• The Battle of Cambrai, 1917

    The Battle of Cambrai, 1917

    18 Nov 2017 10:00

    ‘The Battle of Cambrai, 1917’   Programme:   10.00 - 10.15am   Welcome and Introduction …

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  • '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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  • AGM then 'Women on the Western Front' by Dr. Phylomena Badsey

    AGM then 'Women on the Western Front' by Dr. Phylomena Badsey

    17 Nov 2017 19:00 Devon and Cornwall

    After the Devon and Cornwall WFA Branch AGM, Dr Phylomena Badsey will give a presentation on Women on the Western Front.…

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  • 'Arras' a talk given by John Nicholls

    'Arras' a talk given by John Nicholls

    17 Nov 2017 19:00 Milton Keynes

    John Nicholls will give a talk on Arras.

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  • 'A Moonlight Massacre: Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917' by Dr. Michael LoCicero

    'A Moonlight Massacre: Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917' by Dr. Michael LoCicero

    17 Nov 2017 19:30 Worcester & Herefordshire

    Dr. Michael LoCicero will give a presentation based on his substantial and meticulously researched book of the same name…

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  • ‘The Work Of The Shorncliffe Trust : A Light In The Darkest Hour, WW1 Commemorations 2014-2018 And Beyond’ a talk by Steve Head.

    ‘The Work Of The Shorncliffe Trust : A Light In The Darkest Hour, WW1 Commemorations 2014-2018 And Beyond’ a talk by Ste…

    17 Nov 2017 20:00 Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

    The old training grounds at Shorncliffe in Kent encompass over 200 years of military, social and cultural history. The S…

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  • ‘War Memorials - Fighting for Survival’ a talk given by Mike Coyle

    ‘War Memorials - Fighting for Survival’ a talk given by Mike Coyle

    18 Nov 2017 14:00 Birmingham

    Mike Coyle will give a presentation on the importance of War Memorials.

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  • 'Railway Guns in WW1' by Bill Fulton

    'Railway Guns in WW1' by Bill Fulton

    18 Nov 2017 14:30 Ox & Bucks

    Bill Fulton will be giving a talk on railway guns of the First World War.

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  • 'Can't Shoot a Man with a Cold' Lt. E. A. Mackintosh MC' a talk by Colin Campbell

    'Can't Shoot a Man with a Cold' Lt. E. A. Mackintosh MC' a talk by Colin Campbell

    19 Nov 2017 14:15 Scotland (South)

    Colin Campbell the author with Rosalind Campbell of 'Can't shoot a man with a cold: Lt. E. Alan Mackintosh mc 1893-1917 …

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

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

    20 Nov 2017 19:30 Tyneside

    Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the Royal Flying Corps at the Third Battles of Ypres 'Passchendaele'.    W…

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  • 'Five Days In Hell - The Siege Of Fort Vaux'. A talk given by Christina Holstien

    'Five Days In Hell - The Siege Of Fort Vaux'. A talk given by Christina Holstien

    20 Nov 2017 20:00 Southend on Sea

    Following her memorable talk to the branch last year, Christina Holstein returns to present a talk about the German sieg…

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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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  • 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 13 h…

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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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  • Eight Bells for St Georges, Ieper.

    Eight Bells for St Georges, Ieper.

    The Eight Bells at St Georges, Ieper.   Western Front Association members John Hawkshaw and Jon Palmer were priv…

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  • Pension Records Look Up

    Pension Records Look Up

    Unfortunately, due to a number of factors, the manual look up service for the WFA's Pension Record Cards has had to be s…

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS : Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018  Conference

    CALL FOR PAPERS : Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018 Conference

    27th October 2018 @ 9:00 am - 28th October 2018 @ 5:00 pm The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the …

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1st Lieutenant Roland Mac Gray, 11th Guards, US Army of Occupation, Germany Born 7 June 1896 at Fowler, Benton County, Indiana, Roland was a West Point graduate of the Class of 1918. After training at Fort Sill, Camp Funston and Camp Taylor, he sailed for France on 13 June 1918. Seeing no action and still in training at the time of the Armistice, he moved to Germany as part…

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17 November 1919 Lieutenant Roland Mac Gray shot during an argument
Articles

Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. All are examples …

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Education

Education

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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Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Book Reviews by members

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