Wilfred Owen Shortland

Wilfred Owen Shortland

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  • Name Wilfred Owen Shortland 
    Born 13 Mar 1912 
    Gender Male 
    Military Sergeant in RAF 
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1912 and 30 Jun 1912  West Derby, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth 
    • Volume 8b, Page 619
    Occupation Gunner 
    • Killed in the war and his body was never recovered.
    Died 12 May 1940 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I545  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2020 

    Father Henry Robert Shortland
              b. 4 Feb 1875, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Oct 1960, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
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    Mother Susannah Williams
              b. 6 Aug 1874, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Dec 1960, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship family member 
    Married Abt 28 Dec 1911  [2, 3
    Family ID F282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence Elizabeth Claridge
              b. 10 Aug 1915, Limbury, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1991, Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Registration Dec 1937  Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Marriage 
    • Volume 3b, Page 1084
    Married 18 Dec 1937  Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage Report for Corporal Wilfred Shortland and  Florence Claridge
    Marriage Report for Corporal Wilfred Shortland and Florence Claridge
    Courtesy of Marian Lott
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Birth - Between 1 Apr 1912 and 30 Jun 1912 - West Derby, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Marriage - Dec 1937 - Luton, Bedfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1937 - Luton, Bedfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Headstone for Henry Robert Shortland, his wife Susannah, and their son Wilfred Owen.
    Headstone for Henry Robert Shortland, his wife Susannah, and their son Wilfred Owen.
    In Loving Memory
    of
    Henry Robert Shortland
    Born 4th February 1875
    Died 9th October 1960
    And His Beloved Wife
    Susanah Shortland
    Born 6th August 1874
    Died 5th December 1960
    Also Of Their Beloved Son
    Wilfred Owen Shortland
    Born 12th March 1912
    Killed in Action over Holland
    1940
    Aged 28 Years
    The Lord Is My Shepherd

  • Notes 
    • From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Wilfred was a Sergeant (Obs.) in 15 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. He died on 12th May 1940 age 28. His service number was 562875 and he was the son of Henry Robert and Susannah SHORTLAND; husband of Florence Elizabeth SHORTLAND, of Limbury, Bedfordshire. He was buried at Heverlee War Cemetery (6. C. 10).

      From Iris Doreen Owens' notes:

      Wilfred Owen Shortland: Born March 12th 1912.
      Married: Florence Claridge.
      Died on Active Service R.A.F. over Belgium, 1940.

  • Reference  The Williams Family Tree. "Wilfred Owen Shortland". The Williams Family Tree. https://williamsfamilytree.co.uk/tree/getperson.php?personID=I545&tree=wft (accessed April 22, 2021).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1856] Registration of Births. Ancestry.co.uk, Jun 1912, West Derby, Lancashire, Volume 8b, Page 619.

    2. [S2262] Una Sanderson.

    3. [S5535] Lloyd Owens.

    4. [S1854] Registration of Marriages. Ancestry.co.uk, Oct-Nov-Dec 1937, Luton, Bedfordshire, Volume 3b, Page 1084.