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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  • Born 1872

    Died 1930

    British Army Major Indian Expeditionary Force

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel attached Indian Expeditionary Force, France

  • Profile picture for The Hon. Charles Thomas Mills, Mp

    Born 1887

    Died 1915

    British Army Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards

  • Profile picture for John Joseph Esmonde, M.p.

    Born 1862

    Died 1915

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

    Born 1883

    Died 1915

    British Army 2nd Lieutenant Scots Guards

    British Army Cameron Highlanders 3rd Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Welsh Regiment 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion (Territorial)

  • Born 1880

    Died 1923

    British Army Lieutenant Welsh Guards

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Welsh Guards and Special List

  • Profile picture for Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach M.p., Viscount Quenington

    Born 1877

    Died 1916

    British Army Captain Gloucestershire Yeomanry

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

  • Profile picture for The Hon. Guy Victor Baring, Mp

    Born 1873

    Died 1916

    British Army Major Coldstream Guards

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards Reserve of Officers

  • Profile picture for Auberon Thomas Herbert

    Born 1876

    Died 1916

    British Army Captain Hampshire Yeomanry

    British Army Captain Royal Automobile Club

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) RFC 14 Squadron

  • Profile picture for Edward George Villiers Stanley

    Born 1865

    Died 1948

    British Army Staff

    British Army Colonel Staff

  • Born 1886

    Died 1917

    British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant General List

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

  • Profile picture for John Gilmour

    Born 1876

    Died 1940

    British Army Lieutenant Imperial Yeomanry 6th Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Fifeshire Light Horse 1st (Volunteers)

    British Army Lieutenant Fifeshire Light Horse 1st (Volunteers)

  • Born 1876

    Died 1916

    British Army Captain Royal Highlanders attached Gordon Highlanders

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Royal Highlanders, Commanding 7th Battalion, Duke Of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (Territorial Force)

  • Profile picture for Charles William Reginald Duncombe, Second Earl Of Feversham

    Born 1879

    Died 1916

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry Commanding 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Colonel King's Royal Rifle Corps

  • Born 1879

    British Army Major/ Honorary Lieutenant Officer Training Corps/Unattached List/ Officer Training Corps/Unattached List

    British Army Major Northumberland Fusiliers, D.A.A.G. at G.H.Q. France August 1915

  • Profile picture for Rt Hon Charles Peter Allen

    Born 1862

    Died 1930

    British Army Major Gloucestershire Regiment