• A Brief Guide showing how to use The Western Front Association's Library Edition of Fold 3

    A Brief Guide showing how to use The Western Front Association's Library Edition of Fold 3

    Below is a short video created to help demonstrate some functions - and results - from the WFA's 'Library Edition' of Fo…

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  • Announcing the launch of FREE member access to the digitised Pension Records

    Announcing the launch of FREE member access to the digitised Pension Records

    We are delighted to announce that WFA members can freely access the Pension Records via the WFA web site.  Had The …

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  • 2019 calendar

    2019 calendar

    The WFA 2019 Calendar is still available. This high-quality product which has received superb feedback includes first cl…

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  • 1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    The next AGM will take place on 27th April 2019. The current trustees will remain in post until then, or will leave earl…

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  • 2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    12th November 2018 Dear WFA member The Butte de Warlencourt This letter is to bring you up to date about the Butte de…

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  • 3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    Butte de Warlencourt Background Many members may now be aware of the decision to divest The Western Front Association …

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  • PENSION RECORDS LATEST: Further Release of 1.5 million Pension records

    PENSION RECORDS LATEST: Further Release of 1.5 million Pension records

    Explore the wealth of information to be found in the further release of another 1.5 million digitised Pension Records T…

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  • Announcing a new competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young historians Aged 16 – 19

    Announcing a new competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young historians Aged 16 – 19

    THE COLIN HARDY MEMORIAL PRIZE Supported by the Western Front Association Do you have an interest in the First World…

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  • Major Tom’s War – despatches from the Front Line

    Major Tom’s War – despatches from the Front Line

    Vee Walker has taken her personal Armistice commemoration one step further than most. In 2014 Vee translated a letter…

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  • Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association being made available on Ancestry

    Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association being made available on Ancestry

    The Western Front Association are pleased to share the exciting news that Ancestry will be making available online fur…

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  • How to contribute your First World War artefacts to the Lest We Forget Archive

    How to contribute your First World War artefacts to the Lest We Forget Archive

    The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation is working in collaboration with the University of Oxford to create a digital a…

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  • 'Unremembered' : Take part in this national billboards campaign to remember the Labour Corps and mark the centenary of the Armistice

    'Unremembered' : Take part in this national billboards campaign to remember the Labour Corps and mark the centenary of the Armistice

    During the First World War, men and women from many dominion countries of the British Empire made a vital contribution…

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Benefits of Membership

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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Join The WFA

Our aims are 'Remembrance and Sharing the History of the Great War'. You get 6 magazines per year. Currently there is a 3 extra months Free offer - ask office for details. For more information on how to join and what membership options are available, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact the office:
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  • April Fools? The Formation Of The RAF with Andy Robertshaw

    April Fools? The Formation Of The RAF with Andy Robertshaw

    21 Jan 2019 20:00 Southend on Sea

    The renowned historian, author and TV presenter Andy Robertshaw makes a welcome return to the branch to present what has…

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  • Talk; ‘Observers In The RFC & RAF’ by Colin Buxton

    Talk; ‘Observers In The RFC & RAF’ by Colin Buxton

    28 Jan 2019 19:15 Northumberland

    Talk; ‘Observers In The RFC & RAF’ by Colin Buxton

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  • Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1914-19.

    Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1914-19.

    31 Jan 2019 20:00 Thames Valley

    Dr Barry Blades: Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1914-19  After a career in teaching, senior leadership and…

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  • 'Only an Officer, Only a Chap, Junior Officers in WW1' by Rosemary Chalone

    'Only an Officer, Only a Chap, Junior Officers in WW1' by Rosemary Chalone

    01 Feb 2019 19:30 Wales (South)

    Rosemary Chaloner will be giving her talk she calls 'Only an Officer, Only a Chap, Junior Officers in WW1'

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  • Artillerie Speciale

    Artillerie Speciale

    02 Feb 2019 14:30 Wessex

    Former RTR officer and Wessex Branch Member Gareth Davies talks on the Artillerie Specialé te French equivalent of the B…

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  • 'The Whippet Tanks at the Battle of Amiens by Rob Langham'

    'The Whippet Tanks at the Battle of Amiens by Rob Langham'

    04 Feb 2019 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    The Whippet Tank at the Battle of Amiens by Rob Langham The Battle of Amiens is described as a great example of 'all ar…

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  • Versailles Conference 1919 - By  Dr Simon Peaple

    Versailles Conference 1919 - By Dr Simon Peaple

    05 Feb 2019 19:30 Chesterfield

    Dr Peaple needs no introduction to the Branch, On this appearance Dr Peaple  will be talking about    "1919; Versailles…

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  • 'Nursing through shot and shell' by Viv Newman.

    'Nursing through shot and shell' by Viv Newman.

    06 Feb 2019 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Seeking to correct the myth that those who nursed overseas were all well-bred VADs, ‘Nursing through Shot, Shell and She…

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  • ‘A Sussex Tank Corps Hero in Action in 1918 - the Long Hard Road to Victory’ with Geoffrey Vessey-Holt

    ‘A Sussex Tank Corps Hero in Action in 1918 - the Long Hard Road to Victory’ with Geoffrey Vessey-Holt

    08 Feb 2019 19:00 Sussex

    Geoffrey Vessey-Holt will be giving a talk on ‘A Sussex Tank Corps Hero in Action in 1918 - the Long Hard Road to Victor…

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  • A Talk by Andy Robertshaw

    A Talk by Andy Robertshaw

    08 Feb 2019 19:30 Midlands (East)

    We are privileged to have Andy Robertshaw a respected military historian and TV presenter as the speaker at our Branch M…

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  • 'All My Life's Buried Here' a documentary film about George Butterworth

    'All My Life's Buried Here' a documentary film about George Butterworth

    26 Jan 2019 14:00

    'All My Life's Buried Here', the first documentary about George Butterworth, is premiering at The British Library, Londo…

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  • 8th Western Front Association President's Conference 'Reflections on the Great War'

    8th Western Front Association President's Conference 'Reflections on the Great War'

    30 Mar 2019 09:00

    8th WFA President’s Conference Saturday 30th March 2019 Doors 09.00. Start 09.45 until 16.30 Tally Ho! Sports and Soc…

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  • 2019 Spring Conference and AGM

    2019 Spring Conference and AGM

    27 Apr 2019 09:30

    Portrait of a British soldier, taken prisoner by the Germans, probably in April 1918   Programme for the Day …

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Severely wounded on 20 January 1917, Arthur died the same day From Earby, Yorkshire, a Wesleyan, Munro Harrison was a weaver at Spring Mill, Earby and lived on Stoneybank Road prior to enlistment. With his Short Service Attestation and Medical Records extant we learn that Munro enlisted in the 6th Bn Duke of Wellington Regiment on 1 March 1916. He was 21 year…

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20 January 1917 : 7078 Pte Arthur Munro Harrison, 1/5th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment.
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 Podcast

The Latest Podcast

Mentioned in Dispatches By Dr Tom Thorpe Podcasts on all aspects of the Great War from the UK's leading First World War history society The Western Front Association. Click here to view in iTunes.

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Articles

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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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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