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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
23 Dec 1883
Radford
In the 1911 census he serving as a Private of the Royal Marines on board HMS Brilliant station off Bermuda and Jamaica. He married his wife Edith Rawson in 1908, their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration district they lived at 6 Bastion St, Denman Street, Radford . Radford Nottingham. They went on to have a daughter Clarice O born 1914 in Nottingham.
He was a career Royal Marine
08 Nov 1916
32
180334 - CWGC Website
CH/13352
Private
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
1st Royal Marine Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
He also won the DSM. One of the first Royal Naval Division men he was present at Antwerp (1914) and he appears to have won his gallantry awards at Gallipoli. Percy Berry enlisted on 27th May 1902 and was transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve, following the completion of his engagement on 30th May 1914. Recalled, he served with the Chatham Battalion at Ostend and Antwerp before taking part in the Gallipoli campaign. At Gallipoli he was twice wounded, on 1st May and 30th June 1915 [3] and awarded a certificate for “Courageous and Gallant Conduct in the field” on 3rd May 1915. Leaving the peninsula, the award of the Distinguished Service Medal was published on 6th September 1916 [4] he served on the Somme and was killed in action, shot by a sniper, on 8th November 1916 He is buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart.(grave ref F.62). [3] 'Nottingham Evening Post', 23rd August 1915. [4] 'London Gazette', 6th September 1916. Above information courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 29 November 1916. Private P Berry (RMLI) 51 (Miall?) Street, Old Radford, killed in action November 8th, present at Antwerp, twice wounded Gallipoli and awarded DSM for G(-) Tepe.
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Percy Berry - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th November 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918