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Herbert Vincent BERRY

Regimental number6611
Place of birthWyong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressNorth Road, Gladesville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWilliam A Berry, North Road, Gladesville, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 21.9.17 while stationed at right R.A.P. near WESTHOEK during heavy enemy shelling, in which some of the Regimental stretcher bearers were killed and wounded, word was brought in that a man had been hit. This N.C.O. with 2 others dashed out through the barrage and succeeded in bringing the wounded man in, undoubtedly saving his life. While carrying out this act of gallantry. Lance Corporal Berry was severely wounded and was dressed and carried in under heavy shell fire. This N.C.O. was previously mentioned in dispatches on 8.12.16 for special good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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

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