• 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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  • FREE EXHIBITION: Photographing the Fallen until 3 December

    FREE EXHIBITION: Photographing the Fallen until 3 December

    Photographing the Fallen is about Jeremy Gordon-Smith’s great great uncle Ivan Bawtree who was a war graves photographer…

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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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  • PODCAST : "A conscientious objector with a very seared conscience” + 'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' 26 - 28 October 2018

    PODCAST : "A conscientious objector with a very seared conscience” + 'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' 26 - 28 October 2018

    Dr Kate Kennedy, the organiser of the forthcoming Wilfred Owen conference at Wolfson College, Oxford gives a fascinating…

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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.

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  • 'The Last Battle on the Western Front' with Peter Hart

    'The Last Battle on the Western Front' with Peter Hart

    11 Dec 2018 19:10 Middlesex

    Peter Hart of the IWM will be giving a talk on the 'Last Battle of the Western Front' based on his book 'The Last Battle…

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  • Members’ Evening : Venue to be announced

    Members’ Evening : Venue to be announced

    11 Dec 2018 19:30 Cheltenham & Gloucester

    For our December meeting we draw on the side and varied expertise and knowledge of our Branch members. We will have ten …

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  • 'England's Difficulty' The British Army and Ireland, 1912-1922

    'England's Difficulty' The British Army and Ireland, 1912-1922

    12 Dec 2018 19:45 Heart of England

    Before August 1914, Ireland was the primary political worry for Britain and a substantial British Army recruitment and t…

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  • A Group Photograph – Before, Now & In-between by Andrew Tatham

    A Group Photograph – Before, Now & In-between by Andrew Tatham

    12 Dec 2018 19:45 Surrey

    Andrew Tatham: A Group Photograph – Before, Now & In-between In 1994 Andrew Tatham came across a photograph taken …

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  • Christmas Social, Quiz & Slideshow

    Christmas Social, Quiz & Slideshow

    13 Dec 2018 19:30 Spalding and South Lincs

    Christmas Social, Quiz & Slideshow Different venue tonight Contact the Chairman: John G Chester jhochst@btinterne…

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  • 'The First 100,000' with Prof John Bourne

    'The First 100,000' with Prof John Bourne

    14 Dec 2018 19:20 Lancashire and Cheshire

    Prof John Bourne will give a presentation on the First 100,000.   On the outbreak of war, Kitchener, the new Minister …

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  • 'Major Richardson and the War Dog School' by Luci Gosling

    'Major Richardson and the War Dog School' by Luci Gosling

    14 Dec 2018 19:30 Sussex

    Luci Gosling will be giving a presentation on Major Richardson and the War Dog School. Lt-Col. Richardson was Commanda…

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  • Author Tim Cook and The Secret Life of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived The Great War

    Author Tim Cook and The Secret Life of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived The Great War

    15 Dec 2018 09:30 Central Ontario

    Canada's award-winning war historian Tim Cook makes a return to the Central Ontario Branch, WFA, to talk about his lates…

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  • Member's Talks

    Member's Talks

    15 Dec 2018 14:00 Birmingham

    Members’ Talks

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  • 'Harry Patch - The Last Fighting Tommy' with Richard van Emden

    'Harry Patch - The Last Fighting Tommy' with Richard van Emden

    17 Dec 2018 20:00 Southend on Sea

    The speaker for this years Festive Fish Fry meeting (Tickets in advance @ £7.50) is the renowned author and TV historian…

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  • Annual General Meeting : 27 April 2019

    Annual General Meeting : 27 April 2019

    27 Apr 2019 09:30

    Saturday 27th April 2019 at RAF Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP 9.30 am Doors Open/ Tea & C…

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Killed in action near Broodseinde, Ypres From Settle, Yorkshire, a veteran of the Battle of Aubers Ridge in 1915 and the Somme in 1916, Charles Peachey (by now mentioned in dispatches and promoted to Sergeant and, on occasion, appointed acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class) was awarded the Military Medal for actions during the Battle of Poelca…

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265642 Sgt Charles Peachey MM, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.
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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Education

Education

The Western Front Association was established to further knowledge of the First World War. In development, this section will provide educational resources. Resources are produced by teachers for teach…

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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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