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NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR ONE
ABBREVIATIONS

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2nd Corp 2nd Corporal
2nd Lieut 2nd Lieutenant
A/Cpl Acting Corporal
A/Sgt Acting Sergeant
AANS Australian Auxiliary Nursing Service
AEC Area Employment Company
AIB Auckland Infantry Battalion
AIF Australian Imperial Force
AklReg Auckland Regiment
ALH Australian Light Horse
AMR Auckland Mounted Rifles
ANS Army Nursing Service
ANZAC Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
AOC Army Ordnance Corps
APC Army Pay Corps
APM Assistant Provost Marshall
APS Army Postal Service
AQMG Assistant Quarter Master General
Ar Ser Corps Army Service Corps
ARRC Associate Royal Red Cross
AS Corps Army Service Corps
ASC Army Service Corps
Auck Auckland
Bdr Bombardier
Bn Battalion
BQMS Battery Quarter Master Sergeant
C of E Court of Enquiry
CantReg Canterbury Regiment
Canty Canterbury
Capt Captain
CB Order of the Bath - Companion
CBE Order of the British Empire - Commander
CF Chaplain Forces
CIB Canterbury Infantry Battallion
CMG Order of St Michael & St George - Companion
CMR Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Coy Company
Coy QMS Company Quarter Master Sergeant
Coy SM Company Sergeant Major
Cpl Corporal
CQMS Company Quarter Master Sergeant
CRE Commander Royal Engineers
CSM Company Sergeant Major
CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission
DAS Died at sea
DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
DDS Defence Dental Service
DEC Divisional Employment Company
Dent Corps Dental Corps
DHQ Divisional Headquarters
DOD Died of disease
DOI Died of illness
DOW Died of wounds (duration of war)
DSO Distinguished Service Order
ED Efficiency Decoration
EFT Engineer - Field Troop
Emp Coy Employment Company
Ent Bn Entrenching Batallion
Far Sergt Farrier Sergeant
Fld Field
Gnr Gunner
GOC General Officer Commanding (in Chief)
HMNZHS His Majesty's NZ Hospital Ship
HMNZTS His Majesty's NZ Troopship
HS Hospital Ship
ICC Imperial Camel Corps
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-Corporal Lance Corporal
Lieut Lieutenant
LROS Light Railways Operating Section
L-Sgt Lance Sergeant
Lt-Col Lieutenant Colonel
Maj Major
MAO Mentioned in Army Orders
Maoris New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
MBE Order of the British Empire - Member
MBH Mounted Brigade Headquarters
MC Military Cross (Medal)
MGC Machine Gun Corps
MHS Mentioned for Home Service
MIA Missing in action
MID Mentioned in Despatches
MM Military Medal
MO Medical Officer
MSM Meritorious Service Medal
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
NZANS New Zealand Army Nursing Service
NZAOC New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps
NZAPC New Zealand Army Pay Corps
NZASC New Zealand Army Service Corps
NZCB New Zealand Cyclist Battalion
NZCC New Zealand Camel Corps
NZCC New Zealand Corp of Cyclists
NZCC New Zealand Cyclist Corps
NZCD New Zealand Chaplains Department
NZCICC New Zealand Company Imperial Camel Corps
NZDC New Zealand Dental Corps
NZE New Zealand Engineers
NZEB New Zealand Entrenching Battalion
NZEF New Zealand Expeditionary Force
NZFA New Zealand Field Artillery
NZGH New Zealand General Hospital
NZInf New Zealand Infantry
NZLTMB New Zealand Light Trench Mortar Battery
NZMB New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
NZMC New Zealand Medical Corps
NZMF New Zealand Military Forces
NZMFA New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance
NZMGC New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
NZMR New Zealand Mounted Rifles
NZOC New Zealand Ordance Corps
NZPB New Zealand Pioneer Battalion
NZPC New Zealand Pay Corps
NZPC New Zealand Provost Corps
NZPS New Zealand Postal Service
NZRB New Zealand Rifle Brigade
NZSC New Zealand Signal Corps
NZST New Zealand Stationary Hospital
NZTC New Zealand Tunnelling Company
NZTU New Zealand Training Unit
NZVC New Zealand Veterinary Corps
NZWT New Zealand Wireless Troop
OBE Order of the British Empire - Officer
OIB Otago Infantry Brigade
OMR Otago Mounted Rifles
OtagoReg Otago Regiment
Pioneer New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
POW Prisoner of war
Pte Private
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
RA Royal Artillery
Rarotongan Rarotongan Company
RE Royal Engineers
Regt Regiment
RFC Royal Flying Corp
Rfm Rifleman
RHA Royal Horse Artillery
RMO Regimental Medical Officer
RN Royal Navy
RNZA Royal NZ Artillery
RNZN Royal New Zealand Navy
RNZNR Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve
ROH Roll of Honour
RQMS Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant
RRC Royal Red Cross
RSM Regimental Sergeant Major
S/Nurse Staff Nurse
Samoan New Zealand Samoan Forces
Sgt Sergeant
Sgt-Major Sergeant Major
Sh/Sm Shoe Smith ??
SM Sergeant Major
Spr Sapper
SQMS Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant
SRF ?
S-Sgt Staff Sergeant
SSM Squadron Sergeant Major
T-Corp Temporary Corporal
Tpr Trooper
T-Sgt Temporary Sergeant
VAD Voluntary Aid Detachment
VC Victoria Cross
Vet Corps Vetrinary Corps
W.Coast West Coast
Wgtn Wellington
WIA Wounded in action
WIB Wellington Infantry Battalion
WlgReg Wellington Regiment
WMR Wellington Mounted Rifles
WOI Warrant Officer - First Class
WOII Warrant Officer - Second Class

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