Harry Newton Berry signature

Harry Newton Berry signed up in North Bay on this day in 1916. He was born in Deseronto on September 6th, 1889, the son of John Berry and Maggie (née Maxwell). The family moved to Wisconsin in 1895 and farmed there for a while, but were back in Ontario by 1911, when Harry was working as a clerk for the Post Office in Nipissing.

Berry joined the 228th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 1006013. He was five feet six inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. Harry’s service record shows that he arrived in France on May 28th, 1917 – by which time the 228th Battalion had become the 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, which was responsible for building railways (war diaries of this unit).

Harry was discharged in Toronto on April 12th, 1919. He died on April 26th, 1957.

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