• FREE EVENT: Discovering the First World War in Yorkshire and the Humber

    FREE EVENT: Discovering the First World War in Yorkshire and the Humber

    27 Oct 2017 11:00

    Are you currently involved in a project to commemorate the First World War centenary? Are you considering applying f…

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  • Annual Gallipoli Conference 2017

    Annual Gallipoli Conference 2017

    04 Nov 2017 09:30

    Annual Gallipoli Conference & The National Memorial Arboretum Visit 2017   The Speakers   ‘Heroes, Scapegoats an…

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  • Remembering Passchendaele

    Remembering Passchendaele

    04 Nov 2017 10:00

    Visit the Worcestershire one day event to be held at St Helen’s Church, Worcester on November 4th 2017, commemorating th…

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  • WFA Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph and in the Guards Chapel

    WFA Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph and in the Guards Chapel

    11 Nov 2017 10:00

    Attendance at the Cenotaph and in the Guards Chapel is open to all Western Front Association members. Those attending …

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  • 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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  • ‘Daddy what did you do in The Khaki Chums’ and ‘The Development of Uniforms and Equipment of The Great War British Infantryman’ - two talks by Taff Gillingham

    ‘Daddy what did you do in The Khaki Chums’ and ‘The Development of Uniforms and Equipment of The Great War British Infan…

    23 Oct 2017 18:30 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    The penultimate season of presentations at the Lincoln branch sees a first when Taff Gillingham pays a visit to Lincoln.…

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

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

    23 Oct 2017 19:15 Northumberland

    Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the Royal Flying Corps at Passchendaele.

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  • '2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge' a talk by Andrew Gill

    '2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge' a talk by Andrew Gill

    23 Oct 2017 19:30 Leyland & Central Lancashire

    Andrew Gill will be giving a talk on the 2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge. Maps featuring Aubers. Battle of Aubers Ridge.…

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  • 'Monty Moore VC - From Tower Hamlets to Tanganyika' by Marc Thompson

    'Monty Moore VC - From Tower Hamlets to Tanganyika' by Marc Thompson

    23 Oct 2017 20:00 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Marc Thompson will be giving a talk about Monty Moore VC.  Monty Moore was 20 years old, and a Second Lieutenant in the…

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  • ‘The American Expeditionary Force 1917-1918’ by Dr Graham Kemp

    ‘The American Expeditionary Force 1917-1918’ by Dr Graham Kemp

    25 Oct 2017 20:00 Lancashire (East)

    Dr Graham Kemp will be giving a talk on the American Expeditionary Force 1917-1918.   IMAGE: The US Army in Britain, 1…

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  • 'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

    'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

    26 Oct 2017 19:30 Kent (North West)

    Peter Hart will give a talk on the Royal Flying Corps at Third Ypres.  We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queens…

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  • 'Contact Patrols: Air and Infantry Co-operation' by Mike Meech

    'Contact Patrols: Air and Infantry Co-operation' by Mike Meech

    26 Oct 2017 20:00 Thames Valley

    Mike Meech will give a presentation on air and infantry co-operation.

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  • 'Wilfreth and Hubert' by Michael Stedman

    'Wilfreth and Hubert' by Michael Stedman

    27 Oct 2017 19:30 Devon and Cornwall

    Michael Stedman will give a talk on Wilfreth and Hubert.    Author of books on the Salford Pals and the Manchester Pal…

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  • 'The Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy Air Service' by Eric Simonelli

    'The Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy Air Service' by Eric Simonelli

    27 Oct 2017 19:30 Essex

    Eric Simonelli will give a presentation on the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy Air Service.

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  • 'The Story of John Low' by Colin Johnston

    'The Story of John Low' by Colin Johnston

    28 Oct 2017 14:30 Scotland (North)

    Colin Johnston will be giving at talk on John Low.    Visit our website for the latest events:  The Western Front Ass…

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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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  • Join our First World War commemorative projects

    Join our First World War commemorative projects

    Join our First World War commemorative projects to remember hidden stories of the First World War - resources and fundin…

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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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  • The Fate of Deborah D51 Mark IV

    The Fate of Deborah D51 Mark IV

    Deborah D51, mark IV tank was uncovered in a field in 1998. She was one of the 476 tanks involved in the Battle of C…

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  • Call for Papers: 1918 - 2018  The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century

    Call for Papers: 1918 - 2018 The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century

    The University of Wolverhampton in association with the  Western Front Association   International Conference   6th …

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  • Enjoy Stand To! from our First edition to the 50th.

    Enjoy Stand To! from our First edition to the 50th.

    Our archive, open to members, brings a wealth of articles, regular features, book reviews and discussion to you laptop o…

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  • 'Journey's End' to be performed at the Ypres historic Ammunitions Dump 10th October - 12th November 2017

    'Journey's End' to be performed at the Ypres historic Ammunitions Dump 10th October - 12th November 2017

    Western Front Association Members are warmly invited to the classic First World War play 'Journey's End' by Passche…

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  • Introducing the First World War Network

    Introducing the First World War Network

    The First World War Network (FWWNetwork) is an exciting new initiative which launched in March 2017 as a supportive and …

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C/4066 Rifleman Percy William Spreadborough 17th Battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Percy was born on 25 January 1894 in Islington. By 1901 the family had moved to Walthamstow and from 1902-1908, Percy attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ Elementary School. He went to work as an office boy with a bookseller but left and by 1 July 1915, when he enlisted, he was working as a fitter’s mate…

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22 October 1916 Rfm Percy Spreadborough was killed during a counter attack from the Schwaben Redoubt
Articles

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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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