Henry Cherry

First Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Cherry
Mother's Name: 
Mary (nee Howie)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Cherry
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, July 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Gunner
Unit: 
5th Trench Mortar Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, October 7, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Henry Cherry (Service No 2726) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1895. He served in the cadets and then 5 years in the Militia. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old wheeler living at Cessnock.

He embarked on HMAT A54 Runic on 9th August 1915 with 8th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion. After arriving in Egypt he was sent to Gallipoli with 3rd Battalion on 2nd November 1915. He returned to Egypt after the evacuation and in February was transferred to 55th battalion. On 16th March 1916 he was transferred to 15th Field Artillery.

He went to France with them arriving on 6th August 1916. He then joined 5th Trench Mortar Battery on 31st August 1916 and saw service on the Western Front with them until 7th October 1916 when he was killed.

He is buried in Cite Bonjeane Military Cemetery Plot III, Row A, Grave 25.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CHERRY H

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