Lester BERRY

Regimental number1990
Place of birthBraidwood New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMarulan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Griffin, Gundillion via Braidwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 July 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Lister spelt Lester

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty and consistent good work. By his courage, cheerfulness, and resource he has set a splendid example to his comrades. He has displayed great coolness and determination on many occasions, and has rendered valuable service to his company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918