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Regimental number24381
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Address6 Golding Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Berriman, 6 Golding Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/91/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has carried out his work with untiring energy, often under fire and has set a fine example to the men under him'.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Military Medal

'Near HOOGE on the night of 27th September 1917, Corporal Berriman by his coolness and courage greatly assisted in getting the teams up to the place where the ammunition had to be dumped. he assisted to unload the ammunition from the distressed animals. During this time the teams were under heavy enemy shell fire. He also assisted to carry down two wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 May 1926
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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