Richard Berry was born in Ballarat and was a Painter by trade when he enlisted in the Machine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 14 on 23 April 1917 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917 and in April 1918 he joined the 24th Battalion in France. On June 1st 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering shrapnel wounds to the thigh and left arm. He was evacuated to the Norfolk Army Hospital in Norwich, England, and did not return to the line. On December 11th he departed England to return to Australia.
His brother, George Berry (Tree No 2244) also served.
Tree No 2244