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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
M Minelayer
M Minister, National Defence
M Miscellaneous
M Major
M Matron
M & D Medals and Decorations
M & S Munitions and Supply
M&D Medicine and Return to Duty
M&D Medals & Decorations
M&JWS Mountain & Jungle Warfare School
M&Wasst Munitions and Weapons Assistant
M&Wtech Munitions and Weapons Technician
M(N) Minister for Naval Services
M(No) Captain "M" (Number) Mine Laying Squadron
M/A Meal Allowance
M/F Medium Frequency
m/n Marginally Named
M/S Minesweeper(s)
M/SAux Minesweepers Auxiliary
M/SBan Minesweepers Bangor
M/SBas Minesweepers Bassett
M/SMotor Minesweepers Motor
M/SWood Minesweepers Wooden
M/T Motor Transport
M1 Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport Section
M2 Army Service Corps, Electricians
MA Medical Assistant
MA Master
MA Meal Allowance
MA/SBI Motor Torpedo Boat fitted with asdic set and depth charges
MA/STU Mobile Asdic Training Unit
MAA Master at Arms
MAA Medium Anti Aircraft (Royal Canadian Artillery)
MAAF Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
MAC Merchant Aircraft Carriers
MAC Minesweeping Craft
MAC Minesweeping Attendant
MAC Motor Ambulance Convoy
MAC Merchant-Ship Aircraft Carrier
MAC Motor Ambulance Car or Convoy
Mach Machinist
MachAccOp Machine Accounting Operator
MACR(A)D (Manitoba) Armoured Car Regiment (Armoured) Division
MACRCAMC Motor Ambulance Convoy, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MACRI Maritime Atlantic Coastal Routing Instructions
MAD Magnetic Air Detector
Mag Magnetic
Mag Magazine
mag Magnetic
MAGU Master Gunner
maint Maintenance
Maj Major
Maj-Gen Major-General
MAMS Mobile Air Movement Section
Man Manitoba
ManchR Manchester Regiment
MANSR Miramichi Area North Shore Regiment
MAO Medical Associate
MARCOM Maritime Command
MARE Maritime Engineer
MarEngT Marine Engineering Technician
MARI Mercantile Atlantic Routing Instructions
MARS Maritime Surface and Sub-surface
MARURCOC Mobile Ammunition Repair Unit, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MATP Mobilization Assignment Training Plan
MB Medal of Bravery
MB Military Band
MB Motor Boat
MB(EGB) Military Band (Esquimalt Garrison Band)
MB(M) Motordrome Barracks (Montreal)
MBC Motorboat Crewman
MBE Order of the British Empire (Member)
MBE Member of the Order of the British Empire
MBLRCAMC Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MBM1 Soldiers Pay Book
MBRCA Medium Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
MBSSM Medical Board Sault St. Marie
MBTC Mines Booby Traps Course
MBURCOC Mobile Bath Unit, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MC Memorial Cross
MC Military Cross
MC Mobile Canteen
MC Motorcycle
MC Motorcycle Course
MC of S Military College of Science
MC(I) Mule Convoy (India)
Mc/s Megacycles
MCC Military Career Counsellor
MCD Manager Constructive Dept.
MCDV Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel
MCH Malton Convalescent Hospital
MCI Mercantile Convoy Instructions
MCMHRCAMC Macdonald College Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MCMHRCAMC Maple Creek Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MCRCAMC Medical Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MCS(C) Movement Control Staff (Canada)
MCS(C) Motor Landing Craft Carrying Ship
MCSP Maintenance
MD Manning Depot
MD Military District
MD Military Depot
MD#5&CCVC Military District #5 & Camp Commander Valcartier Camp
MD#5&CCVC Manning Depot
MD#5&CCVC Military District #5 & Camp Commander Valcartier Camp
MD1 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Western Ontario (London)
MD11 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot British Columbia (Victoria)
MD12 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Saskatchewan (Regina)
MD13 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Alberta (Calgary)
MD2 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Central Ontario (Toronto)
MD3 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Eastern Ontario (Kingston)
MD4 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Western Quebec (Montréal)
MD5 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Eastern Quebec (Quebec City)
MD6 Manning Depot / Military District or Depot Maritime Provinces (Halifax)
MDB Military Detention Barracks
MDBBO Military Detention Barracks Brampton, Ontario
MDBSBCPC Military Detention Barracks Stanley Barracks Canadian Provost Corps
MDC Mobile Deperming Craft
MDG Medical Director-General
Md'Hon Medaille d'Honneur (France)
MDHQS Military District Headquarters Staff
