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John Wilson SHORT

Regimental number2012
Place of birthGympie Queensland
OccupationEngine driver
AddressMount Pleasant, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Short, Mount Pleasant, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)

Educated at Gympie State School, Qld, and at the School of Mines, Sydney, NSW. Wounded at Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 3 September 1916. After his return to Australia he became a foundation member of the RS&SILA. Cremated at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Qld.

Miscellaneous detailsb. Gympie, Qld 2 July 1887
Date of death1 October 1973
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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