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NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR ONE
ABBREVIATIONS AND MILITARY TERMS

These are commonly used abbreviations and military terms in the NZ Personal Military Files for World War One. Thanks to Ray Seymour for his help with many of these.

Also see:
Common British Army acronyms and abbreviations of the First World War.
Australian Military Abbreviations and Acronyms
Australian Military Abbreviations and Terminology

1 LHFA 1st Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
1 NZGH No1 NZ General Hospital - Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England.
1/1 East Lancs FA 1/1 East Lancashire Field Ambulance
1/2 WRFA 1/2 Western Riding Field Ambulance
1NZEF Name change of the NZ Expeditionary Force when World War Two broke out
2 Lt Second Lieutenant
2 NZGH No 2 NZ General Hospital - Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.
2/1 East Lancs FA 2/1 East Lancashire Field Ambulance
2/2 WFRA 2/2 Western Riding Field Ambulance
22nd Corps MVD 22nd Corps Mobile Veterinary Division
22nd Corps R/Camp 22nd [XXII] Corps Reinforcement Camp, Abeele
2nd ANZAC MVD 2nd ANZAC Mobile Veterinary Division
2nd Corp 2nd Corporal
2nd Lieut 2nd Lieutenant
2nd NZ Stat Hosp Brockenhurst, Hampshire - known as 1st NZ General Hospital after May 1916
3 NZGH No 3 NZ General Hospital - Codford St Mary, Wiltshire, England
4B Is actually FP (Field Punishment) but looks like 4B or 4P
A [Classified] Fit for active service
A [Disabled officer or nurse] Fit for general service
A Group Group classification awaiting a ship home
A/ Acting
A/Cpl Acting Corporal
A/H Admitted hospital
A/Sgt Acting Sergeant
A1 [Classified] Fit for active service
AANS Australian Auxiliary Nursing Service
AB Auckland Battalion
Abeele 22nd [XXII] Corps Reinforcement Camp, Abeele
abs/w/l Absent without leave
Adj Adjutant
Adm Admitted
ADMS Assistant Director of Medical Services
ADS Advanced Dressing Station
Adv Base Advanced Base
AEC Area Employment Company
AGH Australian General Hospital
AI Auckland Infantry
AIB Auckland Infantry Battalion
AIF Australian Imperial Force
AklReg Auckland Regiment
Alder Hay Liverpool Orthopoedic Centre, Liverpool
Aldershot Hampshire - a garrison town
ALH Australian Light Horse
Amm Park Ammunition Park
Amn Coln Ammunition Column
AMR Auckland Mounted Rifles
ANS Army Nursing Service
ANZAC Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
ANZAC (Place) ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli Peninsula
ANZAC Prov C ANZAC Provost Corps (based Southampton Row, London ?)
AOC Army Ordnance Corps
AOR At Own Request
Aotea Aotea Convalescent Home, Heliopolis, Egpyt
APC ANZAC Provost Corps (based Southampton Row, London ?)
APC Army Pay Corps
APC GMP ANZAC Provost Corps Garrison Military Police
APD Auckland Provincial Detachment [at Sling Camp awaiting a ship home]
APM Assistant Provost Marshall [London ?]
