The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

BEST, FRANCIS WILLIAM

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Private
4462975
21/01/1945
32
Durham Light Infantry 9th Bn.
I. A. 18.
The sacrifice was great, his duty nobly done



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Son of William and Hannah Jane Best, of Hexham, Northumberland; husband of Florence M. Best (nee Harbottle)

Francis died near Sint Joost, Limburg, the Netherlands. He is the man with the latest death date in the Valkenswaard War Cemetery and the only casualty at the cemetery that wasn’t killed in the vicinity.

 

Memorial at Corbridge Parish.