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Clarence Eric SHORT

Regimental number2772
Place of birthPeterhead, South Australia
School[Lefaeve] Peninsular Public School, South Australia
Other trainingNil.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBismark Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSamuel Geo Short, Wellington Road, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 October 1916
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Annie SHORT. Native of Port Adelaide, South Australia. Commemorated in Cheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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