|Place of birth||Camberwell, Victoria|
|School||Geelong Grammar School, Victoria; Scotch College, Melbourne, VIctoria|
|Address||Glen Iris, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, Dr Thomas Cherry, High Street, Glen Iris, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets (4 years, 2nd Lieutenant 6 month); 46th Infantry (12 months, Lieutenant)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Prahran, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/75/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France (northern sector of battle)|
|Age at death||22|
|Place of burial||Mericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 1), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 December 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private.
Promoted Acting Sergeant with Extra Duty Pay, 8 December 1916; reverts to the rank of Private, 28 December 1916.
Proceeded to unit, 28 December 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, 29 December 1916.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 5 March 1917.
On Command at 5th Division Training School, 14 May 1917; rejoined unit, 27 May 1917.
On Command at Pigeon School, 25 June 1917; rejoined unit, 28 June 1917.
On Command to Corps Intelligence School, 22 July 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 5 August 1917.
Rejoined unit from Corps Intelligence School, 8 August 1917.
Admitted to hospital, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit, 14 September 1917.
Detached to England for duty with 15th Training Bn, 28 September 1917; marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 2 October 1917.
On Command at Drill Course, Jellalabad Barracks, 8 October 1917; marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 3 November 1917.
Attached to Permanent Cadre of 'C' Company, 15th Training Bn, Codford, 21 November 1917.
On Command at Anti-Gas School, Chiseldon, 2 March 1918; marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, 9 March 1918.
Married Gladys Florence Greenland, St Mary's Church, Codford, Wiltshire, 9 March 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; marched into No 4 Medical Board Base Depot, Calais, 1 April 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 4 April 1918; rejoined 59th Bn, 8 April 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.
Buried by Reverend F.C. Bremen, Merricourt l'Abbey Cemetery, 8 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CHERRY John Howard|