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William John SHORT

Regimental number913
Place of birthSullington, Surrey, England
SchoolCouncil School, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressSouth Cunderdin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Short, Westwood Cottage near Guildford, Surrey, Egland
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 June 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPont D'Achelles Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 13), Nieppe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Charlotte SHORT, 48 Cottage, Offham, Arundel, Sussex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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