Cyril Milton STORR

STORR, Cyril Milton

Service Number: 3493
Enlisted: 23 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 16 April 1894
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: 24 June 1970, aged 76 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3493, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3493, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3493, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
19 Feb 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Cyril Milton was the son of Robert and Lauretta Eliza (nee Bawden) Storr of Port Broughton.

Cyril was born at Port Broughton in 1894. A blacksmith, he was 21 years old when he enlisted at Keswick on 26 July 1915.

Initially appointed to 11th Reinforcements 10 Battalion Cyril embarked aboard HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915. At Tel-el-Kebir he was transferred to 50 Battalion and proceeded to France aboard HMT Arcadian on 5 June 1916. As the battalion was waiting to go into the front line near Briedfield Cyril was wounded in the right leg but after treatment rejoined his unit on the same day. In 1917 50 Battalion moved to Belgium where Cyril was wounded on the 9 June, the first day of the battle of Messines. Cyril was invalided to England aboard the hospital ship HS St. David. After recovering he attended the 4th Division Signals School in January 1918 before returning to France where he rejoined 50 Battalion on 8 April. Only 17 days later he was wounded for the third time when he received a gunshot wound to his shoulder at Villers- Bretonneux. This was on Anzac Day 1918. 2 months later he had recovered from his wound and rejoined his unit that had moved north in the vicinity of Aubigny. In action in the front line he was wounded for the fourth time. With wounds to his head and leg he was again invalided to England for treatment and recovery.

Cyril embarked aboard HT Orca at Liverpool  for his return to Australia on 19 February 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 29 March. He was discharged almost a year later on 5 March 1920.

Cyril's younger brother, Sydney Roy Storr, served with the Australian Army Service Corps and 27 Battalion AIF.