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George Berry

Private

39th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: I. Biggs
  • Plaque: 2244

Additional Info

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Biography

George Berry was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, D Company on 15 March 1916 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. . On New Year's Day 1917 he was wounded in action, sustaining a gunshot wound to the right thigh, and evacuated to hospital in England. Once recovered he returned to France in August 1917, but on October 4th he was again wounded, this time with a severe gunshot wound to his right arm. His wound was so severe that it necessitated the amputation of his arm and his subsequent return to Australia. He returned aboard the A74 Marathon disembarking at Melbourne on June 12th 1918, and was discharged æmedically unfit – disability' in September.

He died on October 30th 1966 aged 66, suggesting that he was younger than 18 at the time of his enlistment.

His brother, Richard Berry (Tree No 2959) also served.
Tree No 2244

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour