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  • Brigadier Robin Leslie Hutchins (b. - 1973)
    He gained the rank of Brigadier in the service of the Grenadier Guards. He was decorated with the award of Military Cross (M.C.). LOTFWW Medal Index Cards findmypast Transcription First nam...
  • Lieut. Colonel Robert Lygon, MVO, MC (1879 - 1952)
    L/Col Robert Lygon MVO, MC of The Grenadier Guards Find a Grave LOTFWW Medal Index Cards findmypast Transcription First name(s) R Last name Lygon Service number - Rank Captain Corps...
  • Paul Lenton Heath (1886 - 1918)
    I have just looked up Commonwealth War Graves Commission and found details of the death of Paul. The L was for Lenton - ?- I dont think I can forward you the page but if you fill in the ...
  • Norman Lewis (1887 - 1969)
    LOTFWW Medal Index Cards Transcription Print transcription First name(s) Norman James Last name Lewis Service number - Rank Second Lieutenant, Captain Corps Dorsetshire Regiment attached ...
  • George Darell Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys, KCB, KCVO (1878 - 1960)
    General George Darell Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys KCB, KCVO, CMG, DL (8 March 1878 – 19 December 1960) was a British military commander and Conservative Member of Parliament. Jeffreys attende...

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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