Albert Storey was awarded the Military Medal and Bar for bravery during the First World War. He was born at Ingthorpe near Tinwell on 19 February 1896, one of nine children of Amos and Annie Storey (three of whom died in childhood), and lived at Geeston near Ketton. His cousin, Herbert, was also killed during the war. Albert joined the Sherwood Foresters, Notts and Derby Regiment on 24 January 1916 aged 19. He was sent to Ireland at the time of the Easter Uprising and in September 1916 went with the regiment to France. The battalion took part in the capture of the Thiepval Ridge in the Battle of the Somme. In the fighting around Lens he was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on 28 May 1917, in a raid on Hairpin Craters, where he "displayed great bravery in bringing back a wounded man to the lines through a very heavy barrage," although the man later died. On 1 July 1917 he gained a Bar to the Military Medal at Lens when he showed "great courage under dangerous and difficult conditions, when on a reconnaissance to ascertain the position of the battalion on the right flank." He was killed in action on 13 May 1918, at Dickebusch, in Belgium, and was buried in the Nine Elms British Cemetery, grave XI.C.5. The Officer Commanding his platoon wrote: "He was a plucky boy, and one of whom you are no doubt very proud." He was 23 years old and is remembered on Ketton's war memorial.
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