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'The Rebuilding of Ypres after the War' a talk given by Mark Connelly


Mark Connelly is Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent and a Director of the Gateways' Project. The author of several books including The Great War: Memory and Ritual a study of East London War Memorials, he is currently researching the rebuilding of Ypres and the impact of a British Community on the city.   The East London Branch…

'The Third Battle of Ypres' with Professor John Derry


Professor John Derry will be giving a presentation on the Third Battle of Ypres. For many people the Third Battle of Ypres is indelibly associated with the conditions in which the campaign ended – many people think that Passchendaele was the only battle that was fought – and the appalling casualties. Only historians remember Plumer’s success at th…

Nature of War


A range of materials for mixed ability classes, for year 7, 8 and 9. Right click to save documents. If you have any resources you wish to share, please let us know! Document Title Focus Format Death of Red Baron Mystery activity  Word FWW Dressing station Medical services information  Word …

25 August 1918 PVT Charles W Hoadley killed by a German aeroplane raid on this day


Private Charles W Hoadley was born on 6 February 1893 in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania and resided in Bradford, PA. Shortly after the United States declared war on the Germany, Charles crossed the border into nearby New York and enlisted with the 3rd New York Infantry. (1) After training at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina with his regiment (now designa…

10 September 1917 Sgt Jules Tiberghien died on this day


One of the three Tiberghien brothers to die in the Great War, Jules was born on 22 January 1892 and began his military service at Lille with the 43rd RI in 1912. After serving as an infantryman and being wounded in action (gaining the Medaille Militaire and Croix de Guerre in the process), he became attached to the Air Corps. Killed in aerial comba…

13 September 1917 Lance Corporal Vickery DCM was killed in action on this day


James was born in Walthamstow on 17 October 1887. He attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1905 to 1911. James was working for the Post Office in the Whitechapel Road when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, a kilted regiment. In August 1915, he was sent to France and fought at the Battle of Loos. On 27 September, whilst…

22 November 1917 Pte Alexander McNab was killed in action on this day


A Special Reservist at the outbreak of war, Alexander was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1890. In civilian life, he was employed at West's Mill, Harle Syke but had enlisted into the 3rd East Lancs at Blackburn in 1911 and was in camp at Workington when news of the outbreak of war came through. Immediately mobilised into service, he arrived in Franc…

23 November 1917 Pte Joseph Hoole died on this day


From Preston, Lancashire, Joseph was born in 1892. A pre-war territorial, he had been a weaver in his civilian life and re-enlisted in 1916. In May 1917, Joseph was sent out to France and fought in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and at Cambrai where he was seriously wounded in both legs, right arm and chest. He died of these injuries in a Casualty Clear…

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'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart


Peter Hart will give a talk on the Royal Flying Corps at Third Ypres.  We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.

'From Crisis to Victory 1918' with Professor John Derry


John Derry will be giving a historical and political overview of 1918.  IMAGE: 2 May 1918 British gunners position an 18-pounder field gun at Saint Floris, during the Battle of Lys.

'1918: The Fourth and Fifth Battles of Ypres' with Sean Godfrey


Sean Godfrey will be giving a presentation on the Fourth and Fifth Battles of Ypres, 1918.   IMAGE: British infantry holding the line of a canal near the village of Merville, 12 April 1918. (C) IWM Q 006612

Passchendaele and the Flanders U-Boats


  There can be no doubt that the Flanders U-boats, the thirty seven small UB and UC vessels based at Bruges and going to and from sea via Ostende and Zeebrugge were important factors in the strategic judgement that led to the Third Battle of Ypres. The fears of the Admiralty that the contribution these boats were making to the overall unrestrict…

I Embarked for France: The War Diaries and letters of an English family in the Great War: Evelyn Ansell, 19th King’s Liverpool Regiment


Reviewed by Linda Parker. Although this narrative of a family’s journey and the mixed fortunes of war is focused on Evelyn Ansell, its first chapter, describing the end of a family holiday in August 1914, introduces his family as the lens through which the Great War is seen. As Meryl Moore comments 'I read these family letters and lived the war ye…

'The Third Ypres - Passchendaele' with Michael LoCicero


Michael LoCicero visits Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Branch to discuss the Third Battle of Ypres - Passchendaele. This promises to be a very informative and interesting presentation to both members and guests many of whom probably had relatives who fought in the mud around Ypres.   

