The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- William Lindsay
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Bath, England
- Father's Name:
- James Lindsay Short
- Mothers's Name:
- Emily Gertrude Short
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp.
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore‐Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne‐Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.
Short 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.
Bill was unable to leave Singapore because of the injuries he suffered.
Bill Short suffered permanent disability to his right leg as a result of wounds.
Changi, Singapore at end of war.
William Short is featured in this photograph, however we cannot be absolutely certain which POW he is. (Second from left?) He never fully recovered his health and suffered continuing pain and disability his entire life with his injuries.
Bill Short married Peggy Millington, 1936 Northam.
He died in 1985.
Below: Grandson of Bill Short, Father Braden Short for many years hosted the services for 2/4th MGB. Braden was much admired by the veterans, and loved by all who attended his services.
- Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore