This name is on the Stockwell Green United Reformed Church war memorial.
Best was not a casualty and spent his war in England. However, he is included, like others on the memorial, for his contribution.
Information is from his service record (British Army WWI Service Records 1914-1918)
(Best, Hubert Charles Amor)
Service no 283405
Private, R.A.O.C. (Motor Transport Corps)
Best joined up in 1916 but he was not required to service until he received call-up papers. He presented himself at the Whitehall recruiting office on 15 January 1917 at the age of 29 years and 3 months.
Before the war, Best worked as a manager for Bowker Co Ltd of Liverpool (canned goods), running their London office. On discharge he expressed a desire to return to his old job.
5 feet 8 inches
Married to Daisy, on 1 August 1914
A son, Frank Alan Best, was born in 1916
The occulist at Shortlands reported that "this man's eyesight does not come up to standard as laid down in ACI 73... he is therefore unfit for MT [motor transport] duties (driving)." He has myopic astigmatism.
Best was moved to the supply division and took, and presumably passed, the clerk's test (dictation and arithmetic)