1133 Sergeant James Berry MM

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1133 Sergeant James Berry MM
Born December 1885 Alexandria, Sydney
Occupation: Plasterer

Service: First AIF. Enlisted 26 March 1915 
D Coy 20th Infantry Battalion


WIA three times:
4 August 1916 gunshot wound, right hand
26 August 1916 gunshot wound, arm
9 August 1918 gunshot wound, right leg

Discharged 16 June 1919
Awarded Military Medal, London Gazette 29 August 1918

Recommendation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal

1133 Sergeant James Berry, 20th Australian Infantry Battalion

At BOIS DE HANGARD on 7th April 1918 this N.C.O. during the attack showed great personal bravery.

He gave very valuable assistance to his Commanding officer, and by his coolness under heavy enemy fire set a fine example to all men of his platoon. He rendered great assistance during the withdrawal in getting away all gear, and when the line was re- established, took charge of a critical part of it, and continued to do great work until the battalion was relieved.

1133 Sergeant James Berry was awarded a Military Medal for this action.

London Gazette: 29 August 1918

Military Medal

1914/15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal