Jim Hastings Posted 10 November , 2013 Share Posted 10 November , 2013 Evening All, I understand that 'GSW' in reference to casualties in Service Docs etc., although the initials for Gun Shot Wound, also covers shrapnel wounds and other causations of wounding. However, I am looking into a man whose file has some correspondence from Netley hospital and they too refer to GSW / gun shot wounds to parts of his body - would a hospital actually be referring to gun shot wounds or would they also be using the general usage of GSW that covers all causations of injury? If a hospital records that the wound was GSW does that mean it was a bullet wound? Appreciate any guidance from those forum members with knowledge about hospital procedures and such I know the incident that this man was mortally wounded in involved hand-to-hand bayonet fighting (have found another wounded man with a bayonet injury), but also a German counterattack involving stick grenades and a flamethrower, alongside rifle and machine gun action. Many thanks Jim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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