From 1914–1918, millions of brave men and women around the world left their homes to fight for their countries in the Great War. It’s likely…
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How do I post information on George Henry Warren. Resident of st johns wood london england KIA France 1918. He was my grandfathers half brother
James V Jones (born London,longterm resident in glasgow scotland)
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Thanks to the team of Family Search for bringing us the History of those who pledge their lives for our freedom.
James go the the personal page of George Henry Warren and you will find a place to post this information.
Apparently the writer didn't know that Canada went to war in 1914, long before the USA.
More than 650,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in this war, then called The Great War. More than 66,000 of our service members gave their lives and more than 172,000 were wounded. Their contributions and sacrifices earned Canada a separate signature on the Treaty of Versailles.
A little education for our friends in the US of A.
I would like to second Peter Dawson's comments.
I agree with Peter and MMarney. Very weighted to the USA who joined the war near the end
I am appalled that Canada is not named as an important member of the Allies. The American flag should not be at the top of the list, since they joined the war much later.
I agree with the comments about USA taking pole position. They actually didn’t send men into the field until 1918. Granted they were fresh troops and it did help with the war coming to an end. BUT Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, as well as other commonwealth countries fought, and died in their hundreds of thousands in the killing fields of Europe The ANZACS lost thousands of men through disease, KIA and MIA in turkey. The Canadians were decimated at Vimy Ridge. (The memorial there is well worth a visit, as are the trenches that you can visit on a tour give by young Canadian Cadets). I could go on, but I won’t. I lost a cousin in Bethune. I visited his grave in 2016 the 100th year he was killed. My husband lost cousins in France and in the Middle East, he is buried in Damascus.
Lest We Forget
I finally got to the English records only to be told to view them I had to go to a family history centre or an affiliate library, a lot of use that was as it looked as if the USA records you could view.
I have photo postcards from the first world war but cannot put a name to these relatives. Any suggestions on how to proceed?
I join with others in pointing out that the U.S. entered the war later after others had been fighting for at least 3 years. My relative emigrated to the States years after he had returned home to Scotland after serving 2 years as a POW. I found this site invaluable for information about him. https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/Camps The French digitized the records of all the POW's who served in WW1. They did this as a gift to memorialize the sacrifices of those involved in WW1. It took me 3 days to find him, as I had very little information, but find him I did!
I hope this site will help others.
I come from Cambodia, I want to find my family history.
I hope this site could me. I live in USA since 1984 (38 years) thanks
I was hoping to find out more about my grandfather's WW1 records as he was a colonel in the Royal Engineers fighting under General Smuts in what was German East Africa, but cannot find anything. The RE Records Office was bombed in WW2 so official data is scarce and I was hoping sites such as yours might help.
My father was drafted into the Italian army in WWI. I visited the Italian archives in 2009 and found nothing. Any suggestions?