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34775   Private David Best
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 17/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
David Best was the son of Andrew and Ann Best. David was born about 1897 in Dungannon, although no record can be found in GRONI. David Best was initially enrolled with (5094) Lowland Division Royal Engineers. Private David Best was serving with the North Staffordshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 17th April 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery
  Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave IV-A-26
CWGC Casualty 152457
Reninghelst New Military Cemetery is located 9.5 Kms south west of Ieper (formerly Ypres) town centre, in the village of Reningelst (formerly Reninghelst), on a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the main crossroads in the village of Vlamertinge take the left hand turning onto the Bellestraat. After crossing the N38 Ieper Poperinge road, the village of Reningelst lies 6 Kms beyond Vlamertinge. On reaching the village, turn right onto the Zevekotestraatand continue to the Reningelstplein where the churchyard is clearly visible. The Baljuwstraat leads from the Reningelstplein and the cemetery is 500 metres along this road on the left hand side
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private David Best's gravestone
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of David Best's headstone can be purchased here.
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