Key to Codes used in Family Information

(Close to return to previous page)

In this column substantial use of codes is made to compress information to avoid distorting the overall shape of the table.

Where practicable, the information is shown in the order that follows:

1. Any information on wartime role not defined by rank, e.g. Pilot, Observer, Commando, etc

2. Birth information in the format b:<date><place> 

3. Information on death

    kia:<place> the location where the subject was killed in action

    dow:<place> the location where the subject died of wounds

    kit:<place> describes the location where the subject was killed in training

    lia:<description> the circumstances under which the ship on which the subject was serving was lost/damaged

    at:<place/address> location of the event causing the casualty (normally civilians/home service personnel lost through bombing)

4. Parental family information, including:

    Father - f:<name>  may be followed by of <town> if only town known

    Mother - m:<name> may be followed by of <town> if only town known - note <name> will show maiden surname if known

    Parental Address - ap:<address>

5.  Siblings - note that these are normally only shown where the sibling was also a casualty

    Brother - br:<name>  d <year of death>  

    Sister- ss:<name>  d <year of death>

6. Marital family information

    Wife - w:<name>

    Marriage -  =: <date of wedding> <place of wedding

    Children - note that these are normally only shown where the child was also a casualty

                  - son s:<name> may be followed by  d <year of death>

                    daughter d:<name> may be followed by  d <year of death>

    Family address - af:<address

7. Other Information

    n:<place> denotes recorded as a native of a place

    e:<place> denotes recorded place of enlistment

Notes:

Where several casualties occurred because of the same event, e.g. a house bombing, these are shown by (also died) rather than d <year>