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Arthur George Short

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Short

Arthur George

322157

A/Bdr

93rd (Cornwall) Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

Chippenham

20

St Ives

Truro

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

16/10/1917

Ypres

Killed

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Klien-Vierstraat British Cememtery

III,D,19

Belgium

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Azor and Eliza A Short (Parents)   Chippenham

Notes

The Roll of Honour

Official notification has been received of the death in action on the Western Front of Arthur George, the eldest son of Azor Short a much respected postman of this town. The gallant young soldier shortly after the outbreak of war joined the Royal Garrison Artillery (Territorial) at Truro where as a postman, he was stationed and had been serving in France about 15 months prior to his death which occurred shortly before reaching his 21st birthday.

Since leaving school, his whole working life had been spent in the postal service. First as a boy messenger at Chippenham then as assistant postman, Corsham to Neston, from which he was promoted to an established postmanship at Truro. He was much respected by his colleagues, quiet and painstaking and was described by a senior postman at Truro as one of the best boys in the whole world. Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Short who have 2 other sons serving in the Army.

Wilts Times 17 November 1917

The 1901 census shows the Shorts living at 7 River Street, Chippenham. Brother of Maurice Short. Another brother, Walter served in the Royal Engineers and survived the war.

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paul’s Church

St Andrew’s Church

Yes

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Last updated - 03/11/2010

 

 


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