Ordinary Seaman Jim Berry

Service number B3089
Birth Date 1922-08-26
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Death Date 1942-03-04
Death Place Indian Ocean
Final Rank Ordinary Seaman
Service Royal Australian Navy
Unit HMS Anking
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Ordinary Seaman Berry enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 8 March 1941, at the age of 18, after serving in his local militia unit. On 4 March 1942, Ordinary Seaman Berry was serving on the transport ship HMS Anking, when it was intercepted by Japanese ships. The HMS Anking was sunk, and Ordinary Seaman Berry, alongside many others, was killed in action. He is commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United Kingdom.


  • Roll of Honour:

    HMS Anking
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Ordinary Seaman


Date of birth 26 August 1922
Date of death 04 March 1942