APMC Almeric Paget Massage Corps
APMMC Almeric Paget Military Massage Corps
App Appointed
Apptd Appointed
APR Awaiting Passage Return
APS Army Postal Service
AQMG Assistant Quarter Master General
AR Auckland Regiment
Ar Ser Corps Army Service Corps
ARRC Associate Royal Red Cross
Artificer a skilled mechanic in the armed forces
AS Active Service
AS Corps Army Service Corps
ASC Army Sanitary Committee
ASC Army Service Corps
ASC (MT) Army Service Corps (Motor Transport)
ASH Australian Stationary Hospital
AT Ambulance Transport
Att S Attached strength
Attchd Attached
Attd Attached
Auck Auckland
Aus Tun Co Australian Tunnelling Company
Aus Tun Coy Australian Tunnelling Company
Avondale Camp at Avondale Racecourse, Auckland - original base for Maori Battalion in October 1914
Awapuni Camp at Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North - base for NZ Medical Corps and others
AWL Absent with leave
AWOL Absent without leave
B [Classified] Fit for service in a garrison or labour unit abroad
B [Disabled officer] Fit for service in a garrison or labour unit abroad
B Group Group classification awaiting a ship home
B1 [Classified] Able to be made fit by medical treatment
BAC Brigade Ammunition Column
Barton Barton-on-Sea Convalescent Hospital, Hampshire
Barton on Sea Barton-on-Sea Convalescent Hospital, Hampshire
Batt Battalion
BCOF British Commonwealth Occupation Force
BDE Brigade
Bde Transport Brigade Transport
Bdr Bombardier
Belton Park NZ Machine Gun Corps training camp at Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
B'Hurst Brockenhurst (1st NZ General Hospital)
Bletchley Buckinghamshire - Royal Engineers signal depot, later a wireless depot
BM Brigade Major
Bn Battalion
BOD Base Ordnance Department
Boscombe NZ Engineers, Tunnellers and Pioneer Camp, between Christchurch and Boscombe, Dorset
BOW Base Ordnance Workshop
BQMS Battery Quarter Master Sergeant
BRC British Red Cross
BRCH British Red Cross Hospital
BRD Base Reception Depot
Brightlinsea NZ Engineers Training Depot, Brightlinsea, Essx
Brighton NZ Officers and Nurses Convalescent Homes
Brockenhurst Known as NZ No 2 Stationary Hospital before May 1916
Brockenhurst No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England
Brocton NZ Rifle Brigade Reserves Camp, Brocton, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
Btn Battalion
Bty Battery
Bulford Bulford, Wiltshire, England - site of Sling Camp
BW Bullet wound
C [Disabled officer or nurse] Fit for home service - (i) active duty with troops
C [Disabled officer or nurse] Fit for home service - (ii) sedentary employment only
C of E Court of Enquiry
C/C Is actually L/C Lance Corporal but looks like C/C
C1 [Classified] Likely to become fit for service overseas after special training
C1 Camp [New Zealand] C1 - Likely to become fit for service overseas after special training
C2 [Classified] Permanently unfit for active service but fit for service in New Zealand
Can CCS Canadian Casualty Clearing Station
Can GH Canadian General Hospital
Can Stat Hosp Canadian Stationary Hospital
Cannock Chase NZ Rifle Brigade Reserves Camp, Brocton, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
CantReg Canterbury Regiment
Canty Canterbury
Capt Captain
Cas Casualty
CB Confined to Barracks
CB Order of the Bath - Companion
CBE Order of the British Empire
CCS Casualty Clearing Station
CD Convalescent Depot
Chadderton NZ Field Artillery Reserve Depot, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire
Chickerell ANZAC Depot, Chickerell, Weymouth until NZ Depot opened at Hornchurch in April 1918
Christchurch NZ Engineers, Tunnellers and Pioneer Camp, Christchurch, Dorset
CI Canterbury Infantry
CIB Canterbury Infantry Battallion
CIF Contact Contagious infection ??
