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Wombwell, Yorks
Harold Septimus Storey, was born in Wombwell, Yorks in 1889 to George and Jessie Storey. Over the next few years, Harold gained 8 siblings. By 1911, the family had moved from Wombwell and resided at Edward Street, Sandhills, Great Houghton, nr Barnsley. All the males of working age, were employed in the mines as colliers or, the younger ones as pit pony drivers. Between this time and the commencement of war, the family moved to Worksop, living at 7 Castle Hill Square and where Harold continued his work as a miner.
21 Jul 1918
611448 - CWGC Website
Durham Light Infantry
Harold enlisted at Retford on the 16th June 1917 when 18 years old. The magistrate authorised him to be placed in the General; Service training Battalion. After his training, on the 20th March 1819, he embarked from Folkston to Bologne and the following day was posted to, and joined the Durham Light Infantry. It was a relatively short lived career as 4 months later, on the 21st June, he was reported missing and had been killed in action. Shortly after, his father George, who was registered as his next of kin, had Harold’s personal possessions returned. These included a photo, silk card, pocket case and 1 ring (stone missing).
1st 9th Battalion Remembered on the Courmas British Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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