MDS Main Dressing Station
MDU Mobile Deperming Unit
MEAC Military Engineers Association of Canada
Mech Director of Mechanization
Mech Mechanician
Mech Mechanic
Mech Mechanical
Mech Mechanized
Mech Mechanician
Mech Eqpt (Pk) (Coy) Mechanical Equipment (Park) (Company)
MechTpr Mechanical Transport
MED Manager Engineering Dept. or Mediterranean and Red Sea Area
MED Medium
MED Medical
Med Mediterranean
MedA Medical Assistant
MedBd Medical Board
MedCTR Medical Centre
Med-Evac Medical Evacuation
Meds Director General of Medical Services
MEF Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force
MEF Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
MEIRI Mercantile East Indies Routing Instructions
MEO Mercantile Equipment Office (Naval)
MESPSRCE Mechanical Equipment Spare Parts Section, Royal Canadian Engineers
MESRCECMF Mechanical Equipment Section, Royal Canadian Engineers, Central Mediterranean Force
MESupt Mobile Equipment Superintendent
MET Meteorology
METech Mobile Equipment Technician
MetO Meteorological Observer
MetTech Meteorological Technician
MEXE Mechanical Equipment Experimental Establishment
MF Mediterranean Fleet
MFA Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary
MFB Master File Maintenance
MFB1444 Re/Engagement Form - Non-Permanent Active Militia
MFB1481 Absentees and Deserters - Transportation particulars
MFB1482 Absentees and Deserters - Incidental Expense Statement
MFB227 Medical History of an Invalid
MFB235 Attestation Paper - Permanent Force
MFB241 Discharge Certificate - Permanent Force of Canada (Duplicate copy of)
MFB241a Discharge Certificate - Permanent Force of Canada (Duplicate copy of - French)
MFB241b Discharge Certificate of Permanent Force of Canada
MFB264 Charge Report
MFB287 Appointment to a Commission
MFB292 Morning Sick Report
MFB313a Medical Case History Sheet
MFB313b Medical History Sheet - Permanent Force
MFB350 Certificate of Discharge - Non-Permanent Active Militia
MFB375 Court of Inquiry - Record of Declaration
MFB465 Dental History Sheet
MFB483 Description of a Deserter
MFC800 Individuals Clothing and Equipment statement
MFD930a Last Pay Certificate Canadian Active Service Force
MFM Master File Maintenance
MFM1 Officer's Declaration Paper
MFM1&2b Follow Sheet for Master File Maintenance 1 and Master file Maintenance 2
MFM10 Form of Will
MFM103 Enrolment Form National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940 Personnel
MFM12 Certificate of Medical Unfitness
MFM141 Certificate of Medical Unfitness national Resources Mobilization Act of 1940
MFM141 Index Pay Card (Pay)
MFM150 Certificate of Medical Examination, Canadian Women's Army Corps
MFM153 Attestation From, Canadian Women's Army Corps
MFM154 Canadian Women's Army Corps Discharge Certificate
MFM16 Application for Dependent's Allowance (Wife & Child)
MFM16a Application for Dependent's Allowance (Other Supplementary)
MFM16b Application for Dependent's Allowance (Other Dependents)
MFM16d Certificate of Examination (Births, Marriages, Deaths)
MFM16e Canadian Active Service Force Request for Investigation
MFM16f List of Documents (Evidence of Claim)
MFM16g Card Re: Application for Dependent's Allowance
MFM17 Assignment of Pay Form (All Ranks)
MFM18 Stop Payment Form (Assigned Pay)
MFM181 Fingerprint Form
MFM182 Identification Form
MFM18a Stop Payment Form (Assigned Pay)
MFM19 Changes in Assigned Pay
MFM2 Attestation Papers, Other Ranks, English
MFM216 Certificate of Apprehension (Absent without leave or Deserter) Canadian Women's Army Corps
MFM23 Proceedings on Discharge
MFM24 Certificate of Service General Order 139/39
MFM30 X-Ray, Inspection of Chests
MFM30 Records Cards
MFM4 Service and Casualty Form (Part 1)
MFM55 Receipt for a Soldier's Documents
MFM55 Particulars of Family
MFM6 Field Conduct Sheet
MFM7 Discharge Certificate - Original - (linen)
MFM8 Certificate of Service, Officers and Nursing Sisters
MFM81 Proceedings of an Officer or Nursing Sister
MFM88 Protection Certificate
MFM9 Extension of Service - Permanent Force
MFM94 Application for War Service Badge 'General Service Class'
MFM99 Voluntary Transfer Form
MFP Military Foot Police
MFRC Military Family Resource Centre
MFV Motor Fishing Vessel
MFW2463 Report of Death of a Soldier (Location of grave)
MFW2570 Report of Death of a Soldier (Location of grave)
MG Machine Gun
MG Medical Guard
MG Messenger
MGA Major General in charge of Administration
MGB Motor Gun-Boat
MGC Machine Gun Corps
MGCCav Machine Gun Corps Cavalry
MGCT Major-General Combined Training
MGGS Major General, General Staff
