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Profiles

  • William Arthur Pope (1894 - 1918)
  • Thomas Uttley (1881 - 1918)
    UTTLEY, T Rank: Corporal Service No: 97818 Date of Death: 21/01/1918 Age: 37 Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 156th Field Coy. Awards: M M Grave Reference: I. B. 4. Cemetery: VILLERS-F...
  • Lt.-Col. Arthur Houssemayne Du Boulay (1880 - 1918)
    DU BOULAY, HUBERT LIONEL HOUSSEMAYNE Rank: Second Lieutenant Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age:19 Regiment/Service: Wiltshire Regiment 3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A. ...
  • Harry James Lowton (c.1899 - c.1918)
    LOWTON, H J Rank: Rifleman Service No: S/36463 Date of Death: 31/07/1918 Age: 19 Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade posted 2nd/10th Bn. London Regiment Grave Reference: VI. I. 31. Cemetery...
  • Walter White (1900 - 1918)
    WHITE, WALTER Rank: Private Service No: 249094 Date of Death: 08/08/1918 Age: 18 Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 54th Bn. Panel Reference: Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL Additional Infor...

World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally centred around the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy; but, as Austria–Hungary had taken the offensive against the agreement, Italy did not enter into the war). These alliances both reorganised (Italy fought for the Allies), and expanded as more nations entered the war. Ultimately more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, largely because of enormous increases in lethality of weapons, thanks to new technology, without corresponding improvements in protection or mobility. It was the sixth-deadliest conflict in world history, subsequently paving the way for various political changes such as revolutions in the nations involved.

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This project functions as an umbrella project for current projects about World War I bringing together all the countries, soldiers and other military personnel. Help is needed to identify existing profiles of soldiers and military personnel already on Geni or creating new profiles and to add the profiles to this project. How to do this is explained at the bottom of this page.

Subprojects

Military personnel of World War I

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