Māori › Alec Edward Berry Born 1 April 1917 - Died 19 August 1942 PDF Key details Service numberWWII 43023 AWMM WWII 37127 AWMM Also known asAlex Edward Berry AWMM Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Last rankWW2 Squadron Leader AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Headstone of Squadron Leader Alex Edward Berry (43023). Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer … View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesAlec Edward AWMM SurnameBerry AWMM Ingoa Also known asAlex Edward Berry AWMM Service numberWWII 43023 AWMM WWII 37127 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth1 April 1917 Martyn Liversedge, Yorkshire Martyn Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentWW2 Christchurch AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Service numberWWII 43023 AWMM WWII 37127 AWMM Military serviceRoyal New Zealand Air Force, 2 Squadron, RAF AWMM RAF AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 111 Squadron, RAF AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force, 3 Squadron, RAF AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 20 October 1937 AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW2 Squadron Leader AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 1940Squadron 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Death19 August 1942 AWMM Age 25 AWMM Dieppe, Upper Normandy AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes CemeteryDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, Seine Maritime, Normandy, France AWMM J.45 AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameA 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 Roll of Honour Remember Alec Edward Berry by laying a poppy. Albert James Frederick Berry Alden Leonard Berry Alec Edward Berry Alexander Berry Alfred Alexander Berry Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Alec Edward Berry Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External links DocumentsMartyn, 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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 28 June 2020SarndraAuckland, New ZealandOther 20 July 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.