MGHU Machine Gun Holding Unit
MGO Master General of the Ordnance
MGO Master General of the Ordnance
MGRA Major General, Royal Artillery
MGRU Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit
MGS Machine Gun Squadron
MGTC Machine Gun Training Centre
MGTC(NRMA) Machine Gun Training Centre (National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940)
MGTC(RF) Machine Gun Training Centre (Reserve Fleet)
MH Military Hospital
MHC Miscellaneous Harbour Craft
MHHRCAMC Montmagny Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MHHRCAMC Montreal Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MHHRCAMC Mulgrave Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MHLRCAMC Mobile Hygiene Laboratory, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MIA Missing in Action
MIA Mounted Infantry
MIC Medical Instructions Camp
MID Mentioned-in-Despatches
Mid Midshipman
mid Mentioned in Despatches
Midd'xR Middlesex Regiment
MidR Midland Regiment
Mil Military
MILE Military Engineer
MilHos Military Hospital
MilMed Military Medal for Good Service (Portugal)
MILO Military Intelligence Liaison Officer
MIN Mine, minecraft (U.S.)
Min Minister
Min(A) Minister for Air
MIO Maritime Interdiction Operations
MIR Medical Inspection Room
MIS Mercantile Intelligence Section (Naval)
MIS Ministry of Information
Misc Miscellaneous
Miss Missing
Mit Mitrailleuses
MJ Major
MJGE Major General
ML Motor Launch
ML Missing List
ML&BU Mobile Laundry & Bath Unit
ML&FDU Mobile Laundry & Forward Decontamination Unit
MLB Motor Landing Barge (U.S.)
MLB Motor Lifeboat (GG) (U.S.)
MLC Motor Landing Craft
MLO Military Liaison Officer or Military Landing Officer
MLOC Minimum Level of Capability
MLRU Mobile Land Repair Units
MLV Mine Laying Vessels
MLVW Medium Logistics Vehicle Wheeled
MM Military Medal
MM Motor Mechanic
MM Meteorologist's Mate
MM Motor Mechanic
MMG Motor Machine Gun
MMG Medium Machine Gun
MMGC Motor Machine Gun Corps
MMHRCAMC Magantic Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MMHRCAMC Mewata Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MMHRCAMC Mimico Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
MMHRCAMC Monteith Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Mmil Medaille Militaire (France)
MML Manual of Military Law
MMM Member of the Order of Military Merit
MMP Miscellaneous Military Personnel
MMP Military Mounted Police
MMPITest Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Test
MMR Manitoba Mounted Rifles
MMR Mercantile Marine Reserve
MMS Mercantile Movements Section (Naval)
MMS Motorcycle Maintenance School
MMTP Military Medical Training Plan
MMU Multi-National Medical Unit
MNB Mobile Naval Base
MNBDO Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization
MNC Merchant Navy Code
MND Minister of National Defence
MNEU Mission Navale Etats Unis, Washington
MNOPF Merchant Navy Officer's Pension Fund
MNP Merchant navy Privilege
MNS Manager of Naval Stores
Mnvre Manoeuvre
MO Meteorological Observer
MO Meteorological Technician
MO Medical Officer
MO(D) Medical Officer (Dental)
MO(s) Militia Order
MOB Man overboard
Mob Mobile
Mobn Mobilisation
MOC Military Operation Code
MOC Military Occupation Code
MOCOMP Maintenance of Competency (Physicians Only)
MOEF Mid-Ocean Escort Force
MOF Master of the Fleet
MofWT Ministry of War Transport
MOG Medical Officer of the Guard
MOMP Mid Ocean Meeting Point
MonmouthR Monmouthshire Regiment
MORT Maintenance Officer Rescue Tugs
MOSID Military Occupation Structure Identification Code
MOTP Medical Officer Training Plan
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
Mov Movement Control Staff
mov Movement
MP Military Police
MP Muster Parade
MP Memorial Plaque
MP Military Policeman
MP&DB Military Prison & Detention Barracks
MP&DB Main Party
MPCC Military Police Complaints Commission
MPCRI Mercantile Pacific Coastwise Routeing Instructions
MPD Military Prisons Department
MPI Mean Point of Impact
MPO Moving Picture Operators
MPRI Mercantile Pacific Routeing Instructions
MPS Manning Priority System
MPSC Military Provost Staff Corps
MPSCAO/S Mobile Printing Section Canadian Army Overseas
MQMS Mechanic Quartermaster-Sergeant
MR Maisonneuve Regiment
MR Medium Regiment
MR Midland Regiment
MR Mobilization & Recruiting Section of Organization
MR Montmagny Regiment
MR Motor Regiment
MR Mounted Rifles
MR Master-at-Arms
MRC Military Research Centre
MRD Moncton Recruiting Depot
MRD Manitoba Regimental Depot
MRF Les Fusiliers de Mont-Royal
MRSS Medium Regiment Signals Section
MS Military Secretary to the Honourable Minister
MS Minesweeper or Motor Ship (U.S.)
