• PENSION RECORDS LATEST: Further Release of 1.5 million Pension records

    PENSION RECORDS LATEST: Further Release of 1.5 million Pension records

    Explore the wealth of information to be found in the further release of another 1.5 million digitised Pension Records T…

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  • FREE EXHIBITION: Photographing the Fallen until 3 December

    FREE EXHIBITION: Photographing the Fallen until 3 December

    Photographing the Fallen is about Jeremy Gordon-Smith’s great great uncle Ivan Bawtree who was a war graves photographer…

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  • Announcing a new competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young historians Aged 16 – 19

    Announcing a new competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young historians Aged 16 – 19

    THE COLIN HARDY MEMORIAL PRIZE Supported by the Western Front Association Do you have an interest in the First World…

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  • Major Tom’s War – despatches from the Front Line

    Major Tom’s War – despatches from the Front Line

    Vee Walker has taken her personal Armistice commemoration one step further than most. In 2014 Vee translated a letter…

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  • EXTENDED DEADLINE : The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme

    EXTENDED DEADLINE : The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme

    The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme Student and tutor information and application form for 2018 Ove…

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  • Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association being made available on Ancestry

    Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association being made available on Ancestry

    The Western Front Association are pleased to share the exciting news that Ancestry will be making available online fur…

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  • 'Journey's End' - 'This Production is Worth a Trip to Belgium' The Daily Telegraph

    'Journey's End' - 'This Production is Worth a Trip to Belgium' The Daily Telegraph

    With the Journey's End film released this year, there now comes a rare chance to see it LIVE in the very landscape whi…

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  • How to contribute your First World War artefacts to the Lest We Forget Archive

    How to contribute your First World War artefacts to the Lest We Forget Archive

    The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation is working in collaboration with the University of Oxford to create a digital a…

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  • 'Unremembered' : Take part in this national billboards campaign to remember the Labour Corps and mark the centenary of the Armistice

    'Unremembered' : Take part in this national billboards campaign to remember the Labour Corps and mark the centenary of the Armistice

    During the First World War, men and women from many dominion countries of the British Empire made a vital contribution…

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  • The #GreatWar100 Audio Roll of Honour

    The #GreatWar100 Audio Roll of Honour

    As part of the #GreatWar100 commemoration project to be displayed at the University of Hertfordshire’s De Havilland ca…

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  • Children's Interactive WWI Workshops #GreatWar100 : 10 November

    Children's Interactive WWI Workshops #GreatWar100 : 10 November

    Childrens’ Workshops Doors open at 9:00am, Workshops begin at 9:30am. Hands on History - An Interactive Museum In co…

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  • PODCAST : "A conscientious objector with a very seared conscience” + 'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' 26 - 28 October 2018

    PODCAST : "A conscientious objector with a very seared conscience” + 'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' 26 - 28 October 2018

    Dr Kate Kennedy, the organiser of the forthcoming Wilfred Owen conference at Wolfson College, Oxford gives a fascinating…

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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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  • 'Operation Hush - The 1917 Landing That Never Was' by Clive Harris

    'Operation Hush - The 1917 Landing That Never Was' by Clive Harris

    14 Nov 2018 19:30 Essex

    Clive Harris will be giving a presentation on the 1917 Landing that never was. Clive has over 20 years experience givin…

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  • The First World War & Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Alan Reed

    The First World War & Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Alan Reed

    14 Nov 2018 19:45 Heart of England

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was founded by Fabian Ware and constituted through Royal Charter in 1917 original…

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  • AGM followed by members talks

    AGM followed by members talks

    15 Nov 2018 19:30 Cumbria

    The Annual General Meeting will be followed by members giving their own presentations of between 10-15 minutes duration.…

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  • 'Race, Empire and the First World War' with Santanu Das

    'Race, Empire and the First World War' with Santanu Das

    15 Nov 2018 19:30 London (East)

    Santanu Das will be giving a talk on 'Race, Empire and the First World War'. Dr Santanu Das teaches English at King's C…

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  • 'RAF - 1918' by Stuart Hadaway

    'RAF - 1918' by Stuart Hadaway

    16 Nov 2018 19:30 Worcester & Herefordshire

    Stuart Hadaway will be giving a talk on the RAF - 1918.

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  • 'The Secret of Success BEF Transport & Operational Success 1918' with Rob Thompson

    'The Secret of Success BEF Transport & Operational Success 1918' with Rob Thompson

    17 Nov 2018 14:00 Birmingham

    By 1918 two thirds of the troops were spending most of their time on labour duties, exacerbated by the German Spring Off…

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  • Special Armistice Meeting

    Special Armistice Meeting

    17 Nov 2018 14:00 Dublin

    A special meeting will be held to mark the 1918 Armistice. Details to follow.

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  • 'The Voie Sacree - the road that saved Verdun' with Roy Larkins

    'The Voie Sacree - the road that saved Verdun' with Roy Larkins

    17 Nov 2018 14:30 Ox & Bucks

    Roy Larkins presents a fascinating look at the Voie Sacree, the road that led to Verdun. He will look at the transpor…

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  • 'The 501, piece jigsaw; Tank - other arms cooperation in the First World War' by Bryn Hammond

    'The 501, piece jigsaw; Tank - other arms cooperation in the First World War' by Bryn Hammond

    19 Nov 2018 19:30 Tyneside

    Bryn Hammond will be giving a presentation on the 501, piece jigsaw and the ank - as well as other arms cooperation in t…

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  • 'The Last Battle - Endgame On The Western Front' with Peter Hart

    'The Last Battle - Endgame On The Western Front' with Peter Hart

    19 Nov 2018 20:00 Southend on Sea

    By August 1918, the outcome of the Great War was not in doubt: the Allies would win. But what was unclear was how this …

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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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  • FREE: 'Football and the British Army in the Great War: Myths and Reality' with Dr Iain Adams

    FREE: 'Football and the British Army in the Great War: Myths and Reality' with Dr Iain Adams

    30 Nov 2018 10:00

    This free event will explore the history of football in the First World War and commemorating the centenary of the Armis…

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24370 Pte Bertie James Adams, 7th Bn East Lancashire Regt. A weaver at Duckworth's Mill, Kelbrook, Bertie was born at Foulridge, Lancashire in 1895. He enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment at Nelson in 1915 and was sent to the Western Front in August 1916 where he was thrown straight into the Battle of the Somme. On the opening day of the Battle of t…

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14 November 1916 Pte Bertie Adams was killed in action on this day
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The Western Front Association was established to further knowledge of the First World War. In develo…

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