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Thomas Edward Samuel BERRY

Regimental number25485
Place of birthBanana, Queensland
SchoolBanana State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBanana, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, T.A. Berry, Banana, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 29 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Bde. Australian Field Artillery
FateDied of disease 2 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death2 October 1918 (died of disease)
Age at death25
Place of burialSte. Marie Cemetery (Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 12), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Arthur and Emma Priscilla BERRY, Banana, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 29 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916.

Marched out of Australian Artillery Training Depot, Parkhouse, 26 October 1916, and proceeded to 'A' Battery, Fort Wellington, Farnham.

Found guilty, 21 November 1916, of hesitating to obey an order given by a NCO: award, forfeits 2 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 January 1917 [sic]; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 30 December 1916 [sic].

Proceeded to unit, 7 January 1917; taken on strength of 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 9 January 1917, and posted to No 1 Section.

Transferred to 1st Field Artillery Bde, 11 January 1917; taken on strength of 1st Field Artillery Bde, 11 January 1917, and posted to 1st Battery.

On leave, 23 September 1917; rejoined unit, 7 October 1917.

Found guilty, 7 October 1917, of being absent without leave from 0730 hours, 3 October 1917, until 1800 hours, 5 October 1917: award, forfeits 9 days' pay, and forfeits 3 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 26 October 1917, and transferred to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (venereal disease); to No 20 Ambulance Train, 29 October 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 30 October 1917; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 1 November 1917; discharged, 5 December 1917, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 47 days.

Admitted to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 8 December 1917 (venereal disease); marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 1 March 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 84 days.

Proceeded to unit, 5 March 1918; rejoined 1st Field Artillery Bde, 7 March 1918.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 21 September 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1917 (not yet diagnosed); to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 26 September 1918 (influenza); died of lobar pneumonia and exhaustion, 2 October 1918.

Buried Cimiture St Maire, 5 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERRY Thomas Edward Samuel

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