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Commemorate the Labour Corps for The Unremembered

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The Unremembered project is a national campaign to remember World War One’s army of workers – the Labour Corps. The Labour Corps cooked, cleaned, carried and cared for the soldiers on the front line and behind the lines. They built roads and railways, carried the wounded and buried the dead. Men and women from across the Commonwealth made a vita…


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

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During the First World War, men and women from many dominion countries of the British Empire made a vital contribution to the war effort as workers.They cooked, cleaned, carried and cared for the soldiers on the front line and behind the lines. They built roads and railways, they transported food, fuel and ammunition, they filled sandbags and dug…


A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

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Western Front Association members will already know that the Naval Records were released a few weeks ago, but today (10 November 2018), Ancestry have made 1.5 million records available on their Fold 3 platform (please see FAQs below regarding WFA members' access to these). Until The Western Front Association stepped in to save these ledgers and ot…


19 May 1918: 574077 Pte Benjamin Jackson, 988 Coy Labour Corps.

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According to his Short Attestation papers, Benjamin, formerly 12588 in the 1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment, was a labourer at Grimshaw's brewery in Burnley. He enlisted into the East Lancs on 30 August 1914. He was 21 years old, 5 ft 3 ⅜ inches tall and weighed 109 lbs. He was duly posted 4 September 1914. He had a fiancee, Ada Chambers. Benjami…


11 November : 25 years since the re-inauguration of the Armistice Day ceremony at the Whitehall Cenotaph by The Western Front Association

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It is 25 years since The Western Front Association successfully campaigned to re-inaugurate the Whitehall Cenotaph ceremony on Armistice Day, and on Monday 11th November at 11am the WFA will again lead the nation in reflection and commemoration. Following the Second World War the focus of Britain's national commemoration shifted to Remembrance S…