C3

C3: The classification for conscripted men under the Military Service Act 1916, implying unfitness for active service overseas. The term "C3" has since practically established itself in the language as a term implying inferiority of type. [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.42.

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