The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Captain James Berry

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: James Kinkead Berry

Ancestor's date of birth: 14/04/1848

Ancestor's date of death: 15/03/1926

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage

Service Number: Officer - no number

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD Place of Enlistment:

Unit: 4 QIB

Rank attained in Boer War: CAPT, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Details not provided

Murray Page: 479

Contingent: 4th QIB

Ship: Manchester Port, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 18/02/1902

Other Boer War Service: Murray Page 523, 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse , Departed Brisbane by train 26.1.1902 for Sydney. Embarked 18.2.1902 from Sydney. Mentioned in Despatches, 'London Gazette', 29.7.1902

Memorial details: Buried, St Matthews Cemetery, Sherwood 16.03.1926

Decorations: Queen's Medal, 4 Clasps, MID

Personal Characteristics: "Ironbark Jim", "Sturdy and enduring nature", "Brave" (Newspaper reports following his Death)

Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided

Details of service in war: Commanded 'D' Company,1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse. His nephew Sergeant Robert Edwin Berry was killed in action at Onverwacht on 4 January 1902 while serving with the Fifth QIB Contingent.

Service and life after the Boer War: Details not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Derek Morval ELLIS, Sherwood Brisbane QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson

Name of Descendant: Jonathan Berry, Bruce Berry, Ian Berry
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephews

Name of Descendant: Leigh Austin, Dr Glenise Berry
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Great Nieces

Name of Descendant: Neville Berry
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Nephew

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