Benjamin Thomas Berry (1894-1917)
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, BENJAMIN, DCM. Sergeant. No 26747. 'D' Battery, 71st Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Lived Cliffe Villa, Shepley. Educated at Penistone Grammar School. Played football with the Shepley team. Was studying farming near Doncaster when war broke out. Awarded the DCM. Killed in action, 9.8.1917, aged 22 years. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAUGROUNDS CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 8.
- The following citation is from the London Gazette, dated 12.3.1917, 'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and determination in extinguishing a fire in a gun-pit during a heavy hostile bombardment. He set a splendid example to all ranks.'
- ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Serjeant BENJAMIN T. BERRY
- regiment: Royal Field Artillery
- died: Thursday, August 9, 1917
- age: 22 years
- record ID: 158296
- If Somebody Remembers Me! Men from the Village of Shepley who Served in the Great War (2014) by Geoff Peel
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #158296)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #316702)