Classified A [Disabled officer or nurse] Fit for general service
Classified A1 Fit for active service
Classified B [Disabled officer] Fit for service in a garrison or labour unit abroad
Classified B1 Able to be made fit by medical treatment
Classified C [Disabled officer or nurse] Fit for home service - (i) active duty with troops
Classified C [Disabled officer or nurse] Fit for home service - (ii) sedentary employment only
Classified C1 Likely to become fit for service overseas after special training
Classified C2 Permanently unfit for active service but fit for service in New Zealand
Classified D Permanently unfit
Classified D [Disabled officer or nurse] For admission to a command depot
Classified E [Disabled officer] Requiring indoor hospital treatment - (i) in an officers military of auxiliary convalescent hospital
Classified E [Disabled officer] Requiring indoor hospital treatment - (ii) in an officers hospital
Classified F [Disabled officer or nurse] Permanently unfit for any further military service
CMG Order of St Michael & St George - Companion
CMR Canterbury Mounted Rifles
CO Commanding Officer
Co Company
Codf Codford Camp, Wiltshire, England
Codford 3rd NZ General Hospital also Convalescent Hospital
Codford NZEF Camp, Codford, Wiltshire, England
COE Church of England
COE Court of Enquiry
Coln Column
Com Dep NZ Command Depot, Codford
Command Depot NZ Command Depot, Codford
Comp Btn Composite Battalion
Comp Coy Composite Company
Con Dep Convalescent Depot
Conduct to the prej of gd ord & mil disc Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military disciplne
Conv Dep Convalescent Depot, Hornchurch
Conv Hosp Codford - No 3 NZ General Hospital Convalescent
Conv Hosp Hornchurch - NZ Convalescent Hospital
Corps A group of divisions
Coy Company
Coy QMS Company Quarter Master Sergeant
Coy SM Company Sergeant Major
CPD Canterbury Provincial Depot (at Sling Camp awaiting a ship home)
CPDI Chronic Pulmonary Disease Indeterminate
Cpl Corporal
CPT Chronic pulmonary tuberculosis
CQMS Company Quarter Master Sergeant
CRE Commander Royal Engineers
Cse Course
CSM Company Sergeant Major
CTBA Ceases to be attached
CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Cyclists New Zealand Cyclists Battalion
D [Classified] Permanently unfit
D [Disabled officer or nurse] For admission to a command depot
DAC Divisional Ammunition Column
DADMS Deputy Assistant Director Medical Services
DAH [on Medical Reports] Disordered action of the heart
Dang ill On dangerously ill list
DAPM Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal
DAS Died at sea
DB Detention Barracks
DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
DCM District Courth Martial
DDS Defence Dental Service
DEC Divisional Employment Company
Demob Demobilization
Dent Corps Dental Corps
Dep of L/stripe Deprivation of Lance stripe
Detach Detachment
Devonport Devonport, Devon, England
DHQ Divisional Headquarters
DI [Medical Term] Dangerously ill [Placed on DI List]
Disch Discharged
Dischdg Discharged
Div Division
Div Cav Divisional Cavalry
Div Sig Divisional Signals
DMC Desert Mounted Corps [DMC Camp, Port Said]
DMS Director of Medical Services
DOD Died of disease
DOI Died of illness
DOW Died of wounds
DOW Duration of War
DP Services Deserters
DRS Divisional Rest Station
DSO Distinguished Service Order
Dtls Details
Dvr Driver
E Engineers
E [Disabled officer] Requiring indoor hospital treatment - (i) in an officers military of auxiliary convalescent hospital
E [Disabled officer] Requiring indoor hospital treatment - (ii) in an officers hospital
E/D Pay Extra Duty Pay
Ech Echelon
ED Efficiency Decoration
EEF Egyptian Expeditionary Force
EFT Engineer - Field Troop
EGH Egyptian General Hospital
El Moascar NZEF Camp near Ismailia
Emb Embarked
Embn Embarkation
Emp Coy Employment Company
Engr Engineer
Ent Bn Entrenching Batallion
Entg Bn Entrenching Batallion
ERS Education and Rehabilitation Services
Etaples NZ Reinforcement camp, Etaples, France
ETC NZ Engineers Tunnelling Corps
