Pte
Frederick Reginald Berry

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1894
Lieu de naissance:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Chauffeur (machine à vapeur)

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
2766
Incorporation date:
14/11/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 36th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
18/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Military Hospital Dover, Kent, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Âge:
23

Cimetière

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

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille
British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

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 England, to the Military Hospital in Dover where he died of his wounds.

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Sources 7

AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=21272
Sources utilisées
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/365444/BERRY,%20FREDERICK%20REGINALD
Sources utilisées
Embarkation Roll
https://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/all/?preferred_name=berry&service_number=2766&unit=&conflict=First+World+War%2C+1914-1918&op=Search
Sources utilisées
Service Records
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Interface/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3075773&isAv=N
Sources utilisées
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
The Third Ypres Passchendaele Day-by-Day Account, C. McCarthy
Sources utilisées
War Diary 36th Bn Australian Infantry
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG1000601/
Sources utilisées