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Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« on: Tuesday 04 December 18 02:48 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for any information on an Alec Patrick Best who would have been born around 1911. I have an Ellen Best and a son Alec leaving Saint Johns in May 1920 on the Minnedosa, arriving Liverpool UK 24th May 1920. They provided a forwarding address of 137 Fox Street, Pitsmoor, Sheffield. It does seem that family Best was well represented in that street so likely this address was a relative. The Alec I seek went on to join the RAFVR around 1938. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 10:03 GMT (UK) »

Ellen appears to be 41 years old on the Minnedosa passenger list.  The intended future permanent residence "Foreign Countries" would seem to indicate they intended returning to Canada ?

What other info have you got on this family  ???

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 10:24 GMT (UK) »


Did Alex survive the war ?

Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead, 1939-1947

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/second-world-war-dead-1939-1947/Pages/files-second-war-dead.aspx

All other Canadian WW2 records are restricted.

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 10:32 GMT (UK) »
Is this the one ? Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Flight Sergeant Alec Patrick Best - 30 June 1941
Runnymead Memorial Surrey, UK

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80003832

There was a memorial created on find a grave which has now been removed.

Canada's Bomber Command Memorial - Nanton, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta



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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 10:48 GMT (UK) »


Found another entry - FIND A GRAVE


Flight Sergeant Alec Best     Runnymede Memorial Englefield Green, Runnymede Borough, Surrey,
PLOT   Panel 35.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15245556

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 11:10 GMT (UK) »
137 Fox Street , Sheffield can be found on the 1911 census , but we are not allowed to give any details which cannot be found in the free index . If you have access to the 1911 you can then look up the child living at that address on the GRO website ( free to search ) and find her mother's maiden name. You can then follow the mother back in the census under that maiden name. In 1891 she is in Sheffield with a sister Ellen , born 1879 , who married a Frank Best in Sheffield in 1899. I think this is Ellen Best on the passenger list in 1920.

I'm sorry to be vague but I can't think of any way of giving more details without breaking the rules - in any event you may already have the information ?
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 11:43 GMT (UK) »

Canadian Passenger List Liverpool to Montreal on Lake Champian arriving 10 June 1905 shows Frank Best aged 32 years (accountant), Nellie best aged 27 years and a son Ernest Best aged 3 years. All going to Calgary.

GRO shows Ernest Noel Best born 1902

GRO Reference: 1902  M Quarter in Sheffield  Volume 09C  Page 618 - mothers maiden name Holliday.

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sandra. Thanks for your help. Some good pointers to follow up. Sadly Alec was MIA in 1941 whilst looking for a dingy out over the North Sea, off Mablethorpe, Hence the Runnymede Memorial. His widow, my aunt, died in 2006.
A question.....When Alec signed up for the RAFVR, he would have provided next of kin information. Could this be accessed?

Del

Update.... Talk about feast and famine! I have gone from nothing much to leads aplenty. I wish my other genealogical itch could be resolved

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Re: Looking for information on BEST family.......New Brunswick
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 14:43 GMT (UK) »
There was an Alec P. Best marrying in 1938 to Jessie M. Hooper in Sheffield Yorkshire - yours?