Ewshot NZ Field Artillery Camp, Ewshot, Hampshire (Sometimes spelt Eweshot). Also Medical Corps training
F [Disabled officer or nurse] Permanently unfit for any further military service
FA Field Ambulance
FAB Field Artillery Battalion
Far Sergt Farrier Sergeant
Far Sgt Farrier Sergeant
Fd Amb Field Ambulance
Fd Co Field Company
Fd Coy Field Company
Fd Wksps Field Workshops
Featherston Featherston Camp, Wairarapa, New Zealand - also hospital
Feby February (looks like July)
FGCM Field General Court Martial
Fld Field
Forest Park 1st NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst
FP Is actually HP for hospital
FP1 Field Punishment No. 1
FP2 Field Punishment No. 2
FPC Field Punishment Compound
Fr France
FSS Field Security Section/Service
Fston Featherston Camp, Wairarapa, New Zealand - also hospital
GBD General Base Depot
GCM General Court Martial
Gen Hosp General Hospital
GH General Hospital
Ghajn Tuffieha Convalescent Camp, Malta
Ghezirch 2nd Australian General Hopital, Egypt
GMP Garrison Military Police
Gnr Gunner
GOC General Officer Commanding
Grantham NZ Machine Gun Corps Depot, Lincolnshire, England
GRC Graves Registration Commission - Later Imperial then Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Grey Towers New Zealand Convalescent Hospital - Hornchurch, Essex
GRU Graves Registration Unit - Later Imperial then Commonwealth War Graves Commission
GSO General Staff Officer
GSW Gunshot Wound
GSW RWU Gunshot wound - remaining with unit
H'Church Hornchurch (NZ Convalescent Hospital)
Hitchin NZ Signallers Reserve Depot, Hitchin near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
HMNZHS His Majesty's NZ Hospital Ship
HMNZTS His Majesty's NZ Troopship
Hornchurch Established 1916 as NZ General Depot, later NZEF Convalescent Hospital
Hornchurch NZEF Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex
Hosp Hospital
HQ Headquarters
HS Hospital Ship
ICC Imperial Camel Corps
ICT [Medical Term] Inflammation connecting tissue
IDK [Medical Term] Internal derangement of the knee
IHL Imprisonment with Hard Labour
Imperial Imperial or British Army
Inf Infantry
Inf Bde Hqrs Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Instr Instructor
Instrn Instruction
Ismailia NZ Base Camp, Egypt - major rail junction
Isol Hosp Isolation Hospital
IWGC Imperial War Graves Commission (later Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
Jnd Joined
KCB Order of the Bath - Knight Companion
KCMG Order of St Michael & St George - Knight Companion
KHDS King's Honorary Dental Surgeon
KIA Killed in Action
L/Bdr Lance Bombardier
L/Corp Lance Corporal
L/Sgt Lance Sergeant
Larkhill NZEF Camp, Larkhill, Wiltshire
LDS Member of Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
Left for canal Suez Canal
LFO Leave with pay until further orders on Demob.
LGS Lewis Gun School
LH Light Horse Brigade (Australian)
LH Bde Light Horse Brigade (Australian)
LHFA Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
Lieut Lieutenant
London NZEF Headquarters
LROS Light Railways Operating Section
LRTC Light Railway Train Crew (21st Engineers)
Lt Lieutenant
Lt-Col Lieutenant Colonel
LTMB Light Trench Mortar Brigade
LWOP Leave without pay
LWP Leave with pay
LWPUFO Leave with pay until further orders on Demob.
M & HTM Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar [Brigade]
M I Hospital Military Infectious Hospital
M/I Marched In
M/in Marched In
M/O Marched Out
M/out Marched Out
M/U Medically Unfit
Main Body First detachment of New Zealand Expeditionary Force - left NZ October 1914
Maj Major
Manor Hospital, Epsom Epsom, Surrey - from 1916 becane Manor War Hospital
Manor War Hospital, Epsom Epsom, Surrey
Maoris New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
May Morn A tent camp near Trentham, Upper Hutt, Wellington
MB Medical Board
MBE Order of the British Empire - Member
MBH Mounted Brigade Headquarters
MC Medical Corps
MC Military Cross (Medal)
MDFA Mounted Division Field Ambulance
MDS Main Dressing Station
Med/B Medical Board
MEF Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
Meth Methodist
