A Acting, Assistant
AA Anti-aircraft
AAG Assistant Adjutant-General
AAMC Australian Army Medical Corps
AAMWS Australian Army Medical Women’s Service
AANS Australian Army Nursing Service
AAOC Australian Army Ordnance Corps
AA&QMG Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General
ADC Aide-de-Camp
Admin Administration, Administrative
ADMS Assistant Director Medical Services
ADOS Assistant Director Ordnance Services
Adv Advanced
AEME Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
AGH Australian General Hospital
AIB Allied Intelligence Bureau
AIF Australian Imperial Force
Angau Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
APD Destroyer-transport
Armd Armoured
Arty Artillery
Asst Assistant
A-Tk Anti-Tank
AVM Air Vice-Marshal
AWAS Australian Women’s Army Service
BBCAU British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit
Bde Brigade
Bdr Bombardier
BGS Brigadier, General Staff
BM Brigade Major
Bn Battalion
Brig Brigadier
Bty Battery
CA(AA) Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft)
Capt Captain
CASC Commander, Army Service Corps
Cav Cavalry
CCRA Commander, Corps Royal Artillery
CCS Casualty Clearing Station
Cdo Commando
Cdr Commander
CE Chief Engineer
CGS Chief of the General Staff
C-in-C Commander-in-Chief
CO Commanding Officer
Col Colonel
Col GS Colonel, General Staff
Comd Command, Commander, Commanded
Coy Company
Cpl Corporal
CRA Commander, Royal Artillery (of a division)
CRE Commander, Royal Engineers (of a division)
CSO Chief Signals Officer
CTF Commander, Task Force
DAPM Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal
DAQMG Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General
DDME Deputy Director Mechanical Engineering
DDMT Deputy Director Military Training
DDST Deputy Director Supply and Transport
DGMS Director-General of Medical Services
Div Division
EBSR Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment
Engrs Engineers
Eqpt Equipment
ESB Engineer Special Brigade
FA Field Artillery
Ed Field
FDL Forward Defended Locality
FELO Far Eastern Liaison Office
F-Lt Flight Lieutenant
FOO Forward Observation Officer
Gen General
GHQ General Headquarters
Gnr Gunner
GOC General Officer commanding
Gp Group
GSO1 General Stag Officer, Grade 1
HE High Explosive
HQ Headquarters
i/c in command
Indep Independent
Inf Infantry
Instr Instructor
Int Intelligence
LAA Light Anti-aircraft
LCI Landing Craft, Infantry
LCM Landing Craft, Mechanised
L-Cpl Lance-Corporal
LCT Landing Craft, Tank
LCV Landing Craft, Vehicle
LCVP Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel
LHQ A Wed Land Forces Headquarters
LO Liaison Officer
L of C Lines of Communication
LSO Legal Stag Officer
LST Landing Ship, Tank
Lt Lieutenant, light
Lt-Cdr Lieut-Commander
Maj Major
ME Middle East
MG Machine-gun
MGRA Major-General, Royal Artillery
MHR Member of the House of Representatives
Mil Military
MLC Member of the Legislative Council
MMG Medium machine-gun
Mtn Mountain
NEFIS Netherlands East Indies Forces Intelligence Service
NG New Guinea
NGAWW Sigs New Guinea Air Wireless Warning Signals
NGF New Guinea Force
NGIB New Guinea Infantry Battalion
NGVR New Guinea Volunteer Rifles
NT Northern Territory
OC Officer Commanding
OP Observation Post
Ops Operations
OSMG Owen sub-machine-gun
FIB Papuan Infantry Battalion
Pk Park
Pnr Pioneer
PT Patrol torpedo (boat)
Pte Private
RAA Royal Australian Artillery
RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
RAE Royal Australian Engineers
RAN Royal Australian Navy
RANVR Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
RAR Royal Australian Regiment
Regt Regiment
RFA Royal Field Artillery
RMO Regimental Medical Officer
RSM Regimental Sergeant-Major
Sec Section, Secretary
Sgt Sergeant
SHAEF Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force
Sig Signalman
Sigs Signals
SNLF Special Naval Landing Force (Japanese)
SOPAC South Pacific (Command)
SORE Staff Officer, Royal Engineers
Spr Sapper
Son Squadron
S-Sgt Staff-Sergeant
SWPA South-West Pacific Area
Tk Tank
TNG Territory of New Guinea
Tpr Trooper
Tps Troops
TsmG Thompson sub-machine-gun
UK United Kingdom
US United States
USAFFE United States Army Forces in the Far East
USASOS United States Army Services of Supply
WO I Warrant-Officer, Class 1