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George Henry Shorten

In memory of:

Private George Henry Shorten

October 17, 1920

Military Service


Service Number:

1012727

Age:

54

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Forestry Corps

Division:

34th Company

Additional Information


Born:

December 30, 1864

Son of the late Daniel and Emma Shorten.

Commemorated on Page 553 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

45.12.8

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave of 1012727 Pvt. George Henry Shorten who served with the 230th Battn. Canadian Forestry Corps C.E.F.
Born at Bryer Hill in Staffordshire England on Dec. 30th 1864, he enlisted into the C.E.F. twice (1)...At Vancouver Bc on Dec. 19th 1915 in the 143rd Battn. C.E.F. he listed his occupation as "Stoker" He was discharged in Jan. of 1916 due to being over age & flat feet.
(2)...At Vancouver BC on Nov. 8th 1916 with the 230th Battn. C.E.F. he listed his occupation this time as "Teamster" Both times he listed prior military service with thr 7th Battn. Duke of Edinbourough Rifles & The Cape Rifles South Africa.  George died at Vancouver BC on Oct. 17th 1920 at the age of 54.  He was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Memorial cross in the section where 1012727 Pvt. George Henry Shorten was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.
  • Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery– Cemetery view of the section where 1012727 Pvt. George Henry Shorten was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.

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