NZDF

First World War Army Service Records

Commonly Used Abbreviations

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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

  • #A1 Fit for Active Service
  • #B1 Able to be made fit by medical treatment
  • #C1 Likely to become fit for service overseas after special training
  • #C2 Permanently unfit for Active Service but fit for service in NZ
  • #D Permanently Unfit
  • A Artillery
  • A/ Acting
  • AA Assistant Adjutant
  • AAG Assistant Adjutant General
  • Adj Adjutant
  • Adm Admitted
  • ADMS Assistant Director of Medical Services
  • AGH Australian General Hospital
  • AI Auckland Infantry
  • AIB Auckland Infantry Battalion
  • AIF Australian Imperial Force
  • ALH Australian Light Horse
  • AMR Auckland Mounted Rifles
  • ANZAC Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.
  • AOR At Own Request
  • APM Assistant Provost Marshal
  • App Appointment
  • AQMG Assistant Quarter-Master-General
  • AR Auckland Regiment
  • ASC Army Service Corps
  • ASH Australian Stationary Hospital
  • Attd Attached
  • AW(O)L Absent With / Without Leave
  • BA British Army
  • BAC Brigade Ammunition Column
  • BC Battle Casualty
  • Bde Brigade
  • BM Brigade Major
  • Bn/Btn/Batt Battalion
  • Brockenhurst No 1 NZGH for NZEF in UK
  • Bt Brevet
  • Bty Battery
  • Capt Captain
  • CB Confined to Barracks
  • CCS Casualty Clearing Station
  • CI Canterbury Infantry
  • CIB Canterbury Infantry Battalion
  • CMR Canterbury Mounted Rifles
  • CO Commanding Officer
  • Codford No 3 NZGH convalescing home for NZEF
  • COE Church of England
  • Co/Coy Company
  • Coln Column
  • Corps Group of Divisions
  • Coy Company/Sub-unit commanded by Major
  • Cpl Corporal
  • CSM Company Sergeant-Major
  • ctba Ceases to be attached
  • CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • DAC Divisional Ammunition Column
  • DADMS Deputy Assistant Director Medical Services
  • DAPM Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal
  • DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Div Division commanded by Major-General
  • Div Sig Divisional Signals
  • DMS Director of Medical Services
  • DOD Died of Disease
  • DOW Died of Wounds / Duration of War
  • DRS Divisional Rest Station
  • DSO Distinguished Service Order
  • E Engineers
  • ED Efficiency Decoration (Territorial Force)
  • EEF Egyptian Expeditionary Force
  • EGH Egyptian Government Hospital
  • Emb/Embn Embarkation
  • Engr Engineer
  • FA Field Ambulance
  • FAP For all purposes
  • Far Sgt Farrier Sergeant
  • Fd Amb Field Ambulance
  • FPC Field Punishment Centre
  • GBD General Base Depot
  • GH General Hospital
  • Gnr Gunner
  • GOC General Officer Commanding
  • GSO General Staff Officer
  • GSW Gunshot Wound
  • HMNZT His Majesty’s NZ Troopship
  • Hornchurch NZEF Convalescent Hospital
  • HQ Headquarters
  • HS Hospital Ship
  • IA Indian Army
  • IB Infantry Brigade
  • ICC Imperial Camel Corps
  • Inf Infantry
  • Instr Instructor
  • Instrn Instruction
  • KIA Killed in Action
  • Lieut Lieutenant
  • LH Light Horse (The Mounted Rifles of Australia)
  • LH Bde Light Horse Brigade
  • Lt/2 Lt Lieutenant /Second Lieutenant
  • Lt Col Lieutenant-Colonel
  • LWOP Leave Without Pay
  • Maj Major
  • MC Military Cross / Medical Corps
  • MDS Main Dressing Station
  • MEF Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
  • MG Machine Gun
  • MGS Machine Gun Squadron
  • MIA Missing in Action
  • M/I Marched In
  • MID Mentioned in Despatches
  • MM Military Medal
  • M/O Marched Out
  • Mtd Mounted
  • NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
  • NYD Not Yet Diagnosed
  • NZ & A DIV New Zealand & Australian Division
  • NZA NZ Artillery
  • NZASC NZ Army Service Corps
  • NZCC NZ Camel Company/NZ Cyclist Corps/Corps of Cyclists
  • NZ Div Tr NZ Divisional Train
  • NZE NZ Engineers (Field or Signalling Troops)
  • NZEF New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • NZFA NZ Field Artillery
  • NZGH NZ General Hospital
  • NZGRU NZ Graves Registration Unit
  • NZHS NZ Hospital Ship
  • NZI & GBD NZ Infantry and General Base Depot
  • NZMC NZ Medical Corps
  • NZMFA NZ Mounted Field Ambulance
  • NZMR NZ Mounted Rifles
  • NZPS NZ Permanent Staff
  • NZRB NZ Rifle Brigade
  • NZSC NZ Staff Corps
  • NZSH NZ Stationary Hospital
  • NZST NZ Signalling Troop
  • NZTC NZ Tunnelling Company
  • NZVC NZ Veterinary Corps
  • OC Officer Commanding
  • OI Otago Infantry
  • OIB Otago Infantry Battalion
  • OMR Otago Mounted Rifles
  • Pte Private
  • Pl Platoon
  • POW Prisoner of War
  • QMG Quarter Master General
  • QI or Qi Quarantine Island
  • RAP Regimental Aid Post
  • RC Roman Catholic
  • Regt Regiment
  • Res Reserve
  • RHA Royal Horse Artillery
  • Rft Reinforcement
  • RMO Regimental Medical Officer
  • RSM Regimental Sergeant-Major
  • RTNZ Returned to NZ
  • SAA Small Arms Ammunition
  • Sec Section
  • Sgt Sergeant
  • Sling/ Slingshott Main NZEF depot/camp at Larkhill, Bulford Village, Salisbury Plain, England
  • SOS Struck Off Strength
  • Spr Sapper
  • Sqn Squadron
  • T/ Temporary
  • TD Territorial Decoration
  • TF Territorial Force
  • Tfd Transferred
  • TM Batt Trench Mortar Battery
  • TOS Taken On Strength
  • Tp Troop
  • Tpr Trooper
  • Trg Training
  • TS Troop Ship
  • VAD Voluntary Aid Detachment
  • VC Victoria Cross
  • VD Volunteer Decoration/Venereal Disease
  • WEF With Effect From
  • WI Wellington Infantry
  • WIB Wellington Infantry Battalion
  • WMR Wellington Mounted Rifles
  • WOAS While on Active Service
  • WWI World War One
Wounded at Cassino [Detail] Artist: Peter McIntyre Date: 1944 Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Wellington Office [Archives Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 4]

Wounded at Cassino [Detail]
Artist: Peter McIntyre
Date: 1944
Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Wellington Office [Archives Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 4]

This page was last reviewed on 18 September 2009, and is current.