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

Dr. Derek Clayton : “ 9TH BATTN K.O.Y.L.I. IN THE GREAT WAR “
21 Sep

Dr. Derek Clayton : “ 9TH BATTN K.O.Y.L.I. IN THE GREAT WAR “

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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Alan Wakefield : “ CRISIS AT KUT – DEC 1915 – APRIL 1916 “
19 Oct

Alan Wakefield : “ CRISIS AT KUT – DEC 1915 – APRIL 1916 “

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

Alan Wakefield : “ CRISIS AT KUT – DEC 1915 – APRIL 1916 “

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Allison Wheatley : KING EDWARD V1 GRAMMER SCHOOL & B.HAM IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR “
16 Nov

Allison Wheatley : KING EDWARD V1 GRAMMER SCHOOL & B.HAM IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR “

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
16 Nov 2019 14:00

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…

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