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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.

Sir Richard Ernest William Turner

Sir Richard Ernest William Turner

1871-1961
Lieutenant-General; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dudley Churchill Marjoribanks, 3rd Baron Tweedmouth

Dudley Churchill Marjoribanks, 3rd Baron Tweedmouth

1874-1935
Lieutenant-Colonel and lord-in-waiting to George V
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Henry Bourke Vade-Walpole

Thomas Henry Bourke Vade-Walpole

1879-1915
Soldier
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Hyde Villiers

Charles Hyde Villiers

1863-1947
Lieutenant-Colonel
Sitter in 5 portraits
Harry Welchman

Harry Welchman

1886-1966
Actor and singer
Sitter in 15 portraits
Sir Wynn Powell Wheldon

Sir Wynn Powell Wheldon

1879-1961
Lawyer, soldier and arts and university administrator
Sitter in 4 portraits
George Edward Cecil Wigg, Baron Wigg

George Edward Cecil Wigg, Baron Wigg

1900-1983
Politician; MP for Dudley and Paymaster-General
Sitter in 5 portraits
Walter Temple Willcox

Walter Temple Willcox

1869-1943
Lieutenant-Colonel
Sitter in 4 portraits
Henry Williamson

Henry Williamson

1895-1977
Writer and journalist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Edward Henry Willis

Edward Henry Willis

1870-1961
Major-General
Sitter in 5 portraits
Nigel Addington Willis

Nigel Addington Willis

1897-1977
Lieutenant-Colonel; son of Sir (Walter) Addington Willis
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

1864-1922
Field-Marshal and Irish Unionist politician
Sitter in 17 portraits
Henry William Montagu Paulet, 16th Marquess of Winchester

Henry William Montagu Paulet, 16th Marquess of Winchester

1862-1962
Peer, landowner, soldier, politician and businessman
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, 1st Bt

Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, 1st Bt

1861-1953
General; administrator in Egypt and the Sudan
Sitter in 12 portraits
Evan Alexander Wisdom

Evan Alexander Wisdom

1869-1945
Brigadier-General; Administrator
Sitter in 8 portraits
Philip George Best, 6th Baron Wynford

Philip George Best, 6th Baron Wynford

1871-1940
Lieutenant-Colonel
Sitter in 4 portraits