Desmond (Des) STORER

STORER, Desmond

Service Number: SX33756
Enlisted: 10 August 1944, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Australian Army Postal Corps
Born: Kings Park, Adelaide, South Australia, 29 August 1924
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Junior Assistant (Postmaster General's Department)
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 26 November 2003, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
The South Australian Garden of Remembrance
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World War 2 Service

10 Aug 1944: Involvement Private, SX33756
10 Aug 1944: Enlisted Wayville, SA
10 Aug 1944: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX33756
15 Jun 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX33756, embarked Brisbane for Morotai per Sea Ray
5 Sep 1946: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX33756, Australian Army Postal Corps, embarked Morotai for Sydney per LST3022
17 Dec 1946: Discharged
17 Dec 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX33756

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Private Desmond Storer (Service No:SX33756) served in the Army with Base Postal Units from 10 August 1944 to 17 December 1946 and was in Morotai from 15 June 1945 to 5 September 1946. Private Storer was attached to 6 Australian Base Postal Unit at Discharge on 17 December 1946.

Des was born in Adelaide. South Australia in 1924, fifth of seven children of Stanley Benjamin Storer (b1886 in Adelaide, South Australia) and Alice Marsella Gladice Moloney (b1889 in Kapunda, South Australia). Stanley (a Draper) and Alice married in 1916 in Robertstown, South Australia and settled in Adelaide where they raised their family and Stanley was a Draper and Manufacturer.

Des started work in 1939 as a Telegraph Messenger with the Post Master General's Dept and was a Junior Assistant when he enlisted in the Army in 1944. Following his Discharge, Des returned to Adelaide and work as a Civil Servant. He married in 1951. Des died in 2003.