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

'Everyday life of Corporal Vince Schurhoff' with Dr. Jim Beach
20 Oct

'Everyday life of Corporal Vince Schurhoff' with Dr. Jim Beach

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
20 Oct 2018 14:00

Corporal Vince Schürhoff came from a Birmingham business family that was German on his father’s side. He joined the British army in 1914 and served with 16/Warwicks until 1916. He was then seconded to signals intelligence work and later transferred to the Royal Engineers (Signal Service). Employed in a variety of intelligence roles, he was awarded…

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Birmingham Branch  November 11th 2018 Commemorations
11 Nov

Birmingham Branch November 11th 2018 Commemorations

NMA, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton-On-Trent DE13 7AR
11 Nov 2018 14:00

Birmingham Branch is holding a Commemoration to remember the Fallen on all sided and all Theatres on Remembrance / Armistice Day 11th November 2018 at 1400hrs. This will be held at the Branch Commemorative Stone at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas DE13 7AR. The event will be opened by an A.C.F. Padre and will comprise of  poems reading et…

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

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

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
17 Nov 2018 14:00

By 1918 two thirds of the troops were spending most of their time on labour duties, exacerbated by the German Spring Offensives which required construction of new defences. Again there was a manpower crisis which led to a reduction in training for the infantry. The demand on engineering and logistics was running out of control. When the tide turne…

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