Weston Robert BERRY


BERRY, Weston Robert

Service Number: 33396
Enlisted: 26 August 1940, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Allison, New South Wales, 5 March 1914
Home Town: Dungog, Dungog, New South Wales
Schooling: West Maitland Technical College
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Dusseldorf, Germany, 12 June 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Beverwijk General Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave 689
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

26 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 33396, Sydney, New South Wales
12 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 33396, No. 12 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Plane was Lancaster W4791, lost on air operations Dussledorf, Germany 12 Squadron

Rank - Flight Sergeant, Rear Gunner

Son of Raymond George and Florence Matilda Berry, of Dungog, New South Wales, Australia.

While employed as a storeman he drove motor transports.

School subjects studied - Maths, English, History, Geography, Science

Sports played - Football - League Representative for Mailant, Golf, Tennis, Cricket, good Horse rider, good rifle shot

His brother was part of Sparrow Force which was serving on Timor

*The town of Beverwijk lies 12 kilometres north of Haarlem, and 20 kilometres north-west of Amsterdam. The cemetery is on its north-western outskirts, in the road called Bankenlaan. In the south-eastern part of the cemetery are the graves of the servicemen.