Battle Lines: Ypres - Nieupoort to Ploegsteert


Authors: Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland ISBN 978 1 84884 783 4 Publisher: Pen and Sword 31 March 2013 240 pages including maps and illustrations When I signed up to provide a book review for the Western Front Association I was curious as to what book I would receive, given the information I had provided on my area of interest. However, when I rec…

A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918


A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918 by Sergeant W G Sweet, 2nd Monmouthshire edited by Barry Johnson (This article first appeared in Stand To! pp13-16 No.30 Winter 1990) Sergeant W G Sweet   The Monmouthshire Regiment of the Territorial Force, sent all three of its first line battalions to the 28th Division in France in 1914-15. The 1st Bn, ra…

'Operation Hush - The 1917 Landing That Never Was' by Clive Harris


Clive Harris will be giving a presentation on the 1917 Landing that never was. Clive has over 20 years experience giving talks and walks on the the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. He recently completed an MA in Great War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Clive Harris has been involved with the Western Front Association f…

Stand To! 1 to 110 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-109 Contents    Stand To!  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care …

What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of an Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer.


What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of AN Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer. Helion, £16.95. 187pp, 187 ills, 4 maps, bibliog., index ISBN 978 1 91217403 4 Charles Barrington Author, Charles Barrington, enjoys the good fortune of being published by Helion, and, consequently, the assurance of quality productio…

Walking Ypres


Walking Ypres Pen & Sword Barnsley 2017 £15.99, 296 pp, pb ills & maps throughout. ISBN: 0-17815-900-3 Paul Reed As the title suggests ‘Walking Ypre’ is standard ‘Battleground Europe’ fare intended for the footslogger rather than the exponent of mobile battlefield visiting. The book offers 14 chapters, each a walk from a designated …

L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt


244904 L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt. John Clegg was an employee of Messrs. Grey Ltd at Livingstone Mill, Burnley before the war. A married father of two, he was conscripted into the Army in October 1916 and was sent on active service in January 1917. A participant in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and Cambrai in 1917, he also…

Corporal Henry I Ingersoll, Company K: 15 September 1918


Henry Ingersoll graduated from Erasmus Hall High School and attended Cornell University where he studied civil engineering. After graduating from Cornell in 1916 he employed with the family business. Henry enlisted with the 7th New York Infantry in August 1917. (1) After training at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina with his regiment (now designated …

The Annual General Meeting Address delivered by Mr John Terraine at the AGM on 31 January 1987


[This article first appeared in Stand To ! 20 Summer 1987] pp 7 - 8   First let me say a word of reassurance: it's only a few weeks ago that a number of you will have received a longish burst from me at the National Army Museum on Founder's Day. Don't worry - this time I shan't keep you long. I only want to say two things, really, about ourse…

20 December 1914: 820 Marsouin Simon Chantelot, 6e RIC.


Born at Ste Priest-la-Prugne on 30 November 1894, Simon Chantelot had just begun his compulsory military service with the 6th Colonial Infantry at Lyon at the time of the outbreak of war. Seeing action in the Vosges/Alsace and the Argonne, he was wounded in action near Ypres in mid-December and died in the auxiliary hospital at Mantes-la-Jolie/Yvel…

21 December 1914 : 7927 A/Cpl Simon Bennett, 2nd Bn Ryl Munster Fus.


Born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1884, after a number of years as a coal miner, Simon Bennett had enlisted into the army in 1904. After spending most of his service in India, Simon returned home and, while still held on the reserve, he became employed as a miner at the Towneley colliery in Burnley. He had just entered the final year of his reserve c…