Regiment/Service Abbr
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders A+SH
Army Catering Corps ACatC
Army Chaplains’ Dept. (see also RACD) ACD
Army Cyclist Corps ACC
Army in Burma Reserve of Officers ABRO
Army Medical Service (see also RAMC) AMS
Army Ordinance Corps (see also RAOC) AOC
Army Pay Corps (also see Royal Army Pay Corps) APC
Army Service Corps (also see RASC) ASC
Army Veterinary Corps (also see RAVC) AVC
Artists Rifles RFus
Australian Armed Forces Aus
Auxiliary Territorial Service ATS
Bedfordshire Regt BedsR
Beds and Herts Regiment B+HR
Berkshire Regt. BerksR
Black Watch RHR
Border Regiment Border
Camel Corps Camel
Cameron Highlanders CamHi
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) SR
Canadian Armed Forces Can
Carabiniers Car
Cavalry Reserve CavRes
Cheshire Regt. ChesR
City of London Regt. (Royal Fusiliers) RFus
Civilian (includes clergy, fire services and medics) Civ
Civilian (includes clergy, fire services and medics)
Coldstream Guards ColdG
Colonial units (various) Col
Connaught Rangers CR
Cumann na mBan C na mB
Cyclist Corps CC
Devonshire Regt. DevR
Dorsetshire Regt. DorsR
Dragoons Dragoons
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry DCLI
Duke of Wellington’s Regt. DWR
Durham Light Infantry DLI
East Lancashire Regt. E.Lancs
East Surrey Regt. E.Surr
East Yorkshire Regt. E.Yorks
Egyptian Labour Corps ELC
Essex Regiment EssR
Fenians Fenians
Fianna Éireann FE
Field Ambulance FldAmb
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry FANY
Fleet Air Arm FAA
General list Gen
General Staff GenStaff
Gloucester Regt. GloR
Gordon Highlanders GordH
Grenadier Guards GG
Hampshire Regt HamR
Hertfordshire Regiment HertsR
Hibernian Rifles HibRif
Highland Light Infantry HLI
Honourable Artillery Company HonArtCoy
Household Battalion HousB
Hussars Hussars
Imperial Light Horse ILH
Indian Army Regiments IndA
Inns of Court Officer Training Corps ICOTC
Intelligence Corps IntelC
International Brigade IB
Invincibles Inv
Irish Citizen Army ICA
Irish Defence Forces IDF
Irish Guards IG
Irish National (Free State) Army IN(FS)A
Irish Republican Army IRA
Irish Republican Brotherhood IRB
Irish Volunteers IV
King Edward’s Horse KEH
King’s (Liverpool) Regt. Kings(L)
King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) KORR(L)
King’s Own Scottish Borderers KOSB
King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI
King’s Royal Rifle Corps KRRC
King’s Shropshire Light Infantry KSLI
Labour Corps LC
Lancashire Fusiliers LanFus
Lancashire Regt LanR
Lancers Lancers
Leicestershire Regt. LeicR
Leinster Regt. LR
Life Guards LG
Lincolnshire Regt. LinR
Liverpool Regt. Kings(L)
London Irish Rifles LondIR
London Regt. (see Royal Fusiliers) RFus
Lothians and Border Horse L+BH
Loyal North Lancashire Regt LNLR
Machine Gun Corps MGC
Manchester Regt. ManR
Mercantile Marine Reserve MMR
Merchant Navy (British) MerN(B)
Merchant Navy (Irish) MerN(I)
Middlesex Regt MidR
Military Police Corps MP
Motor Cycle Corps MCC
Navy, Army and Air Forces Institute NAAFI
New Zealand Armed Forces NZ
Nigeria Regt. Col
Non-Combatant Corps NCC
Norfolk Regt NorfR
North Cork Militia CorkMil
North Irish Horse NIH
North Lancashire Regt. LNLR
North Staffordshire Regt. NStaffs
Northamptonshire Regiment NorthR
Northumberland Fusiliers NorthFus
Norwegian Armed Forces NAF
Not stated [-]
Not stated [-]
Notts and Derby Regt. (Sherwood Foresters) SherF
Officer Training Corps (various) OTC
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry O+BLI
Oxford Light Infantry OxfLI
Parachute Regiment Paras
Pioneer Corps PC
Police Police
Prince Alfred’s Volunteer Guard PA(V)G
Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service QAIMNS
Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve QAIMNSRes
Queen Mary’s Auxiliary Army Corps QMAAC
Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders QOCH
Queen’s Own Westminster Rifles QOWR
Queen’s Royal Regt. (West Surrey) WSR
Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regt. WSR
Recruiting staff Recruit
Red Cross RedCross
Regiment of Foot Foot(No.)