MFA Mounted Field Ambulance
MG Machine Gun
MGC Machine Gun Corps
MGS Machine Gun Squadron
MID Mentioned in Despatches
Missing Missing in action
MM Military Medal
MO Medical Officer
Moascar NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade Camp originally NZEF Camp (1916), Egypt
Moascar NZ Mounted Rifles Training Units and Depot, Moascar
Moascar NZEF Camp near Ismailia
Monte Video ANZAC Depot, Chickerell, Weymouth until NZ Depot opened at Hornchurch in April 1916
Montevideo ANZAC Depot, Chickerell, Weymouth until NZ Depot opened at Hornchurch in April 1916
Mormon Member of Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (LDS)
Mount Felix NZEF Hospital, near 2nd General Hospital, Walton on Thames
MP Miltary Police
MRBde Mounted Rifle Brigade
MSM Meritorious Service Medal
Mt Felix NZEF Hospital, near 2nd General Hospital, Walton on Thames
Mtd Mounted
MTD NZ Mechanical Transport Depot, Oatland Park, Weybridge
MtdBdeHqrs Mounted Brigade Headquarters
Mudros Harbour on Lemnos Island - site of hospitals and jump off point for Gallipoli
Mudros, Armistice Armistice of Mudros was signed 30 October 1918 ending hostilities in the Middle East theatre
Mutt and Jeff British War Medal and Victory Medal respectively
MVD Mobile Veterinary Division
MVS Mobile Veterinary Section
Narrow Neck Narrow Neck Camp, Takapuna, Auckland - Maori Battalion Camp, later a reinforcement camp and hospital
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
NMR National Military Reserve
NYD Not Yet Diagnosed
NYDN Not Yet Diagnosed
NZ Base Post Office at Regents Park, London
NZ Comm Dep New Zealand Command Depot, Codford
NZ Con Dep New Zealand Convalescent Depot, Hornchurch
NZ Div Train New Zealand Divisional Train
NZ Divisional Dump Logistics for all supplies needed
NZ Emb Camp New Zealand Embarkation Camp
NZ Fd Amb NZ Field Ambulance
NZ General Hospital NZ General Hospital, Pont de Koubbeh, Cairo
NZ Lt RW Op Sect NZ Light Railways Operation Section
NZ Military Hospital Walton on Thames - became 2nd NZ General Hospital in July 1916
NZ Rec Dep New Zealand Reception Depot
NZ Rein Fld Amb New Zealand Reinforcements Field Ambulance
NZ War Contingent Hospital Walton on Thames opened in August 1915 - became 2nd NZ General Hospital in July 1916
NZA New Zealand Artillery
NZANS New Zealand Army Nursing Service
NZAOC New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps
NZAPC New Zealand Army Pay Corps
NZASC New Zealand Army Service Corps
NZASC (MT) New Zealand Army Service Corps (Motor Transport)
NZCB New Zealand Cyclist Battalion
NZCC New Zealand Camel Corps
NZCC New Zealand Corp of Cyclists
NZCC New Zealand Cyclist Corps
NZCC NZ Convalescent Camp (Grey Towers, Hornchurch)
NZCD New Zealand Chaplains Department
NZCICC New Zealand Company Imperial Camel Corps
NZDC New Zealand Dental Corps
NZDRS Divisional Rest Station
NZE New Zealand Engineers
NZE (ROC) NZ Engineers (Railway Operation Section)
NZEB New Zealand Entrenching Battalion
NZEF New Zealand Expeditionary Force
NZETC New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Corps
NZETCo New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Corps
NZFA New Zealand Field Artillery
NZGH New Zealand General Hospital
NZGRU New Zealand Graves Registration Unit
NZHS New Zealand Hospital Ship
NZI & GBD New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France
NZInf New Zealand Infantry
NZLRO Section NZ Light Railways Operation Section
NZLTMB New Zealand Light Trench Mortar Battery
NZMB New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
NZMC New Zealand Medical Corps
NZMDF New Zealand Mounted Division Field Ambulance
NZMF New Zealand Military Forces
NZMFA New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance
NZMGC New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
NZMR New Zealand Mounted Rifles
NZMR Trg Units New Zealand Mounted Rifle Training Units
NZMRNCos New Zealand Mounted Rifle NCOs [Non commissioned officers]
NZMTD NZ Mechanical Transport Depot, Oatland Park, Weybridge
NZMVS NZ Mobile Veterinary Section
