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Abbreviations

AA.....Anti Aircraft
AAH.....Australian Auxiliary Hospital
AAMC.....Australian Army Medical Corps
AANS.....Australian Army Nursing Service
AAOC.....Australian Army Ordnance Corps
AASC.....Australian Army Service Corps
AASCMT....Australian Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport
AAVC.....Australian Army Veterinary Corps
ABC.....Australian Base Depot
AB/Dvr.....Able Bodied Driver
ABGROC.....Australian BGROC
ACCS.....Australian Casualty Clearing Station
ACD.....Australian Command Depot
AConD.....Australian Convalescent Depot
A/Cpl.....Acting Corporal
Act.........Acting
A/CSM.....Acting Company Sergeant Major
ADBD.....Australian Divisional Base Depot
ADH.....Australian Dermatological Hospital
Adm.....Admitted
ADS.....Advanced Dressing Station
Advd......Advised
AE.....Australian Engineers
AE & MM & BC.....Australian Electrical & Mechanical Mining & Boring Company
AFA.....Australian Field Artillery
AFC.....Australian Flying Corps
A.F.C.....Air Force Cross
AGA.....Australian Garrison Artillery
AGBD.....Australian General Base Depot
AGH.....Australian General Hospital
AM.....Aircraft Mechanic
AMGBD.....Australian Machine Gun Base Depot
AMTS.....Australian Mechanical Transport Service
AMVS.....Australian Mobile Veterinary Section
AN & MEF.....Australian Navy & Military Exp. Force
AI.....Accidentally Injured
AIBD.....Australian Infantry Base Depot
AIF.....Australian Imperial Forces
ALH.....Australian Light Horse
AL Rwy.....Australian Light Railway
ALROC.....Australian Light Railway Operating Coy
AMC.....Australian Medical Corps
ANZAC.....Australian and Zealand Army Corps
AOC.....Army Ordinance Corps

APayC.....Australian Pay Corps
APC.....Australian Provost Corps
APM.....Australian Provost Marshall
Apt.....Appointed
Arty.....Artillery
ASC.....Army Service Corps
A/Sgt.....Acting Sergeant
ASH.....Australian Stationary/Special Hospital
Aux.....Auxiliary
AW.....Accidentally Wounded
AWL.....Absent Without Leave
AVES.....Australian Veterinary Evacuating Station
AVH.....Australian Veterinary Hospital

BAC.....Brigade Ammunition Column
BAR.....Second Award of same Bravery
Batt......Battalion
Bde.....Brigade
Bdr.....Bombardier
BEF.....British Expeditionary Force
BG.....Brigadier General
BGRA.....Brigadier General Royal Artillery
BGROC.....Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
BL.....Breech Loading
BMHA.....Brigade Major Heavy Artillery
Bn. ....Battalion
BTE.....British Troops in Egypt
Btn. .....Battalion
Bty.....Battery
BW.....Bullet wound

Can. .....Canadian
Capt. .....Captain
CB.....Counter Battery
C.B. Companion of the Order of the Bath
CC.....Convalescent Camp
CC.....Confined to camp (as punishment)
CCS.....Casualty Clearing Station
CE.....Chief Engineer
C De G. Croix De Guerre Medal
C.M.G.Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
CO .....Commanding Officer
Col. .....Colonel
Com. Dep. .....Command Depot
Con Dep. .....Convalescent Depot
Coy .....Company
Cpl. .....Corporal
Cps.....Corps
CQMS.....Company Quartermaster Sergeant
CRA.....Commander Royal Artillery
CSM.....Company Sergeant Major
Cyc Coy.....Cyclist Company

DAC.....Divisional Ammunition Column
D.C.M. .....Distinguished Conduct Medal
D.C.M. .....Divisional Court Martial
Den Cps.....Dental Corps
Decd.....Deceased
D.F.C. .....Distinguished Flying Cross
Dis. .....Discharged
Div (Dn) .....Division
D.....Died
DOA.....Died of Accident
DOD.....Died of Disease
DOI.....Died of Illness
DOW.....Died of Wounds
DPOW.....Died whilst Prisoner of War
DSC.....Divisional Supply Column
D.S.O. .....Distinguished Service Order
Dvr. .....Driver
DWS.....Death due to War Service


ED .....Escort Duty Promotion
EEF .....Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Emb. .....Embarked
Engrs.....Engineers

FA.....Field Artillery
FAB.....Field Artillery Brigade
F Amb. .....Field Ambulance
Far. .....Farrier
FCE .....Field Company Engineers
FTD.....Full-time Duty
FM.....Field Marshal
FOO.....Forward Observation Officers
FP.....Field Punishment (No.1 or No.2)

