Welcome to the Yorkshire (West Riding) branch of the Western Front Association. 

We meet on Saturdays 1.30pm in St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road, Allerton Bywater WF10 2DH

We ask for a donation of £3 to cover costs. 

Upcoming Branch Events

'The 2nd Battle of Kemmel' a talk by John Sheehan
03 Mar

'The 2nd Battle of Kemmel' a talk by John Sheehan

St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road Allerton Bywater WF10 2DH
03 Mar 2018 13:30
0113 250 2165

John Sheehan, author of Harrogate Terriers (published by Pen and Sword), will relate how the 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, helped stop the German advance in April 1918. Find us at St Mary's Church, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH. All meetings are open to non-WFA members who always receive a warm welcome. There's…

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Clearing The Dead - a talk by Dr Peter Hodgkinson
07 Apr

Clearing The Dead - a talk by Dr Peter Hodgkinson

St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road Allerton Bywater WF10 2DH
07 Apr 2018 13:30
0113 250 2165

Between the wars a process similar to modern archaeology was carried out to attempt to unearth WW1 missing and bury them properly in IWGC cemeteries. How was this work done? Who did it? What were their experiences? Captain G Crawford, who drew up a set of instructions for doing this work, made this observation: 'It has been found to be advisable …

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Branch Awayday
12 May

Branch Awayday

St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road Allerton Bywater WF10 2DH
12 May 2018 10:00
0113 250 2165

This year's Awayday will take us to Richmond in North Yorkshire to visit the Green Howards Regimental Museum and Richmond Castle. Although the cells where the 'Richmond 16' (Conscientious Objectors) were held - and the graffiti they left behind - are closed for restoration, there are display boards charting the trials and tribulations of these men.…

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