Author Topic: 2nd Lt Edward James Berry, 19th Bn died 28/11/1917; Hooge Crater cemetery  (Read 2008 times)

Ian B

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I have just discovered this forum and hope that someone can help with a query. I have found the above details from the CWGC site for one of my ancestors. (By a weird coincidence he died on my birthday.) I was wondering if it was easy to find out more about the circumstances of his death, e,g, if there was significant fighting/shelling on the day he died.

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Re: 2nd Lt Edward James Berry, 19th Bn died 28/11/1917; Hooge Crater cemetery
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 06:46:12 PM »
Hi Ian-and welcome to the forum. I am sure someone will be along who can give you the deatils you seek-but in the meantime-follow the link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchester-regiment/2533115521/

I took this picture on a trip to Ypres last year.
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Re: 2nd Lt Edward James Berry, 19th Bn died 28/11/1917; Hooge Crater cemetery
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 07:01:19 PM »
The Son of James and Eleanor of 11, Michaels Street, Pendleton,Edward James Berry was an original member of the 18th Battalion (10608) and deployed to France on the 8th November 1915. He rose to the rank of Acting Warrant Officer (Class 2) before obtaining a commission on the 31st July 1917. He was then posted to the 19th Battalion as a Second Lieutenant.On the Day he was killed, the Battalion were in the trenches in the Ypres Salient in front of Chateau Segard. The Battalion suffered a number of casualties due to heavy artillery and aircraft fire a couple of days before and i suspect he was one of these casualties. He is on this picture (Somewhere !) taken in early 1915.
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Re: 2nd Lt Edward James Berry, 19th Bn died 28/11/1917; Hooge Crater cemetery
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 07:37:15 PM »
Edward Berry's Medal card.
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