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The Great War: Army


The Great War was the first modern war, with the use of machinery, tanks and trench warfare; troops dug in along the battle lines as ground was lost and gained. Some of the wars greatest losses came from these land battles, which would include The Battle of Mons, The Somme and Passchendaele. Inspired by Lord Kitchener's recruitment campaigns, and the 1916 conscription act, the British army went from a peace time volunteer force of 400,000 to approximately 4 million men serving during the Great War.

David Morgan Adams

David Morgan Adams

1875-1942
Politician and soldier
Sitter in 8 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Rupert Hiley Priaulx Addington

1898-1989
Major
Sitter in 3 portraits
Prince Adolphus, Duke of Teck and Marquess of Cambridge

Prince Adolphus, Duke of Teck and Marquess of Cambridge

1868-1927
Army officer; brother of Queen Mary
Sitter in 18 portraits
Sir John Adye

Sir John Adye

1857-1930
Major-General
Sitter in 12 portraits
Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle

Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle

1882-1979
Soldier, Aide-de-camp to colonial governors and London County Councillor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson

Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson

1859-1927
Lieutenant-General
Sitter in 8 portraits
Prince Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone

Prince Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone

1874-1957
Army officer and Governor-General of South Africa and of Canada
Sitter in 38 portraits
Sydney Scholefield Allen

Sydney Scholefield Allen

1898-1974
Politician, soldier and barrister
Sitter in 3 portraits
Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale

Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale

1890-1956
British peer; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland; army captain
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Daniel Thwaites Yerburgh, 1st Baron Alvingham

Robert Daniel Thwaites Yerburgh, 1st Baron Alvingham

1889-1955
Politician and Captain
Sitter in 3 portraits
Austin Thomas Anderson

Austin Thomas Anderson

1868-1949
Brigadier-General
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Robert Murray McCheyne Anderson

Sir Robert Murray McCheyne Anderson

1867-1940
Brigadier-General and businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait
François Paul Anthoine

François Paul Anthoine

1860-1944
French General
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hubert Lawrence ('Larry') Anthony

Hubert Lawrence ('Larry') Anthony

1897-1957
Politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot

Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot

1872-1916
Politician and Lieutenant
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

James Robert Bargrave Armstrong

1893-1980
High Sheriff of County Armagh, soldier, barrister and Civil Affairs Officer in Somalia
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Armstrong

John Armstrong

1893-1973
Painter and soldier
Sitter in 4 portraits
St George Bewes Armstrong

St George Bewes Armstrong

1871-1956
General
Sitter in 1 portrait