Lt Felix Berry, Royal Fus

 

1880 Sep 8. Born Islington, London

1881 Jan 26 Baptised

1881 census in 35 Fortnam Road, Holloway, England

1891 census in 35 Fortnam Road, Holloway, England

 

1908 Married in Edmonton. MAHONY Margaret Elizabeth

1911 Daughter Iris L (later his executor)

1914 Elder Dempster liner sinks

1915 Jun 17 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1915 Dec 15. The undermentioned temporary Second Lieutenants are transferred to the General List, and to be temporary Lieutenants whilst serving with the West African Frontier Force: — F. Berry, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

1915 Dec 22 Entered Cameroons

1916 Sep 19. The Battalion moved to a spot on the banks of the Mgeta River, where a camp was formed. The Mgeta is a branch of the Ruwu, which falls into the sea at Bagamoyo, oppo- site to the southern extremity of the island of Zanzibar. Here the patrols and outposts of the Regiment were in frequent touch with the enemy, and a good many casualties were sustained ; and on the 22nd September the Battalion returned to the brigade camp at Nkessa. On the 30th the Regiment moved to a new outpost camp, between the Mgeta and Nkessa; and while here a section of I Company, under Lieutenant Berry, was sent out to demolish a wooden bridge over the Mgeta. Just as the work was nearing completion, this small force was suddenly fired upon by an enemy patrol posted in thick bush, while many of the men were standing waist-deep in the stream, five soldiers being killed and four wounded.

1917 Jun 26. R. Fus. Temp. Lt. F. Berry, from Gen. List, to be temp. Lt. (attd.). with, seniority 1 Dec. 1915.

1918 Jan 19 Promoted Lt in Royal Engineers from Royal Fusiliers

1918 Oct 15, Royal Engineers. Temp. Lt. F. Berry relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and is granted the hon. rank of Lt.

1921 Oct 28 Accepted in England for ADRIC . Service no 2143. Posted to Q Coy

1922 Jan. He appears to have served until demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register He is a retired Master Mariner, living at 3 Kingswood Avenue , Willesden M.B., Middlesex. Widowed

1952 Mar 14. Died Willesden, London

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