image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper
Born: 1891, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Died: 30th April 1917; age 26; accidentally killed.
Residence: The General Gordon Public House, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 139193.
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, Experimental Dept, School of Gunnery, (Shoeburyness). Formerly 1029, Essex & Suffolk, R.G.A.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Priscilla Berry, of The General Gordon Public House, 18, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.
3, Cecilia Street, Ipswich. Edward was 2 months old and living with his parents.Edward Berry, 27, a Postman, born Ipswich. Priscilla Berry (nee Davey), 23, born Witnesham, Suffolk.1 boarder.
22, Beck Street, Ipswich. Edward was 10 years old and living with his parents & sisters.Edward, 38, a Tram Car Driver.Priscilla, 33.Laura Ellen Berry, 8, born Ipswich.Violet Elizabeth Berry, 5, born Ipswich.
‘General Gordon’ 18 – 20, Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. Edward was 20 years old, a Furniture Porter. He was living with parents & sister.Edward, 47, a Beer House Keeper.Priscilla, 44.Violet, 15.
Edward is also remembered on The Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich
The Royal Garrison Artillery The RGA developed from fortress-based artillery fix positions manly coastal fortresses and batteries. 1914 the army only had a small number of heavy artillery. The RGA grew as the warfare became static. Armed with heavy, large calibre guns and howitzers that were positioned some way behind the front line and had immense destructive power.