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Major General Colin Shortis CB, CBE, January 2017


Born in 1934, Colin was commissioned in the Royal Fusiliers and served with them in Korea, where he became good friends with Bryan Webster.  

He had a distinguished career, finishing as GOC North West District.  Colin first visited the British Cemetery in Elvas in 2002.  He became a keen member and it was he who set up the Trust to enable the Friends to qualify for Gift Aid and became the first chairman of the Trustees.  He wrote the Statutes and the duties of the officers of the Committee.  

He died on 7th January, 2017.


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