Mathew Short

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/09/1944

 

 

Mathew Short was born in Ohio on March 1, 1917. He was drafted into the Army
on January 28, 1943 at Abingdon, Virginia. His home of residence was listed
as Hueysville, Floyd County, Kentucky and his civilian occupation was listed
as Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators. He had completed
grammar school and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Short was killed in action in France
on July 9, 1944 in the vicinity of Neuville.

 

Mathew Short was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Kentucky.

The application for his headstone/marker indicates the name of the cemetery as
Dry Creek in Topmost, Kentucky. (This may possibly be the Seland Hall Cemetery
in Topmost, Knott County, Kentucky which is located on Dry Creek.)

 

 

 

 

 


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