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Broznitsky

In a CEF man's file, there is some odd entries on his DMS 1300 form, attached.  He was sent to hospital with an initial diagnosis of NYD (not yet diagnosed), but then then the entry is marked "deleted."

 

A symbol, a cross with four dots, is repeated three times on the form.

 

Can anybody explain the symbol, or was it just some clerk's random doodle?

 

 

 

 

DMS 1300.pdf

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kenf48

The 'random doodle' is a manuscript asterisk or 'reference mark'

previously discussed in another context 

In the context of your record it appears to reference the Connaught Hospital Aldershot, where on 6th March 1917 there was an entry (on a form?) B9 or a code which led to the entry being deleted and later on the 17th May confirmed by B9 (whatever that is), in other words use of this symbol in this context references a relationship between the three entries.

 

Not so certain about the arrow or hash tag!

 

Ken

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jay dubaya

Someone once told me it was a type of shorthand script for the Latin phrase 'Quod Erat Demonstrandum' (QED) - 'look here for how that is explained'

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Jim Strawbridge

That same symbol is often to be found on Medal Information Cards where someone served in two or more regiments. It was used to show that the medal was to be impressed to that particular regiment above any others. That probably has no bearing as used above, though.

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jay dubaya

In essence it replaces an asterisk 

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Jim Strawbridge
23 hours ago, jay dubaya said:

In essence it replaces an asterisk 

 

Not on Medal Information Cards it would'nt but it might on medical documents.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
1 hour ago, Jim Strawbridge said:

 

Not on Medal Information Cards it would'nt but it might on medical documents.

Without digging through the other thread again...

On the MIC, it has its own meaning, "Engrave these details on the medal".

Elsewhere (as said elsewhere) it essentially replaces the usual asterisk.

Or whatever the writer thought at the time.

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Broznitsky

Thanks all.  Would anybody have a guess as to what "CL" means on his DMS 1300 sheet?  Not chloride, but perhaps clearance?  Clearance to leave, meaning we couldn't find anything wrong with you?

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kenf48

 

 

I'd suggest ' Convalescent Leave'.  There were many convalescent homes in France and the UK, one that was associated with the Canadian Medical Services was at Woodcote Park Epsom. 

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/the-evacuation-chain-for-wounded-and-sick-soldiers/transfers-to-military-convalescent-hospitals/

 

What the code B.9 meant will probably offer a clue.

 

Ken

 

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