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Recruitment abbreviations


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Can some one tell me please if the abbreviations in this image refer to the  regiment that recruits joined or something else,

for example  Galway.  5,692  Cy 34. what does the CY stand for in this example with the 34? 


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I think that they are possibly abbreviations referring to the regimental depot, or garrison concerned:


Dn = Dublin.

Bt = Buttevant.

Oh = Omagh.

Wd = Waterford.

Mr = Mullingar.

Ck = Cork.

Ah = Armagh.

Cy = Clooney Park.

Ck = Cork.

Lk = Limerick.


Those towns all had garrisons, but that's just my guess.


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