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Abbreviations used in the WW1 Medal Cards

Abbreviations used in the First World War medal index cards

These abbreviations are taken from The Collector and Researcher's Guide to the Great War by Howard Williamson, with kind permission of the author.


Information transcribed from the medal index cards includes every unit or corps listed on an individual's card. On the card this may be given in an abbreviated form, but there may be a number of different abbreviations for the same unit. To make it easier to search, we have expanded these abbreviations to their full form. The following list gives the abbreviation and full unit name as well as country.

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