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Henry BERRY

Regimental number19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGuildford, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H. Berry
Enlistment date5 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176 (30 November 1916).
Recommendation date: Refers September-December 1915

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29664, 11 July 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176, 30 November 1916.
Recommendation date: 29 April 1916

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations from 7th to 9th June 1917 this N.C.O. was in charge of the A.M.C. details of the 49th Battalion. He worked ceaselessly during this period and showed great skill and judgment in treating cases. When the Commanding Officer was wounded this N.C.O. came through a very heavy German barrage to attend to him. Under this heavy artillery and machine gun fire he searched for a stretcher and although knocked nearly senseless by a shell he returned with a stretcher and squad to carry the Colonel away. I consider his conduct meritorious throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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