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World War 1 and it's people.


World War 1 and it's people.

This group is geared towards our ancestors who served in WW1and their families. No matter what branch of service or country




Members: 40
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2021

If you have links to share please feel free to do so.

If you have family involved with WW1 and having trouble researching them. Post the info and lets all work on it together.


World War 1 was also known as the First World War, The Great War and the War to End All Wars. Lasting from 1914 to 1918.

World War 1 became infamous for trench warfare, where troops were confined to trenches because of tight defenses. This was especially true of the Western Front. More than 9 million died on the battlefield, and nearly that many more on the home fronts because of food shortages, genocide, and ground combat.

The term used for American forces was The American Expeditionary Forces

The term used for British forces was British Expeditionary Forces and Territorial Forces

Discussion Forum

World War 1 - Canadian Research

Started by CJ Scott Nov 30, 2021. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, If you are doing any research for a Canadian Soldier for WW1 the best place to start is…Continue

EVac Hospitals

Started by Kathryn Brannigan Walizer. Last reply by Mary Ellen Rohrer Dexter Jul 31, 2017. 5 Replies

BobMy Uncle PF Mc Hugh was a doctor in Belgium and France at evac hospitals, I have his letters I will get them out over wkend and scan them perhaps som of your rellies or others were his…Continue

WW1 forum Link

Started by Tammy Mellard Wheeler. Last reply by Bob Mooney-Pa May 23, 2011. 1 Reply

http:// I thought you might be interested in this forum.  I have an Android and…Continue

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My WW1 Chat transcript

Started by Bob Mooney-Pa Mar 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Genealogy Wise ChatHosted by Bob MooneyTopic: World War One – A Brief History And OutlineFebruary 19, 2011    World War One, The Great War, The War to End All Wars, First World War. These are just a…Continue

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Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on March 21, 2015 at 5:46pm

Beverly you could try Familysearch. Or give me the names and I can look on Ancestry

Comment by Beverly Simpson on March 17, 2015 at 8:04pm

where can I go to find out if someone was in WWI

Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on February 2, 2013 at 7:09pm

Another good Facebook page.

Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 13, 2013 at 2:42pm
Comment by Mary Beth on September 2, 2011 at 11:52am
Hello.  I am seeking the WWI Draft Record for my ancestor, JOHN MARTIN, born 30 December 1884 in Mercer County, New Jersey.  I believe he was living in Pennsylvania, probably Philadelphia at the time of the draft.  Thank you.
Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on May 23, 2011 at 10:11am
DOn't forget the chat room here is open 24/7. If you need any help someone there is willing and quite capable in helping you with your research.
Comment by Leeann Boone on May 19, 2011 at 2:20pm
My great grandpa William John Hunkins was a cook in the Wisconsin 128th Infantry 32nd divisionWilliam John Hunkins
Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on May 14, 2011 at 5:16pm
Welcome to all the new members. If you have unit info,photos or just a story you'd like to add ...please feel free to.
If you have links you think would help any of the other members feel free to add those too.
Comment by Leeann Boone on May 14, 2011 at 2:47pm
My great grandpas on both my dads side and moms side were in WW1. Great grandpa Hunkins was a cook but Idk what great grandpa Carlsen was.
Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on March 2, 2011 at 9:47am
It's the end of a generation. The last living American to serve in World War I died at the age of 110 on Sunday. Frank Buckles enlisted in the army in 1917 after lying about his age, and was promptly sent to England and then to France, where he drove an ambulance near the Western Front. After the war, he worked in a shipping line that took him to Manila, where he was imprisoned by the Japanese following the attack on Pearl Harbor. In his later years, Buckles became the go-to representative of the nearly 2 million men who served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France, being named grand marshal at the national Memorial Day Parade in 2007 and appearing before a Senate subcommittee on a World War I memorial on the National Mall. After Buckles, a former nurse and a former sailor, both English, are the only living people known to have served in the war in any capacity.

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