NZOC New Zealand Ordance Corps
NZPB New Zealand Pioneer Battalion
NZPC New Zealand Pay Corps
NZPC New Zealand Provost Corps
NZPS New Zealand Permanent Staff
NZPS New Zealand Postal Service
NZPWRU New Zealand Prisoner of War Repatriation Unit
NZRB New Zealand Rifle Brigade
NZRD New Zealand Reinforcement Depot
NZSC New Zealand Signal Corps
NZSC New Zealand Staff Corps
NZSH New Zealand Stationary Hospital
NZST New Zealand Signalling Troop
NZTC New Zealand Tunnelling Company
NZTES New Zealand Temporary Employment Section
NZTU New Zealand Training Unit
NZVC New Zealand Veterinary Corps
NZWT New Zealand Wireless Troop
O/R Sergeant Orderley Room Sergeant
OAS On active service
Oatlands Park NZEF Hospital, near 2nd General Hospital, Walton on Thames (now Oatlands Park Hotel)
OB Otago Brigade
OBE Order of the British Empire - Officer
OC Officer Commanding
OCTU Officer Cadet Training Unit
OI Otago Infantry
OIB Otago Infantry Brigade
Oldham NZ Field Artillery Reserve Depot, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire
OMR Otago Mounted Rifles
OPD Otago Provincial Detachment (at Sling Camp awaiting a ship home)
Orchitis Sexually transmitted infection
OtagoReg Otago Regiment
OTC Officer Training Corps
P de K NZ General Hospital, Pont de Koubbeh, Cairo
P/U Permanently or Physically Unfit
Papawai A tent camp near Featherston, Wairarapa
PB [as in classified unfit] Permanent Base
Perham Quarantine Camp, Perham Down, Wiltshire
Phthisis  Pulmonary tuberculosis
PI & BF Class Physical Instruction & Bayonet Fighting Class
Pioneer New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
Pip, Squeak and Wilfred The 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal respectively
Pnt de K NZ General Hospital, Pont de Koubbeh, Cairo
poss. of pass (Not in) possesion of pass
POW Prisoner of war
Presb Presbyterian
Prog fair (Medical term) Progress fair
PTB Pulmonary tuberculosis
Pte Private
PU Permanently or Physically Unfit
PUO Pyrexia [fever] of unknown origin
Pvt Private
QAIMNS Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service
QAIMNSR Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
QMG Quarter Master General
QMS Quarter Master Sergeant
R/O Reinforcements
RA Royal Artillery
RAF Royal Air Force
Rangioutu A tent camp near Palmerston North, Manawatu
RAP Regimental Aid Post
Rarotongan Rarotongan Company
RC Reinforcement Camp
RC Rest Camp
RC Roman Catholic
RCM Regimental Court Martial
RD Returning Draft
RE Royal Engineers
Regents Park NZ Base Post Office
Regt Regiment
Reinf Reinforcement
Reinfs Reinforcements
Rej Re-joined
Relinq Relinquished
Res Reserve
RFC Royal Flying Corps
RFD Reported for duty
Rfm Rifleman
Rft Reinforcement
Rfts Reinforcements
Rgt Regiment
RHA Royal Horse Artillery
RMO Regimental Medical Officer
RMP Royal Military Police
RMT Reserve Mechanical Transport
RN Royal Navy
RNZA Royal NZ Artillery
RNZN Royal New Zealand Navy
RNZNR Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve
RO Records Office, London [Southampton Row?]
ROD  Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers
ROH Roll of Honour
Rouen NZEF base in France
RQMS Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant
RRC Royal Red Cross
RSM Regimental Sergeant Major
RTA (In Australian files) Returned/Return to Australia
RTC Reserve Training Centre (Hastings, Sussex)
RTNZ Returned to New Zealand
RW Royal Warrant
RWU Remaining with unit
S/Nurse Staff Nurse
S/Sgt Staff Sergeant
SAA Small Arms Ammunition
Samoan New Zealand Samoan Forces
Samoan Advance First detachment of New Zealand Expeditionary Force to Samoa - departed NZ 11 August 1914
Samoan Reinforcements Reinforcements to NZ Expeditionary Force in Samoa
SBR Small Box Respirator
Sec Section
Segregation Isolation (for infectious disease)
Ser ill (Medical term) On seriously ill list
Sgt Sergeant
Sgt-Major Sergeant Major
Sh/Sm Shoe Smith
Ships Hosp Ships hospital
SI (Medical term) Seriously ill [Placed on SI List]
SI List (Medical term) Seriously ill list
Silver War Badge also known as “The Services Rendered Badge” and the “Discharge Badge”.
