WALTER O. BEST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Best
FORENAMES:Walter O.
BORN:c1825/1827
AT:[East] Budleigh [Salterton] Devon
OCCUPATION[S]:Labourer
RELIGION/DENOMINATION:.
FATHER:.
MOTHER:.
SIBLINGS:.
OTHER RELATIONS:.
NOTES:.
1st REGIMENT NO:1201
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:22 12 1843 Exeter HQ aged 18 years
ATTESTED:.
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 9"
TROOP NO:.
TROOP CAPTAIN:.
RANK:1843: Private
4Q 1854: Private
1855: Private
1860: Private
PROMOTIONS:.
REDUCTIONS: .
NOTES:Servant to Major McMahan [ARMS]
DESERTIONS:.
COURT MARTIALS:.
GIVEN UP TO:.
GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:.
MEDALS:Crimea: Alma, Inkerman, B[alaklava]. List dated 07 01 1855
EMBARKATIONS:.
DISEMBARKATIONS:.
CAMPAIGNS:.
OTHER DUTIES:.
TRANSFERRED FROM:.
TRANSFERRED TO:.
FREE DISCHARGE:21 11 1860 Dublin
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:.
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:Coachman [1871], Licensed Victualler [1881]
DIED:1Q 1883, 55 years, Plymouth, 5b 214
BURIED:.
WILL:.
BENEFICIARY:.
NEXT OF KIN:.
PRIZE MONEY:.
NOTES:4Q 1855: 11 days on ship, 81 days on shore
1871 CENSUS:Devon, Tamerton Foliott, District 18
Schedule 26
Brookfield
Charles Prid___, Head, Mar, [52], Retired Bank Manager, Brickland, Tou__i__, Devon [Enumerated in Plymouth]
Harriet Richardson, Niece, Unm, [34], Ireland [Enumerated in Plymouth]
Mary Read, Serv, Unm, 33, Parlour Maid, Devon Honiton [Enumerated in Plymouth]
Susan Nelder, Serv, Unm, 15, Housemaid, Devon [Cornwood]
Emily Best, Serv, Mar, 39, Cook, Middlesex St Pancras
Walter Best, Serv, Mar, 44, Coachman, Devon East Burleigh
1881 CENSUS:Devon, Plymouth St Andrew, District 26
Schedule 1
1 Whimple Street, Guildhall Vault
Walter Best, Head, Mar, 54, Licensed Victualler, Devon Plymouth
Emily Best, Wife, Mar, 47, Middlesex St Pancras
Catherine Blackler, Visitor, Mar, 24, Cornwall Redruth
Jane Butler, Ser, Unm, 27, General Serv, Alderney
1ST WIFE:Emily Longden
MARRIED:1868
NOTES:.
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/653
WO/12/659-660
WO/12/665
WO/180/24
BL SOURCES:.
OTHER SOURCES: Honour the Light Brigade
LINKS:.


4th Light Dragoons Index

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