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Richard Hughes  MA (Oxon), MA (Birmingham)

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              MA (Oxon)(Jurisprudence) MA Modern History (British Great War Studies)(Birmingham University) Rich has been a member of The Western Front member for more than 25 years, joining the WFA Executive Committee in 2010 as the legal trustee. He has a long-standing interest in military history, and the First World War in particula…


11 November : Notice of Service at the Cenotaph

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The Service at the Cenotaph on Monday 11th November will be followed by a service at Guards Chapel and lunch at The Albert, 52 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0NP at 13h00. There will be a three course lunch: Soup Choice of Carvery with trimmings Selection from Dessert Trolley Coffee £30 inclusive Book via the WFA Office Sarah Gunn <offi…


19th July 1919 Peace Day in Britain

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This article first appeared in Bulletin 114, the internal news and information magazine for members of The Western Front Association. [Available in print or digital formats]. Comprising a military procession that wound its way for seven miles through central London, crossing and re-crossing the Thames, where warships formed a Naval Pageant, alon…


The WFA's 2019 Armistice commemoration at the Cenotaph

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Images of The Western Front Association's 25th, 11th November Cenotaph Armistice Commemoration. We are grateful to Jeff Moore for these photographs.  London Scottish Pipers prepare Parade Marshal John Chester (centre with bowler hat) and a group of members and guests    This year, the RAF provided the guard of honour Poppy wreaths fro…


VIDEO : Cerys Matthews reading 'And death shall have no dominion' at The WFA's 2019 Armistice ceremony

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The Western Front Association holds a ceremony for members, guests and the general public every Armistice Day to mark the end of the First World War. At the 2019 ceremony, Cerys Matthews read from Dylan Thomas's poem 'And death shall have no dominion' (Hint: hover over the video and click 'Full Screen' in the bottom right corner)  With between…


Known unto God: the missing of the Great War by Simon Fowler

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This talk tells the stories of some of those commemorated on the memorials in Ypres, Thiepval and elsewhere and looks at the struggles of their families to find out about what happened to them. It was said that the grieving mothers and widows suffered doubly because they did not know where their menfolk had been buried. It will also discuss how and…


The Story of the Unknown Warrior by Michael Gavaghan

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M & L Publications, c/o Livesey-Scott Solicitors, Derby House, Fulwood, Preston, Lancs. PR2 8JF, 1995. Hardback, 88p [This First World War book review first appeared in Stand To! No. 46 April 1996. This magazine, the journal of The Western Front Association is published three times a year. The entire archive of over 118 issues is available to …