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Edwin Douglas SHORT

Regimental number1266
Place of birthBlandford, Dorsetshire, England
SchoolSingleton Superior Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingNil.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressStockinbingal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Edward James Short, Elsimore Belgrave Street, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed with C Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, HQ Singleton.
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded Bronze Medal and Certificate for saving life.
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingHill 60, Gallipoli
Age at death24.2
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial Row D, Grave No. 30), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
87
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Emmeline SHORT, Mitta Dam, Albury, New South Wales. Native of Blandford, Dorset, England
Family/military connectionsNil.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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