The Arras and Loos Trenches at Blackpool

The Arras and Loos Trenches at Blackpool

One of the lesser-known legacies of the First World War is the impact it had on charity – it is esti…

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Betty Stevenson – ‘the Happy Warrior’

Betty Stevenson – ‘the Happy Warrior’

Within days of the war being declared the YMCA established recreation centres in the United Kingdom …

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From ceremonial duties to First Ypres and beyond: The 1st Life Guards and their single worst day of the war

From ceremonial duties to First Ypres and beyond: The 1st Life Guards and t…

This is a brief account of one cavalry regiment's war which reached its nadir in very unlikely circu…

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Horey parents’ pilgrimage to the Somme

Horey parents’ pilgrimage to the Somme

Some of the most moving photographs in the 40-year archive of The Western Front Association are thos…

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Childhood memories of Gallipoli in the 1920s

Childhood memories of Gallipoli in the 1920s

The passion of members of the Western Front Association is such that few fail to recognise an import…

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Battlefield clearance and a Chinese revolt

Battlefield clearance and a Chinese revolt

“Private Smith, one of the ordnance men in our team, was killed tampering with a 106 fuse. Chinese n…

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The first Canadian Nurses killed by enemy action

The first Canadian Nurses killed by enemy action

A number of Canadian nurses died on active service – largely as a result of disease – the first Cana…

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An original First World War RAF Hangar and the story of 'RFC Bramham Moor'

An original First World War RAF Hangar and the story of 'RFC Bramham Moor'

Anyone driving along the A64 dual carriageway between York and Leeds may have noticed at a significa…

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The memorials to the Bowlby Brothers

The memorials to the Bowlby Brothers

Captain Geoffrey Bowlby of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) was killed leading his squadron in a c…

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Captain Thorold A. Stewart-Jones at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

Captain Thorold A. Stewart-Jones at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

Son of Edward and Emily Pauline Stewart-Jones. (Born 10 July 1873 in Liverpool) A barrister of …

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The Grimson family and WW1

The Grimson family and WW1

As with many spheres of life, the arts suffered many losses as a result of the First World War – as …

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Tragedy and heroism in the Davidson family

Tragedy and heroism in the Davidson family

On March 28, 1916, a pharmacist in Montrose, Scotland, dropped dead. The man’s wife duly wrote to th…

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