Berry, John (1892-1917)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918

Obituary

Sergeant John Berry, Cheshire Regiment, was twenty four years of age, and by strange coincidence the news of his death reached his parents, at Ingersley Clough, Bollington, on his twenty-fifth birthday, August 14th, 1917. He responded to the call of King and Country in September 1914, and was awarded the Military medal for a deed of valour at Vimy Ridge in May 1916. During a very heavy bombardment he volunteered from the trenches to carry a message for reinforcements, and through many dangers he successfully accomplished it. Whilst at home on leave, the work-people at the Bleach Works (where he had worked) presented him with a gold watch. His friends of our Bollington Church and School presented him with a silver wristlet watch and a leather wallet. Much sympathy has been extended to the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters, who are all associated with our Bollington Church.

R. H. McFarlane

 

John was A/Sergeant 14544 in the Cheshire Regiment, 10th Battalion. He was killed in action on 11 August 1917.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918/516

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