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Berry, The Rev. Walter Henry Arthur

Died in Normandy. The Rev. Walter Berry. The death has occurred in Normandy of the Rev. Walter Berry, Chaplain to the Forces, only son of Mr. and the late Mrs Berry of Brabourne, Oakwood-rd, Crofton. Mr. Berry was an M.A. of Caius College, Cambridge, and before taking his Holy Orders was for a number of years, engaged in business in the City. His ambition was always the church and in 1938 he entered King’ s College, London, where he studied divinity for a year. His first appointment was a curacy at Bexleyheath. A year and a half later he was appointed Vicar of Horton Kirby. He left his parish about a year ago to take up the duties of a chaplain, and was only 43 when he met his death. Bromley and West Kent Mercury, 1 September 1944

Biographical

Surname(s)Berry
First name(s)The Rev. Walter Henry Arthur
Family detailsSon of Walter Joseph Berry and of Mary Selena Eleanor Berry (nee Smith); husband of Kathleen Berry, of Keston, Kent.
Previous educationCaius College, Cambridge
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1938-1939
Dept / courseTheology (Occasional)
QualificationsB.A. (Lond); M.A. (Cantab)
Military unitRoyal Army Chaplain’ s Dept.
Service number291270
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches
Date of death27/07/1944
Age at death40
Rank at deathChaplain 4th Class
Cause of deathKilled on active service (W. Kent Mercury)
Burial placeRanville War Cemetery, France
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Bromley and West Kent Mercury

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