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   Nurse Frances Fanny Shortt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/12/2021
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tullanisken Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Newmills, Co Tyrone
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 75462014
Summary      
There are now 3 WWI burials. None have a CWGC gravestone. Private George Montgomery, United States Army, who was killed in action in World War Two, is commemorated on the headstone of the family plot in this churchyard, in Grave 9.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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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 History Hub Ulster -VAD NI Reports that Frances Shortt was buried in graveyard at Tullyniskan Parish Church
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021