Abbreviation and codes

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Louglitter, May 13, 2019.

  1. Louglitter

    Louglitter Member

    I am trying to find out what company my grandad was in and looking for clues all the time. Does anybody know what the words ‘seale d, a mean - see image - I’m perplexed
    He was in 8th battalion rifle brigade (trying to find what company he was in) then was ‘selected on strength’ sos for 1st battalion in 1945... would be great to know what the seale d means and the numbers after if anyone knows!
    Thanks in advance

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I read it as "Reclassified scale D".

    Sos is "struck of strength".
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  3. Louglitter

    Louglitter Member

    Ahh ok, that makes sense - thank you
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member


    Reading through the entries, I wonder (without being sure) if it actually says Scale and not Seale?
    Just a thought.

  5. Louglitter

    Louglitter Member

    Hi Steve - now that it’s been pointed out I can see it clear, so yes, I think you’re right. Not sure what it means next to the letters on the right, but I’ll check my abbreviation doc / Thank you
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I see I was a little slow in posting compared to speedy Owen. :)

    It sounds as though it could be a medical classification to me, but I can't be sure. Good luck going forward with your research.
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  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Reclassified Scale D, Class 1A
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  8. Louglitter

    Louglitter Member

    Thank you!

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