North High School Wall of Honor
Charles Herbert Lorey
Class of January, 1932
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Charles Herbert Lorey

Charles graduated from North High School in January, 1932. His service number was 621 69 45. Charles's next of kin was listed as Mrs. Frank Perry Lorey (Maggie Macdell Ledgerwood Lorey) ____, Des Moines, IA.

Charles Herbert Lorey
Year   Rank   Status
January, 1932 922 Clinton Avenue, Des Moines Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA. In 1930, parents lived at 922 Clinton in Des Moines. Father died in March, 1931.
1938 x Family x Lorey Brothers Service, Shell products, 3423 Sixth Avenue in Highland Park area
bef 1940 Family Married Mary Emma Hiscocks who was born in Casey, IA
1940 x Family x 1940 Census shows mother lived at 702 Oak Park Avenue in Des Moines. Occupants at this address were Maggie Lorey (mother), Florence Lorey (daughter), Charles Herbert (son) and Mary Emma Lorey (daughter-in-law).
December 21, 1942 x US Navy x Enlisted in US Navy. Boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL
date x US Navy x At Great Lakes, IL; NATTC Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
date x US Navy x NAAS Corry Field, Pensacola, FL
date x US Navy x Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
November 14, 1945 x US Navy x Discharged. Where?
1949 x Family x WWII Serv ice Paperwork shows residence at 1942 Arlington Avenue, Des Moines (house photo below)
1950-1955 x 3832 39th Street, Des Moines, IA x Railway mailman, traveling between Des Moines and Chicago. Chuck and Mary lived at 3832 3th Street in Des Moines.
1955 x Employment x Clerk at PTS. He and Mary were living at 3832 39th Street in Des Moines
date x Employment x where and when?
December 12, 1985 x Deceased x Des Moines, IA
aft December 12, 1985 x Burial x Des Moines, IA 50314. Highland Memory Gardens
The United States Navy's Center for Information Warfare Training is one of eleven learning centers of Naval Education and Training Command, headquartered on Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station in Escambia Cunty, Florida.
abt 1945: Charles, Mary, and newphew Doug  

left abt 1945:
Charles Herbert and Mary Emma Hiscocks Lorey with nephew,
Doug Lorey (NHS, 1958).
Believe Charles and Mary were then living at 1942 Arlington Avenue in Des Moines (below)
1942 Arlington Avenue
Charles Herbert Lorey grasvesite
Charles Herbert Lorey; Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, IA
Charles Herbert Lorey
US Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 121?
United States Navy
US Navy Seal

US Navy Special Warfare Command

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
abt 1944: Charles Herbert Lorey US Navy Insignia

US Navy Training, Pensacola, FLorida

Naval Communications Training Center, Pensacola, FL

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(1) Information was obtained from the Records on Military Personnel Who Died, were Missing in Action, or Prisoners of War as a result of the Vietnam War. This document can be found online at the National Archives and Records Administration at

(2) The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Charles Herbert Lorey's 1932 class page is:
Died: 12/12/85 iin Des Moines, IA
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