Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Berry was the son of Henry Berry, a bricklayer’s labourer, and his wife, Jane. They lived on Riverside.
Charles joined the 4th Battalion KSLI in September 1914 but wasn’t sent to France until after he had transferred to the 8th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment in September, 1916. He was killed in action on 1st October 1916 less than a month after arriving in France. On this day the battalion was involved in the Battle of the Ancre Heights. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Private Berry was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 11th November, 1916.
KILLED IN ACTION [Bridgnorth Journal 11th November, 1916] Mr H. Berry, 29 Riverside, Bridgnorth, has received official notification that his son, 31062 Private C. Berry, 4th K.S.L.I. (transferred to the South Lancashire Regiment) was killed in action on October 1st. He was 20 years of age.
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