Attested with the birth-date of February 18, 1897. Actual birth-date is February 18, 1900. He was 16 years old when he died.
Summary of Service for Private Frederick Storey Reg. No. 489375
Note that the age of Private Storey at his death is given as 16-years old, making his birth year as 1900 making him 15-years old at the time he attested. With his death on June 30, 1916 he would have been 16 years, 4 months and 13 days old.
|February 18, 1987[i]||Born||Born at Cash [Cache] Bay, Ontario to Mr. Robert James and Mrs. Alice M. Storey.|
|December 28, 1915||Enlists||Enlists with the 66th Regiment at Halifax, Nova Scotia]. He is living with his father at 16 Campbell [now Barrington Street] Road[ii], Halifax, Nova Scotia. His trade is pattern maker and he 5’7¾” at 140 lbs. He is 18-years old and is about to have his 19th birthday. He has prior military experience with the 66th Regiment|
|December 30, 1915||Anti-Typhoid Inoculation|
|January 15, 1916||Vaccinated|
|January 16, 1916||Anti-Typhoid Inoculation|
|January 30, 1916||Arrives England||Arrives East Sandling Camp and is assigned to the 17th Reserve Battalion.|
|February 1, 1916||Assigns Pay||Assigns $15.00 per month to his mother, Mrs. A. Storey.|
|March 3, 1916||Admitted Moore Barracks, Canadian Hospital, Shornecliffe||Admitted in hospital for the ailment of “Deformity of Both Great Toes”.|
|March 6, 1916||Operation||A Captain Henry performed a “Removal of Toe Nails”.|
|March 10, 1916||Admitted||Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Monk Horton for recovery from toe operation.|
|March 22, 1916||Discharged||Discharged from hospital.|
|April 1, 1916||Embarks for France|
|April 2, 1916||Arrives Canadian Base Depot||Arrives at the Canadian Base Depot in Etaples, France.|
|April 4, 1916||Transferred to the 18th Battalion||“Taken on Strength” with the 18th Battalion.|
|April 18, 1916||Proceeds to Unit||Leaves the C.B.D. and sets out to active combat service.|
|April 20, 1916||Joined Unit||Arrives at 18th Battalion. The War Diary records on that day: “Battalion in DICKEBUSCH. 21 o.r.s arrived as reinforcements. 4 o.r.s admitted to Hospital. 4 o.r.s returned from Hospital.”|
|April 27, 1916||Wounded||Wounded left leg, possibly on the night of April 26 as the War Diary records shelling that night but no record of men wounded.. Admitted to 6 C.F.A. and then to No. 17 C.C.S. From the C.S.S. he is transferred to No. 16 [hospital] Train and transported to No. 20 General Hospital.|
|May 9, 1916||Admitted Hospital||Admitted to No. 20 General Hospital, Camiers, France for a wound sustained on April 28, 1916. Wounded left leg.|
|May 16, 1916||Discharged||Discharged from No. 20 General Hospital back the the Canadian Base Depot.|
|May 19, 1916||Canadian Base Depot||Arrives C.B.D.|
|May 20, 1916||Proceeding to Join Unit||Proceeds to join unit from the No. 3 General Base Hospital.|
|May 22, 1916||Joined Unit||Officer Commanding, 18th Battalion, reports arrival of Private Storey to unit.|
|June 30, 1916||Killed in Action||The Battalion was in “Reserve” on the date of Private Storey’s death. The War Diary is not at all helpful with determining the circumstances of death for Private Storey. No mention of casualties was made that day and his service record only determines he was “Killed in Action” a vague, though accurate description of the outcome to his service experience.|
|June 30, 1916 est.||Buried||Private Frederick Storey is buried at the Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium at Enclosure No. 41, Site M.9. His epitaph reads “I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH”. He is buried along with 17 other members of the Battalion that made the ultimate sacrifice.|
|December 9, 1920||Memorial Scroll Despatched||Memorial Scroll despatched to Mr. and Mrs. R.J Storey, now residing at Best Street in Dartmouth. Scroll number: Z3876.|
|January 12, 1922||Memorial Plaque Despatched||As above. Plaque number: PC3548.|
[i] Note that the birth year is inaccurate. Private Storey was under-age when he enlisted.
[ii] It appears that due to damage from the Halifax Explosion the Storeys may have moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.