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Norman John Short

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HMNZS Achilles was a Leander-class light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Second World War, the second of five in the class.

Achilles

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman John AWMM
  • Surname
    Short AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 3770 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 February 1921 Cenotaph Data Entry Form FeatherstonWellington Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Te Rahu, Te Awamutu AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. Delia Reid(sister), Te Rahu AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 28 October 1941 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    Age 20 AWMM
    Shop assistant/Civilian Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Stoker Cenotaph Data Entry Form

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Light Brown AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Aslo served on the Orlando (Escapade) in 1943 and on the Claymore in 1945 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1998 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    Age 77 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • Jack Short and his role in Adolph Hitlers' downfall. Cheers!
    Public - Paul - Other relative - 24 April 2020
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2020PaulNew ZealandOther relative
12 July 2016PatrickPerth Western AustraliaOther relative

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