Sydney Roy STORR

STORR, Sydney Roy

Service Numbers: 2425, S212293
Enlisted: 21 June 1915
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 4 Garrison Battalion (SA)
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia, 4 November 1896
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith striker
Died: 4 February 1978, aged 81 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

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2425, 27th Infantry Battalion
28 Feb 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 27th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

29 Sep 1939: Involvement Lance Sergeant, S212293, 4 Garrison Battalion (SA)
29 Sep 1939: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
29 Sep 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, S212293
15 Nov 1943: Discharged

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

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

He was born at Port Broughton in 1896. A blacksmith striker, he was 18 years old when he enlisted at Keswick on 21 June 1915.

Initially appointed to 5th Reinforcements 27 Battalion Cyril embarked aboard HMAT A70 “Ballarat” on 14 September 1915. At Tel-el-Kebir he was taken on strength of 27 Battalion and embarked from Alexandria on 15 March. The battalion disembarked at Marseilles 6 days later. In France Sidney was attached to 1st Coy Australian Army Service Corps Division Train for a two month period from 19 April 1916. Again in 1917 he was attached to 17th Coy Australian Army Service Corps for a three month period before rejoining 27 Battalion on 4 August.

Sidney embarked aboard HMAT A68 “Anchises”  for his return to Australia on 28 February 1919 and disembarked at Port Adelaide on 13 April. He was discharged on 5 June 1919.

 Sydney's elder brother served with 50 Battalion AIF