Peter Rex Berry Born 6 November 1932 - Died 17 February 1953 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number644568 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankGunner AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Lay a poppy Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesPeter Rex AWMM SurnameBerry AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number644568 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth6 November 1932 AWMM Place of birthFoxton, Manawatu, North Island, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesFoxton, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentRegular soldier AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs Faisala Ah-Ching (friend), 208 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number644568 AWMM Military serviceRegular Force AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankGunner AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served with Regular Force 1951-53Served with Kayforce 1952-53"... a tragic incident occurred in E Troop when a faulty 213-fuse detonated while being screwed into a shell which was being held between the legs of a gunner. The shell exploded, killing two men, and mortally wounding another. This disaster, which took the lives of Lance-Bombardier Joseph Shortland, and Gunners E. J. Griffiths and P.R. Berry, meant that 17 February 1953 was Kayforce's worst day in terms of fatalities. Berry was a regular soldier, who had entered Korea only on 2 January after being held back in Japan until he turned twenty." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, pp. 331-32)Gunner Berry's brother, Mr Christopher Berry of Whiritoa Beach received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003 AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death20 AWMM Date of death17 February 1953 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathKorea AWMM Death notesKorea AWMM Cemetery nameUnited Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryNZ Herald, 19 February 1953, p. 8. AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Peter Rex Berry by laying a poppy. Percy George Berry Percy Victor Harold Berry Peter Rex Berry R.J. Berry Reginald Alfred Berry Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Peter Rex Berry Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMMpp. 332, 371, 399. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMM19 February 1953, p. 8. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.