Regiment or Ship: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey); 41st Prisoner of War
Service Number(s): 431303: 619355
Date of Birth: 1899
Place of Birth: Hastings, Sussex
Date of Death: 04.06.1919
Place of Death: France Place of Burial / Memorials:
1) Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck.
2) All Saints Church Memorial, Sidley.
Address: 28 Sidley Street, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: Herbert John Berry (1873-1951) and Alice Berry (1871- ).
Sidney George Berry (1906-1987),
In 1911 the family were living at 139 Bulverhythe Road, St. Leonards, Sussex.
First World War Experience
Apart from the medals Reginald was awarded we only have the following article from a local newspaper to give us some idea of his war service.
“Death of Corporal R. Berry
The death took place in hospital in France on 4th June of Corporal Reginald Berry, son of Mr and Mrs H. J. Berry, formerly of 28, Sidley-street. The cause of death was acute bronchitis. In a letter of sympathy to the parents the Officer Commanding says: ‘I am very sorry indeed to hear of his death for he was one of the finest N.C.O.’s I had. The Corporal was very keen and always cheerful at his work.”
Reginald was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.