Reserve Regiment of Cavalry ResRegCav
Reserve Training Battalion ResTrBtn
Rifle Brigade RB
Royal Air Force RAF
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve RAFVR
Royal Armoured Corps RAC
Royal Army Chaplains Dept. (see also ACD) RACD
Royal Army Medical Corps (see also AMS) RAMC
Royal Army Ordnance Corps RAOC
Royal Army Pay Corps (also see APC) RAPC
Royal Army Service Corps (also see ASC) RASC
Royal Army Veterinary Corps (also see AVC) RAVC
Royal Artillery (N.B. also see RRA, RFA, RGA and RHA) RA
Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve RCNVR
Royal Corps of Signals RCS
Royal Defence Corps RDC
Royal Dublin Fusiliers RDF
Royal East Kent Regimenr Buffs
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers REME
Royal Engineers RE
Royal Engineers Dispatch Corps REDC
Royal Field Artillery RFA
Royal Fleet Reserve RFR
Royal Flying Corps RFC
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) RFus
Royal Garrison Artillery RGA
Royal Highland Regiment (Black Watch) RHR
Royal Horse Artillery RHA
Royal Horse Guards RHG
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers RInnF
Royal Irish Fusiliers RIFus
Royal Irish Horse RIH
Royal Irish Lancers RIL
Royal Irish Regiment RIR
Royal Irish Rifles RIRif
Royal Leicestershire Regiment RLeicR
Royal Marine Artillery RMA
Royal Marine Light Infantry RMLI
Royal Marines RM
Royal Military Transport RMT
Royal Munster Fusiliers RMF
Royal Naval Air Service RNAS
Royal Naval Light Infantry RNLI
Royal Naval Patrol Service RNPS
Royal Naval Reserve RNR
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve RNVR
Royal Navy RN
Royal Navy (auxiliary) RNAux
Royal Pioneer Corps RPC
Royal Regiment of Artillery RA
Royal Scots (Royal Regt.) RScots
Royal Scots Fusiliers RSF
Royal Scots Greys RSG
Royal Sussex Regt. SussR
Royal Tank Corps RTC
Royal Tank Regt. RTR
Royal Ulster Rifles RUlsR
Royal Warwickshire Regt. RWarR
Royal Welsh Fusiliers RWF
Royal West Kent Regt RWKR
Royal West Surrey Regt. RWSR
Scots Guards SG
Scottish Horse ScotH
Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) SR
Seaforth Highlanders SeaHi
Secret Service Bureau SSB
Sherwood Foresters SherF
Shropshire Light Infantry KSLI
Somerset Light Infantry SomLI
South African Armed Forces SA
South Cork Militia CorkMil
South Irish Horse SIH
South Lancashire Regt. SthLancs
South Staffordshire Regiment SthStaffs
South Wales Borderers SWB
Special Air Service Regiment SAS
Special list Spec
St. John’s Ambulance Brigade/Association SJAB
Straits Settlement Volunteers Col
Suffolk Regiment SuffR
Sussex Regiment SussR
Swedish Armed Forces SAF
Tank Corps TC
Territorial Force Nursing Service TFNS
Test Regiment test
Trench Mortar Battery (not really a distinct unit) TMB
Unidentified ?
United Irishmen UI
United States Armed Forces USA
Voluntary Aid Detachment VAD
Volunteer Training Corps VTC
Warwickshire Regt. RWarR
Welch Regt. WelR
Welsh Guards WG
West Riding Regt WRR
West Yorkshire Regt. W.Yorks
Whiteboys Whiteboys
Wiltshire Regt. WilR
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force WAAF
Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps WAAC
Women’s Legion WL
Women’s Royal Air Force WRAF
Women’s Royal Naval Service WRNS
Womens Auxiliary Territorial Service ATS
Worcester Regt. WorR
Yeomanry units Yeomanry
Yorkshire and Lancaster Regt. Y&LR
Yorkshire Regiment YorksR
Young Men’s Chridtian Association YMCA