Albert Forrester STORAY

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STORAY, Albert Forrester

Service Number: 2288
Enlisted: 18 May 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia, December 1894
Home Town: Penguin, Central Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Pharyngitis after wounding on Gallipoli, Egypt, 20 September 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 162), Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Penguin to the Great War
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World War 1 Service

18 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2288, 15th Infantry Battalion
4 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2288, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2288, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2288, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW to knee and ankle. Died of wounds and disease

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Narelle Howe and Sue Guinan, Tasmania in the Great War

Pte Albert Forrester STORAY was the 2nd eldest son of James & Clara Storay of Carmantown. He joined the 15th Battalion at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. he suffered gunshot wounds to his leg. He was moved to Egypt suffering from knee & ankle injuries. He died on 20th September 1915 after suffering from acute pharyngitis. Buried at Chatby Military cemetery Alexandria. Unfortunately his family were informed that he had suffered slight wounds and was expected to recover.

Sue Guninan: Mr. and Mrs. J. Storay of Carman town, Penguin, have received the sad news by cable from the Defence Department, through the Rev. W. A. Abbott, of the death of their son, Private Albert Forrester Storay (Bert), at the No. 7 Hospital, Alexandria; of illness, on September 20. Deceased would have been 21 years of age the day before the news was received. Much sympathy is expressed throughout the district for Mr. and Mrs. Storay and family, the sad intelligence being the more keenly felt by them in view of the fact that they had recently received a letter posted on September 13 which gave no warning, its tone being quite cheery. A paper bearing the date September 16, which was but four days before his death, also came to hand. The deceased was of a genial disposition, and a large circle of friends mourn his loss
The North Western Advocate and The Emu Bay Times 30th Nov 1915

Narelle Howe: Percy STORAY older brother of Albert enlisted on the 5th November 1915. 15th reinforcements/12th Battalion. Served on the Western front. On April 1917 he suffered serious arm injuries compound fractures of the humerus and radius which resulted in his death from tetanus. The wound had become contaminated and he developed lock jaw. His parents again received a message that injuries were not serious. Percy was buried at St Sever Cemetery in Rouen France.

His mother Clara lost her husband James in 1919. She had five children to raise. She had to fight to get her sons backpay but eventually received 210 pounds.

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