• Project Hometown helps to find Herbert Coe after 100 years

    Project Hometown helps to find Herbert Coe after 100 years

    As members will be aware, a project to enhance the WFA's Pension Cards is currently underway - this is called 'Project H…

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  • Project Hometown: How to help find soldiers from a particular town

    Project Hometown: How to help find soldiers from a particular town

    Many members of The Western Front Association undertake research into war memorials, or into the fatalities incurred in …

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  • Ian Passingham - Obituary

    Ian Passingham - Obituary

    I think everyone who knew of him would have been shocked by the news of Ian Passingham’s death on 19 March, after a long…

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  • Bored with Lockdown? Here's an interesting 'diversion'

    Bored with Lockdown? Here's an interesting 'diversion'

    Members of The Western Front Association who are currently finding the 'lockdown' tedious may be interested in a new pro…

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  • Project Alias and Project Capture - how WFA members are working on the Pension Records

    Project Alias and Project Capture - how WFA members are working on the Pension Records

    When Project Alias was first announced in early February, it was originally thought that it may be possible to get toget…

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  • Talbot House needs your help

    Talbot House needs your help

    Due to open on Thursday, 16 April, but unable to open its ambitious new permanent exhibition due to the Coronavirus Covi…

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  • Bulletin 116 : April 2020 out now

    Bulletin 116 : April 2020 out now

    Bulletin arrived through member's letterboxes this morning and is going out to Digital Members right now. The followi…

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  • The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize for Young Historians Aged 16 – 19 2020

    The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize for Young Historians Aged 16 – 19 2020

    The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize Supported by The Western Front Association is now open for 2020.  Essays and project rep…

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  • Rob Thompson has been awarded a Western Front Association Hero Award for his contributions to the WFA over many years.

    Rob Thompson has been awarded a Western Front Association Hero Award for his contributions to the WFA over many years.

    Rob Thompson has spoken at The Western Front Association AGM and National Conferences as well as speaking at many Branch…

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  • Help save Talbot House

    Help save Talbot House

    The wonderful and iconic Talbot House, a living memorial to the men who lived and served on the Western Front out of Ypr…

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  • March Trench Lines

    March Trench Lines

    March Trench Lines provided the then latest regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and notified members of that all national an…

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  • Are you confined to barracks with Covid 19? Here's a suggestion

    Are you confined to barracks with Covid 19? Here's a suggestion

    Many Western Front Association members may be having to 'self isolate' at the moment, and this must be a real strain.  …

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The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits. In particular, belonging to the WFA provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will also receive our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin in total six times a year.

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  • CANCELLED - Phil Sutcliffe: A foot Soldiers Memoirs of WW1

    CANCELLED - Phil Sutcliffe: A foot Soldiers Memoirs of WW1

    29 May 2020 19:30 Devon and Cornwall

    Phil Sutcliffe returns to the Devon and Cornwall branch to talk further about his father's experiences in WW1, concentra…

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  • CANCELLED The Gun Machine:- by Rob Thompson

    CANCELLED The Gun Machine:- by Rob Thompson

    02 Jun 2020 19:30 Chesterfield

    'The Gun Machine: A Case Study of the Industrialisation of Battle during the Flanders Campaign, 1917. (More info to fo…

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  • CANCELLED: Dr David Kenyon: Bletchley Park & D Day

    CANCELLED: Dr David Kenyon: Bletchley Park & D Day

    06 Jun 2020 14:30 Wessex

    Dr David Kenyon is a British archaeologist and military historian. He was one of the military advisors on the film War H…

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  • Cancelled.......    "They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the first female agents" by Dr Viv Newman

    Cancelled....... "They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the first female agents" by Dr Viv Newman

    08 Jun 2020 18:30 Staffs (North) & Cheshire (South)

    In 2004, Dr Viv Newman was awarded a PhD for her thesis "Songs of Wartime Lives: Women's Poetry of the First World War" …

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  • CANCELLED - The actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia - Nigel Atter

    CANCELLED - The actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia - Nigel Atter

    08 Jun 2020 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    Due to the Coronavirus, all meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Please check the website for further inf…

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  • CANCELED : POW camps in the South West - Colin Chapman

    CANCELED : POW camps in the South West - Colin Chapman

    10 Jun 2020 19:30 Somerset

    POW Camps in the South West - Colin Chapman  Colin Chapman is the President of the Bristol and Avon Family History Soci…

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  • Postponed : Aristocrats Amongst Servicemen ~ by Andrew Thornton.

    Postponed : Aristocrats Amongst Servicemen ~ by Andrew Thornton.

    10 Jun 2020 19:45 Heart of England

    Aristocrats Amongst Servicemen : Stories of the Chums of the Old Contemptibles' Association  Andrew's talk will be abou…

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  • CHECK DETAILS : 'Aftermath' a talk by Professor John Derry

    CHECK DETAILS : 'Aftermath' a talk by Professor John Derry

    12 Jun 2020 19:00 Midlands (East)

    Due to the Coronavirus, all meetings have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. Please check with us before …

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  • CANCELLED : 'Aerial Photography in the  Great War' with Alan Wakefield

    CANCELLED : 'Aerial Photography in the  Great War' with Alan Wakefield

    12 Jun 2020 19:15 Sussex

    Alan Wakefield will be giving at talk on Aerial Photography in the First World War.

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  • Cancelled: The 46th (North Midland) Division by Prof John Bourne

    Cancelled: The 46th (North Midland) Division by Prof John Bourne

    13 Jun 2020 14:30 Yorkshire

    The 46th Division was the first Territorial formation to deploy to France.  It was sorely used in 1915 and 1916 and rest…

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Pierre was a farmer from Camporiez, Aveyron, France. Pierre Vigueir was born on 9 January 1894. Called into service at Rodez in late August 1914, Pierre first saw action with the 173e R.I. at Les Eparges in May 1915 before fighting in the 1915 battles on the Wöevre (Bois de la Grurie) until the end of the year. After a spell on the Champagne front, …

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29 May 1916 : Caporal Pierre Jean Victorin Viguier
Ancestry Pension Records

Ancestry Pension Records

As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. Below are various articl…

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The Latest WWI Podcast

The Latest WWI Podcast

The Western Front Association's podcasts are an eclectic mix of themed interviews with experts in their particular fields which shine a light into areas of the first world war which are sometimes over…

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

Book Reviews by academics, amateur historians, WFA members and keen readers.

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World War I Articles

World War I Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. All are examples of the kind of work featured in Stand To!

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