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sargent frederick berry

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Re: sargent frederick berry

Posted: 4 Jul 2013 4:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jul 2013 4:49PM GMT
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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canary58 29 Jun 2013 3:43PM GMT 
JeffH01 4 Jul 2013 10:48PM GMT 
JeffH01 2 Feb 2014 3:10AM GMT 
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