See also

Rupert SHORTLAND (1877-1939)


Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND, 2004, age 127, Rupert S - QSA - 1900

1 Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND1 (1877-1939), son of John SHORTLAND (1831-1916) and Eliza COWELL (1843-1879).

Born Q3 1877, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Marr Catherine MAHER 27 Feb 1901, St Peters, Dublin, Ireland.2 Died Q2 1939, Farnborough, Aldershot, Hampshire.3,4 Edgewood Cottage, Hawley Rd, Hawley. Cause: Internal haemorrhaging duodenal ulcer & bronchitis. Widow C. Shortland was present at the death.

Listed in 1891 census as 15 y/o Errand Boy. Resident with John and Rebecca Shortland at 42 Newland Meadows, with Albert E., and Frederick C. Drummer Rupert Shortland (brother of John Francis Shortland who founded the Cork dynasty) was awarded the King's South Africa Medal for service in the Boer War. This handsome medal was purchased for an unstated sum from an Australian collector by Rupert's great-grandniece Gabrielle Shortland, resident Cork Ireland, and is now in her possession."I could not believe it," says Gabrielle, "when the medal was advertised on the internet at the very point I began to research my great-granduncle's life. I believe that Rupert intended me to have this medal." A month or so after getting the first medal from Australia, the same collector received shipment from USA with its "twin" the Queen's South Africa in it. More kismet.

Sp. Catherine MAHER5 (1879- ).

Note on Marriage to Rupert Cowell SHORTLAND: Married to Katie - 1901 Census.


1"England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983" (3a662). Text From Source: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983
about Rupert Cowell Shortland
Name: Rupert Cowell Shortland
Year of Registration: 1877
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
County: Buckinghamshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 507 (click to see others on page)
2Interpreted by Colin Davidson (researcher), "Service Papers - Rupert C Shortland". Text From Source: Military Service Papers state that he married Katherine Maher on 27th Feb 1901 at St Peter, Dublin.
3"England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005". 2c 243, Apr/May/Jun 1939. Cit. Date: 6 May 2011. Assessment: Primary evidence.
4"Death Cert 1939 - Rupert C Shortland". Cit. Date: 6 May 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Widow, C. Shortland was present at death, at Edgewood Cottage, Hawley Road, Hawley.
5Interpreted by Colin Davidson (researcher), "Service Papers - Rupert C Shortland". Assessment: Primary evidence.