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Offline Nellieginn

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Re: Understanding what numbers/abbreviations mean on war records
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 13:40 BST (UK) »
It's a bit like reading the census records....you either can't understand the writing/squiggles or what they've crossed out and written in abbreviations on top. 

I don't understand all the army abbreviations either...and I've tried looking up A.C.I 470, thinking it must be a regulation of some sort, but can't find anything online to say what it may mean.

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Re: Understanding what numbers/abbreviations mean on war records
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 13:51 BST (UK) »
Try contacting the Great War Forum

Link to their contact page

https://www.greatwarforum.org/contact/

Write and ask if anyone can tell you what ACI 470 refers to.

I don't know how long it would take to get a response.  I don't think you need to sign up to send a message.  You won't know that until you press the send button.  Worth a try  :)
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Understanding what numbers/abbreviations mean on war records
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 14:17 BST (UK) »
Thank you, I didn't know about them.....I've sent an email.....we shall see!
Cheers


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Re: Understanding what numbers/abbreviations mean on war records
« Reply #12 on: Friday 02 April 21 17:29 BST (UK) »
Girl guide
THanks for the great link for abbreviations
KF