This page is devoted to terms used by the Australian military.


Below is a table of terms and their meanings. Note that the periods (.) in the Short section of the table, are regularly omitted from documents.

Full Short Era Meaning
Ambulance Amb WWI
Able Bodied Driver AB/Dvr WWI
Absent without Leave AWL WWI
Aircraft Mechanic AM WWI
Army Ordnance Corps AOC WWI
Army Service Corps ASC WWI
Artillery Arty WWI
Australian Army Medical Corps AAMC WWI
Australian Army Nursing Service AANS WWI
Australian Army Service Corps AASC WWI
Australian Auxiliary Hospital AAH WWI
Australian Dermatological Hospital ADH WWI
Australian Divisional Base Depot ADBD WWI
Australian Field Artillery AFH WWI
Australian Flying Corps AFC WWI
Australian General Base Depot AGBD WWI
Australian General Hospital AGH WWI
Australian Imperial Force AIF WWI
Australian Infantry Base Debot AIBD WWI
Australian Light Railway AL Rwy WWI
Australian Machine Gun Base Depot AMGBD WWI
Australian Mechanical Transport Service AMTS WWI
Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force AN&MEF WWI
Australian Special Hospital ASH WWI
Australian Stationary Hospital ASH WWI
Australian Veterinary Evacuating Station ACES WWI
Australian Veterinary Hospital AVH WWI
Battalion Bn WWI
Battery Bty WWI
Brigade Bde WWI
British Expeditionary Force BEF WWI
Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company BGROC WWI
Casualty Clearing Station CCS WWI
Company Coy WWI
Convalescent Depot Con Dep WWI
Corps Cps WWI
Cyclist Cyc WWI
Dental Corps Den Cps WWI
Details Depot DD WWI
District Court Martial DCM WWI
Division Div WWI
Division Ammunition Column DAC WWI
Division Artillery Column DAC WWI
Divisional Supply Column DSC WWI
Electrical and Mechanical Mining & Boring Company EMM&B Coy WWI
Egyptian Expeditionary Force EEF WWI
Engineer Engrs WWI
Field Ambulance F Amb WWI
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