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World War I - Veterans and Survivors

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  • Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lockhart Ovey DSO (1878 - 1946)
    Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Lockhart Ovey, DSO, was High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1927. He obtained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, having been decora...
  • Nicholas Newton Aaron (1893 - 1952)
    Private US Army World War I
  • Cecil Francis or Reginald C Heyworth-Savage, OBE (1864 - 1949)
    This person is unconfirmed - A search for Colonel Heyworth Savage tends to bring up Cecil Francis (further details below) but searching in Family Search for Cecil Heyworth brings up RC Heyworth born in...
  • Willem Andries de Beer (deceased)
    A True hero and decorated soldier who lied about his advanced age and ended up fighting in both WWI and WWII. Serving in North Africa and in Europe, he was captured and declared missing in action, pres...
  • Edward deGraffenried, U.S. Congress (1899 - 1974)
    Edward deGraffenried, a Representative from Alabama; born in Eutlw, Green County, Ala., on June 30, 1899; graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy, Gulfport, Miss., in 1917; during the First World ...

Veterans and Survivors of World War I

Image right - Harry Patch the last British army veteran of World War I who died aged 111 in 2009

This project is dedicated to everyone who served during World War I .. and survived. It is a global project.

veteran - noun

  1. - a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office, or the like: a veteran of the police force; a veteran of many sports competitions.
  2. - a person who has served in a military force, especially one who has fought in a war:

For the fallen there is another project: World War I - Casualties

See also World War I - The Last Veterans (Global)

Please link any relevant GENi profiles to this project.

If you have interesting anecdotes, information or details you would like to share here please do - you will need to join the project to do so.