Genealogy Projects tagged with World War 1 on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Jewish Soldiers in World War I (1914-1918)

    At the outbreak of the war, the Jews, eager to demonstrate their loyalty to their respective countries, rallied to the war effort. Initially the Jews in Russia were no exception, but when the policy of deportation was implemented, many Jews began to pray for the victory of the Central Powers. Nevertheless, about half a million Jews donned Russian uniforms. On the opposite side, almost 100,000...

  • Americans in World War I

    In memory of those who served in World War I. Links and other resources Last Known WWI Vet Dead at 110 , Florence Green served as a mess steward in the Women's Royal Air Force. Welsh history of World War One to go online Rainbow Division Roster Interesting Americans with WW1 Connections Alice Bright, Lady Lowther , was the joint hon. secretary of the American Women’s War Relie...

  • Gallipoli Campaign

    Gallipoli Campaign The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign or the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale (Turkish: Çanakkale Savaşı), took place at the peninsula of Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire (now Gelibolu in modern day Turkey) between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916, during the First World War. A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture...

  • Battle of the Somme - 1 July 1916- 14 November 1916

    Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Sommeschlacht), also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 14 November 1916 in the Somme department of France, on both banks of the river of the same name. The battle consisted of an offensive by the British and French armies against the German Army, which, sin...

  • Victory Medal (United Kingdom)

    The Victory Medal (also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal ) is a United Kingdom and British Empire First World War campaign medal.The design and ribbon was also adopted by Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Siam, Union of South Africa and the USA in accordance with the decision of the Inter-Allied Peace Conference at Versailles (a 'Winged...

  • British War Medal (1914-1918)

    The British War Medal is a campaign medal of the United Kingdom which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces for service in the First World War. Two versions of the medal were produced. About 6.5 million were struck in silver and 110,000 were struck in bronze, the latter for award to Chinese, Maltese and Indian Labour Corps.==Institution==The British War Medal was instit...

  • 1914–15 Star

    The 1914-15 Star is a campaign medal of the British Empire which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served in any theatre of the First World War against the Central European Powers during 1914 and 1915. The medal was never awarded singly and recipients were also awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.The medal was initially not going to be awarded to sol...

  • Notables of World War I

    World War I (WWI) , predominantly called the World War or the Great War was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. 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 Tri...

  • World War One - Shot at Dawn

    Shot at Dawn - World War One 306 British Army and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for desertion and other capital offences during World War I. They received no medal, are never mentioned in memorial services and their grieving families received no pension Of the ±200,000 men who had a court-martial during the First World War, 20,000 were found guilty of offences carrying...

  • 1914 Star

    The 1914 Star , colloquially known as the Mons Star , is a British World War I campaign medal for service in France or Belgium between 5 August and 22 November 1914.==Institution==The 1914 Star was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who served in France...

  • Territorial Force War Medal (1914-19)

    The Territorial Force War Medal was a campaign medal awarded to members of the British Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who served overseas in World War I; it is the rarest of the five British Great War medals.The medal was established in April 1920 for award to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who volunteered for service overseas o...

  • Mercantile Marine War Medal

    The Mercantile Marine War Medal was established in 1919 and awarded by the Board of Trade of the United Kingdom to mariners of the Merchant Navy for one or more voyages through a war or danger zone during the course of the First World War.==Institution==During the period from 5 August 1914, the day following the British declaration of war against the German Empire, and the armistice of 11 Novem...

  • International War and Military projects Portal

    About this portal ( umbrella project) This International portal will list all war and military related projects on Geni. Minor wars and battles ,rebel and Guerilla wars can be added to this list too. If you come across a related project please add to this list. General war and military related projects: (not country specific) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Mili...

  • World War One - Irish Victoria Cross Recipients

    World War One: Irish Victoria Cross recipients Aim of this project is to collect all genealogical profiles of Irish recipients of the Victoria Cross List of recipients A Augustus Agar born Ceylon (Irish parents) 1890 B Eric Norman Frankland Bell born Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh 1895. Edward Bingham ' born Bangor County Down 1881. George Boyd-Rochfort born Middleton Park Hous...

  • What did you do in the Great War ?

    In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the "War to end all Wars", this page will focus on the lives (and deaths) of family members who took part. Its a bit of a personal project, for those of whom who are connected to the Holman/Dent-Young/Shepard/Boshell/McKeon/Pugsley/Frere close relations etc as far out as perhaps 2nd or 3rd cousin, and my goal is to provide a little information on wh...

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  • Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War

    The main information is from the book, Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War: Race, Masculinity and the Development of a National Consciousness, by Richard Smith, Manchester, Manchester University Press, c. 2004, ISBN: 0719069858. Review of book The two main units mentioned and expounded upon in this marvelous book are the West India Regiment(s) (WIR), which was made up of mainly Jamaica...

  • Moncorvo nas Trincheiras

    Nas vésperas das comemorações do Centenário da Primeira Guerra Mundial (1914-1918), procuro os nomes dos combatentes naturais do concelho de Torre de Moncorvo que estiveram presentes nas três frentes de batalha: Angola (1914 - 1915), Moçambique (1914 - 1918) e França (1917 - 1918) Será uma forma de recordar e homenagear os homens da nossa região que tomaram parte na Grande Guerra. Quem so...