Private John Storey

Private John Storey, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 12th April 1918 during the German Spring Offensives on the River Lys and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Flanders, Belgium. He had been born in Berwick and had enlisted in the Town. On that day the Battalion was in position just north of the La Bassee Canal and after heavy fighting was forced into a slight retirement to help stabilise the line. Between the 11th-14th April the Battalion suffered 323 casualties in killed wounded and missing. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions.

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