Hello, I was so excited to read your post! My great grandfather is William Shortt (marine engineer on the 1901 census). His daughter Elizabeth was my much loved grandmother. She came to Australia, with her young family of four boys, one of whom was my dad.
I have the Shortt family living at 22 Brassey St in the 1911 census, but William Joseph is not listed, and Elizabeth is listed as Head. I can't trace him after the 1901 census. Maybe you can help.