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001: Spring 1981

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002: Autumn 1981 (September)

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004: Spring 1982

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'The Curious Case of Mr Herbert Mowle Kendal' by Paul Hanford

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AGM Speaker: Paul Handford MBE The talk is about a collection of medals and papers Paul purchased relating to a Mr Kendal, a civilian volunteer ambulance driver. The collection suggested he had been killed in Action on the Western Front in May 1918 whilst driving his ambulance in support of the French Army. His death was not recorded or indeed r…


First World War Day in Walthamstow Village

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The First World War Day in Walthamstow Village event is the outcome of a partnership between East London Western Front Association, Waltham Forest: Vestry House Museum and St Mary’s Church. This is the second time we have worked together on a the First World War Day in Walthamstow Village Last year in May 2017, the First World War Day in Walthams…


'From Private to Major via the Foresters Arms': The life, death and rediscovery of Octavius Darby-Griffith, MC

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British visitors to the south of France will often take the A26 'Autoroute des Anglais' out of Calais. Some 140 miles down this autoroute, they will see on a prominent hill to the right the towers of the medieval cathedral at Laon. Some may turn off the autoroute to pay a visit, others will press on towards Rheims and further south. If the opportu…


The First World War & Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Alan Reed

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was founded by Fabian Ware and constituted through Royal Charter in 1917 originally called the Imperial War Graves Commission. The change to the present name took place in 1960. In this talk Alan Reed, battlefield guide and author, will explain the background and the work of the CWGC both during the war and al…


New information boards at CWGC cemeteries: A letter to the Director General

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  LETTER TO THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION   10 August 2018   Dear Director General New information boards at CWGC cemeteries I am writing to you to express my great concern about the new information boards which are appearing at a number of CWGC cemeteries. In this respect, I refer also to my recent correspondence with Liz Woodfield…