The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal (later Lieutenant) Richard Storey

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Richard Cameron Storey

Ancestor's date of birth: 18/11/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 12/11/1960

Cause of Death: Pulmonary oedema, renal failure, uraemia, chronic nephritis, fractured R neck of femur.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born in Kildare, Ireland. Grew up on a farm in Colebrook Tasmania

Service Number: 101 (1 TIB) and 1185 (1 ACH)

Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Hobart

Unit: 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen and 1 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse (TAS)

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LT, Date Effective: 14/06/1916

Murray Page: 560 and 569

Contingent: Third Tasmanian and First Australian

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 26/04/1900

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 16/02/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps; King's South Africa Medal with SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: My grandfather was very disciplined and had strong moral values. Height 175 cm, weight 76 kg, of dark complexion, 'yellowish' eyes and brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: He believed it was his duty. His father was a regular in the British Army, 60th Kings Royal Rifles.

Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 with 1 TIB in Free State and northern Transvaal including ambush at Zwartkloof (1 September 1900) and at battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), in great De Wet hunt, in advance on Pietersburg including ambush outside the town where one killed (8 April 1901), and in advance into east Transvaal. March - May 1902 with 1 ACH on Natal border and west Transvaal

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not marry before 1914, worked as an engine driver. Joined the AIF 27 August 1914 as a sapper in the engineers. Served at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli and in France with the 3rd Co Field Engineers, then the 1st Pioneer Battalion. Promoted corporal 16 Sep 1914, sergeant 1 July 1915, commissioned 12 Mar 1916, promoted lieutenant 14 June 1916. Was wounded in action, France 24 July 1916. Discharged 1st May 1919. Returned to farming(?) in Tasmania.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Suzanne Kier Himmelreich, Leongatha VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: grand daughter


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