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St Mary's Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas and Charlotte Shortland and the brother of Mary and Flora (later Culley) Shortland. In 1901 they lived at 39 Kirkwhite Street Meadows Nottingham. Flora later lived at 123 Hood Street Sherwood Nottingham.
In 1911 he was serving at Gough Barracks Trimulgherry Deccan India with 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
09 May 1915
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Sherwood Nottingham
Company Quartermaster Serjeant
  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was also awarded the Cross of St George 4th Cl. (Russia). He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 18 August 1915: 'Shortland. Killed in action May 9th, Company Quartermaster Serjeant J Shortland, 1st Sherwood Foresters. His fiancée.'
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