Draycott in Bloom

Draycott’s Roll of Honour

World War I (or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. Unresolved rivalries still extant at the end of the conflict contributed to the start of the World War only twenty-one years later.  (Extract from Wikipedia) The men of Draycott who died in the Great War are listed below. The list was compiled by the Draycott and Church Wilne History Group.
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Draycott in Bloom

Draycott’s Roll of Honour

World War I (or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. Unresolved rivalries still extant at the end of the conflict contributed to the start of the World War only twenty-one years later.  (Extract from Wikipedia) The men of Draycott who died in the Great War are listed below. The list was compiled by the Draycott and Church Wilne History Group.
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