Frederick Reginald Berry

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Informations générales

Chauffeur (machine à vapeur)

Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 —  Australian Infantry, 36th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Dover, Kent, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Dover (St James's) Cemetery
Parcelle: M
Rangée: K
Tombe: 21

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 Lieu du décès ou lieu d'inhumation d'origine

Mon histoire

On the 12th of October 1917 the 36th Battalion Australian Infantry (part of the 9th Australian Brigade, 3rd Australian Division) were to take Passchendaele. They moved up to the frontline from Cavalry Camp along the Ypres-Roulers Railway. Before they reached the jumping off line (east of Tyne Cot), they suffered 100 casualties along the road, especially around the intersection D.26.b.90.40, Zonnebeke Railway Station and intersection D.16.d.60.25. During the attack the 34th Battalion reached the first objective. The 35th Battalion and 36th Battalion leap-frogged over them and only the left part reached the second objective. Due to heavy shelling and a lot of casualties the third objective was never reached and by the end of the day they had to pull back. The new frontline was established from Augustus Wood, over the intersection of the Passchendaele Road, to Railway D.17.b. Pte Frederick Berry was wounded moving up to the jumping off line, during the assembly or during the attack. He suffered a gunshot wound in his right shoulder. He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station and from there to France on the 12th October. On the 16th of October he was taken to Dover, England, where he died of his wounds.

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Sources 4

AWM4 Subclass 23/53 - 36th Infantry Battalion (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/53).
Sources utilisées
Embarkation Roll
Sources utilisées
McCarthy C., The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account (London, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018.
Sources utilisées
National Archives (National Archives of Australia, Canberra (NAA), 334268.
Sources utilisées

Complément d’informations 3

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database
Lives of the First World War (Imperial War Museum)
The AIF Project (UNSW Canberra)