Template:The Great War

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Served in the Great War

To add this sticker to a profile, place the string similar to the text in Code used: column of Examples table anywhere in the biography part of the profile. Usually you should put it next to the text describing a Sticker, but it should always be below the == Biography == heading and above the == Sources == heading.


Name:The Great War
Timeframe:1914 - 1918
Usage:Pages using the template
Usage on profiles:Parameter usage on profiles
Edit:Template Documentation

This sticker is managed by the The Great War and the Military and War Projects.

This is a display sticker and is entered below the ==Biography== line of the profile, it is not a Project Box, which for this project is {{The Great War Project}}}.

The entry format is:

{{The Great War|branch=<service branch> or <country>|startdate=service started as dd mmm yyyy|units=unit1; unit2|enddate= service ended as dd mmm yyyy|rank=xxx|unit=1st regt, div, ship, etc|image=image file}}.

if |rank is entered, that will display on the text prior to the name, if not, the profile prefix entry, if present, will be used.

The |branch= parameter will be displayed on the profile page, and it will be used as a lookup value in the table below, i.e.; branch=British Navy, branch=Australian Army, branch=United States Marine Corps, to determine what country flag will be displayed. If you identify this parameter with a country or branch not listed, the display will show text saying the value is not found.

The |units= parameter is free text and used for display only on the profile page.

Since the |units= served in can be more specific than the level we are creating categories for, i.e. Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, have abbreviations, i.e. 1st Regt., or can have multiple units, i.e 1st Regiment in 1917, 7th Cavalry in 1918, the template cannot make assignments to unit categories using this field.

To solve this issue, use the |unit= parameter to identify the 1st unit the person served in.

If no |unit is listed, the category will be assigned based on the |branch=<service branch> or <country>. If |units= is entered, to correctly create the category, add |unit=<unit>, and the template will format the category to add the profile to using <unit>, <branch>, World War I. Without a |unit= the category is assigned using <branch>, World War I. if multiple units are listed, to add the profile to the 2nd, 3rd, etc., the profile will need to be added to the category explicitly with [[Category: <unit>, <branch>, <war>]] for each of them.

If the category listing on the profile shows up as RED check the spelling/punctuation and the parent category to see if it is spelled the same way. If all looks correct, you can create the new category, default text for the category should be listed in the HELP! section of the parent category.

If you are working on a country or service branch that is not shown below, send a note to the project leaders to have the template updated.

If you do not want to use a default flag image, you can display a different image using |image=image file.

Flags for Countries and service branches:

  • Albania
    • Royal Albanian Army
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
    • Australian Army
    • Australian Flying Corps
    • Royal Australian Navy
  • Austria-Hungary
    • Austro-Hungarian Army
    • Austro-Hungarian Navy
    • Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops
  • Belgian Congo
  • Belgium
    • Belgian Military Aviation
    • Belgian Army
    • Belgian Naval Corps
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
    • Brazilian Army
    • Brazilian Navy
  • Bulgaria
    • Bulgarian Army
  • Canada
    • Canadian Army
    • Canadian Expeditionary Force
    • Royal Canadian Navy
  • China
    • Chinese Army
  • Denmark
    • Danish Army
    • Danish Navy
  • Dervish States
    • Dervish Army
  • Egypt
    • Egyptian Army
    • Egyptian Navy
  • France
    • French Army
    • French Navy
    • French Air Force
    • French Foreign Legion
  • Germany
    • Imperial German Army
    • Imperial German Army Air Service
    • Imperial German Navy
    • Imperial German Naval Air Service
  • Greece
    • Royal Hellenic Army
    • Royal Hellenic Navy
  • Hejaz
  • India
    • Royal Indian Navy
    • British Indian Army
  • Italy
    • Royal Italian Army
    • Royal Italian Navy
    • Royal Italian Army Air Service
  • Japan
    • Imperial Japanese Army
    • Imperial Japanese Army Air Force
    • Imperial Japanese Navy
    • Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
    • New Zealand Army
    • Royal New Zealand Navy
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
    • Norwegian Army
    • Royal Norwegian Navy
    • Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Ottoman Empire
    • Ottoman Army
    • Ottoman Navy
    • Ottoman Aviation Squadrons
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
    • Polish Army
    • Polish Navy
  • Portugal
    • Portuguese Army
    • Portuguese Navy
    • Portuguese Military Aeronautics
  • Rhodesia
  • Romania
    • Romanian Army
    • Royal Romanian Air Force
    • Royal Romanian Navy
  • Russia
    • Imperial Russian Army
    • Imperial Russian Navy
    • Imperial Russian Air Service
  • Serbia
    • Royal Serbian Army
    • Serbian River Flotilla
  • Siam
    • Royal Thai Army
    • Royal Thai Navy
    • Siamese Flying Corps
  • South African Republic
  • Spain
    • Spanish Army
    • Spanish Navy
    • Spanish Air Force
  • Sultanate of Darfur
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
    • British Army
    • Royal Navy
    • Royal Marines
    • Royal Flying Corps
    • Royal Naval Air Service
    • Royal Air Force
  • United States of America
    • United States Army
    • Aviation Section Signal Corps
    • United States Army Air Service
    • United States Army Corps of Engineers
    • United States Army Medical Corps
    • United States Army Nurse Corps
    • United States Navy
    • United States Marine Corps
    • United States Coast Guard
    • United States Merchant Marine


Code used:Category added:Displays as:
{{The Great War|branch=United States of America}} Category:United States of America, World War I
... ... ... ... served for the United States of America in World War I
Service started:
Service ended:
{{The Great War|branch=United States Navy|units=USS New Mexico (BB-40}} Category:United States Navy, World War I
... ... ... ... served in the United States Navy in World War I
Service started:
Unit(s): USS New Mexico (BB-40
Service ended:
{{The Great War
|branch=United States Army
|startdate=27 Jan 1917
|units=1st Infantry Division
|enddate=2 Apr 1918
Category:United States Army, World War I
... ... ... ... served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 27 Jan 1917
Unit(s): 1st Infantry Division
Service ended: 2 Apr 1918
{{The Great War
|branch=United States Marine Corps
|units=6th Marine Regiment; 4th Marine Brigade
|unit=6th Marine Regiment
Category:6th Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps, World War I
Sergeant ... ... ... served in the United States Marine Corps in World War I
Service started:
Unit(s): 6th Marine Regiment; 4th Marine Brigade
Service ended:


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