Other names: Ernest George
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Ernest George (sometimes known as George Ernest) Short was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1888, the son of Charles Short and Emma Short (née Stainer). He lived all his life in the Enmore Green and Shaftesbury area apart from when on Military Service. He enlisted as George Ernest Short and joined the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 24768). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1920 at the early age of 32 years.