• 1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    The next AGM will take place on 27th April 2019. The current trustees will remain in post until then, or will leave earl…

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  • 2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    12th November 2018 Dear WFA member The Butte de Warlencourt This letter is to bring you up to date about the Butte de…

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  • 3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    Butte de Warlencourt Background Many members may now be aware of the decision to divest The Western Front Association …

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  • 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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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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Join The WFA

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.

For all enquiries, please contact the office:
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  • 'An Artist's Life in the Trenches' with Phyllida Shaw

    'An Artist's Life in the Trenches' with Phyllida Shaw

    21 Nov 2018 19:30 Avon

    Phyllida Shaw will be giving a talk based on her book 'An Artist's War'. She is the great niece of Morris Meredith WIlli…

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  • 'The Unknown Warrior' by Dr John Sutton

    'The Unknown Warrior' by Dr John Sutton

    26 Nov 2018 19:00 Leicestershire & Rutland

    Dr John Sutton will be giving a presentation on the Unknown Soldier.  This talk tells the story of where the idea of an…

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  • Talk; Remembering Service & Sacrifice

    Talk; Remembering Service & Sacrifice

    26 Nov 2018 19:15 Northumberland

    Talk: Remembering Service & Sacrifice by Branch Members

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  • 'Aces Falling: War over the Trenches,1918' by Peter Hart

    'Aces Falling: War over the Trenches,1918' by Peter Hart

    26 Nov 2018 19:30 Leyland & Central Lancashire

    At the beginning of 1918 the great aces seemed invincible. Flying above the battlefields of the Western Front, they cut …

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  • 'Disaster at Hooge' by Sean Godfrey

    'Disaster at Hooge' by Sean Godfrey

    28 Nov 2018 19:30 Lancashire (East)

    Sean Godfrey will be giving a presentation on Hooge.  Local policeman and history fan, Sean Godfrey focuses on the 1915…

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  • 'The  Treaty of Versailles 1919' Discussion evening and AGM

    'The Treaty of Versailles 1919' Discussion evening and AGM

    28 Nov 2018 19:30 Wales (Gwent)

    'The Treaty of Versailles 1919' Discussion evening. Annual General Meeting of the Wales (Gwent) Branch of the Western …

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  • ‘The Armistice’ with Gerry White.

    ‘The Armistice’ with Gerry White.

    28 Nov 2018 19:30 Cork

    Gerry White will be giving a presentation on the Armistice.     Image: Marshal Ferdinand Foch's train arriving at Com…

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  • 'Last Three Days of the War' by Clive Harris

    'Last Three Days of the War' by Clive Harris

    29 Nov 2018 19:30 Kent (North West)

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  • 'Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War' with Rob Thompson

    'Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War' with Rob Thompson

    29 Nov 2018 20:00 Thames Valley

    Rob Thompson: Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War Facing his first mi…

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  • AGM from 7pm, followed by ‘The Victory Medal' by Tim Dunce

    AGM from 7pm, followed by ‘The Victory Medal' by Tim Dunce

    30 Nov 2018 19:30 Devon and Cornwall

    AGM from 7pm, followed by ‘The Victory Medal  by Tim Dunce

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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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266366 Pte George Wilson, B Coy, 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt George Wilson was born in Steeton in 1894. He enlisted into the West Riding Territorials in January 1915 and was sent overseas to join the 62nd Division on the Western Front in February 1917. After taking part in the Battles of Arras and the Hindenburg Line, he was posted as missing during the Cam…

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21 November 1917 Pte George Wilson was reported missing 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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