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08 May 1895
Selston Nottinghamshire
Cyril Percy Storer was born in 1895 the son of John a coal miner contractor and Mary Storer née Hopkinson of the Crescent, Selston, and the brother of Arthur, Samuel James, Hilda Emma, Olive, Mary Ellen, Walter, Gertrude Annie and Gladys Priscilla Storer. They lived on The Crescent Selston. John was born in 1862, Mary Hopkinson was born in 1864 both were born in Selston, they were married in 1896 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they had 10 children sadly one died in infancy or early childhood.
He was a miner (driver).
28 Apr 1917
1671385 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Royal Marine Light Infantry
Private Cyril Percy Storer enlisted on 7th September 1914 and initially served with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment before transferring to the Royal Marines Light Infantry. He was reported missing later killed in action on 28th April 1917, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
Storer was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
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