Arthur Berry (1897-1917)

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Arthur Berry


Arthur Berry was the son of jeweller's agent Solomon Berry and his wife Elizabeth Ann (née Stead), and was baptised on 31 March 1897 at St. Bartholomew, Meltham.

Both of his parents died in 1910.

He served in the 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery and died from wounds on 7 February 1917.

His older brother, William, served in the 11th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and was killed in action on 22 March 1918.

His sister, Annie, joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.) and served in France as an ambulance driver. In 1919, General Philippe Pétain awarded her the Croix de Guerre and Bronze Star for gallantry.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BERRY, ARTHUR. Driver. No L/29245. 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Meltham 7.1.1897. Son of the late Solomon Berry of Meltham. Educated at Meltham National School and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed by Messrs Needhams of Birkby as an apprentice chemist. Single. Died of wounds, 7.2.1917. Buried in BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 20.
ROH:- St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission