Storme went overseas with the 131st Battalion in November 1916 while the First World War was raging across Europe. He was wounded in action in May 1917, with gunshot wounds to his left shoulder and elbow and right forearm on May 10, 1917. The wound to his forearm resulted in a fracture. He returned home to New Westminster the following year, invalided out from a permanent right-arm injury. He was declared medically unfit for military service on May 5, 1918.

On his return, despite loss of strength, some numbness, and the grip of his right hand  reduced by half, he neverthless managed to persevere and resume his lacrosse career in 1919 with the New Westminster seniors – becoming one of the leading scorers on the team and in the Pacific Coast Amateur Lacrosse Association that season.

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