Lieutenant Colonel Francis Mayfield Best

Service number S3074
Ranks Held Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 09 January 1887
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Blyth
Death Date 16 September 1944
Death Place Australia
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
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Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

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Date of birth 09 January 1887 Blyth Plains, SA
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 31 May 1916
WW1 Service 1 31 May 1916 enlisted AIF ENGR
Date commissioned 01 April 1917
WW1 Service 2 01 April 1917 2lieutenant
Date of embarkation 08 August 1917
WW1 Service 3 17 March 1918 lieutenant 5thDivisionEngr
Interwar Service 1 01 January 1920 lieutenant Reserve of Officers
WW1 Service 4 14 February 1920 demobilised
Interwar Service 2 27 May 1926 captain AE
Interwar Service 3 01 December 1928 major
Interwar Service 4 22 August 1930 3 Light Horse
Interwar Service 5 01 May 1934 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 01 February 1940 Retired List
Career summary 3 25 August 1941 seconded RAE(M)
Career summary 4 25 August 1941 full time duty Headquarters 4MD
Career summary 5 25 August 1941 chief instructor MT Training School (3MD)
Career summary 6 31 December 1943 chief instructor 2 Tech Training School (Headquarters Vic)
Career summary 7 30 July 1944 attached 2 Aust Tech Training School (SA)
Career summary 8 19 August 1944 medical administering Hosp from leave
Career summary 9 16 September 1944 Died of illness (carcinoma of bladder)
Date of death 16 September 1944
Career summary 1 commanding officer 27th battalion
Career summary 10 *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE ***