Lieutenant L G F Short, D Battalion Tank Corps-...Sign In or Register to add photos
City of London Regiments Welcom Home Scroll to Lieutenant Lionel George Frederick Short.
Brief details from his service record, WO339/80625 at Kew:
Born 27th April 1896 in Dulwich, SE
Educated at Clarks College, London Road, Croydon.
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Address: "Hinkley" 29 Lyndhurst Road, Thornto Heath, Surrey
Joined Honourable Artillery Company on 29th November 1915- 2nd Bn. stationed at Tower of London.
Left on 30th January 1916, commissioned into Heavy Machine Gun Corps.
6th May 1917 - to D Bn. HMGC
22nd December 1917- leave to UK
5th January 1918- to 4th Bn Tank Corps
20th July 1918- leave to UK
10th August 1918- rejoined unit
28th December 1918- leave.
19th September 1918- Temp/Lt
14th April 1919- demobilized.
He was present at the Battle of Cambrai, in command of D8, Diogenes, part of 10th Co. D Battalion, which took part in the assault on Flesquieres on 20th November 1917 (info from Following the Tanks)