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  • Commander Arthur Henry de Kantzow, DSO, RN (1878 - 1928)
    Commander Arthur Henry de Kantzow Born in 1878. Died in 1928. Gained the rank of Commander in the service of the Royal Navy. Decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service O...
  • Eric Fane de Salis (1891 - 1917)
    DE SALIS, ERIC FANE Rank: Lance Corporal Service No: 1874 Date of Death: 05/11/1917 Age: 26 Regiment/Service: Australian Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron 2nd Awards: M M Panel Reference...
  • Jerome Joseph Fane de Salis (1896 - 1915)
    DE SALIS, JEROME JOSEPH FANE Rank: Lieutenant Date of Death: 03/10/1915 Age: 19 Regiment/Service: Middlesex Regiment 3rd Bn. Grave Reference: Cemetery: HARLINGTON (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHU...
  • Col. Cecil Fane, CMG, DSO (c.1875 - 1960)
    Portrait - From (subscription needed) Campaign Medals: Queens South Africa Medal CLASPS Paardeberg Driefontein Johannesburg Diamond Hill Wittenbergen Relief Of Kimberley ...
  • George Fane de Salis (1898 - 1917)
    He was educated at Lancing College (with his cousin John Peter Fabius Fane De Salis) where he won a scholarship and was in Heads House from September 1911 to December 1913. He enlisted in the 3rd Off...

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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