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Charles Henry was born in 1896 at Nottingham and was the son of John a stationary engine driver and Sarah Ann Storer née Cook. His father had been born in 1862 in Salford Manchester and he was married in 1882 in Chorlton, Lancashire to Alice Ann Moran they had the following three children William Henry b1885 Manchester, Mary b1885 Nottingham, James b1889 Manchester . John and his family have moved to Nottingham and in 1894 his wife Alice dies in Nottingham she was 29 yrs of age. John them marries hi second wife Sarah Cook 1895 in Nottingham (in the 1911 census he states that he had been married for 16 yrs to Sarah and that he had had 14 children , 2 of whom had died in infancy or childhood.) John and Sarah Ann then go on to have the following children all of whom were born in Radford Charles Henry b1896, Alice Ann b1897, Henry b1898, Louise b1898, Edward b1901, Frank b1902, Joseph b1907 and Samuel b1910. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at 14 Bedford Row, Sneinton and are shown as John 49 yrs a stationary engine driver in a public baths, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 37 yrs ad their children Charles Henry 16 yrs a labourer, Alice Ann14 yrs a back girl, Henry 13 yrs scholar, Louise 11 yrs scholar, Edward 10 yrs a scholar, Frank 9 yrs a scholar, Joseph 4 yrs and Samuel 6 months. Charles marries his wife Florence Wood in 1914 in Nottingham and they go on to have 3 children Charles b1914 , John b1916 (died 1916) and Leslie b1917.
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 Private William Henry Storer, served with the Chatham Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry, 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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