John Berry

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1787
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 07/06/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 59 Main St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jane Robertson Berry

  • Children:

    Elizabeth, born 08.06.1901, James, born 11.03.1903, Henrietta, born 18.04.1905, William, born 21.09.1909 & John, born 22.04.1914

More about John Berry

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

“FOURTH” MAN KILLED BY A SHELL. Major John B. Muir, in a letter to Mrs Berry, who resides at 59 Main Street, Dundee, states that her husband, Private John Berry, 4th Black Watch, was killed by a shell from a German trench mortar which struck him on the head on 8th [sic] May, and his death was instantaneous.
Major Muir says that he was one of the best men they had. Private Berry was a member of the 4th Black Watch for about two years, and was 35 years of age. He was formerly employed by Messrs Francis Stevenson & Sons, Lawside Dyeworks. He leaves a widow and five of a family. The Courier, Monday, 21 June 1915, 4.

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