MS Master Sergeant
MS Military Secretary
MS Medical Staff
MS Mechanical Specials
MS(No) Senior Officer (Number) Minesweeping Flotilla
MSA Military Service Act (Canada 1917)
MSB Medical Selection Boards
MSB Military Service Branch
MSC Medical Staff Corps
MSD Medical Stores Depot
MSD Munitions & Supply Depot
MSE Mobile Support Equipment
MSEO Mobile Support Equipment Officer
MSEOP Mobile Support Equipment Operator
MSF(No) (Number) Minesweeping Group
MSFF Moroccan Sea Frontier
MSG(No) (Number) Minesweeping Group
Msgt Master Sergeant
MSLC Mount Saint Louis Contingent
MSLSH (Mechanized) Squadron Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
MSM Mechanic Sergeant-Major
MSM Meritorious Service Medal
MSRTM Marine Superintendent Rescue Tugs Mediterranean
MSS Mechanist Staff Sergeant
MSSC Military Store Staff Corps
MSTech Mechanical Systems Technician
MStGeo Medal of Saint George (Russia)
MT Mechanical Transport
MT Military
MT Militia
MT Motor Transport
MTAP Military Training Assistance Program
MTB Motor Torpedo Boat
MTC Militia Training Centre
MTC(A&TS) Military Training Centre (Administrative & Training Staff)
MTCDS Military Training Centre District School
MTCRCOC Mechanics Training Centre, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MTCT Militia Training Centre Trainees
Mtd Mounted
MTDGB(B) Mechanical Transport Depot Guard Borden (Borden)
MTDRCOC Mechanized Transport Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MTE Mechanical Training Establishment
Mtech Metals Technician
MTHU Mechanical Transport Holding Units
MTICMHQRCOC Mechanical Transport Inspectorate Canadian Military Headquarter, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MTIRCASC Mechanical Transport Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
MTIRCEME Mechanical Transport Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Electrical and mechanical Engineers
MtlTech Metals Technician
MTMU Mechanical Training Mobile Unit or Mobile Torpedo Maintenance Unit
Mtn Mountain
MTO Mechanical Transport Officer (Air)
MTO Motor Transport Officer
MTOC Maintenance Training Officer Course
MTOC Mechanical Training Officer Course
MTR Mechanical Transport Regiment
MTS Motor Transport Service
MTSDRCOC Mechanical Transport Sub Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MtStBSC Mount St. Bruno Summer Camp (Bruno Training Battalion & Bruno Summer Camp Headquarters)
MTTSCRCOC Mechanical Transport Technical Stores Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MTVRD Mechanical Transport Vehicle Reception Depot
MTW/SSRCOC Mechanical Transport Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MTW/SSRCOC Mobilization Training Centre
MTW/SSRCOC Mechanical Transport Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MTW/SSRCOC Mobilization Training Centre
MTW/SSRCOC Mechanical Transport Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
MTW/SSRCOC Military Training
MTW/SSRCOC Movement Train
MU Maintenance Unit
MU Medically Unfit
Mus Muslim
Mus Musician
MUSC Music
Muscn Musician
MV Motor Vehicle
MV Muzzle Velocity
MV Master-At-Arms
MVO Royal Victorian Order (Member - 4th Class)
MVO Royal Victorian Order (Member - 5th Class)
MVO Member of the Royal Victorian Order (4th or 5th Class)
MvtCon Movements Controller
MW Maintenance Wing
MW,SSupt Metals Workshops Superintendent
MWT (British) Ministry of War Transport
MWTelO Marine Wireless Telegraph Operator
MX Memorial Cross