Louis Albert STORCH

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STORCH, Louis Albert

Service Number: 946
Enlisted: 22 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Born: Hahndorf, South Australia, November 1894
Home Town: Hahndorf, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraphist
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 April 1918
Cemetery: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 946, Adelaide, South Australia
17 Jan 1917: Involvement Second Class Air Mechanic, SN 946, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jan 1917: Embarked Second Class Air Mechanic, SN 946, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, RMS Omrah, Melbourne
22 Apr 1918: Involvement Lieutenant

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"FOR KING AND COUNTRY

News was received here on Saturday that Lieutenant L. A. Storch, of the Australian Flying Corps, had been killed in action. He was a son of Mr. A. Storch, of Ambleside, and had been well and very favorably known at Lameroo as an officer of the Postal Department for about six years. He was promoted to Goodwood, and two years ago enlisted, subsequently joining the A.F.C. He was popular in musical and dramatic circles in this town, and gave his valued services freely on every patriotic, occasion. He was also an adept at cricket, football, tennis, and golf. Letters received from him show that he was making rapid progress in the art of flying, and a photograph came to hand only the day before the sad intelligence which announced his death portraying him in the uniform of the A.F.C. The greatest sympathy was expressed by a host of sorrowing friends, and flags in the town were flying at half-mast. The late Lieut. Storch was only 24 years of age." - from the Pinnaroo Country News 10 May 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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