The Great War 1914-1918

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Date: 28 Jul 1914 to 11 Nov 1918
Surnames/tags: The Great War 1914-1918 World War I
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Welcome to The Great War, 1914-1918 Project
This project is to memorialize and trace the legacy and heritage
of those who participated in
the Great War
also known as World War I.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana (16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy)
Lest We Forget.


Project Page

The Great War 1914-1918

The current Leader of this project is:

Project Coordinator Jacqueline Clark Jones

  • Today in History
3rd June
End of the main Austrian offensive in the Trentino
Allied Commander proclaims martial law in city of Salonika

Our Goal

This project is to include the men and women from all countries who served in the Great War.
We want to find or create those profiles on Wiki and follow their legacies, with the purpose of connecting to the Global Family.



{{The Great War
|branch=<service branch> or <country> (country they fought for)
|startdate=service started as dd mmm yyyy (when person joined the service)
|units=unit1; unit2 (can list multiple units, separate using ;
|enddate= service ended as dd mmm yyyy (when person got out of the service)
|rank=XXX (if you do not have it in the prefix field)
|unit=1st regt, div, ship, etc (to assign to a category)
|image=image file (override default country flagy)

{{The Great War|branch=United States Army|startdate=1 Oct 1917|units=Co H, 3rd Infantry Regiment|enddate=31 Dec 1918|rank=Corporal|unit=3rd Infantry Regiment}}

Displays the following:

Corporal ... ... ... served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 1 Oct 1917
Unit(s): Co H, 3rd Infantry Regiment
Service ended: 31 Dec 1918

Featured Profile

General Joseph Thomas Smith

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  • Do you have an ancestor who participated in the Great War? Leave a comment and let us all work on him or her together. Please make sure the profile is set to open.

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I have added a relelation who was killed in action WWI to the the participated in WWI pages I hope I got it right, would love to add the sticker but not sure how please can someone help and then I would like to be an active member of the project in someway if I can profile in question is
posted by Steve Davies
Hey Steve I came to this page looking for how to create this flag on a profile and I saw your question. I have added it to the profile you linked. Take a look.

I am not sure if the flag belongs at the top of the profile or in the section about his service. Feel free to edit/update as desired.

posted by Luke Brady
just found a great uncle walter john chapman from somerset who was in the Gordon highlanders in 1914
My grandfather, William Ernest Alfonso Salvador was in the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at Gallipoli. If you go to Salvador-53, there is a postcard photo of him in his Light Horse uniform taken just before embarking.

I have written a story in the comments and there is also a photo of his war record.

Elaine Hooper (Salvador-49)

My grandfather was in first war. Only thing he mentioned was gas masks because of mustard gas. Roberts-9955. There is 2 photos in profile . one of him in uniform and one of grave showing that he fought in war. I have a great uncle who never came back from Phillipines. He married there and nobody heard from him again. Then several years ago we got to meet his family that had move to the states.
posted by Donna Roberts
Stephen Jeremiah Johnson of Cooperstown NY, died 7/18/1918 in the Battle of the Marne in France. He was the brother of my Grandmother Ella Mae Johnson.

Paul J Murray

posted by [Living Murray]
You may like to look at/add O.D.Wiles. You may have seen recently on G2G that I wrongly assumed the photo of him was that of my Grandfather. I made a profile for him with the information I had found as he is someone's relative somewhere. Also Leonard Coote a distant relative by marriage who lost his life in WWI. I have other family members gradually appearing who fought in WWI.

kind regards Wendy

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
My great uncle Bill "William George Ellwanger" was in both WWI and WWII


all know about his service is;

Military Records

U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 about William George Ellwanger

Retired officer of the U.S. Marine Corps, a Veteran of World War I and World War II

Name: William George Ellwanger Birth Date: 17 Jun 1895 Age: 47 Military Date: 7 Jul 1942 Title: U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Officers Publication Date: 1943

Wish I could find more, I was a kid when he talked about it and wished I had paid more attention.

Respectfully, Cheryl Caudill

posted by Cheryl (Stone) Caudill
I have forwarded to Jacky (project manager)the correct flags of the time for a number of countries. Some of the ones shown are incorrect for WWI, such as Canada and US. I hope she can have someone animate them like the ones already on the free space page.
posted by Steve Fuhro
Sorry, couldn't find any animated historical flags.
posted by Helmut Jungschaffer
May I suggest to replace the flag of the Weimar Republic and later Federal Republic of Germany with that of the German Empire and of Austria-Hungary?
posted by Helmut Jungschaffer