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Berry Sir Edward

Berry, Sir Edward, a distinguished naval officer, was born in 1768, entered the Royal Navy in 1779. became a lieutenant in 1794, and served with Nelson in the Agamemnon in 1796, from which date the great admiral became his fast friend. Attaining the rank of commander, Berry was present as a volunteer on board the Captain at the battle off Cape St. Vincent, and at Nelson's side he boarded the San Josef and San Nicholas. He was promoted to be captain in 1797; was Nelson's flag-captain at the battle of the Nile; and, being sent home with despatches in the Leander after that victory, fell with her into the hands of the enemy. He commanded the Foudroyant at the capture of the Genereux and Guillaume Tell in 1800; and the Agamemnon at Trafalgar in 1805, and at Duckworth's victory in 1806. In the latter year he was made a baronet; in 1815 a K.C.B.; and in 1819 a colonel of Royal Marines. He became a rear-admiral in 1821, and died in 1831.