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Lt. Percy Haycraft Berry, RAMC


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Remembered today on the G W F

from the CWGC

BERRY, PERCY HAYCRAFT

Initials: P H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps

Secondary Regiment: Berkshire Yeomanry

Secondary Unit Text: attd.

Age: 27

Date of Death: 10/03/1916

Additional information: Son of Frederick and Alice Haycraft Berry, of Oxford House, Watford.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War

Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 161.

Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

This cemetery was begun in April 1916 when it was realised that the cemetery at Chatby would not be large enough. Most of the burials were made from the Alexandria hospitals, but a number of graves of December 1917 were due to the loss of the troop transports "Aragon" and "Osmanieh" which were sunk by torpedo and mine as they entered the port. The cemetery continued in use until December 1919 but later, some graves were brought in from small burial grounds in the western desert, Maadia and Rosetta

Some details of Lieutenant Berry and his death while trying to save another man can be read in Andrew's thread here http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...0375&st=100 (see post No.114)

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We will Remember.

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  • 6 years later...

To update this thread. Lt PH Berry RAMC will be commemorated on the new Berkshire Yeomanry / Potts VC memorial at Reading in October 2015 on the roll of honour attached to the sculpture.

Regards to all

Andrew

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