• '1918 Revisited: Strategy, Politics,  and the Road to the Armistice' by Prof David Stevenson

    '1918 Revisited: Strategy, Politics, and the Road to the Armistice' by Prof David Stevenson

    06 Dec 2017 17:30

    University of Wolverhampton & Western Front Association Open Public Lecture Series   Wednesday 6th December 2017 …

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  • Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM 2018

    Western Front Association Spring Conference & AGM 2018

    21 Apr 2018 09:30

    At the London offices of Norton Rose Fulbright,  3 More London, Riverside, London SE1 2AQ.   This excellent venue is on…

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  • Seventh Western Front Association President’s Conference 2018

    Seventh Western Front Association President’s Conference 2018

    02 Jun 2018 09:30

    Speakers confirmed are Jonathan Boff, Jim Beach, Alison Hine, Chris Baker plus Gary Sheffield and John Bourne will join …

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  • 1918 - 2018 Centenary Conference

    1918 - 2018 Centenary Conference

    06 Sep 2018 09:30

    ‘The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century’ 6th - 8th September 2018   Hosted by the Centre for Historical …

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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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  • 'Ypres of Trouble - The RFC at Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

    'Ypres of Trouble - The RFC at Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

    21 Nov 2017 20:00 Cleveland

    The iconic historian and speaker Peter Hart will give a talk on the RFC at Ypres.

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  • 'The Italian Front 1917 - 1918' a talk by Peter Caddick-Adams

    'The Italian Front 1917 - 1918' a talk by Peter Caddick-Adams

    22 Nov 2017 19:30 Avon

    PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE DATE THIS MEETTING WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON THE 22nd of NOVEMBER         Pete…

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  • 'Chepstow Shipbuilding in the Great War' a talk by Dr Naylor Firth.

    'Chepstow Shipbuilding in the Great War' a talk by Dr Naylor Firth.

    22 Nov 2017 19:30 Gwent

    Dr Firth will be giving a talk on Chepstow shipbuilding in the Great War. Learn more in the BBC's World War One At Home…

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  • 'How the Allies Won in 1918' Day Long Conference

    'How the Allies Won in 1918' Day Long Conference

    25 Nov 2017 09:30 Dublin

    Speakers:   Professor Gary Sheffield from the University of Wolverhampton. ‘How the Allies Won in 1918’ Colonel Br…

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  • 'Balkan Purgatory - the 60th (London) Division in Salonika, December 1916 - June 1917' by Charles Fair

    'Balkan Purgatory - the 60th (London) Division in Salonika, December 1916 - June 1917' by Charles Fair

    25 Nov 2017 15:15 Middlesex

    Charles Fair will give a talk on the the 60th (London) Division in Salonika, December 1916 - June 1917.   We usually m…

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  • ‘Room 40 and German Intrigues in Morocco’ by Harry Richards

    ‘Room 40 and German Intrigues in Morocco’ by Harry Richards

    27 Nov 2017 19:00 Leicestershire & Rutland

    Harry Richards will be giving a presentation on Room 40 and Germany’s intrigues with Morocco. During the First World Wa…

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  • 'The Fall of the Ottoman Empire' by Derek Gladding

    'The Fall of the Ottoman Empire' by Derek Gladding

    27 Nov 2017 19:15 Northumberland

    Derek Gladding will be giving a talk on the Ottoman Empire.

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  • 'Guns at Passchendaele, 1917' a talk by Peter Hart

    'Guns at Passchendaele, 1917' a talk by Peter Hart

    27 Nov 2017 19:30 Leyland & Central Lancashire

    A talk given by Peter hart on Passchendaele.   IMAGES: British 18 pounder taking up new positions near Boesinghe, 31 …

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  • ‘Francis Ledwidge, Irish War Poet’ with speaker Mark Cronin

    ‘Francis Ledwidge, Irish War Poet’ with speaker Mark Cronin

    29 Nov 2017 19:30 Cork

    Mark Cronin will give a presentation titled ‘Francis Ledwidge, Irish War Poet’.    IMAGES: (Courtesy of Wikipedia) A p…

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  • ‘War Memorials and their Fight for Survival’ by Mike Coyle

    ‘War Memorials and their Fight for Survival’ by Mike Coyle

    29 Nov 2017 20:00 Lancashire (East)

    Mike Coyle will be giving a talk on War Memorials and their Fight for Survival

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  • All over the world: media coverage of this year’s Western Front Association’s Armistice ceremony at the Cenotaph

    All over the world: media coverage of this year’s Western Front Association’s Armistice ceremony at the Cenotaph

    From Tom Thorpe at the Western Front Association Service of Commemoration at the Cenotaph 11 November 2017 This year …

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  • Aerial Photographs of the Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

    Aerial Photographs of the Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

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  • VIDEO: The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

    VIDEO: The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

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  • Available Now : The Western Front Association 2018 Calendar

    Available Now : The Western Front Association 2018 Calendar

    The Western Front Association 2018 Calendar Bony American Cemetery : October 2018   The WFA 2018 calendar includes …

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  • BBC Coverage of the Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph 2017

    BBC Coverage of the Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph 2017

    The Western Front Association Chairman Colin Wagstaff on BBC News 24, Armistice Day, The Cenotaph, Whitehall, 2017

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  • The Chinese Labour Corps commemorated

    The Chinese Labour Corps commemorated

    The Chinese Labour Corps commemorated at The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall…

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  • The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

    The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

    Highlights from the WFA Service of Remembrance held at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London on the morning of 11 November 201…

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  • Commemoration at Victoria Station to remember the arrival of the Unknown Warrior in 1920

    Commemoration at Victoria Station to remember the arrival of the Unknown Warrior in 1920

    Each year at 8.00pm on 10th November, the London Branch of The Western Front Association holds a ceremony of commemorati…

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference 1918 - 2018

    CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference 1918 - 2018

    The University of Wolverhampton in association with the Western Front Association   International Conference 191…

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  • Join the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Archives Open Day Friday 17 November

    Join the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Archives Open Day Friday 17 November

    The CWGC will open its treasured archives at their head offce in Maidenhead to the public on Friday 17 November, as…

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  • WFA Chairman’s Tour – Spring Offensive: 8-11 June 2018

    WFA Chairman’s Tour – Spring Offensive: 8-11 June 2018

    WFA Tour Details 2018 WFA Chairman’s Tour – Spring Offensive: 8-11 June 2018   Price Per Person: £550:00 (£100:0…

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  • WFA Chairman’s Tour – Advance to Victory – 5-8 October 2018

    WFA Chairman’s Tour – Advance to Victory – 5-8 October 2018

    WFA Chairman’s Tour – Advance to Victory – 5/8 October 2018   Price Per Person: £550:00 per person - £100:00 Dep…

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266366 Pte George Wilson, B Coy, 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt George Wilson was born in Steeton in 1894. He enlisted into the West Riding territorials in January 1915 and was sent overseas to join the 62nd Division on the Western Front in February 1917. After taking part in the Battles of Arras and the Hindenburg Line, he was posted as missing during the Cam…

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21 November 1917 Pte George Wilson was reported missing in action on this day
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The Western Front Association was established to further knowledge of the First World War. In develo…

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On This Day

On This Day

The Western Front Association remembers those who served and died or survived during the First World…

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