Patrons, Presidents, Trustees and Appointees of The Western Front Association 

Founded by John Giles. Inaugurated 11 November 1980. Registered Charity No. 298365.


Patrons of The Western Front Association 

Sir Hew Strachan FRSE FRHistS

Professor Peter Simkins MBE FRHistS


Honorary President of The Western Front Association 

Professor Gary Sheffield BA MA PhD FRHistS


Honorary Vice-Presidents of The Western Front Association 

André Coillot

Professor John Bourne BA PhD FRHistS

The Burgomaster of Ypres

The Mayor of Albert

Col (Rtd) Patrick M Dennis OMM

Lt. Col. (Rtd) Christopher Pugsley DPhil FRHistS

Dr Roger V. Lee PhD jssc

Major-General (ret'd) Mungo Melvin CB OBE

Dr Jack Sheldon MA PhD FRGS

Dr Spencer Jones


Trustees of The Western Front Association 


Anthony Bolton

Vice Chairman & Development  

David Tattersfield

Honorary Secretary


Honorary Treasurer


Legal Trustee


Branch Co-ordinator


Universities Trustee


Education Trustee


PR & Press Trustee


European Trustee


Island of Ireland Trustee


Branded Goods Trustee


Events Co-ordinator






Jill  Stewart


Derek Blair


Richard Hughes


Garry Trown


 William Butle


 Eve Wilson


 Dr Tom Thorpe




 Gerry White


 Mark Macartney


 Colin Wagstaff








 Appointees of the Western Front Association  

 WFA Office

Sarah Gunn

Maya Shapland

 Stand To! Editor 

Matt Leonard  

 Book Reviews Editor  

Andrea Hetherington

 Bulletin Editor

Ralph Lomas

Digital Editor


Assistant Development Officer 











Jonathan F Vernon 


Simon Phillips