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  • Gerald Colman King (1876 - 1917)
    Son of Cornelius Low King. Injured in France, having volunteered for the Ambulance Corps. He also volunteered for Spanish American War, but was destined to not actively fight in either. He was struck...
  • Roberto Vela (1893 - 1974)
    Published in the Brownsville Herald, Sunday, March 31, 1974 page 14A Harlingen - Roberto Vela, 72, was pronounced dead on arrival at Valley Baptist Hospital early Friday. Roberto was born in Laguna S...
  • Commodore Byron McCandless (1881 - 1967)
    Commodore Byron McCandless (September 5, 1881 – May 30, 1967) was a longtime U.S. Navy officer who was awarded the Navy Cross during World War I and the Legion of Merit during World War II. He...
  • Major General William C. Chase (1895 - 1986)
    Major General William Curtis Chase (9 March 1895–21 August 1986) was an American soldier and General in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his service in the South West P...
  • John Lenox Clavering Napier (1899 - 1966)
    UK Army List 1922 First Name: J L C Surname: Napier Nationality: British Rank: Lieutenant Service: British Army Regiment: Royal Regiment Of Artillery Battalion: Royal Horse Artillery ...

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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