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  • George Gellew, 4th Baron Bellew (c.1857 - 1935)
    Wikipedia contributors. " George Bellew-Bryan, 4th Baron Bellew ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
  • Colonel Sir Alexander Sprot of Garnkirk, Baronet (1853 - 1929)
    COLONEL SIR ALEXANDER SPROT OF GARNKIRK, CMG Baronet, Order of St Michael and St George, Deputy Lieutenant (24 April 1853 – 8 February 1929) was a British soldier and politician. He is the onl...
  • James Arthur Chetwynd Inglis (1884 - 1915)
    James Arthur Chetwynd INGLIS (“Laddie”). Birth year 1883; date, place unknown (possibly Nikosia, Cyprus). [James Arthur Chewynd Inglis Father was Major James A S INGLIS, 71st Highland Lig...
  • Bertram James Hook (1890 - 1918)
    HOOK, B Rank: Private Service No: SD/2926 Date of Death: 19/09/1918 Regiment/Service: Royal Sussex Regiment 16th Bn. Grave Reference: I. A. 29. Cemetery: DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIO...
  • Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker PC, CH, QC (1895 - 1979)
    John George Diefenbaker PC, CH, QC (/ˈdiːfənˌbeɪkər/; September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 2...

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.

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Military personnel of World War I

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