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sargent frederick berry

sargent frederick berry

Posted: 1372520622000
Classification: Military
my husbands grandad fought in the boer war
he was a sargent in the army and died in a nursing home
in clacton on sea in 1905
is there anyone out there who may of heard of him
e.g his regiment ect
we have been trying for so long but the boer war
is just a step to far it would seem
please help if you can

Re: sargent frederick berry

Posted: 1372978088000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1372978153000
I couldn’t find a record for him in the WO97 series documents (British Army attestaion & discharge papers) at the National Archives (also available on Findmypast), suggesting he died in service or served in a none regular army capacity.

GRO Death registration

Berry, Frederick Joseph; age 37; Sep Qtr 1905; District Tendring; vol 4a; page 372

Do you have a copy of the death certificate? It may mention if he was still serving at the time.

If not you can obtain one online using the above reference from

If he served in the 2nd Anglo Boer War he should have received the Queen’s South Africa Medal, the roll of which is on Ancestry. I don’t have access to Ancestry’s datasets so cannot look for you and I’m sure someone will have an easier way to get to the rolls, but I can only get to it from:

Search (top menu bar) > All records (scroll down) select United Kingdom (bold type) > (scroll down to Military > select UK, Military Campaign Medal & Award Rolls 1793-1949

Enter his first name (only), last name, keyword sergeant, under campaign or service select South Africa – Second Boer War. If no returns remove sergeant.

You should find him.

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Re: sargent frederick berry

Posted: 1391310636000
Classification: Query
If you are still looking, your lack of response suggests you may have found another source.
None the less - of the 17 F Berry Soldiers found only one was a sergeant.

Name: BERRY, F
Rank: Sergeant
No: 4307
6th Battalion The Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)

The 6th Battalion was a part time Militia battalion of the regiment and was formerly known as the 1st, or Royal East Middlesex Regiment of Militia

His Militia Attestation papers are available on Findmypast

No 4307 Frederick Berry bc 1854; Parish Hoxton, London, Middlesex.
Last name: BERRY
Attested into 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment aged 34 yrs 6mths 7 Nov 1888.
Served from 1888 until November 1900 discharged as sergeant.
Papers states he had previously served for 12 years with the ? Dragoon Guards (year of discharge masked by paper fold).
The National Archives reference: WO96

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