Wyndham History

Ernest Lewis (Louis) Berry (1878-1952)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

Ernest Lewis (Louis) Berry (1878-1952)

Contributor

Date

1916

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Ernest Lewis (Louis) Berry

Birth Date

Birthplace

Service Number

5794

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mrs Elezbeth Berry
wife

Address at time of Enlistment

89 Queensville Street,
Footscray, Victoria

Occupation

Marital Status

Married

Death Date

Place of Burial

Footscray Cemetery

Biographical Text

No.5794  Corporal Ernest Lewis (Louis) Berry
War Service
Ernest Lewis (Louis) Berry enlisted on 11 August 1916 in Melbourne.  He was assigned to the 24th Battalion.

He sailed to England on the troopship, A71 Nestor

Ernest was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on 26 March 1917 and then to Corporal on 12 May 1917.

In July 1917, Ernest was sent back to England due to illness (chronic nephritis) - there he spent time at King George Hospital.

In March 1918, Ernest arrived back in Australia aboard, Kenilworth Castle.

Ernest received his discharge on 27 July 1918.

Medal and Entitlements:
  • British War Medal - 4 June 1921
  • Victory Medal - 18 October 1922

Bibliography

Ancestry.com

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

TROVE newspaper archives
trove.nla.gov.au

Medals and Entitlements

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“Ernest Lewis (Louis) Berry (1878-1952),” Wyndham History, accessed September 20, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2458.

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