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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
w wounded
W West
W&B Director of Works & Buildings (Naval)
W&PCRCE Workshop & Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
W&SSOp Water and Sanitation Service Operator
W&T Wireless & Telephony
w/ with
W/C Wing Commander
W/K Watchkeeping
W/Mech Wireless Mechanic
W/O Wireless Operator
W/Op Wireless Operator
W/S Workshop
W/T Wireless Telegraphy
W/TBd Wireless Telegraphy Board
W/TCal Wireless Telegraphy Calibration Vessels
W/TO Wireless Telegraphy Officer
W/TStation Wireless Telegraphy Station
WA Western Approaches
WA Weaponman Air
WA Watchman
Wa/T Warning Telephone
WAAC Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
WAC War Assets Corporation
WAC Western Air Command
WAf West Africa
WAFF West Africa Frontier Force
WAG Wireless Air Gunner
WAI Waiter
WarwickYeo Warwickshire Yeomanry
WAt Western Atlantic
WB Whizz Bang
WBBV Company of Waterborne Balloon Barrage Vessels
WC Western Canada
WCLC Western Command Labour Company
WCO War Cabinet Offices
WCRCE Works Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
WCRCE(A) Works Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (Active)
WCRCE(R) Works Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (Reserve)
WD War Department
WD War Diary
WD Women's Division
Wd Wounded
WDCS War Disease Control Station
WDV War Dept. Vessel or Wreck Dispersal Vessel
WE War Establishment
WE With Effect
WEA Weather (U.S.)
wef with effect from
WEF Western Escort Force
WEF Winter Experimental Flight
Welsh R Welsh Regiment
WelshH Welsh Horse
WEM Wireless Electrical Mechanic
WESEAFRON Western Sea Frontier (U.S.)
West&CumbYeo Westmoreland & Cumberland Yeomanry
WestmrR(Mot) Westminster Regiment (Motor)
WestNSR West Nova Scotia Regiment
WESTOMP West Ocean Meeting Point
WETP War Emergency Training Program
WF Canadian Army Postal Corps # 1, Canadian Army Overseas
WF Canadian Army Postal Corps # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
WF Government of Canada Canadian Troops
WF Lewisporte, Newfoundland
WF Phillips Head
WF St. John's
WF W. Force (Newfoundland)
WF Wiseman's Point
WFCRCEME "W" Force Company, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
WFERCCS Western Fortress Establishment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
WFODRCOC "W" Force Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
WFPD "W" Force Postal Detachment
WFSIS "W" Force Security Intelligence Section
WG(MG) Winnipeg Grenadiers (Machine Gun)
WGDS Welsh Guards
Wgnr Waggoner
Whlr Wheeler
WICS Wainwright Internment Camp Staff
WIHQDCRCE (Welding) Increment Headquarters Drilling Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
WiltsR Wiltshire Regiment
Wiltsyeo Wiltshire Yeomanry
WIR West India Regiment
WIS(IC) Wireless Intelligence Section (Intelligence Corps)
WK Watchkeeping Certificates
Wkr Worker
Wks Works
wks weeks
WksCoy Works Company
Wkshp Workshop
Wkshp&PkCoy Workshop and Park Company
wksp workshop
WLI Winnipeg Light Infantry
WM Wireless Mechanic
WMH(HWE)RCAMC Woodstock Military Hospital (Home War Establishment) Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
WMH(RCAMC) Weston Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
WMH(RCAMC) Wetaskiwin Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
WMH(RCAMC) Windsor Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
WMH(RCAMC) Wolsely Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
WNSR West Nova Scotia Regiment
WNYDN Wounded Not Yet Determined Nervousness (Neurasthenia)
WO War Office
WO Warrant Officer
WO1 Warrant Officer Class 1 or First Class
WO2 Warrant Officer Class 2 or Second Class
WOAG Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
WOCARCE Works Organization Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Engineers
WOCO Wren Ordinary Communications Operator (Radio) Standard
WOI Warrant Officer Class 1
WOII Warrant Officer Class 2
WOIII Warrant Officer, Class 3
WOR Western Ontario Regiment
WorcR Worcestershire Regiment
WorcYeo Worcestershire Yeomanry
WORD Western Ontario Regimental Depot
WPL Western Hemisphere Defence Plan
WPPS Western Patrol Periodical Signal
WPS Warship Production Superintendent
WR Ship's Writer
WR Writer
WR Waterways and Railways
WR(M) The Westminster Regiment (Motor)
WRAF Women's Royal Air Force
WRCNS Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service
WRD Wireless Relay Detachments
WRidR West Riding Regiment
WRNS Women's Royal Naval Service
WRNS Women's Royal Naval Service
WRR West Riding Regiment
WRS Wireless and Radio Schools
WS Weaponman Surface
WS Wireless School
WSB War Supply Board
WSC War Staff College
WSG War Service Gratuity
WSHCRCAMC Women's Services Health Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
WSItoCASSU Wireless Section Increment to Canadian Air Support Signal Unit
WSomYeo West Somerset Yeomanry
WT Water Transport
Wt Warrant
wt wireless telegraphy
WtCatO Warrant Catering Officer
WtCkO Warrant Cook Officer
WTCS War Transport Committee Suez
WTel Warrant Telegraphist
Wtelegr Warrant Telegraphist
WtEng Warrant Engineer
WtMAA Warrant Master At Arms
WTO Western Theatre of Operations
WtO Warrant Officer
WtOffr Warrant Officer
WtOO Warrant Ordnance Officer
WtPatO Warrant Patrol Officer
WtPhoto Warrant Photographer
Wtr Writer
WTS Winter Training School
WtShpt Warrant Shipwright
WtSO Warrant Stores Officer
WtW Warrant Writer
WtWO Warrant Writer Officer
WU Weaponman Underwater
WUB Working Up Base
WVA War Veteran's Allowance
WW World War
Wyorks West Yorkshire Regiment