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George Richard STOREY

Regimental number2488
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Address358 Hay Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Maria Storey, 358 Hay Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1917
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Originally listed as 'No known grave', and commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial (Panel 29). The remains of 5 soldiers were discovered in 2006, and Storey's body was identified by means of DNA through the male line. His body, and the bodies of the other 4, who cannot be identified, were reburied on 30 September 2008.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2489 Pte Jack Latham STOREY, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 20 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England,15 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1916; taken on strength, 51st Bn, 19 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 9 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance; transferred to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 10 June 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 18 June 1917; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 12 August 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 27 August 1917.

Killed in action, 30 September 1917.

No details of burial recorded on personal file.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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