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Ernest John Henry BERRYMAN

Regimental number2288
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Glen Forces, Victoria
AddressGlen Forbes, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alfred C Berryman, Glen Forbes, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2288A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Ernest John
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Date of death5 April 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 59), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Caleb and Matilda BERRYMAN, Pine Grove, Glen Forbes, Victoria. Native of Tasmania

Military Medal

'For coolness and courage during an enemy attack on our lines near ALBERT 3rd April, 1918. When the enemy Artillery barrage ceased and the first waves of the attackers appeared, Private Berryman seized a bag of bombs, rushed across the rails exposed to machine guns and snipers, waited behind a hedge until the enemy were in range and with his bombs greatly assisted to disorganise the attack. He then used his rifle, and later on returned to our line with a wounded comrade.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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