This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: S/7319
- Rank: Private
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 13 Watsons Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Blackness Foundry
Wife, 13 Watsons Lane, Dundee
More about Joseph Short
Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
Joseph Short S/7319 8th Black Watch
KILLED ALONG WITH OFFICER.
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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