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John BERRY

Regimental number4709
Place of birthWednesbury, Staffordshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address127 Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Thomas Butler, Barncroft Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in Church Brigade; time expired.
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 April 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Discharge date1 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 5 November 1915 (asthenia); discharged to duty, 10 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 February 1916.

Admitted to Montazah Convalescent Home, 21 August 1916 (debility); discharged to duty, 30 August 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 September 1916; disembarked England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 April 1917.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 7 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 30 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 15 December 1918.

On leave to Paris, 16 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 25 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 27 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Tilbury on board HT 'Wahehe', 10 May 1919 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 1 November 1919.

Date of death1 May 1945
Age at death54
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERRY John

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