Victor Towers STORIE

STORIE, Victor Towers

Service Numbers: 2445, 2445A, Q69309, QP8626
Enlisted: 30 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: 5 Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 18 April 1897
Home Town: Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 6 October 1955, aged 58 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Location: Columbarium 12, Section: Section 10
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World War 1 Service

30 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2445, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2445, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2445, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
20 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 2445, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW (hand)
7 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 2445, 9th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW (right arm)
22 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2445A, 9th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

31 Oct 1940: Enlisted Private, Q69309, Grovely, Queensland
31 Oct 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, Q69309
1 Nov 1940: Involvement QP8626, CARO medals slip - also Q69309
1 Nov 1940: Involvement Private, Q69309
25 Jul 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, Q69309
25 Jul 1943: Discharged Warrant Officer Class 2, Q69309, 5 Infantry Battalion AMF

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


Welcome and Farewell.

A very pleasant evening was held in the Ithaca Volunteer Fire Brigade head station, on Enoggera terrace, on Tuesday night last, 24th August, when the members met to welcome hack to Brisbane, one of their number, Private Harry Dodd, of the famous 9th Battalion, he having returned slightly disabled, from the firing line in Gallipoli, and also to bid farewell to another of their number, Fireman Victor Storie, he having joined the expeditionary forces.

The chair was occupied by Mr. G. H. Corcut, and there also were present Mr. J. Storie, jun., and Corporal McDonald of the expeditionary forces, together with a good attendance of members. Apologies were received from his worship, the Mayor and several vice-presidents. The chairman, in his opening remarks, said it gave, him great pleasure to present Dodd with a wristlet watch, and Fireman Storie with a set of military brushes as tokens of esteem. He was very pleased to be able to welcome Harry Dodd back to Queensland, after having nobly done his duty. Private Dodd and Fireman Storie suitably responded. The former enthralled his listeners with an account of the landing of the famous 9th Battalion, in which he had the honour to participate, being one of the first to land.

Mr. Storie, sen., remarked that although he would miss his son very much, he thought he was only doing his duty by letting him go, and he sincerely hoped he would return safely. The chairman also congratulated the brigade on the number of men sent to the front, they having seat ten men of a membership of 32 - surely a glorious record and one hard to beat. The meeting closed at 9.45 p.m., by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne." from The Telegraph 25 Aug 1915 (