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27 Aug 1884
William Henry was born in 1885 in Manchester and was the son of John Storer a stationary engine driver and Alice Ann Storer née Moran. 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 his 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. William Henry married his wife Charlotte Brammer in 1909 in Nottingham and in the 1911 census they are shown living at 322 Coventry Lane Bulwell Nottingham Charles is shown as being 26 yrs a coal miner and his wife Charlotte is shown as being 22 yrs, They go on to have a daughter Edith Storer born in 1912 in Nottingham, and at the time of his death the family were living at 34 China Street, Bulwell.
He was a miner (hewer).
30 Apr 1915
3055165 - CWGC Website
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Private William Henry Storer enlisted at Hucknall on 7th September 1914 and served with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was however transferred with a number of his fellow soldier on 16th September 1914 to the Royal Marines Light Infantry. He was reported missing, later reported killed in action on 30 April 1915 in Mesopotamia, (unofficially reported killed in action at Gaba Tepe about 30/4/15) He has no known grave his name is commemorated on the Helles 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).' His brother Charles Henry Storer also served in the Great War , he was a private in the Tank Coprs and was killed in action on 10th August 1918, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
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