Short Brothers - Their Story

The Short Brothers: The devastating loss of a family member during the First World War occurred in many homes across the British Isles. The county of Hertfordshire would share in the nation’s grief, seeing more than 23,000 of its serving personnel losing their lives in various locations across the world. The anguish of any loss was greatly augmented in cases where parents lost one, or more, of their children, losses that continue to resonate through their families to this day.

One such case is that of William and Alice Short, who would see three of their eight children lost on foreign fields - by Paul Johnson (HAW Lead Historian). Their biographies can be read "here".