As acronyms are often frustrating and confusing, the following list of commonly used WW1 British Medical abbreviations have been culled from Macpherson's Medical Services General History and from British Red Cross Information.

They are reproduced by courtesy of Nancy Nygaard Gaynor

A.D.M.S. Assistant Director of Medical Services

A.D.G. Assistant Director-General

A.D.S. Advanced Dressing Station

A.G. Adjutant General

A.M.S. Army Medical Service

A.M.S.(R.P) Army Medical Service (Retired Pay)

A.R.C. American Red Cross

B.C.D. British Convalescent Depot

B.G.H. British General Hospital

B.R.C.S. British Red Cross Society

B.S.H. British Stationary Hospital

C.C.S. Casualty Clearing Station

D.A.D.M.S. Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services

D.D.M.S. Deputy Director of Medical Services

D.G.M.S. Director General Medical Services

D.G.V.O. Director General Voluntary Organizations

D.M.S. Director of Medical Services

E.M.O. Embarkation Medical Officer

F.A.+ H.N. First Aid and Home Nursing

F.A.N.Y. First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

F.A.U. Friends Ambulance Unit

G.R.O. General Routine Order

G.S.V.A.D. General Service Member Voluntary Aid Detachment

H.M. Hospital Motor

I.C.D. Indian Convalescent Depot

I.E.F. Indian Expeditionary Force

I.G.H Indian General Hospital

I.M.S. Indian Medical Service

I.W.H.S. Irish War Hospital Supply

M.A.C. Motor Ambulance Convoy

M.B.F.A. Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance

M.O. Medical Officer

M.O. ic Medical Officer in Charge

M.O.H. Medical Officer of Health

M.T. Mechanical Transport

M.T. bandage Many tailed Bandage

O.C.D. Officers' Convalescent Depot

O.R. Other Ranks

P.H.O. Port Health Officer

P.W.F. Prince of Wales Fund

Q.A.I.M.N.S. Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

Q.M.A.A.C. Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

R.A.M.C. Royal Army Medical Corps

R.R.C. Royal Red Cross (Order of)

S.A.M.C. South African Medical Corps

S.A.M.N.S. South African Military Nursing Service

S.J.A.A. St. John Ambulance Association

S.M.O. Senior Medical Officer

S.S.C Section Sanitaire Anglaise

S.V.M.C. Singapore Volunteer Medical Corps

T.F.N.S. Territorial Force Nursing Service

V.A.D. Voluntary Aid Detachment

V.A.D. (G.S) Voluntary Aid Detachment (General Service)

V.W.Badge Voluntary Workers' Badge