prisoner of war records - napoleonic

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prisoner of war records - napoleonic

Postby jrdrury » 29 Mar 2017 20:16

hi all

i realise this might be out of the victorian scope but though id trow it out to any one who might have some knowledge of the napoleonic period.

was looking at individual french prisoners of war and on there records under the column heading or 'personal' sub column 'stature' is the abbreviation 'W.M' for some of the men, the only other descriptive word for other soldiers is 'stout' so i assume it an abbreviation for a physical appearance but can't think what ...

any assistance much appreciated ....

cheers

james
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Re: prisoner of war records - napoleonic

Postby jf42 » 30 Mar 2017 08:49

James, you should have better luck on VWF's sister site here:

http://www.napoleonicwarsforum.com/inde ... 3b8f55ac6c

Also there are many knowledgable people here:

http://www.napoleon-series.org/cgi-bin/ ... _config.pl
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Re: prisoner of war records - napoleonic

Postby jrdrury » 30 Mar 2017 17:39

many thanks :-)
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Re: prisoner of war records - napoleonic

Postby Frogsmile » 30 Mar 2017 18:05

jrdrury wrote:hi all

i realise this might be out of the victorian scope but though id trow it out to any one who might have some knowledge of the napoleonic period.

was looking at individual french prisoners of war and on there records under the column heading or 'personal' sub column 'stature' is the abbreviation 'W.M' for some of the men, the only other descriptive word for other soldiers is 'stout' so i assume it an abbreviation for a physical appearance but can't think what ...

any assistance much appreciated ....

cheers

james


It stands for 'Well Made', which was a common description to describe a robust physique at that time.
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Re: prisoner of war records - napoleonic

Postby jf42 » 30 Mar 2017 21:41

Apologies. In my hasty scanning, I thought your enquiry was more general.
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