Genl. .....General
GCM .....General Court Martial
GG .....Governor General
GH .....General Hospital
GHQ .....General Head Quarters
GOCRA .....General Officer Commanding Royal Artillery
GSO .....General Staff Officer
GSR .....General Service Reinforcements
GSW .....Gun Shot Wound
Gnr. .....Gunner
G.C. ......George Cross

HAG ......Heavy Artillery Group
HE.........High Explosive
HMAHS .....His Majesty's Australian Hospital Ship
HMAS ......His Majesty's Australian Ship
HMAT .....His Majesty's Australian Troop
How. ......Howitzer
HQ/Hdrs. .....Headquarters
HT .......Horse Transport
HTMB .......Heavy Trench Mortar Battery


ICC .....Imperial Camel Corps
Inf. .......Infantry
Infl. .......Influenza
In The Field ......The generic term for the "Front"


KIA ......Killed in Action


L/Cpl. .....Lance Corporal
LG ......Lewis Gun
LGS ......Lewis Gun Section
LGROC ......Light Gauge Railway Operating Company
LH .........Light Horse
LH Bde ........Light Horse Brigade
LHFA ......Light Horse Field Ambulance
LHR ........Light Horse Regiment
LHRR ......Light Horse Reserve Regiment
L/Sgt. .....Lance Sergeant
Lt. ...........Lieutenant
Lt/Col. .......Lieutenant Colonel
Lt/Gen .....Lieutenant General
LTMB .......Light Trench Mortar Battery


Maj. ......Major
Maj/......Gen Major General
MGRA .......Major General Royal Artillery
M.C. .......Military Cross
MD .......Military District
MI .......Marched In
MO .......Medical Officer
M/O .......Marched Out
MOD .......Minister of Defence
MEF .......Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
MG Coy. .......Machine Gun Company
MG Sqn. .......Machine Gun Squadron
MG Bn. .........Machine Gun Battalion
MIA .......Missing in Action
Mid. .......Mentioned in Despatches
MM .........Military Medal
M.S.M. ......Meritorious Service Medal
MT/Dvr .......Motor Transport Driver
MTMB .......Medium Trench Mortar Battery
MVS .......Mobile Veterinary Section


NME .......Non Military Employment
NOK .......Next of Kin
NYD .......Not yet Determined/Diagnosed


OC .........Officer Commanding
OP .........Observation Post
OTC .......Officer Training College

Pnr. .......Pioneers
PO ........Petty Officer
Proc. ......Proceeded
POW ......Prisoner of War
PUO .......Pyrexia of unknown origin
Pte. .......Private


QF .........Quick Firing
QM ........Quarter Master

RAA ........Royal Australian Artillery
RAE ........Royal Australian Engineers
RBAA ......Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery
RANBT ....Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
RAP ........Regimental Aid Post
Reg. .......Regiment
Reinf. .....Reinforcements
RFA ........Royal Field Artillery
RFC ........Royal Flying Corps
RGA .......Royal Garrison Artillery
RHA .......Royal Horse Artillery
RMO .......Regimental Medical Officer
RMT .......Unit Remount Unit
R.R.C. .......Royal Red Cross
RSD .......Railhead Supply Detachment
RSM ......Regimental Sergeant Major
RTA ...... Returned to Australia
RTU .......Returned to Unit


SAN .......Sect Sanitation Section
SB .......Siege Battery
Sect. .......Section
Sgt. .......Sergeant
SH ........Stationary Hospital
Sig. .......Signals
Sig Tp .......Signals Troop
SIW .......Self-inflicted Wound
SM .......Sergeant Major
SMLE .......Short Magazine Lee Enfield
SMTO .......Short Mechanical Transport Officer
S/Maker ........Shoe Maker
SOS .......Struck Off Strength
Sap. .......Sapper
Sqn. .......Squadron
SS .......Shell Shock
S/Sgt. .......Staff Sergeant
S/Smith ......Shoeing Smith
STS ......Sea Transport Staff
SW .....Shrapnel Wound

T/Cpl .....Temporary Corporal
Temp. .....Temporary
Tfd. ......Transferred
TM .......Trench Mortar
Tng. .....Training
TOS ......Taken On Strength
Tp .......Troop
Trans. .....Transferred
T/Sgt .....Temporary Sergeant
Tun Coy. .....Tunnelling Company

Vacc. .....Vaccination
V.C. .....Victoria Cross
VD .....Venereal Disease
V.D. .....Volunteer Officers Decoration
Vet Sect .....Veterinary Section
Vice .....Replacing

Whr .....Wheeler (wheelwright)
WIA .....Wounded In Action
WOI .....Warrant Officer Class 1
WOII .....Warrant Officer Class 2
WOAS .....While On Active Service



 
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