Born: 1885, Wakefield
Died: 14 October 1915
Address: 156 Union Street, Shipley
Occupation: Woolcomber, Charleston Combing Co
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley
Children: 1
Regiment: 8 Duke of Wellington’s
Charles Berry
Pte Charles Berry of the 8th Duke of Wellington’s Regt was killed in action in the Dardanelles. He had been at the front for six months. Pte Berry was 30 years old, lived at 156 Union Street, Shipley and worked at Charlestown Combing Company before enlisting. He left a widow and young son. Pte W S Capp wrote to his wife and said: ‘I deeply regret to have to inform you of your husband’s death which occurred on October 14th.
‘He was struck on the head by a piece of shell and death was instantaneous. ‘We were mates together and had promised each other that if one was killed the other would inform his comrade’s parents. ‘Allow me to offer you my deepest sympathy in your hour of sorrow. If there is anything more you wish to know I will do my best to tell you.’ Shipley Times & Express 5-11-1915
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