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Edward Fleetwood Berry

Birthdate: (27)
Birthplace: Sligo
Death: April 17, 1916 (27) (Died of wounds received at Bait Aiesa in Mesopotamia [modern Iraq])
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Son of James Fleetwood Berry and Mary Emily Berry

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About Edward Fleetwood Berry

Edward Fleetwood Berry,

  • b. 23 May 1888 in Sligo;
  • Baptized at Calry, co. Sligo,
  • Died of wounds received at Bait Aiesa in Mesopotamia [modern Iraq] on 17 April 1916.
  • Left school in 1906 and passed into Sandhurst;
  • 2nd Lt. Wiltshire Regiment 1907; Lt. 1909;
  • Transferred to the Indian Army Gurka Rifles 1909, Burma Rifles 1914 and was A.D.C. to Lord Carmichael, Governor of Bengal;
  • Served in the Great War in France and Mesopotamia.
  • Awarded the Military Cross for ‘brilliant dash and leadership’ at Neuve Chapelle on 10 March 1915. [Abingdon News 2003].

Robert Fleetwood Berry Genealogy



Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 17/04/1916
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: 9th Gurkha Rifles Adjt. 2nd Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Awards: M C Panel
Reference: Panel 51.
Additional Information: Son of Mary Fleetwood Berry, of Kilgarran, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, and the late Ven. James Fleetwood Berry, B.D., Archdeacon of Tuam.

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  • First name(s) E F
  • Last name Berry
  • Year 1914-20
  • Service number -
  • Rank Lieutenant,Captain
  • Second rank Captain
  • Regiment 1/9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army
  • Second corps Indian Army
  • Service record Rank: Lieutenant, Corps: 1/9th Gurkha Rifles
  • Second service record Rank: Captain, Corps: Indian Army
  • Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D1302794
  • Country Great Britain
  • Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
  • Archive reference WO372/2

Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921

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  • First name(s) Edward Fleetwood
  • Last name Berry
  • Birth year 1889
  • Birthplace Sligo
  • Death year 1916
  • Death date 17 Apr 1916
  • Age 27
  • Service number -
  • Rank Captain
  • Regiment Indian Army
  • Unit 9th Gurkha Rifles.Adjutant, 2nd Battalion, attached to the 1st Battalion.
  • Enlisted at -
  • Residence -
  • County King's (Offaly), Wicklow
  • Country Ireland
  • Cause of death Died of wounds
  • Cemetery Basra Memorial in Iraq. He is also listed on the Great War memorial Cross in St Nicholas Collegiate Church of Ireland, Church Lane in Galway.
  • Grave Panel 51
  • Supplementary information: He won the Military Cross and is listed in the London Gazette. of Mary Fleetwood Berry (nee Chatterton), of Kilgarran, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, and the late Ven. James Fleetwood Berry, B. D, Archdeacon of Tuam.
  • Record set Ireland, National Roll Of Honour 1914-1921
  • Category Armed forces & conflict
  • Subcategory First World War
  • Collections from Ireland

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May 23, 1888
April 17, 1916
Age 27