'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

Grandfather was killed 7 weeks before the end of the First World War.  His immediate family, that is his wife and three …

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'In the event of my death': An analysis of what can be gleaned from soldiers wills

'In the event of my death': An analysis of what can be gleaned from soldiers wills

During 2013 David Tattersfield, a trustee of The Western Front Association, provided First World War historical advice t…

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Biggles’ Last Flight: the flying career of Captain WE Johns

Biggles’ Last Flight: the flying career of Captain WE Johns

This piece originally appeared in the 100th edition of the WFA's landmark print journal 'Stand To!' The author has enhan…

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Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

The Western Front Association's Pension Record Card and Ledger archive which is being published online by Ancestry is a …

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The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland

The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland

Between August and December 1918 a number of British Prisoners of War died at Heilsberg Prisoner of War camp in the east…

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Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Here's some feedback about the Pension Records lookups we have conducted for a wide range of individuals:   Andrew Gil…

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Understanding the Ledger Indexing

Understanding the Ledger Indexing

This article aims to set out some of the technical aspects of the indexing of - and subcategories that make up - the 'le…

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A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

Western Front Association members will already know that the Naval Records were released a few weeks ago, but today (10 …

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An Amusing Tale from Brigadier General R J Kentish DSO : 'A King Returns in Triumph’

An Amusing Tale from Brigadier General R J Kentish DSO : 'A King Returns in Triumph’

Brigadier General R J Kentish DSO was the inspirational first Commandant of the 3rd Army School and Senior Officer's S…

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'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

(Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June 1992) I…

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Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association available on Ancestry

Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association available on A…

The Western Front Association are pleased to share the excellent news that Ancestry will be making publicly further Pens…

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Great War Pension Record Cards and Ledgers: deeper understanding

Great War Pension Record Cards and Ledgers: deeper understanding

The history of the Great War is not just about generals and statesmen. In examining the Great War, we can often overlo…

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