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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died as a prisoner of war in Germany.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.


10219 Private LUKE BERRY

Luke was the son of Mr Luke Berry, of 22 Emma Street, Hyde Road, Ardwick, Manchester. He enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at Preston and landed with the 1st Battalion in France on 12th August 1914.

Private Berry died on 22nd January 1915 as a prisoner in Gustrow camp hut hospital, the cause of death is not known. He was 22 years old. The date or place of his capture is not known for certain, however it is probable he went missing on 22nd December at Givenchy.

Rank: Private
Service No: 10219
Date of Death: 22/01/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY


Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 515

Regulars
1st Battalion: 451 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 52 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

Territorials
1/4th Battalion: 3
1/5th Battalion: 3

New Armies
7th Battalion: 1
10th Battalion: 1

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 2
3rd Battalion: 1
Unknown: 1


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