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Casualties in WW1 by Country
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Casualties of the First World War
Country Mobilized Killed Wounded Total Casualties
Africa1 55,000 10,000 unknown unknown -
Australia 330,000 59,000 152,000 211,000 64%
Austria-Hungary* 6,500,000 1,200,000 3,620,000 4,820,000 74%
Belgium* 207,000 13,000 44,000 57,000 28%
Bulgaria* 400,000 101,000 153,000 254,000 64%
Canada 620,000 67,000 173,000 241,000 39%
The Caribbean2 21,000 1,000 3,000 4,000 19%
French Empire* 7,500,000 1,385,000 4,266,000 5,651,000 75%
Germany* 11,000,000 1,718,000 4,234,000 5,952,000 54%
Great Britain* 5,397,000 703,000 1,663,000 2,367,000 44%
Greece* 230,000 5,000 21,000 26,000 11%
India3 1,500,000 43,000 65,000 108,000 7%
Italy* 5,500,000 60,000 947,000 1,407,000 26%
Japan* 800,000 250 1,000 1,250 0.2%
Montenegro* 50,000 3,000 10,000 13,000 26%
New Zealand 110,000 18,000 55,000 73,000 66%
Portugal* 100,000 7,000 15,000 22,000 22%
Romania* 750,000 200,000 120,000 320,000 43%
Russia* 12,000,000 1,700,000 4,950,000 6,650,000 55%
Serbia* 707,000 128,000 133,000 261,000 37%
South Africa 149,000 7,000 12,000 19,000 13%
Turkey* 1,600,000 336,000 400,000 736,000 46%
USA* 4,272,500 117,000 204,000 321,000 8%


*. Statistics cited from The Longman Companion to the First World War (Colin Nicholson, Longman 2001, pg. 24 ; they have been rounded to the nearest thousand. Percentages refer to the % of the total mobilized.
1. The figure of 55,000 refers to soldiers who saw combat; the number of Africans involved as auxiliaries or otherwise is likely to include several hundred thousand. Troops were drawn from Nigeria, Gambia, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Nyasaland/Malawi, Kenya and the Gold Coast. Figures for South Africa are given separately.
2. The British West Indies regiment drew men from across the Caribbean, including Barbados, Bahamas, Honduras, Grenada, Guyana, Leeward Islands, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago; the bulk came from Jamaica.



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yockey5

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(8/27/05 4:17 pm)
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Re: Casualties in WW1 by Country
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The french carried the highest percentages! Hmmmmm, seems like they would have learned something here, and done better in the 2nd WW.
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gschwertley

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(8/30/05 12:07 am)
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Re: Casualties in WW1 by Country
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What I find interesting is the relatively low number of casualties suffered by the Germans as against the combined casualties of their several opponents. Add up the British, French, Belgian, American and whoever else fought them and them compare to German casualties. I'm not forgetting the Russians either, its just that I don't know who to divide their casualties between their German and Austro-Hungarian enemies. I figure the Germans must have caused easily at least half of the Russian casualties.
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(5/26/06 12:45 pm)
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Don't forget Newfoundland!
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Total number of casualties wearing a Newfoundland uniform was around the 2400 mark. Figure is actually higher as many Mewfoundlanders also served in British units.

Edited by: newfoundlander2 at: 5/26/06 12:48 pm

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Re: Don't forget Newfoundland!
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Thanks for the update newfoundlander2.
They can not and will not be forgotten.

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Welcome to the party newfoundlander2. Glad to have you join in. and thank you for the input.
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Re: Don't forget Newfoundland!
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new found respect for the french , did not realise their force was this large or burden this heavy , this may say something about their performance in WWII- ive always been put off by the arrogance of degaul but perhaps looses in the first war were such that they were short on men in the second - barely a generation later , i know their underground was a force to be reconed with


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