The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G E Berry


Private George Edward BERRY, G/11908, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 4th July 1916.

Born Alciston, Sussex, son of , Robert Berry, Bridge House, Marden, Kent.

1911 Census - 36 Hill Cottage, Falmer, nr Lewes, Sussex - Robert Berry, head, age 46, married, shepherd on farm, born Alciston, Sussex; Frances Harriett Annie Berry, wife, age 4, married 13 years, 7 children, 2 still alive, born, Bridport, Dorset; George Edward Berry, son, age 12, school, born Alciston, Sussex; Emily Katie Berry, daughter, age 11, school, born Alciston, Sussex; Philip Andrews, adopted, age 14, school, born Condon,? Sussex.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 6¾ inches, weight 135lbs. Resided Spinney Arch, Collier Street, Marden, Kent. Formerly carter (horseman).

Next of kin - Father, Robert Berry, Bridge House, Marden, Kent later changed to Sister, Emily Kate Berry, Bridge House, Marden, Kent.

18th January 1916, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th January 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th March 1916, Chatham, having dirty equipment & a rusty bayonet on the 7.00am Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 19th May 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried at  Boulogne Eastern  Cemetery, VIII.C.92., Pas de Calais, France.

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