Valentine Gordon Chester Shortridge

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) Valentine Gordon Chester Shortridge, R.N. (5 August, 1893 – 19 June, 1923) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Thomas W. Shortridge, medical practioner.

Shortridge passed out of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in April, 1910 ranked first of 77 cadets in marks on the Part I examination.[1]

Shortridge was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 15 January, 1914.[2]

Shortridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1915.[3]

In December 1918, he was part of staff at the the Anti-Submarine Division.[4]

On 15 November 1920, he was appointed to the Portsmouth Mining School as Trial and Experimental Officer in A/S Instruments.[5]

He was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 18 September, 1922. Shortridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 15 February, 1923 but soon died at Ashover Sanatorium of tuberculosis in mid-1923.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alexander G. B. Wilson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 22
29 Aug, 1917[6] – 31 Dec, 1917
Succeeded by
Harry H. Dring


  1. "Naval And Military. Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 30, 1910; pg. 5; Issue 39260.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 69a.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 171.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 1816a.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 882.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399t.