Herbert Berry

How Died:Blast - Land Mine
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.East Union Street - Police Station
Died Address:East Union Street - Police Station
C.W.D. No.62
Grave Details:NC/9537
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Burnley Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford WW2 Book
Extra Information:
Born on the 31st July 1912, the birth being
regisitered during the September quarter 1912 in
the Burnley R.D. - ref: 8e/318, the son of Henry &
Margaret Alice Berry (nee Kenyon).

Herbert married Marjorie Tattersall during the
September quarter 1939 in the Burnley R.D. - ref:
8e/607.   They resided at 14 Milner Street, Old

1939 National Registration - 34 Stamford Street,
Stretford.    Herbert Berry - Married - born: 31st
July 1912 - occ: Police Constable 	Marjorie Berry
- Married - born: 4th January 1915 	- occ:

One of six Police Officers killed when a Land Mine
fell onto the East Union Street Police Station,
Old Trafford on the first night of the Manchester
Christmas Blitz.   Four officers were killed
instantly - two died a few days later.

CWD Report No.62.   Died as a result of blast, at
the East Union Street Police Station, from where
his body was recovered at 09.00 hrs on the 23rd
December 1940 and taken to the City Road Mortuary,
Old Trafford.  It was identified by his elder
brother - Edward Berry, 3 Marles Street, Burnley
and released for burial to Tattersall Undertakers,
3 Raburn Street, Burnley.    Edwards stated that
there wasn't a scratch on Herbert's  motorcycle,
which he'd parked outside a few minutes before the

Death registered in Stretford Borough.   Buried at
Burnley on 27/12/1940.   Commemorated on the
Stretford Police Memorial.

See also the Lancashire Constabulary Roll of

Marjorie never remarried and resided at Burnley
until her death in 1985.

CWGC -  Constable, Stretford Borough Police; of 14
Milner Street, Old Trafford, Manchester. Son of
the late Henry and Margaret Berry; husband of
Marjorie Berry. Died at Old Trafford Police

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Stretford WW2 Book
Stretford Borough Police
Lancashire Constabulary
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