Template:Infobox military person

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Military person infobox

Clifford Carwood Lipton
Nickname(s) "Lip"
Born (1920-01-30)January 30, 1920
Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.
Died December 16, 2001(2001-12-16) (aged 81)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Second lieutenant
Unit Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Awards
Spouse(s) Nancy Lipton
Relations
  • Eric Lipton (son)
  • Mary Lipton (daughter)
Other work Glass Executive

A military person infobox may be used to summarize information about an individual military person, such as a soldier or military leader.

The infobox should be added using the {{Infobox military person}} template, as shown below:

{{Infobox military person
| honorific_prefix  = 
| name              = 
| honorific_suffix  = 
| native_name       = 
| native_name_lang  = 
| image         = 
| image_size    = 
| alt           = 
| caption       = 
| birth_date    = <!-- {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} or {{birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} if dead-->
| death_date    = <!-- {{Death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} death date first, then birth date -->
| birth_place   = 
| death_place   = 
| placeofburial = 
| placeofburial_label = 
| placeofburial_coordinates = <!-- {{Coord|LAT|LONG|display=inline,title}} -->
| nickname      = 
| birth_name    = 
| allegiance    = 
| branch        = 
| serviceyears  = 
| rank          = 
| servicenumber = <!--Do not use data from primary sources such as service records.-->
| unit          = 
| commands      = 
| battles       = 
| battles_label = 
| awards        =
| memorials     =
| spouse        = <!-- Add spouse if reliably sourced --> 
| relations     =
| laterwork     = 
| signature     = 
| website       = <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
| module        = 
}}

Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE). Please keep in mind WP:ICONDECORATION for the use of images.

  • honorific_prefix – titles such as "Sir", "General".
  • name – the full name of the person.
  • honorific_sufffix – post-nominal honours such as "OBE"
  • native_name – the person's name in their own language
  • native_name_lang – ISO 639-2 code e.g. "fre" or "fra" for French. If more than one, use {{lang}} for |native_name= instead
  • imageoptional – an image of the person. The image must be given in the form Example.jpg; an image of a nation's highest award, such as the Medal of Honor or Victoria Cross, may be displayed for recipients of it, especially as a placeholder.
  • image_sizeoptional – the size of the image in px. Give the number without the px suffix (for example, 220 rather than 220px).
  • alt Alt text, if used, must be placed here.
  • captionoptional – the text to be placed below the image.
  • birth_dateoptional – the date of birth, if known, using {{Birth date}} or {{Birth date and age}}.
  • death_dateoptional – the date of death, if applicable and known, in {{Death date and age}}.
  • birth_placeoptional – the person's birthplace.
  • death_placeoptional – the place where the person died.
  • placeofburialoptional – the place where the person's remains are buried or otherwise interred.
  • placeofburial_labeloptional – the label to use for the placeofburial field (above); this is intended to be used in cases where the remains were disposed of in a manner other than burial, and defaults to "Buried at" if not set.
  • placeofburial_coordinatesoptional – the precise location where the person's remains are buried or otherwise interred. For coordinates, use {{coord}} with display=inline,title. Please do not be overly precise.
  • nicknameoptional – nickname(s) by which the person was known.
  • birth_nameoptional – the name the person was born with, if different from that used later in life.
  • allegianceoptional – the country or other power the person served. Multiple countries may be indicated together with the corresponding dates. This field should not be used to indicate a particular service branch, which is better indicated by the branch field (below).
  • branchoptional – the service branch (Army, Navy, etc.) the person was a part of; this should be left blank for people who were not part of a formal armed service, or who predate the establishment of formal service branches.
  • serviceyearsoptional – the years during which the person served.
  • rankoptional – the highest rank achieved by the person unless a reduction in rank occurred (whether by punishment, voluntary, or as part of joining another military unit or military service). The rank being awarded posthumously, may be noted. In cases where the person held different ranks in different armies, multiple ranks should be specified with dates and country noted for each. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}}.
  • service numberoptional – the service number held by the individual during military service. Do not use data from WP:PRIMARY sources such as service records. Do not supply for living persons unless published by secondary sources such as the London Gazette.
  • unitoptional – for persons who are not notable as commanding officers, the unit (company, battalion, regiment, etc.) in which they served. This should be omitted if the commands are specified (as above).
  • commandsoptional – for persons who are notable as commanding officers, the units they commanded. Dates should be given if multiple notable commands were held. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}}.
  • battlesoptional – any notable battles or wars in which the person participated. This should be omitted if a campaignbox is used in conjunction with this template.
  • battles_labeloptional – the label to use for the battles field (above); defaults to "Battles/wars". Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}}.
  • awardsoptional – any notable awards or decorations the person received; exhaustive lists should be worked into the prose. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}}.
  • memorialsoptional – Memorials or monuments to the subject (e.g. statues, streets named after them). Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}}.
  • spouseoptional – list the service members spouse(s) if verifiable from a reliable source.
  • relationsoptional – any notable relations. Only reasonably close ones should be indicated; an exhaustive listing of an extensive family tree should be avoided here.
  • laterworkoptional – profession or positions held by the person other than military service (displays with the label "Other work"). Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}}.
  • signatureoptional – an image of the person's signature. The image must be given in the form example.jpg.
  • signature_sizeoptional – the size of the signature in px. Give the number without the px suffix.
  • signature_altoptional – alt text for the signature.
  • websiteoptional – Use {{URL}}
  • moduleoptional – Embedded template

