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From The Great War 1914-1918

A Crime: The service term for any kind of wrong-doing involving punishment, from the tying of a bootlace in a non-regulation manner to striking an officer, or murder.[1]

To Crime: To charge a man with a "Crime." In the Army, for instance, on a soldier being formally charged with an offence, an entry is made by an NCO on a "Crime Sheet" (Army Form 256), on which in due course follows the delinquent's appearance before authority.[1]

References / notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.66.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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