Lt Thomas Wilfred Berry RFA , MC & bar

1891 Apr/Jun Born Bury, Lancashire

1901 census at 5 Sion Street, Radcliffe, Lancashire, England

1911 census at Private 413 3/ Bn South Lanc Regt at Fleetwood Barracks, Lancs. He was a general labourer. His parents are at the address on MIC

1915 Mar 30 Lands in France

1916 Aug 22. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1917 Jul 19. 2nd Lt. T. W. Berry to be Lt., with precedence as from 1st June 1916, next below Lt. J. L. Tetlow.

1918 Sep 5. RFA. The undermentioned to be actg. Capts.: — Lt T W Berry

1918 Oct 24, The undermentioned to be actg. Majs. : — Whilst comdg. Batts.:—- Lt. (actg. Capt.) T. W. Berry, M.C., .Spec, from 24th Oct. to 19th Nov. 1918, when he reverts to the actg. rank; of Capt. whilst 2nd in comnd

1918 Nov 29 Gazetted MC. Lt. Thomas Wilfred Berry, R.F.A., S.R., attd. C/83rd Bde. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as forward observation officer during an attack. For sixteen hours he maintained communication under heavy fire, and sent back most valuable information

1919 Jan 17. RFA. The undermentioned Lts. relinquish the actg. rank of Capt.: — T. W. Berry, M.C., Spec. Res.

1919 Apr 1. Gazetted bar to MC. Lt. (A./Capt.) Thomas Wilfred Berry, M.C.,. R.F.A., .Spec. Res., attd. A/83rd Bde. For great gallantry and devotion to duty at Le Cateau on 23rd October, 1918. He went up to the guns through a heavy barrage, and after assisting in getting the guns on to the line he remained at the guns encouraging the men, although he had been partly gassed. Three guns were put out of action by shell fire, but the fourth was kept in action at a critical time.

1920 Feb 28. Lt. T. W. Berry, M.C., R.F.A., Spec. Res., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to be empld. with R.E.

1920 Apr 1. RFA. . The undermentioned Lts. relinquish their commns.: — And are granted the rank of Capt.: — T. W. Berry, M.C.

1920 Aug 17. Joined ADRIC with service no. 257. Posted to C Coy

1920 Nov 6. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Jan 19.Reverts to T/Cadet.

1921 Apr 19. On the raid the DI1 A Hulse was accidently shot

1921 Jul 18 to 25 Jul on Leave

1921 10 Dec to 23 Dec on Leave

1922 Jan 14 Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 28. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Sergeant

1931 Oct Married

1939 Register. He is at 23 Epple Bay Road , Margate M.B., Kent with wife Joyce. He is a Capt in Royal Artillery

1939 Sep 1. Short service commission as Capt

1954 Mar 6. Died age 62

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