• 1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    The next AGM will take place on 27th April 2019. The current trustees will remain in post until then, or will leave earl…

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  • 2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    12th November 2018 Dear WFA member The Butte de Warlencourt This letter is to bring you up to date about the Butte de Wa…

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  • 3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    Butte de Warlencourt Background Many members may now be aware of the decision to divest The Western Front Association of…

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  • PENSION RECORDS LATEST: Further Release of 1.5 million Pension records

    PENSION RECORDS LATEST: Further Release of 1.5 million Pension records

    Explore the wealth of information to be found in the further release of another 1.5 million digitised Pension Records T…

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  • FREE EXHIBITION: Photographing the Fallen until 3 December

    FREE EXHIBITION: Photographing the Fallen until 3 December

    Photographing the Fallen is about Jeremy Gordon-Smith’s great great uncle Ivan Bawtree who was a war graves photographer…

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  • Announcing a new competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young historians Aged 16 – 19

    Announcing a new competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young historians Aged 16 – 19

    THE COLIN HARDY MEMORIAL PRIZE Supported by the Western Front Association Do you have an interest in the First World…

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  • Major Tom’s War – despatches from the Front Line

    Major Tom’s War – despatches from the Front Line

    Vee Walker has taken her personal Armistice commemoration one step further than most. In 2014 Vee translated a letter i…

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  • EXTENDED DEADLINE : The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme

    EXTENDED DEADLINE : The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme

    The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme Student and tutor information and application form for 2018 Ove…

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  • Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association being made available on Ancestry

    Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association being made available on Ancestry

    The Western Front Association are pleased to share the exciting news that Ancestry will be making available online fur…

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  • 'Journey's End' - 'This Production is Worth a Trip to Belgium' The Daily Telegraph

    'Journey's End' - 'This Production is Worth a Trip to Belgium' The Daily Telegraph

    With the Journey's End film released this year, there now comes a rare chance to see it LIVE in the very landscape whi…

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  • How to contribute your First World War artefacts to the Lest We Forget Archive

    How to contribute your First World War artefacts to the Lest We Forget Archive

    The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation is working in collaboration with the University of Oxford to create a digital a…

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  • 'Unremembered' : Take part in this national billboards campaign to remember the Labour Corps and mark the centenary of the Armistice

    'Unremembered' : Take part in this national billboards campaign to remember the Labour Corps and mark the centenary of the Armistice

    During the First World War, men and women from many dominion countries of the British Empire made a vital contribution…

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Benefits of Membership

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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Join The WFA

Our aims are 'Remembrance and Sharing the History of the Great War'. You get 6 magazines per year. Currently there is a 3 extra months Free offer - ask office for details. For more information on how to join and what membership options are available, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact the office:
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  • 'RAF - 1918' by Stuart Hadaway

    'RAF - 1918' by Stuart Hadaway

    16 Nov 2018 19:30 Worcester & Herefordshire

    Stuart Hadaway will be giving a talk on the RAF - 1918.

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

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

    17 Nov 2018 14:00 Birmingham

    By 1918 two thirds of the troops were spending most of their time on labour duties, exacerbated by the German Spring Off…

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  • Special Armistice Meeting

    Special Armistice Meeting

    17 Nov 2018 14:00 Dublin

    A special meeting will be held to mark the 1918 Armistice. Details to follow.

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  • 'The Voie Sacree - the road that saved Verdun' with Roy Larkins

    'The Voie Sacree - the road that saved Verdun' with Roy Larkins

    17 Nov 2018 14:30 Ox & Bucks

    Roy Larkins presents a fascinating look at the Voie Sacree, the road that led to Verdun. He will look at the transpor…

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  • 'The 501, piece jigsaw; Tank - other arms cooperation in the First World War' by Bryn Hammond

    'The 501, piece jigsaw; Tank - other arms cooperation in the First World War' by Bryn Hammond

    19 Nov 2018 19:30 Tyneside

    Bryn Hammond will be giving a presentation on the 501, piece jigsaw and the ank - as well as other arms cooperation in t…

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  • 'The Last Battle - Endgame On The Western Front' with Peter Hart

    'The Last Battle - Endgame On The Western Front' with Peter Hart

    19 Nov 2018 20:00 Southend on Sea

    By August 1918, the outcome of the Great War was not in doubt: the Allies would win. But what was unclear was how this …

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  • Herbert Read (DSO, MC) - Yorkshire's Forgotten War Poet

    Herbert Read (DSO, MC) - Yorkshire's Forgotten War Poet

    20 Nov 2018 19:45 Cleveland

    Carl Watts, Education Officer of the Green Howards Museum will explore the war service, poetry and life of this fascinat…

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  • Surrey Branch Annual General Meeting and Members' Talks

    Surrey Branch Annual General Meeting and Members' Talks

    21 Nov 2018 17:45 Surrey

    The November meeting is the Surrey Branch AGM.  This normally takes about 20 minutes.  It will be followed by two presen…

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  • 'An Artist's Life in the Trenches' with Phyllida Shaw

    'An Artist's Life in the Trenches' with Phyllida Shaw

    21 Nov 2018 19:30 Avon

    Phyllida Shaw will be giving a talk based on her book 'An Artist's War'. She is the great niece of Morris Meredith WIlli…

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  • 'The Unknown Warrior' by Dr John Sutton

    'The Unknown Warrior' by Dr John Sutton

    26 Nov 2018 19:00 Leicestershire & Rutland

    Dr John Sutton will be giving a presentation on the Unknown Soldier.  This talk tells the story of where the idea of an…

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  • FREE EVENT : The Forgotten Faces of the Great War  - The Chinese Labour Corps

    FREE EVENT : The Forgotten Faces of the Great War - The Chinese Labour Corps

    17 Nov 2018 13:00

    Date: Saturday, 17th November 2018 Time: 1.00-4.30pm Venue: Knowledge Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, Lond…

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  • An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

    An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

    24 Nov 2018 09:00

    The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied…

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  • FREE: 'Football and the British Army in the Great War: Myths and Reality' with Dr Iain Adams

    FREE: 'Football and the British Army in the Great War: Myths and Reality' with Dr Iain Adams

    30 Nov 2018 10:00

    This free event will explore the history of football in the First World War and commemorating the centenary of the Armis…

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22857 Pte Joseph Williams, 2nd Bn Duke of Wellington's (W Riding) Regt Born at Cornholme, Lancashire in 1888, Joseph was a carter employed by Barnoldswick Council prior to enlistment. He was conscripted into service at Halifax on 7 June 1916 and, after training with the 3rd West Ridings, was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and sent to France on 13 November 1916. After…

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16 November 1917 Pte Joseph Williams died on this day
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The Western Front Association was established to further knowledge of the First World War. In develo…

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