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Aubrey Vincent Short

Portrait of Major Aubrey Vincent Short MC. FL20932773 Archives New Zealand. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Aubrey Vincent Short MC. FL20932773 Archives New Zealand. Image may be subject to …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Aubrey Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    Short AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/183 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 76 Heriot Row, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Stonham Short (father), 9 Claremont Grove, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/183 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Aubrey Short was the son of William Stonham Short, I.S.O. and Elizabeth Sarah Short.

    Brothers Aubrey Vincent Short (3/183) and Leslie Howard Short (10/1160) died in WW1 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Linwood Cemetery, Entrance off Butterfield Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Block 48. Lot 105. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    "Major Aubrey Vincent Short, who died in Christchurch on Friday after a very short illness, was the filth son of Mr W. S. Short, Under-Secretary for Public Works, and was 28 years of age at the time of his death.

    He was educated at The Terrace School and Wellington College. He was a graduate of the New Zealand University, and received his diploma as a doctor just as war broke out. He at once volunteered for service, and left with the rank of surgeon-captain with the Main Body in the First Contingent. He landed at Gallipoli with other Anzacs on the first day of the attack, and remained, there until the final evacuation, and his services were honourably mentioned in Sir lan Hamilton's dispatches. He then went to France, and served continuously until November 1917, having been promoted major and appointed Deputy- Assistant Director of Medical Services. He was also honoured by receiving the Military Cross.

    He returned to New Zealand in January last as chief medical officer of one of the transports, since when he was employed as a senior house surgeon at Christchurch Hospital, where it is understood he fell a victim to the prevailing epidemic." Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 6 September 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; Paperspast portal; Dominion, Volume 12, Issue 45, 18 November 1918, Page 4;
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05 April 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
06 September 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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