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  • Commander Sidney Garland Spickernell (1886 - 1940)
    UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1853-1928 Name: Sidney Garland Spickernell Gender: Male Birth Date: 10 Oct 1886 Birth Place: Portsmouth, Hants Service Number: 219943 First ...
  • Charles Henry Handley (1885 - 1916)
    HANDLEY, CHARLES HENRY Rank: Private Service No: 3534 Date of Death: 16/06/1916 Regiment/Service: Australian Pioneers 1st Grave Reference: I. 38. Cemetery: Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER Addi...
  • Samuel Sacks (1888 - 1967)
    Samuel Sacks was drafted into the US Army during World War I. He entered service on May 20, 1918 and served until July 1, 1919 with the rank of Private 1st Class. He spent 11 and a half months oversees...
  • Frank Spencer Chapman (1873 - 1916)
    LOTFWW Canadian Expeditionary Force attestations 1914-1918 findmypast Transcription First name(s) Frank Last name Chapman Soldier Number 107171 Year Of Birth - Date Of Birth - Documen...
  • Ronald William Palmer Poulton (1889 - 1915)
    Ronald 'Ronnie' William Poulton was an English rugby union footballer, who captained England and was killed in the First World War. Born in north Oxford, he was the son of Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton,...

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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