Shortman Arthur William Cairns Lt & QM 94763

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Name Shortman Arthur William Cairns
Army number 94763
Rank Lt QM
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Decoration and Clasp 20/7/1954.
Date of birth 1895, Camberwell.
Unit Served in the ranks; Queen's Westminster Rifles - 1910-12, Westminster Dragoons 1912-14, RASC 1916. Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as Lt & QM 1/7/39, Posted 9th Bn DLI. Embodied 24/8/1939, Posted 12th Bn DLI 4/9/1939. Trf Black Watch 20/12/1939. Posted 1 TS 1/2/1940. B.E.F. Group HQ Dieppe BAOR, Captain QM Short Service Commission, Trf Royal Pioneer Corps 1/3/1949, Relinquished Commission as Hon Major 13/3/1954
Company/Battery HQ Coy
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Cdr Dieppe Terminal Camp BAOR.
Joined Brigade 4/9/1939
Promotions W/S Captain & QM 1/11/42, Major (QM) 3/9/1951
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered September 1963, Surrey.
Home address 456, Pinner Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, c/o TA, Perth. Married 1957 to Theresa M Edwards.
Source table 1TS

Some information sources indicate that, while he served with the 1 TS in the B.E.F. he was captured as a Prisoner of War. However, this cannot be independently verified and he does not appear in the IWM PoW Register.