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  • Robert Andrew Askew, MM (1889 - 1967)
    Medal Index Cards findmypast Transcription First name(s) Robert Andrew Last name Askew Year 1914-20 Service number M2/137215 Rank Private Regiment Army Service Corps attached Royal Garr...
  • Sergeant Charles Herman Levine (c.1882 - 1915)
    Rank:Sergeant Date of Death:20/03/1915 Regiment/Service:Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces Krugersdorp Commando. Grave Reference: Grave 426. Cemetery:RANDFONTEIN CEMETERY Death Notice TAB MHG 2...
  • Guy Ogden de Peyster Chance (1892 - 1914)
    CHANCE, GUY OGDEN De PEYSTER Rank: Lieutenant Date of Death: 19/10/1914 Age: 22 Regiment/Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 22. Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Additi...
  • Major Gerald Henry Pomeroy Colley (1870 - 1923)
    The Boer war medals to British and Commonwealth forces 1899-1902 First Name: G H P Surname: Colley Nationality: British Rank: Captain Campaign Medals: Queens South Africa Medal Clasps Aw...
  • Walter Reginald Lloyd (1868 - 1914)
    LLOYD, WALTER REGINALD Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Date of Death: 14/09/1914 Age: 46 Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st Bn. Panel Reference: Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUA...

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.


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.


Military personnel of World War I

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