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Herbert George SHORTT

Regimental number4514
Place of birthCoolgardie Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStroud Villa, Boulevard, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine E Shortt, c/o Mrs Bennington, Stroud Villa, Boulevard, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance South of FRAMERVILLE near AMIENS, on the 9th August 1918, this N.C.O. volunteered and successfully carried a message from his Company Commander to Battalion Headquarters through an intense machine gun fire, after two other runners had been wounded. The message was a most important one, and Lance Corporal SHORT showed great bravery in getting it through.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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