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Graham Godfrey BERRY

Regimental number32
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressGilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Berry, Sub Treasurer, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 5 January 1919


Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 5 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work at Chuignes on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 31 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at Chuignes, 23 August, 1918. While commanding a platoon in an attack on the village, he led his men with great determination, and captured four field guns, which had been firing at point blank range.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Family/military connectionsBrothers: [229] Lt Benjamin Carlyle BERRY, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 6 July 1919; 11652 Corporal Godfrey Barthold BERRY, 3rd Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 9 July 1919; 2399 Pte William Blencoe BERRY, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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