Iris Hotblack and Alan ‘Balmy’ Morton : love letters from the Front

Iris Hotblack and Alan ‘Balmy’ Morton : love letters from the Front

At the outbreak of war in 1914, 20 year old Miss Iris Hotblack was at home with her family. They lived in a large, detac…

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Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture (part 2)

Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture (part 2)

In an earlier article we looked at some cases of Pension records and compared the WFA's pension cards to files that are …

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The Camera Returns No.56 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy

The Camera Returns No.56 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy

This item first appeared in Stand To! No. 74 September 2005 p.54. All these articles can be enjoyed by WFA Members using…

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Pension Claims - same man, different claim

Pension Claims - same man, different claim

The following article, by Craig Suddick, looks at a fairly uncommon scenario - being the pension claim for a deceased se…

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Iron Clad. The Service of 202081 Pte Frank Reece Beresford, H Bn Tank Corps by Charles Reece Beresford

Iron Clad. The Service of 202081 Pte Frank Reece Beresford, H Bn Tank Corps by Charle…

This article first appeared in Stand To! 40 Spring 1994 (pp13-14) The entire archive of Stand To! (up to the last 12 mon…

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Un-indexed Pension Cards. The 'Missing 22 drawers'

Un-indexed Pension Cards. The 'Missing 22 drawers'

In recent days an issue has come to light that affects approximately 2 percent of the Pension Cards for 'soldiers died'.…

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Articles on Tanks in Stand To 1 to 116 (1981 to 2019)

Articles on Tanks in Stand To 1 to 116 (1981 to 2019)

There are no fewer than 25 articles on tanks featured in Stand To! A popular subject, it has been covered in many differ…

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The Camera Returns No. 10 at the Central Tank Workshops at Erin, near St Pol by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

The Camera Returns No. 10 at the Central Tank Workshops at Erin, near St Pol by Bob G…

'Camera Returns' No. 10 appeared in Stand To! No. 28 Spring 1990. Some 30 years later the 100th 'Camera Returns' approac…

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Project ALIAS: A major scheme to locate men who served using a 'different' name

Project ALIAS: A major scheme to locate men who served using a 'different' name

There are many fascinating quirks within the Pension Record Cards which have been saved by The Western Front Association…

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The disabled soldier – how his pension was calculated

The disabled soldier – how his pension was calculated

A man who was discharged as medically unfit where that unfitness was certified as being either caused by or aggravated b…

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Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture

Pension Record Cards and Ledgers - how they fitted in to the bigger picture

As many member of The Western Front Association will know, especially the those who have accessed the pension records, t…

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Deborah Tank Descendants Return : 92nd Anniversary of when the tank was knocked out

Deborah Tank Descendants Return : 92nd Anniversary of when the tank was knocked out

This article by Rob Kirk first appeared ten years ago in Bulletin 86 : Feb/March 2010 pp 11-12. Members receive Bulletin…

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