Berry, B.L. (Bev)

Bev BerryBev Berry in Italy, WWII


Bev Berry was born on July 29th 1922. He Joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in late 1941 at the age of l9 years.  He received his training at Vimy Barracks and was then shipped to England on board the HMS Queen Mary.  He was attached to the 5th Canadian Armoured Division and served with the Lord. Strathcona’s Horse Artillery in the Italian campaign and later in the Netherlands and Germany.  He took his discharge from the army after returning home but re-enlisted two months later and remained with the Signal Corps for the next 27 years.  He was posted to the NWT&Y Radio System and served at Beaverlodge, Fort Smith and Fort Providence.  He later served with the UN forces in Korea and Gaza.  He was eventually posted to Carp, Ontario (the Diefenbunker) before being posted to NDHQ in Ottawa.  It was there that he met his future wife, Barbra.  He retired in Ottawa with the rank of Sergeant in the late 1960s or early ‘70s.  Bev died at the age of 73 on June 25th 1997 and is buried in the Beechwood Veteran’s Cemetery in Ottawa.


Bev Berry, duck hunterSummer inspection Ft. Providence

Bev Berry

Bev Berry


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