Major John Noble Jephson of 'Jephson's Post'

Major John Noble Jephson of 'Jephson's Post'

On 29 August 1915 a Major John Jephson died of his wounds which had been sustained in the fighting at Gallipoli. One of …

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Who was the first British soldier to be killed?

Who was the first British soldier to be killed?

It is often asserted that the first British soldier to be killed in the war is buried very close to the last soldier to …

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The Camera Returns No.25 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy

The Camera Returns No.25 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy

A battery of 18-pounder guns of the Royal Field Artillery moving up towards Mailly-Maillet to meet the…

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'Waiting for the Wounded' by Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953)

'Waiting for the Wounded' by Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953)

['War Art' was a regular featured in Stand To! the journal of The Western Front Association between 1993 and 2016. This …

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Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1972)

Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1972)

The following are taken without alteration from daily entries made in an Army Book 129 whilst Dr. Helm was the medical o…

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The Battle of Hill 70: Victoria Cross awards

The Battle of Hill 70: Victoria Cross awards

A number of Canadians earned the highest award for valour during the Battle of Hill 70. Private Harry Brown, 10th Bat…

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The Battle of Hill 70

The Battle of Hill 70

The Third Battle of Ypres (commonly, but inaccurately known as ‘Passchendaele’) commenced on 31 July 1917. High hopes of…

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Amongst The First To Fall - Early Casualties of the Royal Flying Corps in August 1914

Amongst The First To Fall - Early Casualties of the Royal Flying Corps in August 1914…

Death was not a stranger to the Royal Flying Corps even before the British Empire commenced hostilities against Germany …

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G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917 by Peter Arscott

G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917 by Peter Arscott

‘Gunfight at St Julien’  Peter Arscott relates the exploits of G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August …

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The Yorkshire Landings at Suvla

The Yorkshire Landings at Suvla

It is often thought that the first time the volunteers raised by Lord Kitchener went into action was at the Battle of th…

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The Camera Returns No.26 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

The Camera Returns No.26 by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No.44 in September 1995. Members receive the magazine three times a year and h…

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‘The care of the wounded horse in Northern France' by Fortunino Mantania War Art: No.6

‘The care of the wounded horse in Northern France' by Fortunino Mantania War Art: No.…

[This article first appeared in Stand To! No. 44 September 1995].   Fortunino Matania R.I. was born in Naples in April…

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