Leslie Henry Storry

September 6, 2015

STORRY, Leslie Henry- – – SPC 1908

DoB:- – 1892, Geelong, VIC

Father:- – Harry William Storry

Mother:- – Clara, nee Langfield

Leslie Storry was a boarder at St Patrick’s. In 1908 he was in the 5th Class, and he was the junior handball champion.

Service No:- 850

Rank:- – Corporal

Unit:- – 5th Battalion

Leslie Storry enlisted in the AIF on 18 August 1914. He was 22 years and two months old, five feet, eight inches tall, with a fair complexion, gray eyes and brown hair. He was a single man, whose occupation was salesman.

He embarked on 21 October 1914 at Melbourne aboard the Orvietto, and he proceeded to the Dardanelles. He was part of the initial landing on Gallipoli in April 1915, and sustained a gunshot wound to his wrist and back on the second day of the Campaign, 26 April. He was transferred out to hospital at Heliopolis. His wounds must have been severe, as the following month, on 10 June 1915, he embarked on the Kyana hospital ship for his return to Australia, as he was deemed to be medically unfit.

Leslie married Alma Grace Gardiner in 1920, at the age of 28 years, and they lived in the Melbourne beachside suburb of St Kilda. They had no children. Leslie died on 26 September 1965, aged 73 years. His death certificate notes that he died of leukaemia. He was buried at the New Cheltenham Cemetery, Victoria.