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Charles Henry was born in 1896 the son of John Storer a stationary engine driver and Alice Ann Storer (née Moran). They had three children - William Henry b.1885 Manchester, Mary b.1885 Nottingham, James b.1889 Manchester . John and his family had moved to Nottingham and in 1894 his wife Alice died in Nottingham aged 29. John married Sarah Cook in 1895 and they had the following children, all born at Radford - Charles Henry b.1896, Alice Ann b.1897, Henry b.1898, Louise b.1898, Edward b.1901, Frank b.1902, Joseph b.1907 and Samuel b.1910. In 1911 they lived at 14, Bedford Row, Sneinton, Nottingham. John was a stationary engine attendant at a public baths. William Henry married Charlotte Brammer in 1909 in Nottingham and in the 1911 they lived at 322, Coventry Lane, Bulwell, Nottingham. They had a daughter Edith in 1912. At the time of William’s death, they lived at 34, China Street, Bulwell. Charles married Florence Wood in 1914 in Nottingham and they had 3 children Charles b.1914, John 1916 (died 1916) and Leslie (b.1917).
10 Aug 1918
1749218 - CWGC Website
13th Bn Tank Corps
Private Charles Henry Storer enlisted in Nottingham, he initially served with service number 13772 in the Leicestershire Regiment and served with them for some time in Mesopotamia and took part in the relief of Kut, he was wounded four times. He returned to France in February 1918 volunteering for the Tank Corps and was killed in action on 10th August 1918, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
His brother William Henry Storer, served with the Chatham Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry. He he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 30th April 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Article published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 11th September 1918:- “FINE RECORD OF SERVICE. “Gunner C. H. Storer, son of Mr. W. Storer, Bedford-row, Sneinton, formerly of Radford, who has been killed in action, had a notable record during his four years of active service. He was a long time in Mesopotamia, took part in the relief of Kut, and was four times wounded. “On returning to France seven months ago he volunteered for the Tank Corps, and while serving with them was recommended for the D.C.M. Gunner Storer, who was 23 years of age, leaves a widow and two children. He was one of five soldier brothers, and the second to fall in action. Another has been discharged owing to wounds.” In memoriam notice published on 9th September 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post : - “STORER. – In loving memory of Driver C. H. Storer, Tank Corps, killed in action August 10th, 1918. To-day reveals sad memories; never forgotten. – Wife and children. A voice we loved is still. – Sorrowing mother and father.” Both above items are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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