Service No: 6530
Place of Birth: Newtonards, Co. Down
Date of Death: 20/10/1914
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards (2nd Bn.)
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. E. C. Best, 77 Greenhill Road, Rutherglen.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: Private No 6330, 2nd Battn. Scots Guards, s of John Best of 62 Rumford Street, Glasgow; and brother to Private Thomas Best; b co. Down, 1885; enlisted 24th May 1906; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders and was killed in action there. He m at Rutherglen 31st December 1913, Elizabeth E, 77 Greenhill Road, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Widow Elizabeth Best.
1901 census information:
Address: 6 Norman Street, Bridgeton.
Father: John (50) general labourer, born about 1851 in Ireland.
Mother: Agnes (42) born about 1859 in Ireland.
Sister: Agnes (21) cotton weaver, born about 1880 in Ireland.
Sister: Helen (19) cotton weaver, born about 1882 in Ireland.
Self: James (15) general labourer, born about 1886 in Ireland.
Sister: Lizzie (12) born about 1889 in Ireland.
Brother: Samuel (10) born about 1891 in Ireland.
Sister: Martha (8) born about 1893 in Ireland.
Brother: Thomas (6) born about 1895 in Ireland.
Sister: Maggie A (2) born about 1899 in Ireland.