• Commemorating the Capture of Riqueval Bridge by men of the 46th (North Midland) Division: 30 September

    Commemorating the Capture of Riqueval Bridge by men of the 46th (North Midland) Division: 30 September

    There will be a service to rededicate The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Brid…

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  • GET INVOLVED 'Ringing Remembers' - recruiting now!

    GET INVOLVED 'Ringing Remembers' - recruiting now!

    In memory of the 1,400 bell ringers who died in the First World War, ‘Ringing Remembers’ wants 1,400 new bell ringers …

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  • The First World War Seminar @ The Leap Auditorium, Lincoln : 29 September

    The First World War Seminar @ The Leap Auditorium, Lincoln : 29 September

    We are delighted to announce that Lincoln & North Lincolnshire branch are holding a mini-conference on Saturday 29…

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  • The Western Front Association Calendar 2019

    The Western Front Association Calendar 2019

    Once again the WFA Calendar features stunning work donated freely to the calendar project. We would like to thank Tom …

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  • Stand To! No. 1 to No. 109 'Total Contents Listing'

    Stand To! No. 1 to No. 109 'Total Contents Listing'

    This 50,000 word, 230+ page contents listing goes into the greatest detail to provide a research tool and browsing res…

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  • New information boards at CWGC cemeteries: A letter to the Director General

    New information boards at CWGC cemeteries: A letter to the Director General

    LETTER TO THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION   10 August 2018   Dear Director General New information boards…

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  • A tribute from Vera Britain

    A tribute from Vera Britain

    In the spring of 1918 Vera Brittain was based at No.1 Canadian General Hospital. Bomb Damage at No. 1 Canadian Genera…

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  • Knitted Poppies for St George's Memorial Church, Ypres, for Armistice Day.

    Knitted Poppies for St George's Memorial Church, Ypres, for Armistice Day.

    A display of knitted, crocheted or felt poppies is being organised with which to decorate St George's Memorial Church, Y…

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  • Historians Do Drink Conference: Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and the Allied Victory of 1918

    Historians Do Drink Conference: Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and the Allied Victory of 1918

    Five speakers will consider the role played in the Allied Victory of 1918 by Sir Douglas Haig.  DETAILS HERE > Histo…

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  • The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers

    The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers

    The Unremembered commemorates World War One’s army of workers – the Labour Corps. These were labourers who did not bea…

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  • Remember RAF100

    Remember RAF100

    Remember RAF100 marks the formation of the RAF 100 years ago and commemorates air service personnel who lost their liv…

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  • ACCESSING ARCHIVES: A STUDY DAY FOR FIRST WORLD WAR COMMUNITY HERITAGE RESEARCHERS : 21 September

    ACCESSING ARCHIVES: A STUDY DAY FOR FIRST WORLD WAR COMMUNITY HERITAGE RESEARCHERS : 21 September

    Friday 21st September 2018, 10am - 4pm  Institute of His…

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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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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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  • '21st Division at Loos' with Dr Derek Clayton

    '21st Division at Loos' with Dr Derek Clayton

    21 Sep 2018 19:30 Worcester & Herefordshire

    Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the 21st Division at the Battle of Loos. The British did not want to wan…

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  • 'Clearing the Dead' by Dr Peter Hodgkinson

    'Clearing the Dead' by Dr Peter Hodgkinson

    22 Sep 2018 14:30 Scotland (North)

    Dr Peter Hodgkinson talks about the huge effort required after the war to try and recover and identify the dead soldiers…

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  • 'British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive' with Jim Beach

    'British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive' with Jim Beach

    24 Sep 2018 19:30 Leicestershire & Rutland

    Jim Beach will be giving a presentation on British Intelligence during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.  Jim's pres…

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  • Haig, Foch and the Battle of St Mihiel - Sept 1918 by Michael O'Brien

    Haig, Foch and the Battle of St Mihiel - Sept 1918 by Michael O'Brien

    24 Sep 2018 19:30 Leyland & Central Lancashire

    St Mihiel is noteworthy because it was the first set piece battle planned by Americans and carried out under American co…

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  • 'Clearing the Dead' with Dr Peter Hodgkinson

    'Clearing the Dead' with Dr Peter Hodgkinson

    24 Sep 2018 20:00 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Dr Peter Hodgkinson will be giving a presentation on clearing the dead.

