Henry (Harry) SHORT


SHORT, Henry

Service Numbers: 615, 615A
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 29 September 1892
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School
Occupation: Clerk (Adelaide Advertiser)
Died: Killed in Action, France, 27 October 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 615, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 615, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 615, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
27 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 615A, 29th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Private Harry Short, who is reported to have been killed in action in France on October 28, was the youngest son of Mr. James Short, of 68 Henley Beach-road, Mile-End. He left Australia on November 18, 1915 and saw service on the Suez Canal. Thence he went to France. Private Short was born at Gawler, and was 24 years of age. He had lived at Mile-End for the past nine years. He played for several years with the Torrensville Football Club, and was popular among a wide circle of friends. Private Short was formerly an employee of ''The Advertiser" office. His manly disposition won for him the respect and admiration of all who knew him. One of his brothers was killed in action at Gallipoli last year, and an other is still on active service in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)