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William Alexander James BERRY

Regimental number1012
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPorter
Addressc/o Margaret Berry, 21 Smith Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Berry, Zeehan, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in 18 months in the Cadets.
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 September 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Alexander
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Magaret BERRY; Wife: Eleanor Lucy BERRY
Discharge date15 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 26 May 1915 (enteric); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 3 July 1915; to 21st General Hospital , 5 July 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Port Said, 28 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ascanius', 7 September 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 27 September 1915 (enteric fever).

Admitted to 9th General Hospital, Launceston, 5 October 1915; discharged, 16 November 1915; recommended to report for duty at end of 14 days' furlough.

Medical report, 8 January 1917: 'Enteric fever: [causation of the disability:] Probably water & insanitary conditions'.

Discharged (own request), Hobart, 15 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 September 1926
Age at death31
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERRY William Alexander James

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