Drunk as a Lord? The dismissal and redemption of Lord Edward Seymour

Drunk as a Lord? The dismissal and redemption of Lord Edward Seymour

Cambrai - Attack and stalemate The British attack at Cambrai on 20 November 1917 is well known for the mass-use of tank…

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The Battle of Cambrai - why did it succeed and what went wrong?

The Battle of Cambrai - why did it succeed and what went wrong?

The Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 turned out, for both Britain and Germany, to be a major signpost showing how to b…

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The Loss of the Britannic : 21 November 1916

The Loss of the Britannic : 21 November 1916

Some years ago there was much publicity around the 100th anniversary of the loss of the RMS Titanic, which - as is well …

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Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions  in British Divisions 1914-1918

Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions in British Divisions 1914-1918

It is well recorded that despite a dubious disciplinary record, Australian troops were amongst the most effective of tho…

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Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British deaths in the Great War

Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British deaths in th…

Arthur Hughes-Onslow was born in 1862. He joined the 10th Hussars at Lucknow, India and stayed in the regiment for 20 ye…

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Finding Great Uncle George

Finding Great Uncle George

The following message from David Jenkins relates to the way the Pension Records can help find 'missing' relatives who we…

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'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

Grandfather was killed 7 weeks before the end of the First World War.  His immediate family, that is his wife and three …

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'In the event of my death': An analysis of what can be gleaned from soldiers wills

'In the event of my death': An analysis of what can be gleaned from soldiers wills

During 2013 David Tattersfield, a trustee of The Western Front Association, provided First World War historical advice t…

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Biggles’ Last Flight: the flying career of Captain WE Johns

Biggles’ Last Flight: the flying career of Captain WE Johns

This piece originally appeared in the 100th edition of the WFA's landmark print journal 'Stand To!' The author has enhan…

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Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

The Western Front Association's Pension Record Card and Ledger archive which is being published online by Ancestry is an…

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The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland

The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland

Between August and December 1918 a number of British Prisoners of War died at Heilsberg Prisoner of War camp in the east…

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Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Here's some feedback about the Pension Records lookups we have conducted for a wide range of individuals: Fae J. Jones …

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