Welcome to the Birmingham branch.

We meet at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB on the third Saturday of every month at 2.00pm.

We have our own website: The Western Front Association (Birmingham Branch) where you will find the programme of events, contacts, newsletter and branch business. 

Upcoming Branch Events

'The Genesis of the Imperial War Graves Commission' with Dave Wright
17 Aug

'The Genesis of the Imperial War Graves Commission' with Dave Wright

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
17 Aug 2019 14:00

Rudyard Kipling referred to the Imperial War Graves Cemeteries as the largest undertaking since the Pharaohs. It is easy to see these great cemeteries as the logical outcome of the war. Such was far from the case. Looking at the very different memorials of other nations and the resistance the triumph of the Commission's vision is astonishing. How…

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'9th Battn KOYLI in the Great War' with Dr. Derek Clayton
21 Sep

'9th Battn KOYLI in the Great War' with Dr. Derek Clayton

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
21 Sep 2019 14:00

The 9th (Service) Battalion of the KOYLI was born out of the patriotic rush to answer Lord Kitchener’s call to arms in the early autumn of 1914 and was constituted as part of the Third New Army (K3), becoming part of 21st Division. The battalion arrived on the Western Front a year later and underwent an inauspicious baptism of fire at the Battle o…

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'Crisis at Kut, December 1915 to April 1916' with Alan Wakefield
19 Oct

'Crisis at Kut, December 1915 to April 1916' with Alan Wakefield

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
19 Oct 2019 14:00

Alan Wakefield will give a talk on the Crisis at Kut, December 1915 to April 1916

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