Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Nash Berry

Service number QX6047
Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Captain
Birth Date 03 September 1910
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Unley
Death Date 09 May 1973
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
Place Unley
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1941-06-13

Rolls

Timeline

Date of birth 03 September 1910 Unley, SA.
Date commissioned 16 April 1935 Lieutenant - Australian Engineers.
Other 02 October 1939 Full time duty 42nd Battalion.
Other 13 October 1939 Seconded 2/9th Battalion.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 10 November 1939 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other 17 June 1940 Arrived Scotland.
Date wounded 21 March 1941 Wounded in action - gun shot wound right arm and side.
Date of honour or award 25 April 1941 Military Cross.
Other 24 May 1941 Returned to unit.
Date promoted 19 August 1941 Appointed major.
Other 31 December 1941 Arrived Middle East.
Date returned to Australia 28 March 1942
Other units 1942-04-14 - 1943-01-10 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 19th Battalion.
Other units 1943-01-10 - 1943-10-18 Commanding officer 41st Battalion.
Other 1943-04-19 - 1943-05-30 Course - Land Headquarters Tactical (senior officers).
Other 16 October 1943 Course - Land Headquarters School of Mechanisation.
Other units 1943-10-18 - 1945-07-01 Commanding officer 8th Battalion.
Other 17 December 1943 Arrived New Guinea.
Date returned to Australia 01 January 1944 Returned to Townsville.
Date promoted 16 March 1944 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other 25 May 1944 Arrived Lae.
Other units 1944-05-27 - 1944-06-23 Attached Headquarters 23rd Brigade.
Date returned to Australia 17 July 1944 Returned to Townsville.
Other 31 July 1944 Arrived Moresby.
Other 26 September 1944 Arrived Emirau Island.
Other 26 April 1945 Arrived Munda.
Other 27 April 1945 Arrived Treasury Island.
Other 30 April 1945 Arrived Bougainville.
Date returned to Australia 12 May 1945 Returned to Brisbane.
Other 19 July 1945 Arrived Lae.
Other 21 July 1945 Reserve of Officers.
Other 07 September 1953 Headquarters Northern Command.
Other 18 November 1956 Reserve of Officers.
Date of death 09 May 1973
Date returned to Australia c 1945-06-27 Returned to Sydney.