Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions  in British Divisions 1914-1918

Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions in British Divisions 1914-1918

It is well recorded that despite a dubious disciplinary record, Australian troops were amongst the most effective of tho…

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Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British deaths in the Great War

Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British deaths in th…

Arthur Hughes-Onslow was born in 1862. He joined the 10th Hussars at Lucknow, India and stayed in the regiment for 20 ye…

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Finding Great Uncle George

Finding Great Uncle George

The following message from David Jenkins relates to the way the Pension Records can help find 'missing' relatives who we…

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'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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