For parameters which take lists of values, such as |unit= or |commands=, use {{Plainlist}}.

Embedding

Many military people are known for more than just their military service (e.g., Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and James Stewart), and hence it may be desirable to merge this infobox with another one, like {{Infobox person}}. By adding "|embed=yes" to the first line of the infobox code, one can embed this infobox into another, creating the illusion of one continuous infobox. Though the process is a little complicated, it is possible to insert this infobox into most if not all other infoboxes. For {{Infobox person}}, this infobox is passed as a "module" using the |module= syntax.

{{Infobox person
| name          = John Infobox
| image         = Example.jpg
| caption       = John Infobox in 2005
| birth_name    = John Military Person Infobox
| birth_date    = {{Birth date|1950|5|5}}
| birth_place   = Template City
| death_date    = {{Death date and age|2010|10|10|1950|5|5}}
| occupation    = Actor
| years_active  = 1970–1990
| module        = {{Infobox military person|embed=yes
| allegiance    = {{Flag|United States of America}}
| branch        = [[File:Us army air corps shield.svg|25px]] [[United States Army Air Forces]]
| serviceyears  = 1980-1985
| rank          = [[File:US-O7 insignia.svg|20px]] [[Brigadier general (United States)|Brigadier General]]
| website       = {{URL|example.com}}
}}
}}

TemplateData

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Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Honorific Prefix honorific_prefix Titles such as 'Sir', 'General'. string empty optional
Name name The full name of the person. string empty optional
Honorific Suffix honorific_suffix Post-nominal honours such as 'OBE' string empty optional
Competition competition Commonly used name of competition string empty optional
Native Name native_name The person's name in their own language string empty optional
Native Name Language native_name_lang Language in which the native name is given string empty optional
Image image The image must be given in the form Example.jpg wiki-page-name empty optional
Image Size image_size The size of the image in pixel. number empty optional
Alt alt Alternative text, if used, must be placed here. string empty optional
Caption caption Caption for the image string empty optional
Birth Date birth_date The Date of Birth, if known, line empty optional
Death Date death_date The Date of Death, if applicable and known, line empty optional
Birth Place birth_place The person's birth place. string empty optional
Death Place death_place The place where the person died. string empty optional
Place of Burial placeofburial The place where the person's remains are buried or otherwise interred. string empty optional
Place of Burial Label placeofburial_label The label to use for the place of burial field string empty optional
Place of burial Coordinates placeofburial_coordinates The precise location where the person's remains are buried or otherwise interred. string empty optional
Nick Name nickname Nick name(s) by which the person was known. string empty optional
Birth Name birth_name The name of the person was born with. string empty optional
Allegiance allegiance The country or other power the person served. string empty optional
Branch branch The service branch (Army, Navy, etc.) string empty optional
Service Years serviceyears The years during which the person served. number empty optional
Rank rank The highest rank achieved by the person string empty optional
Service Number servicenumber The service number held by the individual during military service. number empty optional
Unit unit The unit in which the person served(company, battalion, regiment, etc.) string empty optional
Commands commands For persons who are notable as commanding officers, the units they commanded. string empty optional
Battles battles Any notable battles or wars in which the person participated. string empty optional
Battles Label battles_label The label to use for the battles field string empty optional
Awards awards Any notable awards or decorations the person received string empty optional
Spouse spouse List the service members spouse(s) if verifiable from a reliable source. string empty optional
Relations relations Any notable relations. string empty optional
Later Work laterwork Profession or positions held by the person other than military service string empty optional
Signature signature An image of the person's signature. string empty optional
Website website Military's website string empty optional

See also