Almond (Best), Ernest (Albert) –

NOTE:- Served as Ernest Albert BEST. Adopted son of Mrs. Elizabeth Almond, of 68, Old Hall Street, Kearsley, Lancashire; brother of Frank Best (a.k.a. Frank Almond) of Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, U.S.A. Resident of 28, Windermere Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada at enlistment. Immigrated to Canada aged 16 with “an aunt” in 1914. Living with Elizabeth Almond and Frank and Ernest recorded as Almond on 1911 census in Kearsley. Killed in Action “While acting as a Battalion Runner during military operations, this soldier was instantly killed by enemy shell fire.”

Personal details

  • Surname: Almond (Best)
  • Forename: Ernest (Albert)
  • Date of birth: April 17th, 1898
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 20
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: September 2nd, 1918
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 75th Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry.
  • Service number: 1096257
  • Regiment: Canadian Imperial Forces
  • Enlistment date: March 23rd, 1917 - 1917-03-23
  • Enlistment location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


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