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Peter Best     

Servicenumber : 14408961
Rank : Private
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 11th Battalion
Date of Death : 18-09-1944
Age : 19
Grave : Plot 19. Row B. Grave 13.
Peter Best was a son of Horace Charles and Elsie Emily Best of Liverpool.
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Best was given a field burial on the Hemelse Berg Estate in Oosterbeek. The authors of 'Arnhem, their final battle' (Gerrit Pipers and David Truesdale 2012) wrote the field grave of Peter Best was located near 'Bronbeek' (Velp), about 2 km east of Arnhem.  This location was also mentioned in the 1999 edition of the Roll of Honour, 'FB near the 'Bronbeek' Museum, Velperweg, Arnhem'. 
Picture: 23-09-2012
Sources: Website CWGC, 'Arnhem, Thier Final Battle' and Roll of Honour.


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