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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Etaples Military Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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He was the son of 'Nurse Storey', 9 Russell Street. He left a widow, Edie Storey née Nicholls whom he had married in 1902 in Islington, formerly resident at 11 Cope Street, Hyson Green, In the 1911 census he is living at 155 Vernon Road, Old Basford, Nottingham, he is shown as being 30 yrs a tram motorman and is living with his wife Edith Maud 33 yrs (b1878 Brighton)
12 Jun 1917
35
498215 - CWGC Website
25/1819
Lance Corporal
4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Joined the army from New Zealand early in the war (ASCN August 1917). Died of wounds received in action on the opening day of the Battle of Messines 7th June 1917 he died at No 11 General Hospital, Camiers, France on 11th June 1917 and is buried Etaples Military Cemetery (grave ref XXV.J.13).
War obituary, All Saints Church News, August 1917: 'William Storey, 11 Russell Street, Lance Corporal New Zealanders, aged 35. Joined the army from New Zealand early in the war and was sent to France, died of wounds received in action on June 12th 1917, son of Nurse Storey of 9 Russell Street. He leaves a widow.' Obituary published 27th June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post : - His widow, Edie Storey, formerly resident at 11 Cope Street, Hyson Green, placed memorials to his memory: “STOREY. – Died of wounds received in action, June 12th, [1917] Lance-Corporal William Storey, aged 35, New Zealand Forces, the dearly loved husband of Edith Storey, 11, Russell-street, late driver Nottingham Tramways. A noble life, a noble death. Until the day breaks. – Wife Edie. “STOREY. – Died of wounds received in action, June 12th, Lance Corporal William Storey, New Zealand Forces, beloved son of Nurse Storey, 9, Russell-street. His country called, he answered. God knoweth best. – Mother.” Above obituaries are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914- 1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Etaples Military Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Storey - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Etaples Military Cemetery. Courtesy of Murray Biddle