Best, James Albert –

Husband of Matilda Best (nee Woodhouse), of 10, Deal Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Previous service in South African Campaign with 3rd/3rd Scottish Horse, enlisted Bolton 28/02/1901 and discharged medically unfit 20/06/1902. Formerly Lance Corporal 3669, Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry, enlisted 07/09/1914 and discharged 01/05/1915 sick.

Personal details

  • Surname: Best
  • Forename: James Albert
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Great Lever, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Unit: Not known
  • Service number: 35114
  • Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
  • Enlistment date: October 7th, 1915 - 1915-10-07
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


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


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 08/10/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7e

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