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  • George Thomas Dorrell, VC (1880 - 1971)
    Still researching - CJB Parents probably Marriages Sep 1878 Butcher Emma Kensington 1a 243 Dorrell Thomas Kensington 1a 243
  • Alan Rain Ranken (1889 - 1974)
  • Harry Sherwood Ranken, RAMC VC (1883 - 1914)
    Captain RANKEN, HARRY SHERWOOD Died 25/09/1914 Aged 31 Royal Army Medical Corps V C, Mentioned in Despatches Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (France), for gallant conduct during the ope...
  • Godfrey Tarbet Wright (1886 - 1962)
    British Army Lists, 1882-1962 Name Godfrey Tarbet Wright Birth Date 7 Feb 1886 Military Year 1916 Regiment Army Service Corps Rank Captain Gro Consular Marriages (1849-1965) First n...
  • Edmund Robert Adam Gordon (1896 - 1932)
    UK, British Army Lists, 1882-1962 Name: Edmund Robert Adam Gordon Birth Date: 25 Mar 1896 Military Year: 1916 Regiment: Sea Highrs Rank: 2nd Lieutenant National Probate Calendar (Index ...

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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