Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Driver Job Henry Charles Drain VC (15.10.1895|26.7.1975) 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. On 26.8.1914 at Le Cateau, France, when a captain (Douglas Reynolds) of the same battery was trying to recapture 2 guns, Driver Drain and another driver (Frederick Luke) volunteered to help + gave great assistance in the eventual saving of 1 of the guns. At the time they were under heavy artillery + infantry fire from the enemy who were only 100 yards away.
Joseph Theodore Dickman (Oct 6, 1857 – Oct 23, 1927) was given command of 3rd Infantry Division in 1917, at onset of World War I. He deployed to France and was the 3rd Division Commander at Chateau-Thierry in May 1918 and was made famous at the Second Battle of the Marne in July 1918. While allied forces on both flanks retreated, the 3rd Division stood fast in the face of fantastic enemy offensives, which led to their moniker, "The Rock of the Marne."
In July, 1917, a new scheme for warning the people of London of impending air raids was adopted. When enemy aircraft were approaching, policemen with a notice warning passers-by to “take cover” went out on bicycles, blowing their whistles to attract attention. When all danger had passed, Boy Scouts went round blowing bugles.