Dispatches

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Dispatches: The official reports made by commanding officers to the War Office or Admiralty. Being "mentioned in dispatches" is a distinction alike to officers and men. On such reports are based subsequent promotion and the distribution of honours. A "dispatch runner" is a mounted soldier who carries messages in the field from point to point. [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.140.

Glossary of words and phrases[edit]

The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain during the Great War, which also includes: technicalities, trench slang, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, sobriquets, 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, and have been transcribed from three primary sources (see contents). Feel free to help improve this content.
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