Joseph Short

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: S/7319
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 27.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 13 Watsons Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Blackness Foundry
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Martha Short, 36 Barrowfield St, Glasgow

  • Children:

    Alexander, born 07.09.1903, Mary, born 31.08.1905 & Joseph, born 04.03.1909

More about Joseph Short

Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

Joseph Short   S/7319   8th Black Watch


News of the death in action of Private Joseph Short, of the 8th Black Watch, is contained in a letter which a comrade of deceased has forwarded to his widow, who resides at 13 Watson’s Lane.  The letter states that Short was killed at the same time as his officer.  Deceased was formerly employed in Blackness Foundry.

Dundee Courier 21st October 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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