Thomas Mackintosh Storey was born in Argentina in the year 1900. His father had emigrated there from New Zealand. For 17 years he lived on the Argentine pampas, riding, hunting, playing polo and enjoying life to the full. Eventually he had to journey to England to finish his schooling, when he began the second part of his life as a British Army Officer. He threw himself into his army career which took him to Bermuda, Jamaica, Malta, Africa and India where he met his wife, Edna. His career was sadly cut short after 34 years by the TB he contracted in India. He died at 85, a quiet, retiring person, his sword rusting in the basement and occasionally making 'mate' a kind of tea made in a special pot from Argentina.