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   Nurse Fanny Shortt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/03/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 11/05/1888
Died: 26/12/1918 (Unknown)
Age: 30
Summary      
It is believed Frances Fanny Shortt was born on 11th May 1888 in Doagh, County Antrim Fanny lived in Curran, Dungannon for a time. Nurse Fanny Shortt was 31 when she volunteered on 9th August 1918. Nurse Fanny Shortt served at Bermondsey Military Hospital in in Lewisham, London for a time. Nurse Fanny Shortt was serving with the Voluntary Aid Detachment when she died on active service on 26th December 1918. Nurse Fanny Shortt has no known grave and is commemorated on the United Kingdom Book of Remembrance.
Further Information
It is believed Frances Fanny Shortt was born on 11th May 1888 in Doagh, County Antrim (GRONI Ref. U/1888/5/1001/11/323).
Fanny lived in Curran, Dungannon for a time. There are two Curran townlands in the Dungannon area, one near Benburb and another near Edendork.
There are two census listings below, but it is thought they relate to a different Frances Curran. It seems to be sheer coincidence that one came to live in Curran, Edendork.
Nurse Fanny Shortt was 31 when she volunteered on 9th August 1918.
Nurse Fanny Shortt served at Bermondsey Military Hospital in in Lewisham, London for a time.
Nurse Fanny Shortt was serving with the Voluntary Aid Detachment when she died on active service on 26th December 1918.
Records seem to suggest she was working in Belfast at the time, but no death record can be found on GRONI.
The ‘History of Tullyniskan’ book records a Frances Emma Shortt, Military Hospital.
Nurse Fanny Shortt has no known grave and is commemorated on the United Kingdom Book of Remembrance. This register is maintained at CWGC Head Office in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Miss Fanny Shortt is named on Dungannon War Memorial as Nurse Shortt.
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1 1901 Census lists Shortt sisters Lists Frances as age 28, living with her sister at house 10 in Market House Street, Limavady, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Harriet Shortt Does not list Frances as living with her sister at house 7 in Curran, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 British Red Cross - WW1 Details of Nurse Fanny Shortt, Curran, Dungannon (2)
4 British Red Cross - WW1 Details of Nurse Fanny Shortt, Curran, Dungannon (1)
5 Ulster Memorials Listed on Dungannon War Memorial as A Shortt
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018