• Veterans Charity Gala - First World War Reminiscence : 28 October

    Veterans Charity Gala - First World War Reminiscence : 28 October

    Charity Gala in aid of the Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, Chelsea Pensioners and Help For Heroes. Stars f…

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  • Forgotten : The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front : 17 - 20 October

    Forgotten : The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front : 17 - 20 October

    140,000 Chinese men were recruited from Northern China to work behind the front lines digging trenches, clearing mines, …

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  • Euronews want your First World War Centenary and Armistice related news

    Euronews want your First World War Centenary and Armistice related news

    Euronews is looking for amateur video journalists to take out their iPhones and record some short stories to publish on …

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  • PODCAST : Hear about the capture of the Riqueval Bridge explained by a military man

    PODCAST : Hear about the capture of the Riqueval Bridge explained by a military man

    Interviewed at length and an acknowledge expert on the attack on Riqueval Bridge, former Brigadier Jim Tanner explains t…

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  • Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army

    Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army

    The attack on the St Quentin Canal was one of the greatest battles ever fought by the British Army. Once taken, on 29 S…

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  • Announcing the First World War Seminar Series, 2018-19

    Announcing the First World War Seminar Series, 2018-19

    In Flanders Fields Museum, Gateways to the First World War and the University of Kent present a series of eight seminars…

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  • Dear Chocolate Soldier : local theatre  bringing stories of the First World War to life

    Dear Chocolate Soldier : local theatre bringing stories of the First World War to life

    The play Dear Chocolate Soldier is a based on the letters of Edwin Hassall, who served on the Western Front between…

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  • 'Journey's End' from MESH theatre returns to the Western Front this October/November for a limited run.

    'Journey's End' from MESH theatre returns to the Western Front this October/November for a limited run.

    Following its hit run last year at Het Kruitmagazijn (Gunpowder Store) in Ypres / Ieper 'Journey's End' from MESH theatr…

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  • Release of Naval and Mercantile Marine Pension Records by Ancestry

    Release of Naval and Mercantile Marine Pension Records by Ancestry

    Members of The Western Front Association will be delighted to learn that the first of a series of releases of the WFA's …

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  • How the Riqueval Bridge was taken in a daring early morning raid on 29 September 1918

    How the Riqueval Bridge was taken in a daring early morning raid on 29 September 1918

    The Riqueval Bridge was taken in a daring early morning raid by ten British soldiers led by their 22 year old Captain on…

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  • Alan Brockbank commemorates the centenary of the death of his Grandfather Corporal William Carter Brockbank

    Alan Brockbank commemorates the centenary of the death of his Grandfather Corporal William Carter Brockbank

    WFA Member Alan Brockbank was in France over the weekend In Alan’s own words… Today marks the moment, 100 years ago, w…

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  • Commemorating the restoration of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial

    Commemorating the restoration of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial

    In glorious weather on the once British-held part of the Western Front, Western Front Association Chairman Colin Wagstaf…

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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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  • 'Messines Ridge' with Niall Cherry

    'Messines Ridge' with Niall Cherry

    18 Oct 2018 19:30 Cumbria

    Niall Cherry will be giving a talk on Messines Ridge.    Niall Cherry is ex-RAMC. He has a deep interest in the First …

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  • 'The Post Office at War' with Matt Tantony

    'The Post Office at War' with Matt Tantony

    18 Oct 2018 19:30 London (East)

    Matt Tantony will be giving a talk on 'The Post Office at War'. Matt Tantony has held various posts at The Postal Museu…

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  • 'Wilfrith and Hubert' by Michael Stedman

    'Wilfrith and Hubert' by Michael Stedman

    19 Oct 2018 19:30 Worcester & Herefordshire

    Michael Stedman will be giving a talk on Wilfrith and Hubert.  Michael Stedman taught history for 24 years. He is the a…

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  • 'Everyday life of Corporal Vince Schurhoff' with Dr. Jim Beach

    'Everyday life of Corporal Vince Schurhoff' with Dr. Jim Beach

    20 Oct 2018 14:00 Birmingham

    Corporal Vince Schürhoff came from a Birmingham business family that was German on his father’s side. He joined the Brit…

