British, Irish and Commonwealth Politicians of the First World War

British, Irish and Commonwealth Politicians of the First World War

As well as M.P.s who served, I've also included members of the various wartime Governments; although they have often been derided, many of them had personal experience of the War. Asquith's son Raymond was killed in 1916, Lloyd-George's daughter Olwen served as a VAD, Kitchener was killed when H.M.S. Hampshire hit a mine. After the Gallipoli debacle, which was one of the oft-quoted examples of 'civilian interference', Churchill left Government and served in the Army. It is also worth noting the number of Irish Nationalist leaders who served; as Thomas Michael Kettle said when he enlisted after the invasion of Belgium, "to fight not for England but for all small nations."

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  • Profile picture for Harold Thomas Cawley, M.p.

    Born 1878

    Died 1915

    British Army Captain Manchester Regiment

    British Army Captain Manchester Regiment 6th battalion, manchest Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Glynne Charles Gladstone, M.p.

    Born 1885

    Died 1915

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for David Lloyd George, M.p.

    Born 1863

    Died 1945

    Other Empire Force Prime Minister

  • Profile picture for William Robert Campion, M.p.

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Royal Sussex Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Hon Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes Mp

    Born 1880

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Coldstream Guards

    British Army Captain Coldstream Guards 1st Battalion

  • Born 1849

    Died 1930

    Other Empire Force First Lord of the Admiralty British Government

  • Profile picture for Horatio Herbert Kitchener

    Born 1850

    Died 1916

    British Army Royal Engineers

    British Army Field Marshal Staff

  • Profile picture for The Hon Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes

    Born 1880

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Temporary Captain Special Reserve

    British Army Lieutenant Temporary Captain Coldstream Guards

    British Army Captain Coldstream Guards 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Valentine Fleming

    Born 1882

    Died 1917

    British Army Captain Oxfordshire Hussars

    British Army Major Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars

  • Profile picture for Jan Christian Smuts

    Born 1870

    Died 1950

    British Army General The Rt Hon British East African Expeditionary Force

  • Profile picture for Thomas Michael Kettle

    Born 1880

    Died 1916

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

    Born 1874

    Died 1965

    British Army Major Grenadier Guards 2nd Battalion

    British Army Cornet (2nd Lieutenant) 4th Queen's Own Hussars

    British Army Lieutenant-Colonel Royal Scots Fusiliers 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for The Hon. William Lionel Charles Walrond, M.p.

    Born 1876

    Died 1915

    British Army Lieutenant Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for William Hoey Kearney Redmond, M.p.

    Born 1861

    Died 1917

    British Army Captain Royal Irish Regiment 6th Battalion

    British Army Major Royal Irish Regiment 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for The Hon. Arthur Edward Bruce O'neill, M.p.

    Born 1876

    Died 1914

    British Army Captain 2nd Life Guards

  • Born 1880

    Died 1954

    Air Force (RAF/RFC)

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Russian Armoured Cars

  • Born 1863

    Died 1931

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Derbyshire Yeomanry Gallipoli

  • Born 1852

    Died 1928

    British Army Prime Minister Army Staff

  • British Army Major Scots Guards

  • Profile picture for George Earley Sandwich

    Born 1875

    Died 1962

    British Army British Red Cross Society and Order of Saint John of Jerusalem