S3074 Francis Mayfield Best

Date of birth1887-01-09 Blyth Plains, SA 
WW1 Service 1  1916-05-31  enlisted AIF ENGR 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1916-05-31   
Date commissioned  1917-04-01   
WW1 Service 2  1917-04-01  2lieutenant 
WW1 Service 3  1918-03-17  lieutenant 5thDivisionEngr 
Interwar Service 1  1920-01-01  lieutenant Reserve of Officers 
WW1 Service 4  1920-02-14  demobilised 
Interwar Service 2  1926-05-27  captain AE 
Interwar Service 3  1928-12-01  major 
Interwar Service 4  1930-08-22  3 Light Horse 
Interwar Service 5  1934-05-01  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 27th battalion 
Appointment  1934-05-01 - 1940-02-19  Battalion: 27th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Reason for end of appointment: age 
Career summary 2  1940-02-01  Retired List 
Career summary 3  1941-08-25  seconded RAE(M) 
Career summary 5  1941-08-25  chief instructor MT Training School (3MD) 
Career summary 4  1941-08-25  full time duty Headquarters 4MD 
Career summary 6  1943-12-31  chief instructor 2 Tech Training School (Headquarters Vic) 
Career summary 7  1944-07-30  attached 2 Aust Tech Training School (SA) 
Career summary 8  1944-08-19  medical administering Hosp from leave 
Career summary 9  1944-09-16  Died of illness (carcinoma of bladder) 
Career summary 10    *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE *** 
Career summary 1    commanding officer 27th battalion  
Date of death1944-09-16  

Background: Technical Quals listed as 'A.M.I.E' Aust. Additional diploma: 'A.S.A.S.M. Mech. & Elec. Engrg'; Occupation: Engineer- Lecturer Adelaide University