Benjamin Thomas Berry (1894-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Benjamin T. 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.

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