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He was the son of Arthur and Blanche Berry, of 1 Thoroton Road, West Bridgford.
24 May 1915
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Lance Corporal
Private William Harold Berry, served with “C” Squadron 11th Hussars. William was killed in action on 24th May 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
West Bridgford Advertiser, 12 June 1915: ‘Distinguished Bridgford Family. Another unique record has been created by Sergt.-Major Berry of 1. Thoroton-road, West Bridgford, who has no fewer than six sons wearing His Majesty’s uniform – truly a proud distinction. Their names are Sergeant A Berry, 28; Corporal Harold Berry, 35; Private Herbert Berry, 37; Private Reginald Berry, 23 (all of the 11th Hussars); Percy Berry, 21; Aubrey Berry, 19, these two with Kitchener’s army. Sergt.-Major Berry spent 30 years (sic) serving twelve years in India with the 13th Hussars. He also for several years wore the uniform ot the South Notts. Hussars, and now acts as instructor at Messrs. Boots’ miniature rifle range. Mrs Berry may also be said to have military blood in her veins, for her father was for many years a distinguished wearer of the King’s uniform.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) West Bridgford Advertiser, 19 June 1915: ‘A Glorious Death! Berry. Harold William Berry killed in action, May 24th.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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