Berman was born in Coonamble, New South Wales and was educated at Moss Vale, Five Dock, Fort Street Boys’ High and later at Sydney University. He had completed a year of study as a dentist at university but had given that away to enlist. Berman came from a service family as he had a number of relatives serving in World War 1 including two ANZACS, Herbert and William Berman. A member of the 13th Battalion, Berman’s first taste of major action in France was at Pozieres in August 1916 but during an attack near Gueudecourt in February 1917, Berman at only 20 years and seven months was killed. Died February 4, 1917. Buried at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France.