John Berry

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 410113
  • Rank: Company Sergeant Major
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 15th Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 27/05/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Soissons Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: October 1883
  • Place of Birth: Collessie, Fife
  • Address: 51 Taylors Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Eliza Berry, 51 Taylors Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Berry, 51 Taylors Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 brothers & 5 sisters

  • Spouse:

    Helen Murray Berry, Denbank, Main St, Abernethy

  • Children:

    Jean (born 18.12.1913), Mary & John (twins, born 26.04.1916) and Frances (born 1919)

More about John Berry

Company Sergeant Major John Berry trained men in Colchester during the First World War before going to the Front himself. A letter from Lieutenant Garbutt explained to the family that John had been wrongly posted, but went out into the fray regardless. He was killed on May 27th 1918 at the beginning of the Third Battle of the Aisne.

Berry left behind a wife, 3 daughters and a son, all under five. Frances, born January 1919, was the result of his last leave and, sadly, he did not get to meet her before he died.

Additional information kindly supplied by John Berry’s grand-daughter, Aileen Hynd

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