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Edward Charles SHORT

Regimental number1775
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
SchoolGawler and Flinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBaker
AddressBeech Road, Mile End, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, James Short, Beech Road, Mile End, South Australia
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Bronchial Pneumonia on 27 September 1918.
FateDied of disease 27 September 1918
Place of death or woundingAbbeville, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Jane SHORT, White Street, Highgate, South Australia. Native of Gawler, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers:No.615 Private Henry 'Harry' Short, 29th and then 32nd Battalions, killed in action at Flers, France on 27 October 1916 and No.1744 Private Arthur Gawler Short, 16th Battalion, who was killed in actionat Lone Pine, Gallipoli on 8 August 1915.

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