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Lionel Gordon SHORT

Date of birth3 June 1885
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationReporter
Address22 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Short, Outspan, Wearlingham, Surrey, England
Enlistment date30 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Walwa on 23 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
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Lieutenant


Unit: 23rd Battalion
Promotion date: 20 September 1916

Fatenig No details enetered on Nominal
Medals

Military Cross

'During the attack on Mont St. Quentin, on 1st September 1918, he led his platoon forward, in the face of intense machine gun fire, with conspicuous gallantry and determination, capturing 50 prisoners. On the advance being held up, he made a most daring reconnaissance alone, and in daylight, and as a result was able to lead his men forward to an important position with a minimum of casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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