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BEST, John Leslie (1892-1938)

BEST, John Leslie (1892-1938)

John Leslie Best, born on 20 November 1892, was enrolled as a day student at Geelong College in 1906. His address at the time of enrolment was Retreat Rd, Newtown.

He is listed as a member of the College Athletics Team in 1908, though he is not depicted in the Athletics Team photograph for that year.

According to the Annual Reports he was awarded the following academic prizes:
1906 Arithmetic 2nd Middle 4th Form
1907 Arithmetic 1st Upper 4th Form

According to the Annual Reports he gained the following event places at the various Geelong College Annual Sports:
1906 Under 15 100yd 3rd
1907 Mr Morrison's Cup 100yds 2nd
1908 Under 16 100yds 1st
1908 Under 16 220 yds 1st
1908 Under 16 High Jump 2nd
1908 Under 16 Long Jump 2nd
1908 Flag Race 880yds (Team Member)

Sources: Annual Report 1906 p2, p18; Annual Report 1907 p1, p17; Annual Report 1908 p21, p22.
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