Louis Douglas BERRY

Regimental number31393
Place of birthLarne, Ireland
AddressDandenong Road, East Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, J A Berry, Dandenong Road, East Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 18 February 1917; marched in to Larkhill, 17 March 1917.

Admitted to General Hospital, Tidworth, 5 August 1917 (sick); discharged from hospital, 13 August 1917.

Attached to permanent Cadre of RBAA, from 8th Field Artillery Brigade, Heytesbury, 1 September 1917; detached from duty with permanent Cadre of RBAA, 6 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 March 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 2 March 1918; taken on strength of 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 7 March 1918.

Admitted 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 October 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 73rd General Hospital, Traville, 3 October 1918; still a patient at 73rd General Hospital, 11 December 1918; discharged from hospital, 8 January 1919; admitted to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 9 January 1919; discharged and marched in to Australian General Base Depot, 3 February 1919; on leave to England, 9 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 25 February 1919; attached for duty with Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, England, 25 February 1919; marched out for demobilisation, 18 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Norman', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 August 1919; discharged, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Both medal notations stamped 'returned, 10 February 1923'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERRY Louis Douglas