• Battlefield Tours in 2022 by The Western Front Association in conjunction with Battle Honours Ltd

    Battlefield Tours in 2022 by The Western Front Association in conjunction with Battle Honours Ltd

    Members of The Western Front Association may be keen to get back out onto the battlefields, if so why not join other mem…

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  • Presidents Conference 2022 - Saturday 21 May

    Presidents Conference 2022 - Saturday 21 May

    We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a 'live' Presidents Conference later this year, for the first time si…

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  • January 2022's Webinars from The Western Front Association

    January 2022's Webinars from The Western Front Association

    To help members get through what may be a tough January 2022 with possible restrictions being ‘on the cards’ we have set…

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  • Have your say - Interviewees sought for the 'Mentioned in Dispatches' podcast series

    Have your say - Interviewees sought for the 'Mentioned in Dispatches' podcast series

    'Mentioned in Dispatches' is The Western Front Association's long running weekly podcast on the First World War.  Where…

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  • Lochnagar Walkway Appeal

    Lochnagar Walkway Appeal

    For many battlefield tourists over the years, one of the 'must visit' places on the Somme is the Lochnagar Crater at La …

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  • Virtual Tour #2: Aubers 1915. Deadlock, Disappointment and Disaster in Flanders

    Virtual Tour #2: Aubers 1915. Deadlock, Disappointment and Disaster in Flanders

    The second of the new season of 'Virtual Tours' is now available.  Essentially, Aubers was a one day battle, in the for…

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  • A brief clip from our 'Virtual Tour #1': The Royal Naval Division at Krithia 1915

    A brief clip from our 'Virtual Tour #1': The Royal Naval Division at Krithia 1915

    Due to overwhelming demand 'on the night' there was a degree of buffering on the initial 'Virtual Tour'. This was quickl…

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  • VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD TOUR 'To Bite and to Hold' The Royal Naval Division at Krithia, 1915'

    VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD TOUR 'To Bite and to Hold' The Royal Naval Division at Krithia, 1915'

    This is a reminder that we have just published the first in a brand new series of Virtual Battlefield Tours. These tours…

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  • Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021.

    Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021.

    Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021. Guests of ho…

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  • The Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

    The Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

    Actor Nick Bailey read ‘In Flanders Fields’ at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day and to remember one of the first Black Br…

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  • The Armistice Day Commemoration at the Cenotaph, 11 November 2021

    The Armistice Day Commemoration at the Cenotaph, 11 November 2021

    The Western Front Association has hosted the ceremony at the Cenotaph on the 11th November each year since 1994. There …

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  • Out Now ! Stand To ! No. 124 An introduction and Contents

    Out Now ! Stand To ! No. 124 An introduction and Contents

    This is the fourth edition of Stand To! this year - one more than usual, and something we will do every year from now …

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The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 with the purpose of furthering interest in the history of the First World War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served, on all sides, across all theatres and fronts, on land, at sea and in the air and at home, during the Great War. The Western Front Association is non-political and does not seek to glorify war. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits including our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin six times a year, access to the Stand To! archive, Gun Fire Archive, Military Factsheets and Pension Records database. In particular, belonging to The Western Front Association provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge of the First World War in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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  • "Uncovering the Dead 1918-1939".

    "Uncovering the Dead 1918-1939".

    22 Jan 2022 14:30 Dublin

    Online Lecture "Uncovering the Dead 1918-1939". By Peter Hodgkinson "From 1918 Labour Companies and Graves Registrat…

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  • War memorials: Fighting for survival by Mike Coyle

    War memorials: Fighting for survival by Mike Coyle

    24 Jan 2022 19:30 Preston & Central Lancashire

    War memorials: Fighting for survival by Mike Coyle Originally advertised for 25/10/2021. A look at the meaning, signifi…

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  • 'From Gallipoli to D-Day: British Empire Armies and Amphibious Operations 1915-44' - Gary Sheffield : Gallipoli to D-Day

    'From Gallipoli to D-Day: British Empire Armies and Amphibious Operations 1915-44' - Gary Sheffield : Gallipoli to D-Day…

    27 Jan 2022 20:00 Thames Valley

    Gary needs no introduction to members of  the Thames Valley Branch (of which he is a member). In his talk he will  argue…

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  • 'The Platoon in WWI' with Andy Robertshaw

    'The Platoon in WWI' with Andy Robertshaw

    28 Jan 2022 19:15 Sussex

    'The Platoon' is based on the a military experience of Joseph Johns Steward from 1916 to 1919  written between the end o…

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  • ONLINE : "More to it than tanks" - The Battle of Cambrai - Nov-Dec 1917

