The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain F L Short


Photograph by "Andrew Hall" - The front of the grave shows the inscription for Francis Leslie Short


Photographs by "Ff"

Captain Francis Leslie SHORT, 3rd Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died 3rd June 1916, age 24.

2nd? June 1892, born, born Hammersmith, London, son of Sir Frank Short, Kt., R.A., and Lady Short, of 56, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London.

1911 Census - 56, Brook Green, Hammersmith, West London - Frank Short, head, age 53, painter, engraver, Teacher of Engraving School, Royal College of Art, own account, home, born Stowbridge, Worcestershire; Esther Rosamond Short, wife, age 44, married 22 years, 2 children, both still alive, born London, Middlesex; Dorothea Mary Short, daughter, age 21, single, born Hammersmith, London; Francis Leslie Short, son, age 18, single, articled clerk to Solicitor, born Hammersmith, London; Florence Emma Alice Williams, servant, age 23, single, born Hammersmith, London; Elizabeth Mohr, servant, age 49, single, born Fulham, London.

25th March 1915, posted BEF.

15th July 1916, Probate - Francis Leslie Short, of 56, Brook Green, Hammersmith, Middlesex, died 3rd June 1916. Probate London 15th July to Dorothea Mary Short, spinster. Effects £709 6s.

Next of Kin (Sister) - Dorothea Short, 56, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London.

Commemorated at Hammersmith Old Cemetery, Screen Wall. North Avenue. A. 49., United Kingdom.

London Gazette 1st September 1914.

The under mentioned Cadets and ex Cadets of the Officers Training Corps, to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dated 15th August, 1914: -

Francis Leslie Short, 3rd Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

London Gazette 23rd March 1915.

The under mentioned Second Lieutenants (on probation) are confirmed in their rank.

3rd Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment. Francis Leslie Short.

London Gazette 1st February 1916

The Queen's Own {Royal West Kent Regiment), The under mentioned Lieutenants to be Captains. Dated 22nd December, 1915. Francis L. Short.

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