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Charlie BERRY

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Surname: BERRY

Forename(s): Charlie

Place of Birth: Nelson, Lancashire

Service No: 155090

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 41st Battalion

Division: 41st Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-10-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VII. A. 1.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---



Additional Information:

Charlie Berry was the son of Lewis and Jane Hannah Berry, née Summerscales. Lewis was born at Silsden and Jane at Addingham, Yorkshire.

1901 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 79, Pine Street - Charley Berry aged 2 years, born Nelson, son of Lewis and Jane H. Berry.

1911 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: 5, Holme Lane - Charley Berry, aged 12 years, born Nelson, Lancashire, son of Lewis and Jane Hannah Berry.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charlie Berry, 58663, W. York. R.; 155090, M.G.C.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Charlie Berry, 58663, W. York. R.; 155090, M.G.C. Killed in Action 7.10.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Charles Berry, 155090, 41st Bn M.G.C. Date and Place of Death: 7.10.18 in Action. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Lewis. £16 17s. 5d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Charlie. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Jane Hannah Berry. Relationship: Mother. Address 1. 5, Holme Lane, Crosshills, Keighley, Yorks. Address 2. 21, Burnroyd Avenue, Crosshills, Keighley.

Early in 1918 Machine Gun Battalions were formed. This was done by bringing 4 Machine Gun Companies together to form a battalion. The battalion then took the number of their Division.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BERRY, Gunner Charles, [Crosshills], aged 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Berry, died Oct. 7, 1918.


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Private Charlie BERRY

Private Charlie BERRY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 41st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 41st Division

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Surname: BERRY

Forename(s): Charlie

Born: Nelson, Lancs


Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 155090

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)


Died Date: 07/10/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 58663, W. Yorks Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BERRY

Forename(s): C

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 155090

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Unit: 41st Bn.

Age: 20


Died Date: 07/10/1918

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Berry, of 21, Burnroyd Avenue, Cross Hills, Keighley, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THY WILL BE DONE)



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08 November 1918

CROSSHILLS - Private Charlie Berry Killed In Action

The parents of Private Charlie Berry have received a notification from the War Office that their son was killed in action somewhere in France, on October 7th, on his 20th birthday. It is two years since he joined up, training with the Leeds Rifles at Rugeley. He went out to France for the first time in November, 1917, and was sent back in the early part of this year suffering from trench feet. After treatment in the Brighton War Hospital he was transferred to a Machine Gun Company, going out to France for the second time in June last. Private Berry was a very popular lad and highly respected. Prior to enlistment he was employed by Messrs. T. and M. Bairstow, Sutton Mills.

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01 November 1918

Crosshills Soldier's Death

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Berry have received official information that their eldest son, Gunner Charlie Berry, was killed in action on Oct. 7th, his 20th birthday. He joined the forces in February, 1916, and was invalided home last winter with trench feet; being well cared for in the Brighton Hospital he regained full strength and went out again in June last. He was of a buoyant and cheerful disposition, and "a good lad for home." He was a member of the Crosshills Liberal Club, where the flag has been flying at half-mast during the week. He was last employed at the firm of Messrs. T. and M. Bairstow. His younger brother is in the navy.

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