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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, photo courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Henry Storer and Rose Hannah Dean married in Worksop in 1883. The seven children they had were, Emily 1885, Lily 1886, William 1889, George 1893, Tom 1896, Arthur 1898 and Albert 1905, all born in Worksop. In 1891 they were living at 7 Crown Street where Henry was working as a general labourer. 10 years later and the family had moved to 4 Manvers Street and where Henry had secured a labouring job with the Urban District Council, a job he still held in 1911. By now the family members had decreased, leaving the parents, William working as a colliery labourer, Tom a boiler worker in the colliery, 13 year old Arthur, now a milk boy and Albert still at school all living at 47 Sandhill Street, Worksop. It was Tom who enlisted at Worksop and left for the killing fields of France on the 14th July 1915.
03 Aug 1916
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593009 - CWGC Website
14819
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17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte Thomas Storer Worksop Guardian 11 August 1916 Yesterday the official news was received that Pte Thomas Storer, of the 17th Sherwood Foresters, and of 72, Portland Street, Worksop, had been killed in action on August 2nd. Pte, Storer is the second son of Mr and Mrs Henry Storer, and Nephew of Councillor Geo. Storer, and is only 21 years of age. He enlisted in September 1914, previous to which he worked at Shireoaks Colliery. He was attached to the 10th Sherwood Foresters at first, and went on to France on July 14th, 1915, and he was wounded in the head about three months ago. On recovering he was attached to the 17th Batt: of the Sherwoods and was sent again to the firing line, with the unfortunate result that he has paid the great penalty. It is to some extent gratifying to know he did not suffer, as Sergt:, West, his platoon –sergeant, writing to Pte. Storer’s parents, and sending the deepest sympathies of himself and the platoon, says his death was instantaneous, he being killed by” shell Fire”. “Your son” he adds, “was a fine chap” and was extremely liked by all. He died as he had lived, doing his duty and a more noble death one could not wish for. He often spoke most affectionately of you at home. We hope to reproduce a photograph of Pte Storer next week Pte Thomas Storer Worksop Guardian 25 August 1916 Official information has reached Mr and Mrs Henry Storer, 72 Portland Street, Worksop, that their son, Pte Thomas Storer of the 17th Sherwood Foresters, has been killed in action. As stated in the “Guardian” a fortnight ago , a letter was received from his Platoon Sergeant stating that he had been killed instantaneously by shellfire, but pending official news, his parents realised that their brave son was no more. A splendid tribute was paid to his character by his Sergeant, “he died as he had lived, doing his duty.” A fine epitaph, and one worthy of a soldier. Another brother, Pte Arthur Storer is serving in France and the eldest lad, William, is in the Navy. Arthur has been wounded and is again in the fighting. Much sympathy is expressed with Mr and Mrs Storer in their sorrow.
CWG additional information:- Son of Henry and Rose Hannah Storer, of 16, Manvers St., Worksop, Notts. Commemorated at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, photo courtesy of Robert Illett
    Thomas Storer - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, photo courtesy of Robert Illett