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Alec Edward Berry

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Flight-Lieutenant A E Berry DFC - of Christchurch.

Flight-Lieutenant A E Berry DFC - of Christchurch.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alec Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Berry AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alex Edward Berry AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 43023 AWMM
    • WWII 37127 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1917 Martyn LiversedgeYorkshire Martyn
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 20 October 1937 AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Cathedral Grammar School, Christchurch. Son of William James and Clara Berry (nee Senior). Source: Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Vol. 3, p.88.

    Alex Berry was the son of William James Berry and of Clara Berry (nee Senior), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Joined RAF March 1940

    Squadron Leader Berry's No. 3 Hurricane Squadron was engaged in attacking gun positions at Dieppe harbour, France, when his aircraft was attacked. It burst into flames and crashed on the cliffs. (Thompson p. 349) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    19 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    DieppeUpper Normandy AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, Seine Maritime, Normandy, France AWMM J.45 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    A pew inscribed with his name and date of death. Cathedral Grammar school, Christchurch, New Zealand. Public - Sarndra - 28 June 2020 - Press, 6 August 1943; Paperspast portal; National Library of New Zealand; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19430806.2.51?items_per_page=100&phrase=2&query=robert+henry+clifford&snippet=true&sort_by=byDA.rev

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol.3, p.88 AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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