William Edward STORRAR
Rank: Private
Number: 16505
Unit: C Company, 10th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 8 June 1917
Age: 29
Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery,Heuvelland, Belgium

William was born in the Southwark area of London and, after the war, his father, also called William Edward, was living at 24 Colbrook Street.

It's not known when or why William moved to the Stockport area but, by the time of the Great War, he was married to Annie and they were living at 29 George Street. His service number indicates he enlisted in September 1914, probably going on active service a year later.

On 7 June 1917, William and his mates attacked German positions in what would later be called the Battle of Messines. The next day, the Cheshires consolidated their newly won position, carrying stores and digging a new communication trench from the support line to the front line. The Battalion's War Diary records that there was "very little hostile shelling during the day". William was, however, probably a casualty of the shelling.

When the War Graves Commission was collating its records in the early 1920s, Annie had remarried, to a Mr Neald, and was living at 47 George Street in the Newbridge Lane area.

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