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Arthur SHORT

Regimental number3944
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
SchoolEllen Street State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJ Short,
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, Cambridge Grove, Hove, Sussex, England
Previous military serviceServed in the A.O.C. during the South African (Boer) War.
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined up as a regular soldier in the A.O.C. and served during the South African War until invalided home after Enteric fever, also for a short time as ship's painter in the Royal Australian Navy.
FateDied of wounds 6 November 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row K, Grave No. 10), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Johna and Mary SHORT, 1 Cambridge Grove, Hove, Sussex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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