World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, the Seminal Catastrophe, and initially in North America as the European War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the resulting 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.

Arthur George Clowes (1896) – World War 1

Arthur George Clowes (1896) was born in Churchover, Warwickshire, the son of Alfred Clowes (1857) and Elizabeth Fox Stretton. Enlisted into the British Army in 1916, serving for two years. He was subsequently discharged in 1918 as being unfit for…

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