Operation Michael, The Thirty Worst and an Advanced Dressing Station

Operation Michael, The Thirty Worst and an Advanced Dressing Station

March 1918 was arguably the most critical month of the First World war for the British and Commonwealth forces in France…

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The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how t…

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Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture (part 3)

Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture (part 3)

This is the third of three article intended to show what is available at The National Archives ('TNA') at Kew in the PIN…

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Project ALIAS reveals the man who is listed twice

Project ALIAS reveals the man who is listed twice

As the project to learn more about those men who served in the British Army using a false name continues, various fascin…

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The Chinese Labour Force during the First World War

The Chinese Labour Force during the First World War

Articles      Edition of Stand To !   Behind the Lines (2) Chinese Labour Corps - Weihaiwe…

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A Perspective on the Western Front by an Army Officer from India by Dr. DeWitt C. Ellinwood

A Perspective on the Western Front by an Army Officer from India by Dr. DeWitt C. Ell…

This article first appeared in the January 2020 edition of Stand To! the journal of The Western Front Association. Membe…

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David George Mansell and his war service as 'Evans'

David George Mansell and his war service as 'Evans'

Many men joined the army under an assumed name, for some this would have been to run away from a past that may have invo…

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Lewes Casualties :  September 1918 and the impact of 'Spanish Flu'

Lewes Casualties : September 1918 and the impact of 'Spanish Flu'

September 1918 brought a further 14 Lewes casualties, 10 on the Western Front where the arrival of the Americans had …

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'Behind the Lines - The Story of the Iron Twelve' [Part 2] by Hedley Malloch

'Behind the Lines - The Story of the Iron Twelve' [Part 2] by Hedley Malloch

This article, Part 2 of 2 parts, first appeared in Stand To! No. 88. April/May 2010. This and all issues of Stand To! ar…

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'The Story of the Iron Twelve' [Part 1] by Hedley Malloch

'The Story of the Iron Twelve' [Part 1] by Hedley Malloch

This article first appeared, in two parts, in the journal of The Western Front Association, Stand To! No. 87 and No. 88.…

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The Iron 12 : The inauguration of the Iron Memorial and Commemorative Plaques in Guise

The Iron 12 : The inauguration of the Iron Memorial and Commemorative Plaques in Guis…

This article first appeared in Bulletin No.91 October/November 2011. Bulletin and Stand To! are the two magazines of The…

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Further Hints and Tips to assist with finding Pension Records

Further Hints and Tips to assist with finding Pension Records

The following may assist WFA members in the search for pension records 1) If using a regimental number as one of the se…

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