• Help save Talbot House

    Help save Talbot House

    The wonderful and iconic Talbot House, a living memorial to the men who lived and served on the Western Front out of Ypr…

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  • March Trench Lines

    March Trench Lines

    March Trench Lines provided the then latest regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and notified members of that all national an…

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  • Are you confined to barracks with Covid 19? Here's a suggestion

    Are you confined to barracks with Covid 19? Here's a suggestion

    Many Western Front Association members may be having to 'self isolate' at the moment, and this must be a real strain.  …

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  • Update: Cancellation of Branch and National Meetings

    Update: Cancellation of Branch and National Meetings

    15 March All Branches have been given the recommendation that they seriously consider cancelling meetings. The welfar…

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  • The Last Post Ceremony, Saturday 14 March 2020

    The Last Post Ceremony, Saturday 14 March 2020

    In response to the growing incidence of the coronavirus, from Saturday 14 March 2020 and until further notice the follow…

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  • AGM 25 April 2020 : Cancelled

    AGM 25 April 2020 : Cancelled

    We are mindful that we are constitutionally bound to hold an AGM by the 10th May 2020 but due to the unprecedented circu…

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  • Project ALIAS:  what is it and how is it going?

    Project ALIAS: what is it and how is it going?

    Nearly one hundred WFA members have so far volunteered to get involved with 'Project Alias', and the work is progressing…

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  • Did you work at the Ministry of Pensions?

    Did you work at the Ministry of Pensions?

    Do you know anyone who worked for the Ministry of Pensions, the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance or the DHSS?…

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  • Special Edition Anniversary coasters

    Special Edition Anniversary coasters

    The Western Front Association is 40 years old this year. This is quite an achievement for an organisation run on volunta…

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  • Trench Lines February 2020

    Trench Lines February 2020

    February Trench Lines has just been sent out. This is our eNewsletter. We share one or two top stories, a choice articl…

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  • Project ALIAS - early results and discoveries

    Project ALIAS - early results and discoveries

    After launching an appeal for volunteers to work on Project ALIAS in mid-February, just over a week into the scheme it's…

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  • The latest edition of the journal of The Western Front Association Stand To! 117 is out now.

    The latest edition of the journal of The Western Front Association Stand To! 117 is out now.

    Members have just received their latest edition of our journal, Stand To! The contents are listed below.   Members als…

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The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits. In particular, belonging to the WFA provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will also receive our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin in total six times a year.

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  • Postponed : 'Territorial Gunners at War' by Terry Dean

    Postponed : 'Territorial Gunners at War' by Terry Dean

    04 Apr 2020 13:30 Yorkshire (West Riding)

    Terry Dean will tell the story of the part - time Territorials of the !st West Lancashire Brigade, Royal field Artillery…

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  • CANCELLED : 'The right medicine for the Bolshevist' with Simon Jones:

    CANCELLED : 'The right medicine for the Bolshevist' with Simon Jones:

    04 Apr 2020 14:00 Wessex

    Simon Jones is an Honorary Research Fellow in War Studies at the University of Birmingham and a Member of the British Co…

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  • CANCELLED: Guinness Roll of Honour a talk by Nigel Henderson.

    CANCELLED: Guinness Roll of Honour a talk by Nigel Henderson.

    04 Apr 2020 14:00 Dublin

    After the war, those men who returned expressed their gratitude to the company for its philanthropic attitude by present…

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  • Cancelled: Byng of Vimy: a talk by Prof John Derry

    Cancelled: Byng of Vimy: a talk by Prof John Derry

    04 Apr 2020 14:30 Yorkshire

    A cavalryman by profession, Julian Byng served on the Western Front and Gallipoli before becoming Commander of the Canad…

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  • Cancelled : Artillery

    Cancelled : Artillery

    05 Apr 2020 14:00 Wiltshire

    Please note - in view of current concerns re coronavirus/Covid-19, the April meeting has been cancelled. Reference shoul…

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  • CANCELLED Tea Pots to Tin Lids:- By Andy Rawson

    CANCELLED Tea Pots to Tin Lids:- By Andy Rawson

    07 Apr 2020 19:30 Chesterfield

    Sheffield’s smaller industries turned their hand to war work. The city is well know for its cutlery but i…

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  • April Meeting  - Cancelled  The CWGC  Rebecca Smith

    April Meeting - Cancelled The CWGC Rebecca Smith

    08 Apr 2020 19:30 Somerset

    Due to the Coronavirus  the April meeting has been cancelled. Please check the website for any further  information …

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  • Postponed : Hartlebury VAD Hospital by Doug Smith.

    Postponed : Hartlebury VAD Hospital by Doug Smith.

    08 Apr 2020 19:45 Heart of England

    Doug will be giving a talk based on his book "Cheer, Boys, it's Hartlebury !" which tells the story of the 430 men who a…

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  • CANCELLED 'Albert Ball and His Aircraft' with Brett Goodyear

    CANCELLED 'Albert Ball and His Aircraft' with Brett Goodyear

    08 Apr 2020 20:00 Essex

    Brett Goodyear will present the Bill Fulton Memorial Talk on a subject that Bill used to present himself 'Albert Ball' a…

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  • Postponed : 'Entente Cordially' a talk by Paul Handford

    Postponed : 'Entente Cordially' a talk by Paul Handford

    10 Apr 2020 19:00 Midlands (East)

    Join us for a fascinating talk by Paul Handford on the little-known subject of the British Volunteers serving in the Fre…

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  • CANCELLED 8 April : 'Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain and the Empire 1899 to 1945' with Professor Gary Sheffield

    CANCELLED 8 April : 'Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain and the Empire 1899 to 1945' with Professor Gary Sheffield

    08 Apr 2020 19:30

    Gary Sheffield, Honorary President of The Western Front Association will be speaking at this event on the amateur soldie…

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  • Cancelled: 25 April 2020 : AGM and Spring Conference

    Cancelled: 25 April 2020 : AGM and Spring Conference

    25 Apr 2020 10:00

    This event has been CANCELLED. Read on for the decision taken by the Executive Committee having consulted the Charity …

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  • Pending Advice > 1 May : A World Aflame - Illuminating new perspectives on the Great War

    Pending Advice 1 May : A World Aflame - Illuminating new perspectives on the Great War

    01 May 2020 09:45

    Contact the organisers closer to the time to know if this event is going ahead or not.   70 million men served in the …

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  • Postponed : 8th President's Conference - Theme '1915 Revisited'

    Postponed : 8th President's Conference - Theme '1915 Revisited'

    23 May 2020 09:00

    Given current situation with spread of coronavirus the President's Conference will be postponed until further notice. …

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Born Cairo, Egypt 13 Jan 1894  Parents Plato (late judge of the Native Court of Appeal in Cairo) and Julia (née Agelasto)  Educated St.Vincent’s Prep School, Eastbourne, at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. A sportsman, he was captain of swimming and rowing. He rowed at Eton and Oxford and one of the Christ Church team that went h…

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1 April 1918: Lieut. Augustus Dilberoglue
Ancestry Pension Records

Ancestry Pension Records

As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. Below are various articl…

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The Latest WWI Podcast

The Latest WWI Podcast

The Western Front Association's podcasts are an eclectic mix of themed interviews with experts in their particular fields which shine a light into areas of the first world war which are sometimes over…

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

Book Reviews by academics, amateur historians, WFA members and keen readers.

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World War I Articles

World War I Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. All are examples of the kind of work featured in Stand To!

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