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Berry, David Arbon (27753)

Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC

Age: 28 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 9 May 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 27753            view online service record

12 Spring Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Grace Kyzia Berry (wife)
12 Spring Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 20 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Borda A30
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 15th Field Artillery Brigade – 6th Reinforcements

KIA: Saturday, 22 September 1917
Place: Belgium

Brother-in-Law: Thomas Charles Shaw

Gunner, 12 Field Artillery, killed in action 22 September, 1917, Belgium, commemorated The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.

Parents: David and Rose BERRY, wife: Grace K COLERT (previously BERRY), born South Melbourne, educated SS. Enlisted with wife at 12 Spring Street, circular returned by widow from 171 Montague Street, South Melbourne. Noted one son, David junior. Cousin: 4429 Pte Roy Edward ARBON (Bendigo) died of wounds, 19 July 1916, brother-in-law, 2677, Thomas Charles SHAW, killed in action 4 October, 1917.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 12, 2017 10.56 am 0Likes

    “He was in the 46th Batty. I knew Berry by sight; he came from Victoria. The Battery was on Observation Ridge, near Ypres, August and September. I saw Berry on the Battery; a shell dropped on his dugout, killing two and wounded one. Berry was one of the two killed. He was not wounded anywhere; he must have been killed by concussion. I saw his grave in a Cemetery behind Dickybusch, near the Casualty Clearing Station. A good cross was put up on his grave with his name, number, etc”. (Gunner F. A. Marcombe, 20832, 12 Australian Field Artillery, 46th Batty)

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