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  • William Chester Seibert (1897 - 1954)
    WILLIAM CHESTER (COONEY) SEIBERT died at his home, 351 Elizabeth St, Sunday at 5:15 pm of complications, aged 57 years.Born and reared near Cearfoss, the son of Lewis and Lillie (Cearfoss) Seibert. He ...
  • Harvey Dunn (1884 - 1952)
    Harvey Thomas Dunn NA (March 8, 1884 – October 29, 1952) was an American painter. He is best known for his prairie-intimate masterpiece, The Prairie is My Garden. In this painting, a mother an...
  • Hassel Ray Lawson, WWI Veteran (1895 - 1952)
    Son of Cornelius A and Ella Mae Bartlett Lawson Married Gail Wells on 5/6/1920 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Parents: Cornelius A. Lawson (1861 - 1939) Ella Mae Bartlett Lawson (1867 - 1950) Sp...
  • William Nelson Riley (1890 - 1951)
  • James Guy Tucker (1894 - 1964)
    Tucker rose to the rank of captain in the 353rd Infantry during World War I. He was cited for bravery when he “succeeded in flanking the enemy machine guns and enabled the battalion to move forw...

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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