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Leslie Ellis SHORT

Regimental number178
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
Address32 Union Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Short, 55 Central Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and Citizen Military Forces as Sergeant Major.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded twice at Gallipoli. Enlisted with the First Expeditionary Force on 20 August 1914.
FateKilled in Action 28 April 1918
Place of death or woundingBorre, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLe Peuplier Military Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. I), Caestre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Susannah SHORT, 48 Frederick Street, Unley, South Australia; native of Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death

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