Thank you so much. Might the word have something to do with being injured or hurt in a mine. His draft registration indicates he had his leg amputated at the knee.
Also, this statement appears on another page in the diary/log which from using Google Translate appears to have something to do with a "surrendering an old leg"
"John Futy ovi zambli stor Sepit 14 - 1915
Predatic stor but 26 Fuberu R 1916z a $15050"