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 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…Event Details
Alan Wakefield : “ CRISIS AT KUT – DEC 1915 – APRIL 1916 “Event Details
On the eve of war in August 1914, the scholastic calm at King Edward's School, Birmingham was about to be disturbed more violently than any school boy could have imagined. By 1918, over 1400 former pupils and masters had served in the conflict, with 245 having lost their lives. Drawing on research undertaken by Alison Wheatley for an exhibition…Event Details