"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; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=DOM19181118.2.13&srpos=234&e=-------10--231-byDA---2alexander+chisholm--