John Leslie Berry

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Tank Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 13th Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 04/07/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XIX. E. 5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1888
  • Place of Birth: Ceres, Fife
  • Address: 5 Briarwood Terrace, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Fulton Shanks, 5 Briarwood Tce, West Park Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Reverend John Philip Berry

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More about John Leslie Berry

Lieutenant Berry was employed by George Rollo + Co, Panmure Street, Dundee before enlisting. Initially he served in the Gloucester regiment then transferred to the 13th Bn of the Tank Corps. He was killed in action on 04/07/1918, aged 30.

  1. Leslie    Tank Corps

Lieutenant J. Leslie, Tanks Corps, late Black Watch and Gloucester Regiment, has been killed in action.  He was the second son of the late Rev. J. P. Berry, Ceres, Fife, and of Mrs Berry, 5 Briarwood Terrace, West Park Road, Dundee.  Before entering the army, Lieutenant Leslie was a partner of the firm of George Rollo & Co., insurance brokers, Albert Square.

Dundee Courier 10th July 1918

John is also remembered on the Carnoustie War Memorial and Panbride Church War Memorial.

Additional information kindly supplied by Derek Robertson, Michael Caldwell and Linda Nicoll

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