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13 August 1915 Pte Arthur Moore, 2/2 East Lancs FA, RAMC.

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Born in 1895 to parents James and Lettice Anne, at the 1911 Census Arthur was living with his extended parents and his extended family at 58, Baron Terrace, Healey Wood, Burnley. 8 of them, parents, three sons, son in law, daughter and their son Alexander lived in a 4 roomed dwelling. Age 16, Arthur was a cotton weaver,  Arthur was also a member o…


26 September 1915 : L/Cpl Harold Chapin

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Born in Brooklyn, New York on 15 February 1886, to actress mother Alice, Harold was an American citizen who has become regarded as an 'English' actor and playwright. Working extensively as an actor, director and stage manager both in the UK and the USA, he was associated with some of the biggest names of the theatre of the era. At the 1891 he is l…


'The Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War' with Niall Cherry

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Niall Cherry will give a presentation on the RAMC in the Great War.  IMAGES: Courtesy of Picture Post Cards of the First World War, the Royal Army Medical Corps.  


Sanitation, Sand & Shells with Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall

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Sanitation, Sand & Shells: The war diary of Corporal Alfred Cockburn (2nd London Sanitary Company, RAMC) This talk will explore the important role of military hygiene and sanitation within the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War, through the unpublished war diary of Alfred Cockburn. Alfred Cockburn served with the 2nd London S…


British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! 83 August / September 2008 pp. 27 - 32)   Introduction When confronted with the onset of the Great War in August 1914, the professional British Regular soldier, and his colleagues…


Cancelled: 25 April 2020 : AGM and Spring Conference

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This event has been CANCELLED. Read on for the decision taken by the Executive Committee having consulted the Charity Commissions > AGM 25 April 2020     To book place + book optional £15 buffet lunch. Contact Steve Oram : secretary@westernfrontassociation.com    Venue: Headingley Theatre in Conference Centre - opposite main hotel entran…


'War is the only school for a Surgeon, Medical Developments during the Great War' by Peter Starling

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Peter Starling is a retired Director of the Army Medical Services Museum and a former RAMC officer. He lectures on the medical aspects of the First World War and has led battlefield tours concentrating on medical aspects of the war including the Western Front,  Gallipoli and various Second World War battlefields.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Histor…


The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…