Help needed with WWI assignment [closed]

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I don't understand what this means:

REGT FA REPL DRAFT

It's on the headstone for [[Payne-16165|Cleo B LaPayne]]

Any help would be appreciated!

WikiTree profile: Cleo LaPayne
closed with the note: Received answer
ago in The Tree House by Rhonda Zimmerman G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
closed ago by Rhonda Zimmerman

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Field Artillery Regiment, Replacement Draft
ago by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (870k points)
selected ago by Robin Lee
Thanks Gaile!  Does Replacement draft mean that he replaced another soldier?
I'm clueless, Rhonda.  I just asked Mr Google what the alphabet soup you typed meant and that's what he said<grin>

Based on what little I know of how military stuff works, my guess would be that when a unit suffered a high percentage of casualties, another unit would be brought in to merge with them, perhaps called a replacement draft.  Don't take this for fact - it's pure guess on my part.
Lol...who would of thought of using Google?  I sure didn't

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