Sling Main NZEF Camp (Bulford, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire)
Sling Camp Main NZEF Camp (Bulford, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire)
Slingshot Main NZEF Camp (Bulford, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire)
SM Sergeant Major
Soft sore Chancroid - a sexually transmitted infection
SOS Struck off strength
Southampton Row, London ANZAC Provost Corps (based Southampton Row, London ?)
Spr Sapper
Sqdn Squadron
SQMS Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant
Sqn Squadron
ss Steam Ship
S-Sgt Staff Sergeant
SSM Squadron Sergeant Major
Stat Hosp Stationary Hospital
Stevenage NZ Signallers Reserve Depot, Hitchin near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Stg Strength (Taken on Strength)
Stgt Strength (Taken on Strength)
Sup Col Supply Column
Sup to estb. Supernumerary to establishment
SW Shrapnel wound
SWB Silver War Badge
SWRWU Slightly wounded - remaining with unit
T/ Temporary
T/Art Temporary Artificer (Cyclists Corp)
T/Corp Temporary Corporal
T/Sgt Temporary Sergeant
T/U Temporarily Unfit
Takapuna Narrow Neck Camp, Takapuna, Auckland - Maori Battalion Camp, later a reinforcement camp and hospital
Tauherenikau Camp at Tauherenikau Race Course, Wairarapa - temporary subsidary camp
TB Tuberculosis (tubercle bacillus)
T-Corp Temporary Corporal
TES (ASC) Temporary Employment Section (Army Service Corps)
TF Territorial Force
Tfd Transferred
Tidworth NZ Mounted Rifles Depot, Tidworth
Tidworth Tidworth Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire
TM Batt Trench Mortar Battery
TMB Travelling Medical Board
Torquay NZEF Discharge Depot, Torquay, Devon
TOS Taken on strength
Tp Troop
Tpr Trooper
Trans Transferred
Transfd Transferred
Trentham Military base at Trentham, Upper Hutt
Trg Training
Trg Co Training Company
Trg U & D NZ Mounted Rifles Training Units and Depot, Moascar, Egypt
TS Troop Ship
T-Sgt Temporary Sergeant
TU Temporarily Unfit
TU Training Unit
VAD Voluntary Aid Detachment
VC Victoria Cross
VD Venereal Disease
VD Volunteer Decoration
VD Section Venereal Disease Section [attached 3rd NZ General Hospital, Codford]
VD Ward Venereal Disease Ward
VDC Venereal disease - Chancre
VDG Venereal disease - Gonorrhea
VDH Valvular Disease of the Heart (Medical term)
VDS Venereal Disease - Syphilis
VDSC Venereal Disease - Soft Chancre
Ven Hosp Venereal Disease Hospital
Ven Section Venereal Disease Section [attached 3rd NZ General Hospital, Codford]
W RWU Wounded - remaining with unit
W.Coast West Coast
Waikanae A tent camp at Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast, Wellington
Walton Walton on Thames (2nd NZ General Hospital)
WEF With effect from
Western FF Western Field Force (Egypt)
Weymouth ANZAC Convalescent Depot (1915-16), Weymouth, Dorset, England [Montevideo]
WFF Western Field Force (Egypt)
Wgtn Wellington
WI Wellington Infantry Battalion
WIA Wounded in action
WIB Wellington Infantry Battalion
WlgReg Wellington Regiment
WMR Wellington Mounted Rifles
WOAS While on Active Service
WOI Warrant Officer - First Class
WOII Warrant Officer - Second Class
WOL Without leave
Woodcote Park Military Convalescent Hospital, Epsom, Surrey [in use in 1915]
WPD Wellington Provincial Detachment (at Sling Camp awaiting ship home)
WT Hosp Walton on Thames (2nd NZ General Hospital)
XXII Corps MVD 22nd [XXII] Corps Mobile Veterinary Division
XXII Corps R/Camp 22nd [XXII] Corps Reinforcement Camp, Abeele
Zeitoun NZEF Camp (1914-16) near Cairo


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