We remember Rev. John Kenneth Best

We remember Rev. John Kenneth Best

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Timeline

Timeline

1887
birth Wellinborough, Northants United Kingdom Source:8451517 Source:8451307 26th December 1887
1899
education School Lancing College Sussex United Kingdom Source:8451517 1899 - 1900
1900
education School Arnold House School Chester United Kingdom Source:8451517 1900 - 1905
1905
education Mathematical Tripos, first class degree awarded Queens' College Cambridge United Kingdom Source:8451517 1905 - 1908
1909
education Training for priestood in Church of England Egerton Hall Theological College Manchester India Source:8451517 1909 - 1912
1911
location The Rectory Sandon Chelmsford Essex United Kingdom parents address Source:8451307 1911
1912
location Lytham, Lancashire United Kingdom their own address Source:8451517 September 1912 - September 1914
1914
theatres Egypt :4 Source:9250355 September 1914
1914
service British Army Chaplain to the Forces (4th Class) Royal Army Chaplains Department Source:9250355 14th October 1914 - 18th December 1926
1918
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:9250352 1st January 1918
1941
service British Army Chaplain to the Forces Royal Army Chaplains Department Source:9088122 17th September 1941 - 26th December 1947
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:9088122
1981
death Buried at Budleigh Salterton. Exeter Devon United Kingdom Source:8451517 Source:9088122 19th April 1981

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Rev. John Kenneth
Initials RJK
Last Name Best,
Source 9250355
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Lytham, Lancashire United Kingdom their own address September 1912 - September 1914
The Rectory Sandon Chelmsford Essex United Kingdom parents address known 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Royal Army Chaplains Department Chaplain to the Forces
British Army Royal Army Chaplains Department Chaplain to the Forces (4th Class)
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
MC British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Julia Joanna Best mother
John Dugdale Best father
Religion
DateReligionSource
Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Medal Index Cards Transcription Anne1202
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Ann39898
Medal Index Cards Transcription Linda571
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription Jonathan101862

External Evidence

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Documents in IWM Collections Charlotte33
War Diaries: a Chaplain at Gallipoli, The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best Fiona12861
A Prayer for Gallipoli, The Great War Diaries of Chaplin Kenneth Best Chris2090
British Army Officers 1939 - 45 Jonathan101862
LONDON GAZETTE, 1 JANUARY, 1918 - Military Cross R58235
MIC image (Ancestry) R58235
LONDON GAZETTE, 13 OCTOBER, 1914 - Appointed as Chaplain (4th Class) R58235
LONDON GAZETTE, 17 DECEMBER, 1926 - Resigns Commn. [Hon. Chaplain (3rd Class)] R58235
LONDON GAZETTE, 20 MARCH, 1925 - Hon. Chpln (3rd Class) R58235

Multimedia

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Chaplains cap badge ww1 Anne1202
'A Prayer of Gallipolli' ed. Gavin Royton Linda571

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