack:

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2206266/shepherd,-reginald-frank/

    Private Shepherd, Reginald Frank - Service Number SX2176 of A.I.F. 2/10 Bn. Australian Infantry

    Foster-son of Michael and Emily Jane Killian, of Canterbury, Kent, England.

    Casualty

    Private Milne, Alan Arthur - Service Number SX.1524 of A.I.F. 2/10 Bn. Australian Infantry

    Son of William and Susan Agnes Milne, of Prospect, South Australia.
     
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  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Marriages Sep 1940
    Best George M Vowles Salisbury 5a 844
    Vowles Patricia M Best Salisbury 5a 844

    1 son, born posthumously.
     
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