Short, W. E. (William E.)
W.E. Short fonds. - 1915-1919.

7 cm of textual records.

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William E. Short was born in Tottenham, England on Dec. 18, 1878. He enlisted with the 34th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Jan., 1915 in Galt, Ont., trained in Canada and England, and arrived in France on Aug. 3, 1915, where he was attached to the 1st Battalion. He was promoted to Corporal on Oct. 11, 1916 and to acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant on Feb. 1, 1917.

William Short married Lilly Meechum August 7, 1918, while on leave in London, England, a fact not noted in his diary. W.E. Short returned to Canada in May, 1919. (Source: attestation papers, diary contents.)


Fonds consists of material relating to the wartime activities and experiences of William E. Short, a soldier with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France during WWI. It contains two ms. diaries kept by William Edward Short from 1915 to 1919, as well as two transcripts (ts., computer output).


  • Title from content of the fonds.
  • Donated by Mrs. Lillian Daniel in 1992.

Call number: GA 150