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  • Lt.-Col. Sir Henry Mulleneux Grayson, 1st Bt. (1865 - 1951)
    Burke's Peerage - 107th Edition Volume 1 Page 1646 Sir Henry Mulleneux Grayson , 1st Bt. (UK), so cr 12 Jan 1922, KBE (1920), CBE 1920); b 26 June 1865; WW1: GSO 1917, Dir ship repairs Admlty 1916-...
  • Cyril Gerald Valerian Wellesley (1879 - 1915)
    Captain Cyril Gerald Valerian Wellesley Born on 24 June 1879. Son of Lt.-Col. Gerald Valerian Wellesley and Kathleen Carleton. Married Lilias Mason Summers, daughter of James Woolley Summers an...
  • W/Cdr. Lord George Wellesley (1889 - 1967)
    W/Cdr. Lord George Wellesley Born on 29 July 1889. Son of Colonel Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington and Kathleen Emily Bulkeley Williams. Married Louise Nesta Pamela FitzGerald, ...
  • Lieutenant Sir Arthur FitzGerald, 4th Baronet of Valencia, 22nd Knight of Kerry (1885 - 1967)
    Sir Arthur Henry Brinsley FitzGerald, 4th Bt. Born on 6 July 1885. Son of Sir Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Bt. and Amelia Catherine Bischoffsheim. Married Mary Eleanor Forester, daughter of Lt.-Col....
  • Sir John FitzGerald, 3rd Baronet of Valencia, 21st Knight of Kerry, MC (1884 - 1957)
    LOTFWW Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches First Name: John Peter Gerald Maurice, Sir Surname: Fitzgerald Rank: Captain Gallantry Awards: Military Cross Gazette Date: 01/06/1...

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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