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Master Mariner (1911)
Captain (1917)

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William John Short was a captain with the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. He was drowned at Gorleston in Suffolk on 26 December 1917 when the small boat in which he was going ashore was overturned by a strong wave a few hundred yards offshore. He was aged 46 years. [David Earley]

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge of Peace and Harmony No. 359 E.C.Hampshire & IOW

19th June 1911
17th July 1911
21st August 1911

DoD confirmed in the UGLE register although it records no War Service (w.s) showing 'Died 26.12.17'

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