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  • 'The 2nd Leinsters in the Battle for Vimy Ridge' with Denis Kirby

    'The 2nd Leinsters in the Battle for Vimy Ridge' with Denis Kirby

    20 Oct 2018 14:00 Dublin

    The talk covers the key action by the 2nd Leinsters in the Canadians major victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April …

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  • 'Noel Chavasse - Double VC' with Pete Starling

    'Noel Chavasse - Double VC' with Pete Starling

    20 Oct 2018 14:30 Ox & Bucks

    Peter Starling revisits Ox & Bucks to discuss Noel Chavasse's military service, the actions for which he was awarded…

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  • Central Ontario Branch Meeting

    Central Ontario Branch Meeting

    21 Oct 2018 09:30 Central Ontario

    Andy Robertshaw speaks at COBWFA Our honorary branch member Andy Robertshaw, noted television presenter and military …

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  • British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensives with Dr Jim Beach

    British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensives with Dr Jim Beach

    22 Oct 2018 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    Jim's presentation will explain what British intelligence knew in advance of the German offensives of March and April 19…

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  • 'Ernst Junger' by Mike McCarthy

    'Ernst Junger' by Mike McCarthy

    22 Oct 2018 19:30 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Mike McCarthy will be giving a presentation on Ernst Junger.  Ernest Junger served in the German Army and wrote the r…

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  • 'Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens' by Stan Grosvenor

    'Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens' by Stan Grosvenor

    22 Oct 2018 19:30 Leyland & Central Lancashire

    Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens by Stan Grosvenor Actions of 22 September 1914 IMAGE: Sketch of Cressy sinking

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  • 'The Great War and the English Folk Revival: Class, Gender and the Souls of Dead Warriors' with Georgina Boyes

    'The Great War and the English Folk Revival: Class, Gender and the Souls of Dead Warriors' with Georgina Boyes

    25 Oct 2018 18:00

    Georgina Boyes is an independent researcher. She will be talking on 'The Great War and the English Folk Revival: Class, …

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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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  • 'First World War Reminiscence; Veterans Charity Gala' : 28 October

    'First World War Reminiscence; Veterans Charity Gala' : 28 October

    28 Oct 2018 15:00

    Charity Gala in aid of the Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, Chelsea Pensioners and Help For Heroes.     …

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  • ‘A Recipe for Success? The British Army, Innovation, and the First World War’

    ‘A Recipe for Success? The British Army, Innovation, and the First World War’

    01 Nov 2018 17:30

    Dr Aimee Fox of King’s College, London will be giving a lecture based on her book Learning to Fight: Military Innovation…

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  • Journey’s End : Surrey Branch Seminar 3 November

    Journey’s End : Surrey Branch Seminar 3 November

    03 Nov 2018 09:15

    This day long seminar hosted by the Surrey Branch of The Western Front Association will reflect on the events of 1918 an…

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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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  • '100 Years On' : The Worcestershire & Herefordshire Branch Autumn Conference : 3 November

    '100 Years On' : The Worcestershire & Herefordshire Branch Autumn Conference : 3 November

    03 Nov 2018 12:30

    The Western Front Association, Worcestershire & Herefordshire Branch are proud to present their Autumn Conference '1…

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  • 'Harvey Cushing In Flanders Fields' with Professor Toni Lerut

    'Harvey Cushing In Flanders Fields' with Professor Toni Lerut

    08 Nov 2018 18:00

    Prof. Toni Lerut, KU Leuven Harvey Cushing In Flanders Fields   The name of Dr Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) is inext…

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  • Remembering The Great War #GreatWar100 : 9 & 10 November

    Remembering The Great War #GreatWar100 : 9 & 10 November

    09 Nov 2018 18:00

    Featuring informal talks from Peter Hart, Dr Vivien Newman, Richard Van Emden, Alexandra Churchill, Peter Doyle, Joshua …

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8116 Larrett Roebuck York and Lancaster Regiment Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had moved to Rotherham and were living in Barker's Yard, off the main High Street, where he shared a cramped home with his parents, an uncle and two younger siblings. Life was harsh, …

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18 October 1914 Larrett Roebuck killed in action on this day
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