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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: Oct 28, 2020

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

EVac Hospitals 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

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

WW1 forum Link 1 Reply

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

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

My WW1 Chat transcript

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

Started by Bob Mooney-Pa Mar 2, 2011.

dad 2 Replies

he lied  about his age and got a way with it

Started by john armstrong. Last reply by Jeanette Seaborn Feb 21, 2011.

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Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 23, 2011 at 4:31pm
Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 21, 2011 at 11:53am
Sharon did you have that?
Comment by Sharon Richmond Deaton on January 21, 2011 at 10:54am
Yes Bob that is my Grandpa Brown.
Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 21, 2011 at 8:36am

Welcome to the new members in the last few days.

Feel free to post any photos you may have of your relative(s) from WW1.

Or if you have a site to share with others please do so.

Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 20, 2011 at 12:29pm

Map of the participants in World War I: Allied Powers in green, Central Powers in yellow, and neutral countries in grey.
Courtesy of Wikipedia
Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 20, 2011 at 12:25pm

From what I have found on the British Military age requirements for WW1:

The Military Service Act 1916 specified:

"Every British male subject who

- on 15 August 1915 was ordinarily resident in Great Britain and who had attained the age of 19 but was not yet 41 and
- on 2 November 1915 was unmarried or a widower without dependent children"

unless he met certain exceptions or had met the age of 41 before the appointed date, was deemed to have enlisted for general service with the colours or in the reserve and was forthwith transferred to the reserve. He now came under the controls specified in the Army Act. This was as of Thursday 2 March 1916.

If you google for "The Long Long Trail" you will find lots of WWI information - including the above.

Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 20, 2011 at 11:20am

Sharon is this his draft reg card?

Comment by Sharon Richmond Deaton on January 19, 2011 at 11:22am

Arthur Virgil Brown born 8-2-1894 Holcomb,Dunklin County,Missouri died 1-13-1959 Corning,Clay County,Arkansas. Private First Class, 3rd Mechanic Regiment Air SVC.Arthur registered for the draft 6-5-1917 in Mound City,Pulaski County,Illinois. Arthur Virgil Brown was my Grandpa.

Comment by Mary Beth on January 19, 2011 at 11:01am
My grandfathers cousin Harry T. Heavener, born 1896 Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 1923 in a Soldiers Home in Hampton, Virginia.
Comment by Bob Mooney-Pa on January 19, 2011 at 9:29am

Here's a Canadian site for WW1. Telling a brief history of the country and it's forces contributed to The Great War


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