Revealed: The soldier with two families. How The Western Front Association's Pension Records helped unravel a family mystery

Revealed: The soldier with two families. How The Western Front Association's Pension …

This story of discovery begins with researching the life of my Great Grandfather Alfred Nelson William Beckley BAKER. Th…

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The Prince and the Pilot

The Prince and the Pilot

On a windswept hill overlooking the Yorkshire mill town of Halifax stands the area's most visible landmark - the Wainhou…

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Street Memorials in South West Rocks, NSW

Street Memorials in South West Rocks, NSW

South West Rocks is a small town with a population of about 5000 on the mid north coast of New South Wales, about 400 ki…

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The Armistice in Bijar and Dunsterforce in Baku

The Armistice in Bijar and Dunsterforce in Baku

The Armistice, which brought an end to the fighting in the First World War was, as everyone knows, signed on 11 November…

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The Hong Kong and Singapore Mountain Battery in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine

The Hong Kong and Singapore Mountain Battery in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine

In 1847 the British authorities in Hong Kong began using Indians as gun lascars, or general workers, because the climati…

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Dunsterforce: The Fighting in North-West Persia During 1918

Dunsterforce: The Fighting in North-West Persia During 1918

The start of the Russian Revolution in the Spring of 1917 heralded the decline of Russia as an effective member of the a…

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"When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday?" by J P Lethbridge

"When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday?" by J P Lethbridge

[This Article first appears in the April 2004 Edition of Stand To! Edition 70. The entire digital archive is open to mem…

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The Red Baron - his 'other rank' victims

The Red Baron - his 'other rank' victims

There are many ways that the WFA's pension records can be used for research purposes. In this article, I wish to take a …

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The Disaster at Hooge

The Disaster at Hooge

One of the most frequently heard misconceptions about the First World War is that British and Commonwealth generals and …

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A draft of 100, all boys from the Kings Liverpool Regt

A draft of 100, all boys from the Kings Liverpool Regt

Most people seeking to trace the steps of a soldier who served in WW1 will run into the same dead-end that I did when I …

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Some numbers (and images) around the WFA's Pension Records

Some numbers (and images) around the WFA's Pension Records

The Western Front Association recently saved from destruction around 8 million pension records of First World War Soldie…

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Pension Records for 'non-UK' soldiers

Pension Records for 'non-UK' soldiers

It was initially believed that the WFA's Pension Cards and Ledgers were only for claims for pensions for men who came fr…

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