We remember Lewis Edward Best

We remember Lewis Edward Best

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Timeline

Timeline

1893
sibling Laura E Best Source:7959363 1893
1894
sibling Frederick Webster Best Source:7959363 4th March 1894
1896
birth Boston, Massachusetts United States Source:7550205 Source:7738024 11th February 1896
1910
dates Age 14 Source:7959363 1910
1910
sibling Henry G Best Source:7959363 1910
1910
location Boston, Massachusetts United States parents address Source:7959363 1910
1915
employment Book Keeper Source:7738024 1915
1915
location 1894 Hampshire Road, [Victoria, British Columbia] Canada parents address Source:7738024 1915
1915
enlistment Victoria, British Columbia Canada Source:7738024 6th August 1915
1915
service Canadian Expeditionary Force 102003 Source:7738024 6th August 1915
1917
service Royal Navy Probationary Flight Officer PI 40556 Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell Source:7550205 5th June 1917 - 2nd October 1917
1917
location 505 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia Canada parents address Source:7550205 1917
1917
commission Temporary Source:7550205 3rd October 1917
1917
service Royal Navy Flight Sub-Lieutenant PI 40556 Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Westgate-Port Said Source:7550205 3rd October 1917 - 31st March 1918
1918
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant PI 40556 Royal Air Force Alexandria-269 Sqdn Source:7550205 1st April 1918 - 28th September 1919
1919
awards Air Force Cross (AFC) British Award/Decoration Source:7550205 8th February 1919
1921
dates Age 25 Source:7959806 1921
1921
employment Bank Clerk Bank of Commerce Source:7959806 1921
1921
location Nelson City, Kootenay West, British Columbia Canada other group residence address Source:7959806 1921
1922
marriage Gladys Elva Steinmetz Source:7959816 1922
1930
dates Age 34 Source:7959819 1930
1930
location Alameda, California United States their own address Source:7959819 1930
1956
death Alameda, California United States Source:7550205 8th December 1956

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Lewis Edward
Initials LE
Last Name Best
Source 7550205
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
1894 Hampshire Road, [Victoria, British Columbia] Canada parents address known 1915
505 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia Canada parents address known 1917
Alameda, California United States their own address known 1930
Boston, Massachusetts United States parents address known 1910
Nelson City, Kootenay West, British Columbia Canada other group residence address known 1921
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Canadian Expeditionary Force 102003
Royal Navy PI 40556 Royal Naval Air Service Crystal Palace-Vendome-Cranwell Probationary Flight Officer
Royal Navy PI 40556 Royal Naval Air Service Cranwell-Westgate-Port Said Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Air Force (RAF/RFC) PI 40556 Royal Air Force Alexandria-269 Sqdn Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Air Force Cross (AFC) British Award/Decoration
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mrs Julia Edith Best mother
John Or Joseph E Best father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Laura E Best sister 1893
Frederick Webster Best brother 4th March 1894
Henry G Best brother 1910
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Gladys Elva Steinmetz wife 1922
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Dark Grey Dark Brown
DateHeightSource
1915-08-14 5'7"

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Official Records

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British RAF Officers 1912-1920
Canadian Expeditonary Force attestations 1914-1918 Transcription Clare995
Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 Transcription Clare995

External Evidence

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1910 US Census entry for Lewis E Best Clare995
Link to brother Frederick Webster Best Clare995
1921 Canadian Census entry for Lewis E Best, Kootenay, British Columbia Clare995
Marriage of Lewis Edward Best & Gladys Elva Steinmetz, 1922 Clare995
1930 US Census entry for Lewis E Best, Alameda, California Clare995

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