Son of Walter and Eliza Best, of 38, Cleveland Rd., South Woodford, London. Joined London Rifle Brigade as Pte. before the war, served in Egypt, France and Dardanelles. Native of Glasgow. Went to school at Greenock Academy. Remembered also at Ilford War Memorial Hall.
Lt Douglas Kenneth Best, Essex Regt. and R.F.C., son of Mr. Walter Best, of the electric light department, Indiarubber. Guttapercha - source Chelmsford Chronicle
6th Battalion, The Essex Regiment; Private Douglas Kenneth Best, from 5th(City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 19th May, -1915