Enmore Green, The Knapp

Ernest George Short

Surname: Short
Other names: Ernest George
Other people in this story:
Charles Short
Emma Short née Stainer
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

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.


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