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Francis SHORT

Regimental number10576
Place of birthNewry Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressUpper Maffra, West Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C J Short, Newry, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date13 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1946A Pte George Rodic SHORT, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Total war service: 1472 days (of which 1272 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1932
Place of burialMaffra Cemetery, Victoria

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