List of WW1 Casualties

Civilian Deaths as a result of direct military action: 950,000

Civilian Deaths caused by disease and famine: 6 million

 Country with the most military deaths: Germany (2.1 million)

Country with highest total death toll: Russia (3.8 million)

 Highest Percentage of population killed: Serbia (16.11%)

250,000 British Soldiers were suffered a partial or full amputation, as a result of fighting in the First World War.

List of Casualties in WWI

Countries Total Mobilized Killed / Died Wounded Prisoners and Missing Total Casualties Percent of Casualties
Allies
Russia 12,000,000 1,700,000 4,950,000 2,500,000 9,150,000 76.3%
France 8,410,000 1,357,800 4,266,000 537,000 6,160,800 73.3%
British Empire 8,904,467 908,371 2,090,212 191,652 3,190,235 35.8%
Italy 5,615,000 650,000 947,000 600,000 2,197,000 39.1%
United States 4,355,000 116,516 204,002 4,500 323,018 7.1%
Japan 800,00 300 907 3 1,210 0.2%
Romania 750,000 335,706 120,000 80,000 535,706 71.4%
Serbia 707,343 45,000 133,148 152,958 331,106 46.8%
Belgium 267,000 13,716 44,686 34,659 93,061 34.9%
Greece 230,000 5,000 21,000 1,000 17,000 11.7%
Portugal 100,000 7,222 13,751 12,318 33,291 33.3%
Montenegro 50,000 3,000 10,000 7,000 20,000 40.0%
Total 42,1888,810 5,152,115 12,831,004 4,121,090 22,104,209 52.3%
Central Powers
Germany 11,000,000 1,773,700 4,216,058 1,152,800 7,142,558 64.9%
Austria-Hungary 7,800,000 1,200,000 3,620,000 2,200,000 7,020,000 90.0%
Turkey 2,850,000 325,000 400,000 250,000 975,000 34.2%
Bulgaria 1,200,000 87,500 152,390 27,029 266,919 22.2%
Total 22,850,000 3,386,200 8,388,448 3,629,829 15,404,477 67.4%
Grand Total 65,038,810 8,538,315 21,219,452 7,750,919 37,508,686 57.6%

A map shows the ten places that saw the most men die in battle. While it was the big cities that lost the highest numbers of men, it was the smaller northern England and Scottish towns that saw entire generations completely wiped out

A map shows the ten places that saw the most men die in battle. While it was the big cities that lost the highest numbers of men, it was the smaller northern England and Scottish towns that saw entire generations completely wiped out

But it was the northern and Scottish towns that saw their populations hardest hit. In Durham 6,300 men lost their lives. This was equivalent to almost two in ten men in the city and nearly eight per cent of the total population.

Another Country Durham town, Bishop Auckland, was also hit hard losing more than six per cent of just 13,600 people, all of them men between 18 and 50-years-old.

Derby lost almost six per cent of its population and Dumfries five per cent, according to genealogy company Ancestry.

Nine of the 10 towns and cities that lost the highest proportion of their population are in Northern England and Scotland.

In part, historians have put the heavy loses these towns saw down to the formation of the ‘Pals Battalions’.

Nine of the 10 towns and cities that lost the highest proportion of their population during the First World War are in Northern England and Scotland

Nine of the 10 towns and cities that lost the highest proportion of their population during the First World War are in Northern England and Scotland

 

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