NZDF

WWII and K Force Army Service Records

Commonly Used Abbreviations

For your convenience these files are also available for download in the following formats:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

  • A/ Acting
  • A/A Anti Aircraft
  • A/T Anti Tank
  • Adm Admitted
  • ADS Advanced Dressing Station
  • Adv Base Advanced Base
  • Amn Coln Ammunition Column
  • AOR At Own Request
  • App Appointment
  • Apptd Appointed
  • APR Awaiting Passage Return
  • ASC Army Service Corps
  • Attd Attached
  • AW(O)L Absent With / Without Leave
  • BC Battle Casualty
  • BCOF British Commonwealth Occupational Force
  • Bde Brigade
  • Bn/Btn/Batt Battalion
  • BOD Base Ordnance Depot
  • BOW Base Ordnance Workshop
  • BRD Base Reception Depot
  • Bty Battery
  • Capt Captain
  • Cas Casualty
  • CB Confined to Barracks
  • CCS Casualty Clearing Station
  • CMF Central Mediterranean Force
  • CO Commanding Officer
  • Co/Coy Company
  • COE Church of England
  • Comp Coy Composite Company
  • Conv Dep Convalescent Depot
  • Coy Company/Sub-unit commanded by Major
  • Cpl Corporal
  • Cse Course
  • Ctba Ceases to be attached
  • CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Dischdg/Disch Discharged
  • DCM District Court Martial/Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Div Division
  • Div Cav Divisional Cavalry
  • DOD Died of Disease
  • DOW Died of Wounds/Duration of War/ Divisional Ordnance Workshops
  • DSO Distinguished Service Order
  • E Engineers
  • E/D Pay Extra Duty Pay
  • Ech Echelon
  • Emb/Embn Embarkation
  • Engr Engineer
  • ERS Education and Rehabilitation Services
  • FAP For All Purposes
  • FGCM Field General Court Martial
  • Fd Amb Field Ambulance
  • Fd Coy Field Company
  • Fd Wksps Field Workshops
  • FDL Forward Defended Locality
  • FPC Field Punishment Centre
  • FSS Field Security Section/Service
  • GH General Hospital
  • Gnr Gunner
  • GSW Gunshot Wound
  • GVP Guard Vital Point
  • HQ Headquarters
  • Inf Infantry
  • Instr Instructor
  • Instrn Instruction
  • IP In Pacific
  • KIA Killed in Action
  • LAD Light Aid Detachment
  • LAFV Light Armoured Fighting Vehicle
  • Lieut Lieutenant
  • LRDG Long Range Desert Group
  • Lt A/A Light Anti-Aircraft
  • Lt Col Lieutenant-Colonel
  • Lt/2 Lt Lieutenant /Second Lieutenant
  • Lustre Force Code Name for NZ Forces in Greece and Crete
  • LWOP Leave Without Pay
  • LWP Leave With Pay
  • M/I Marched In
  • M/O Marched Out
  • M/U Medically Unfit
  • Mac Motor Ambulance Convoy
  • Mainyard Pacific Front Line
  • Maj Major
  • MC Military Cross / Medical Corps/ Military Camp
  • MDS Mobile Dental Section/Main Dressing Station
  • MEC Mechanical Equipment Company
  • MEF Middle East Force
  • MG Machine Gun
  • MIA Missing in Action
  • MID Mentioned in Despatches
  • MM Military Medal
  • MSU Mobile Surgical Unit
  • MT Mechanical Transport
  • NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
  • Necal New Caledonia
  • NMR National Military Reserve
  • NYD Not Yet Diagnosed
  • NZ Con Dep NZ Convalescent Depot
  • NZ Rec Dep NZ Reception Depot
  • NZASC NZ Army Service Corps
  • NZE NZ Engineers
  • NZEF New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • NZFA NZ Field Artillery
  • NZGH NZ General Hospital
  • NZGRU NZ Graves Registration Unit
  • NZHS NZ Hospital Ship
  • NZMC NZ Medical Corps
  • NZOC NZ Ordnance Corps
  • NZPS NZ Permanent Staff
  • NZPWRU NZ Prisoner of War Repatriation Unit
  • NZRB NZ Rifle Brigade
  • NZRD NZ Reinforcement Depot
  • NZ Rec Dep NZ Reception Depot
  • NZRTU NZ Reinforcement Transit Unit
  • NZSC NZ Staff Corps
  • NZTES NZ Temporary Employment Section
  • NZTS NZ Temporary Service
  • OC Officer Commanding
  • OCTU Officer Cadet Training Unit
  • P/U Permanently Unfit
  • Pet Coy Petrol Company
  • POW Prisoner of War
  • Pte Private
  • Ptn/Pl Platoon
  • RAP Regimental Aid Post
  • RC Roman Catholic
  • Regt/Rgt Regiment
  • Reinf/Reinfts Reinforcement/s
  • Res Reserve
  • Rft Reinforcement
  • RMT Reserve Mechanical Transport
  • RTNZ Returned to NZ
  • Sgt Sergeant
  • SOS Struck Off Strength
  • Spr Sapper
  • Sqn Squadron
  • Sup Coln Supply Column
  • T/ Temporary
  • T.I.T. Territorial Intensive Training
  • T/U Temporarily Unfit
  • TF Territorial Force
  • Tfd Transferred
  • TOS Taken On Strength
  • Tp Troop
  • Tpr Trooper
  • Trg Training
  • Trg Coy Training Company
  • TS Troop Ship
  • VAD Voluntary Aid Detachment
  • VC Victoria Cross
  • VD Volunteer Decoration/Venereal Disease
  • WEF With Effect From
  • WOAS While on Active Service
  • WWII World War Two
  • WWSA Women’s War Service Auxiliary

28th Maori Battalion moves up [Detail] Artist: Peter McIntyre Date: 1940-1943 Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Wellington Office [Archives Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 87]

28th Maori Battalion moves up [Detail]
Artist: Peter McIntyre
Date: 1940-1943
Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Wellington Office [Archives Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 87]

This page was last reviewed on 27 July 2009, and is current.