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Regimental number53684
Place of birthBooley, Stanton Upon Hines Heath, Shropshire, England
SchoolStoke Upon Tern National School, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYarrabandai, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, C. Berry, Crabwell, Hodnet, Shropshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 February 1918
Place of enlistmentParkes, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at Sutton Veney Hospital, Wilshire, England.
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Age at death29
Place of burialSutton V (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 4, Row F, Grave No. 4), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Ada BERRY, Higgins Wood Styche, Market Drayton, Salop, England. Born at Hodnet, Salop
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918; disembarked, London, England, 26 August 1918; marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 26 August 1918, and allotted to 13th Bn reinforcements.

Marched out to 12th Training Bn, 26 August 1918.

Transferred to Artillery Details, 7 October 1918, and marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, the same day.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 14 October 1918 (influenza); now, 17 October 1918, diagnosed with broncho pneumonia.

Died, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 21 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Buried, St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Sutton Veny, 26 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERRY Alick

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