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Gordon Short


MARCH 1921 - SEPTEMBER 19th 2022

Gordon was a Burma Star Veteran. Throughout his life he always had a passion for Bowling. He was President of the Devon Bowling Association and has played all over the world. to celebrate his 100th birthday his family challenged him to play 5 ends at 20 Clubs across Devon.

He took up the Challenge.

The Friday before the start of the Challenge Gordon was at his Bowling Club in South Molton, about to have a practice, when he fell and fractured his hip. he was taken to hospital and on the Saturday had an Operation where his hip was pinned. This was not going to stop him........he fully intended to start his challenge as soon as possible!

Gordon played at Plymouth on the 2nd September playing the Hoe at 11am and Sir Francis Drake BC at 2 pm. 

Gordon, a life member of South Molton BC, did indeed complete his challenge, South Molton hosted his finale celebration on 6th September 2021 with players coming from around the Country to celebrate his long life.

Throughout the challenge Gordon was raising money for Devon Air Ambulance, the final total in excess of £7,000.