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29 October 1914 Pte John Bradley killed in action on this day

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Living at 113 Sandygate, Burnley at the time of his re-enlistment in August 1914, John had originally seen boy service with the Manchesters since late September 1901. A recalled reservist, he landed in France on 8 October 1914 seeing service in the area of Richebourg. Whilst holding the line in the vicinity of Festubert on 29 October 1914, John's …


087: December 2009/January 2010

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090: December 2010/January 2011

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4 January 1919: Pte Robert Dewart

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Robert Dewart was a general labourer before the war. He was married to Annie McIntyre and they had one child. He enlisted in January 1915 and was sent to France in May 1915 where the 1/6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were over the following three years engaged in: The Battle of Festubert, 1915; The Somme in 1916; Third Ypres, in 1917 and eve…


Yorkshire Branch Battlefield Tour

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The annual Yorkshire branch trip to France will take place between 25 and 30 September.  It is intended to look at the Battlefields in the Flanders 'flat lands' around Neuve Chapelle and Loos. The trip will be run by Battlehonours Ltd and guided by Clive Harris. As with previous trips we will use an local company who always provide a luxurious 50-s…


A Perspective on the Western Front by an Indian Army Office on the Western Front by Dr DeWitt C Ellinwood

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[This article first appeared in Stand To! No.63 January 2002 pp 29-32. Members of The Western Front Association have access to the full digital archive running to 116 editions and some 2000 articles such as this one}. When Britain entered the war in August 1914, it was immediately apparent that the British Isles could not supply the number of troo…


The Indian Corps on the Western Front by Simon Doherty and Tom Donovan

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Richly illustrated throughout, with clear maps and explanatory plans, many contemporary black and white photographs and a wealth of recent photographs on the ground, as well as colour illustrations, The Indian Corps on the Western Front makes an excellent companion to a trip along that stretch of the Western Front taken over by the Indian Army in O…


A Perspective on the Western Front by an Army Officer from India by Dr. DeWitt C. Ellinwood

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This article first appeared in the January 2020 edition of Stand To! the journal of The Western Front Association. Members receive Stand To! three times a year and our in-house magazine Bulletin three times a year. Digital Members receive these in digital form and have access to them online. All members have access to the Stand To! archive comprisi…


Ep. 159 – The 2nd Inniskillings at Festubert, 1915 – Michael Nugent

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Michael Nugent talks about his recent book into the 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the 1915 Battle of Festubert. This is published by Reveille Press.