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Surname: STOREY

Forename(s): Edwin

Place of Birth: Sedbergh, Yorkshire

Service No: 27034

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: South Wales Borderers

Battalion / Unit: 4th (Service) Battalion

Division: 13th (Western) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1916-07-31

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 16 and 62.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Edwin Storey was the son of John and Sarah Storey, née Sargeant. John was born at Sedbergh, Yorkshire and Sarah at Cark, Lancashire. Sarah died in 1897. John then married Eliza Jane Kendall in 1898.

1901 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: King's Arms Yard - Edwin Storey, aged 5 years, born Sedbergh, son of John and [stepson of] Eliza J. Storey.

1911 Killington, Westmorland Census: Low Hall Beck - Edwin Storey, aged 15 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire. [Edwin was employed by William Armitstead, Farmer.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edwin Storey, 27034, South Wales Borderers.

A short biography of Edwin is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Private Edwin STOREY

Private Edwin STOREY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Wales Borderers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Wales Borderers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division

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Surname: STOREY

Forename(s): Edwin

Born: Sedbergh, York


Enlisted: Kendal, York

Number: 27034

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Wales Borderers

Battalion: 4th Battalion


Died Date: 31/07/16

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Mesopotamia

Notes: Formerly 25854, K. O. Yorkshire L.I.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: STOREY

Forename(s): Edwin

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 27034

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Wales Borderers

Unit: 4th Bn.



Died Date: 31/07/1916

Additional Information:

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (2 September 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


STOREY, Pte. Edwin, South Wales Borderers (transferred from K.O.Y.L.I.), accidentally drowned in Mesopotamia, July 31st, aged 21 years; enlisted November, 1915, and went to Mesopotamia in March last.

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The Sedbergh men who gave their lives

The Sedbergh men who gave their lives

Centre panel - Top row (l-r): Corporal John Charles Leighton, Private Edwin Storey, Private Miles Capstick, Pioneer Fred Teesdale Bushby. Second row (l-r): Sergeant Harry Lyddington Mason, Gunner George Armstrong Thompson, Private Harold Hardy Pearson, Private Noel Bennett. Third row (l-r): Private Albert Brookes, Private John Giles Stainton, Private Henry James Clemmet, L/Corporal Thomas William Clemmet. Fourth row (l-r): Private Thomas Leighton Hall, Private Joseph Charles Bateman

Three-panel oil-painting, courtesy of the artist, David Hartnup



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