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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Abbreviations – WWI Centenary Project

The following abbreviations are used throughout this site

AIF – Australian Imperial Force

ANA – Australian Natives Association

AWM – Australian War Memorial

DAS – Died at Sea

DEMOB – Demobilised

DISC – Discharged (either prior to embarkation or prior to returning to Australia, usually in England)

DCM – Distinguished Conduct Medal

DNE – Did not Embark (ie Did not serve overseas)

DOD – Died of Disease

DOW – Died of Wounds

DSO – Distinguished Service Order

EMB – Embarked (from Australia)

ENL – Enlisted

HMAT – His Majesty’s Australian Transport

KIA – Killed in Action

MBE – Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

MC – Military Cross

MM – Military Medal

MSM – Meritorious Service Medal

NAA – National Archives of Australia

NCU – Not Called Up For Duty

NOK – Next of Kin

NSW – New South Wales

OBE – Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

POB – Place of Birth

POW – Prisoner of War

QLD – Queensland

RAN – Royal Australian Navy

RTA – Returned to Australia (usually the date the person embarked from the war zone to return to Australia)

SA – South Australia

TAS – Tasmania

VIC – Victoria

WA – Western Australia

PMHPS acknowledges the generous support of the City of Port Phillip.


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.