1019724 L/Segt William Welply Shorten 509 Bty. Royal Field Artillery

1888 Born Killadysert, Co Clare, Ireland

1901 census living at Copley Place, Copley Street, Cork

1903 Mar 5. Enlists in Royal Artillery aged 15.

1908 - 1916 Served in India

1911 census he is a soldier at 78th Battery Royal Field Artillery, Campbellpore, India

1916 - 1919 Served in Mesopotamia

1921 Apr 1 died aged 33 at Crosshaven. buried Co Cork. Son of Mrs. Margaret Shorten of Bulford Camp, Wilts. Obituary in Cork Examiner. He died if TB at Athlone

Buried Douglas St Luke, Church of Ireland

British soldiers died in Ireland