In August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany.
Of the many heroes, one has recently stood out for me. One of my wife's ancestors is Mazzini Tron.
I had known of him, but not his story. I was "gap filling" in her family tree, when I discovered his story.
Born in the late 1880s, in Gateshead, he emigrated , found his way to Australia, got ordained, joined up and returned for the war ( in Gallipoli and the Western front ) .
He won the DSO and MC & bar, and in one incident, because he was unarmed made a German officer surrender by repeatedly punching him in the face! He was a writer ( his books can be bought on books on Amazon ) and he was even tutor to Sun Yat-Sen of China .
Google him ...it's a fascinating story