The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Short
First Name:
William Lindsay
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8693
Classification:
Cook
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
Discharged:
15.01.1946
DOB:
22.05.1904
Place of Birth:
Bath, England
Father's Name:
James Lindsay Short
Mothers's Name:
Emily Gertrude Short
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp.
POW#:
1/9276
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne‐Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

W.L. (Bill) Short
W.L. (Bill) Short

Soldier was wounded in action at West Bukit Timah on 7/2/1942. Admitted to Field Ambulance with shrapnel wounds to buttocks, legs and arms. Transferred to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 17/2/1942 and to 2/10th Australian General Hospital on 7/3/1942. Admitted to A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi on 27/5/1942 with an abscess to right leg. Discharged to unit on 28/5/1942. Transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot on 28/9/1942.

Soldier suffered permanent disability to his right leg as a result of wounds.

"A new Friend" William Short, C. McDonald, - Thompson (front), Unknown, - Davey. E 'Snow' Watt.
“A new Friend”
William Short, C. McDonald,
– Thompson (front), Unknown,
– Davey. E ‘Snow’ Watt.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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