    ONLINE : "More to it than tanks" - The Battle of Cambrai - Nov-Dec 1917

    29 Jan 2022 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    'More to it than Tanks: The Battle of Cambrai – Nov-Dec 1917' Ross Beadle. The "tank phase" of the Battle of Cambrai l…

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  • Steaming to the Front - Britain's Railways and the Great War - by Grant Cullen

    Steaming to the Front - Britain's Railways and the Great War - by Grant Cullen

    01 Feb 2022 19:30 Chesterfield

    In 1914 , on the eve of war, there was 130 different companies – compared to that of today`s privatised railways – each …

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  • "1st Division in the Hundred Days, 1918" by Dr Simon Peaple

    "1st Division in the Hundred Days, 1918" by Dr Simon Peaple

    02 Feb 2022 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Dr Simon Peaple will be looking at the actions that the British 1st Division was involved in during the Hundred Days per…

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  • 'God in the Front Line by Dr Martin Purdy'

    'God in the Front Line by Dr Martin Purdy'

    07 Feb 2022 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    God in the Front Line by Dr Martin Purdy.       A look at the historic debate/argument about the role of Army Chapla…

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  • The Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli

    The Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli

    07 Feb 2022 19:30 Northumberland

    The Highland Mountain Brigade at Gallipoli by Rob Langham Rob Langham is a graduate from the MA course at Wolverhampton…

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  • Gloucester and the City’s Reaction to the Armistice in 1918 -  Tom Conder

    Gloucester and the City’s Reaction to the Armistice in 1918 - Tom Conder

    08 Feb 2022 19:30 Cheltenham & Gloucester

    Tony’s talk covers the immediate days after the Armistice and then the next couple of years to look at how civilian life…

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  • The Big Quiz Night

    The Big Quiz Night

    20 Jan 2022 20:00

    The Big Quiz returns for the second time this month This will take an hour or so and will start at 8pm (UK time) on Thu…

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  • ONLINE: Canadian Nurses on the Western Front: From Passchendaele to Peace

    ONLINE: Canadian Nurses on the Western Front: From Passchendaele to Peace

    24 Jan 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online. At 3:50 a.m. on 31 July 1917, the Allies attacked across an eleven mile front…

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  • ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR #4 'Street Fighting Sailors: The Royal Naval Division at Gavrelle, April 1917'

    ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR #4 'Street Fighting Sailors: The Royal Naval Division at Gavrelle, April 1917'

    27 Jan 2022 19:30

    This digital virtual tour of the Arras battlefield will 'go live' on 27 January 2022 at 7.30pm UK time. (There is no pr…

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  • ONLINE: War widows and emigration

    ONLINE: War widows and emigration

    31 Jan 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  Despite the explosion of interest in all things First World War during t…

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  • ONLINE: Chaplains of The Western Front

    ONLINE: Chaplains of The Western Front

    07 Feb 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  Dr Emily Mayhew makes a welcome return to the WFA's webinar programme to l…

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  • ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR #5 Mont St Quentin 1918: 'A necessary feat of arms?'

    ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR #5 Mont St Quentin 1918: 'A necessary feat of arms?'

    10 Feb 2022 19:30

    This digital virtual tour of the Australian attack at Peronne during the Hundred Days offensive will 'go live' on 10 Feb…

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  • ONLINE: The Escape Artists

    ONLINE: The Escape Artists

    14 Feb 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  In the winter trenches and skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike m…

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  • ONLINE: The Demon Saves the Day: Charles FitzClarence VC and the First Battle of Ypres 1914

    ONLINE: The Demon Saves the Day: Charles FitzClarence VC and the First Battle of Ypres 1914

    21 Feb 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  In October and November 1914 the British Expeditionary Force was locked …

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  • ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR #6 'Yorkshiremen, Highlanders and Champagne': The attack on the Ardre Valley July 1918

    ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR #6 'Yorkshiremen, Highlanders and Champagne': The attack on the Ardre Valley July 1918

    24 Feb 2022 19:30

    This digital virtual tour of the largely forgotten battle of Tardenois which commenced on 20 July 1918 will 'go live' on…

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  • ONLINE: High Wire: Travels along the Italian Front

    ONLINE: High Wire: Travels along the Italian Front

    28 Feb 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  Author and historian Tom Isitt takes us on a tour of the Italian Front, …

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Arthur Harrison was born His parents John William Harrison and Elizabeth lived at Ivy Cottage, Stoney Bank, Earby, nr Colne. Arthur became 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 Arthur enlisted in the 6th…

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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, Western Front Association 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. Some are were first published in Stand To! or Bulletin, others have been researched and written for the web. If you w…

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