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What is D. O. W?
« on: Tuesday 07 May 19 11:33 BST (UK) »
My Grandfather enlisted in 1940 in the UK.  His pay book and attestation says joined at Sutton and has crossed out all options like Regular Army, Territorial Army, Army reserve etc, and written in D. O. W.

Does anyone know what D.O.W stands for?

He enlisted as a chauffeur (later was in BEF as a driver).

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Re: What is D. O. W?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 12:08 BST (UK) »
It normally means "Died of Wounds".
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Re: What is D. O. W?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 12:17 BST (UK) »
In  the context of enlistment it means "Duration of (the) War" which was a normal enlistment term in WW2.

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Re: What is D. O. W?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 13:11 BST (UK) »
In  the context of enlistment it means "Duration of (the) War" which was a normal enlistment term in WW2.

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I agree with MaxD, on WW2 enlistment document's it usually means "Duration of War".

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Re: What is D. O. W?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 14:10 BST (UK) »
Thank you both very much!

I was thinking, Dept of Works, Dept of War....

Your help is much appreciated.

Val