This information was originally in a post by forum member Billgardner. It has been turned into a sticky as it seems very useful.
This might help you work out what some of the notations on the medal cards mean.
iv) Abbreviations found in ADM 171
Interpretation of the abbreviations used in some of the medal rolls:
1914 ST. or 14 ST. = 1914 Star 1914 ST. C. = 1914 Star and Clasp
ST. = 1914-1915 Star B. = British War Medal
V. = Victory Medal
Comments and remarks:
R. = Run (See F. below)
D. = Discharged with Disgrace
DUPS. = Duplicates issued
I.C.1000/1914, etc. = Refers to relevant N.L. (Wills paper)
S. = Self
FR. = Father
MR. = Mother
SR. = Sister
BR. = Brother
W. = Wife
WW. = Widow
DR. = Daughter
GODMR. = Godmother
GODFR. = Godfather
GRDMR. = Grandmother
GRDFR. = Grandfather
UNIV. LEG. = Universal Legatee
RES.LEG. = Residual Legatee
LEG.REP. = Legal Representative
EXECR. = Executor
EXECX. = Executrix
ADMINR. = Administrator
ADMINX = Administratix
A.M. = Issued to Air Ministry for disposal to man
W.O. = Issued to War Office for disposal to man
B.o.T. = Issued to Board of Trade for disposal to man
By A.M. = Issued by Air Ministry (for service in RAF)
By W.O. = Issued by War Office (for service in Army)
By B.o.T. = Issued by Board of Trade (for service in the Merchant Service)
F. = Forfeited ("R"(Run) or "D"(Discharged with Disgrace) normally a code or reason is given
C. of P. = Commissioner of Police
N.O....... = Navy Office Wellington etc.
Ottawa = Dept.of National Defence Ottawa
Nav.Rep. = Naval Representation, Commonwealth of Australia
Athens = British Naval Mission to Greece
D.R.I.M. = Director Royal Indian Marine
3920000 etc. = Refers to relevant Medal issue paper
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19-03-2009, 8:48 AM #1ProcatGuest
Abbreviations used in ADM 171 (Medal Rolls)
19-03-2009, 10:19 AM #2
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Thank you Procat
My Ancestor served in WWI and was awarded the 1914-15 STAR, Victory Medal and the British War Medal. Sharing the above information re: abbreviations has helped me to decipher some important infortmation pertaining to these Medals.
19-03-2009, 2:55 PM #3
Very helpful indeed. Thanks DougSadly, our friend Vanessa, passed away 29th. February 2012.
Life is brief. Time is a thief.
20-03-2009, 7:23 AM #4ProcatGuest
Dont thank me. Thank Billgardner the original poster.
Helping you trace your British Family History & British Genealogy.
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