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  • 'History of the Austro-Hungarian War' by Dr Graham Kemp

    'History of the Austro-Hungarian War' by Dr Graham Kemp

    26 Sep 2018 19:30 Lancashire (East)

    26 September Dr Graham Kemp will be giving a presentation on the History of the Austro-Hungarian War.  Graham is the C…

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  • 'The Welsh Metropolitan War Hospital, Cardiff' with Dr Ian Beech.

    'The Welsh Metropolitan War Hospital, Cardiff' with Dr Ian Beech.

    26 Sep 2018 19:30 Wales (Gwent)

    Dr Ian Beech will be giving a talk on the Welsh Metropolitan War Hospital.   Whitchurch Hospital Opened in 1908 and na…

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  • 'The Life and Times of Flora Sandes' with Marie McCarthy

    'The Life and Times of Flora Sandes' with Marie McCarthy

    26 Sep 2018 19:30 Cork

    Marie McCarthy will be giving a talk on Flora Sandes.    IMAGE: Flora Sandes and two Serbian soldiers in 1917.

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  • 'The British Army in Italy Oct-Nov 1918' by Rob Thompson

    'The British Army in Italy Oct-Nov 1918' by Rob Thompson

    27 Sep 2018 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Image: British and Italian convoys passing abandoned Austro-Hungarian matériel at Val d'Assa on 2nd November 1918. Court…

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  • 'Memorials' with Tony Stubbs

    'Memorials' with Tony Stubbs

    27 Sep 2018 19:30 Spalding and South Lincs

    Tony Stubbs, a local historian with a reputation for his work on regional war memorials, will be giving a presentation. …

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  • The Lincoln & North Lincolnshire Branch Seminar 'First World War Seminar' : 29 September

    The Lincoln & North Lincolnshire Branch Seminar 'First World War Seminar' : 29 September

    29 Sep 2018 12:30

    The Lincoln & North Lincolnshire Branch of the Western Front Association are holding their '1918' Seminar on Saturda…

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  • Commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge by men of the 46th (North Midland) Division: 30 September

    Commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge by men of the 46th (North Midland) Division: 30 September

    30 Sep 2018 09:00

    The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge, by men of the 46th (North Midland) Di…

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  • 'Journey's End', Ypres 10 October to 12 November 2018

    'Journey's End', Ypres 10 October to 12 November 2018

    10 Oct 2018 19:00

    Acclaimed theatre show Journey’s End returns to Flanders this Autumn, following its hit run last year at Het Kruitmagazi…

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  • Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

    Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

    13 Oct 2018 09:30

    Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.  Subjects and Guest Speakers …

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  • 'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' : 26 - 28 October

    'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' : 26 - 28 October

    26 Oct 2018 13:00

    The conference will run from 1 p.m. on Friday 26 October until 12.45 p.m. on Sunday 28 October and there will be five pa…

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  • BCMH/WFA conference: 'FORGOTTEN VICTORY' - The Final Campaigns of the First World War : 27 October

    BCMH/WFA conference: 'FORGOTTEN VICTORY' - The Final Campaigns of the First World War : 27 October

    27 Oct 2018 09:00

    IMAGE: Mark V tank goes into Battle. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum 'FORGOTTEN VICTORY' is a two-day not-for-profit Cent…

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  • The Gallipoli Conference 2018 : 3 November

    The Gallipoli Conference 2018 : 3 November

    03 Nov 2018 10:00

    To honour the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the RAF this year's Gallipoli Conference is being held at the pres…

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  • An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

    An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

    24 Nov 2018 09:00

    The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied…

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Unterjäger Josef Rudolf Rein, Standschützenbaon Dornbirn. Born at Dornbirn, Austria on 18 October 1886, Joseph was a factory worker living at Lustenauerstrasse 13 in the town at the time of the outbreak of war. After being called into service in 1915, he spent much of his war on the Austro-Italian border. Joseph was taken prisoner during the allied advance…

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21 September 1919 Unterjäger Josef Rudolf Rein died on this day
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