Remembering 1st July 1916 : Hawthorn Ridge and Lochnagar Craters

Remembering 1st July 1916 : Hawthorn Ridge and Lochnagar Craters

To mark the anniversary of the 1 day of the Battle of the Somme 1916 watch a short film from the Lochnagar Crater Founda…

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Ypres from above in 1919

Ypres from above in 1919

The film footage shown below was taken after the end of the First World War and it gives an extraordinary view of the sc…

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Fostering  Remembrance, Peace and Reconciliation with the Lochnagar Crater Foundation 1 July

Fostering  Remembrance, Peace and Reconciliation with the Lochnagar Crater …

Special Commemorative Activities, July 1st, 2020 This is an invitation from the Lochnagar Crater Foundation to join t…

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Jon Cooksey - fundraising page

Jon Cooksey - fundraising page

Members will be interested to hear that Heather, the widow of Jon Cooksey has set up a scheme to enable friends to rem…

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The reach of The Western Front Association is global

The reach of The Western Front Association is global

Recent activity on our website shows our reach; it is global. Trench Lines has readers from the UK (77%) the US (15…

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Applicants wanted for the role of Treasurer for 2020/2021

Applicants wanted for the role of Treasurer for 2020/2021

We have a vacancy for an Honorary Treasurer and applications from qualified candidates are urgently invited. Candidates …

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Jon Cooksey

Jon Cooksey

It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden passing of the editor of 'Stand To!', Jon Cooksey. Our condo…

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Help Request to tell the story of the Latin American volunteers in the Great War

Help Request to tell the story of the Latin American volunteers in the Grea…

Tomas Pizarro-Escuti, a 4th-year undergraduate student at the University of Aberdeen is undertaking research for his dis…

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The latest release of Pension Records is now available

The latest release of Pension Records is now available

Members of The Western Front Association will be delighted to learn that another two sets of Pension Record Cards have n…

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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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