World War One Casualty Rates
Author’s note: World War I casualty rates often vary from source to source. Those wounded or taken prison are grouped together under “casualty.” Those who died of wounds or disease are group together under “killed.” Not all participants are listed.
British Empire: 8.9 million mobilized; 908,371 killed; 2.1 million casualties
Germany: 11 million mobilized; 1.7 million killed; 5.3 million casualties
France: 8.4 million mobilized; 1.3 million killed; 4.7 million casualties
Austria-Hungary: 7.8 million mobilized; 1.2 million killed; 5.8 million casualties
Russia: 12 million mobilized; 1.7 million killed; 7.4 million casualties
Ottoman Empire: 2.8 million mobilized; 325,000 killed; 5.3 million casualties
Belgium: 267,000 mobilized; 13,716 killed; 79,345 casualties
Bulgaria: 1.2 million mobilized; 87,500 killed; 179,419 casualties
Serbia: 707,343 mobilized; 45,000 killed; 286,106 casualties
Japan: 800,000 mobilized; 300 killed; 910 casualties
Romania: 750,000 mobilized; 335,706 killed; 200,000 casualties
United States: 4.3 million mobilized; 116,516 killed; 208,502 casualties
Where to Purchase the WWI Trilogy
This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy: Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year. The trilogy focuses on Hettie and her family as they navigate the challenges and heartbreak World War I brings.
Angel of Mercy: A nurse reluctantly sacrifices her career for marriage. An impending war will change her, and her husband’s, life forever. Available in eBook, paperback and hardcover. Click here for a full list of retailers.
Those Left Behind: The brewing winds of war will soon rip the family apart. Available in eBook, paperback and hardcover. Click here for a full list of retailers.
Adjustment Year: A war nurse returns home. Society expects her to carry on as if the Great War never happened. But how can she? Available in eBook, paperback and hardcover. Click here for a full list of retailers.