At the start of the war Great Britain had around 730,000 in the army. During the course of the war a further 4,970,902 either volunteered or were conscripted. A total of 5,704,416 men from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland took part in the war at some point. Of those who took part some 704,803 were either killed in action or died of wounds1, around 12 per cent.

Prescot WWI Casualties

The Prescot Roll of Honour web site has so far identified 690 men with a Prescot connection who served. Of these, 382 were killed in action or died of wounds. The graph below shows the years in which they died.

Sources
  1. 1 Some British Army statistics of the Great War