David Wear Short

18 August 1913–13 December 1985 (Age 72)
Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of David Wear

David Wear Short was born on 18 August 1913, in Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. He died on 13 December 1985, in Wolsingham, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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World Events (3)

1914

Age 1

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 1

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1918

Age 5

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English schort ‘short’.2 Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Gheairr, Mac an Ghirr‘son of the short man’ ( see McGirr ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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