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d.

From The Great War 1914-1918

d. simply denotes a soldier died, usually as a result of sickness such as dysentry, colitis, pneumonia or malaria etc. It could also denote an accidental death such as a firearm discharge. It was a term used widely throughout the First World War along side k.i.a. (killed in action) and d.o.w. (died of wounds). All three were used exclusively in the 1921 War Office publication Soldiers Died in the Great War.

Glossary of words and phrases

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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