Overall British Empire Enlisted: 8,905,000
British Imperial Force

Royal Air Force, Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service

 

Royal Navy

British Expeditionary Force Nursing

Enlisted, male population aged between 18 and 4438.7%

Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Overall Deaths 908.371
Wounded in action

2,090,212

Prisoners of war

191,652

Civilian deaths

British Empire casualty rate35.8%

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

[Stats provided are for general information purposes only.]

Notes

01

Assassination of Austrian, Archduke Franz Ferdinand,
28 June 1914. sets off a chain of events that leds to war !

02

Britain, Declares War on Germany,
4th August 1914.

03

Britain, Declares War on Austria - Hungary,
12 August 1914.

04

Britain, Declares War on Ottoman Empire,
5 November 1914.

05

Britain, Declares War on Bulgaria,
15 October 1915.

06

Armistice of Mudros,
30 October 1918, ended the hostilities,
at noon the next day, in the Middle Eastern theatre between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies.

07

Armistice with Germany,
went into effect at 11 am on 11 November 1918.

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The Royal British Legion, Somme 100 poster

Somme 100 poster - Picture: Courtesy of The Royal British Legion.
'The Royal British Legion, Somme 100 poster.'
[Picture: Courtesy of The Royal British Legion.]


Picture: Header, The first patrol entering Cambrai. The Great War (First World War) World War I hand-coloured photograph from an exhibition of war photograph's in natural colour produced by Colart's Studios, Melbourne, in the 1920s.
[Picture: Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales, flickr - No known copyright restrictions.] Public Domain Mark 1.0
(Edited: Artistic Blur by Graeme Watson, 2016)