• Pension Records

    Pension Records

    As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. Below are various articles...

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  • TrenchMapper (Public)

    TrenchMapper

    This portal enables users to study thousands of trench maps from the First World War. To benefit from the full capabilities of this, members can use the full version in the members area of the website...

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  • Stereoscope

    Stereoscope

    Stereoscopic, or 3D, photography was very popular at the time of the Great War. Use the Filter function to select your area of interest from the thousands of images from the conflict that are available here...

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  • Masters Degree Programmes

    Masters Degree Programmes

    We are delighted to point members to three MA courses that we believe will be of interest. These are, in two cases, whol…

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  • In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War: The culmination of an amazing project.

    In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War: The culmination of an amazing project.

    In 2014, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy started a project to follow and photograph the events of the Centennial of the Great W…

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  • Find here a full contents listing for Stand To! No.126 (April 2022) with part of the introduction to this edition from the Editor.

    Find here a full contents listing for Stand To! No.126 (April 2022) with part of the introduction to this edition from the Editor.

    All standard members of The Western Front Association should have received their print copy over the weekend; all digita…

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  • The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Masters Grant Scheme.

    The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Masters Grant Scheme.

    The Western Front Association Masters Grant Scheme is offered to provide postgraduate students the opportunity to enri…

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  • The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize for 16-19 year olds is now open for written projects and video presentations for 2022

    The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize for 16-19 year olds is now open for written projects and video presentations for 2022

    The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize is supported by The Western Front Association This is an annual competition created …

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  • Lt Col (Retd) Graham William Parker, OBE : Rest in Peace

    Lt Col (Retd) Graham William Parker, OBE : Rest in Peace

    It is with deep regret we have learned that Lt Col (Retd) Graham Parker, OBE has passed away. Graham was one of The West…

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  • Awardees of The Western Front Association’s PhD Grant scheme are announced

    Awardees of The Western Front Association’s PhD Grant scheme are announced

    The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the winners of its third annual PhD Grant Scheme.  The Scheme …

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  • Out Now! Bulletin February 2022

    Out Now! Bulletin February 2022

    Editor: Ralph Lomas CONTENTS Page(s) Annual Service of Remembrance 2/11          …

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  • Virtual Battlefield Tour 24th February: 'Yorkshiremen, Highlanders and Champagne: The Attack on the Ardre Valley July 1918'

    Virtual Battlefield Tour 24th February: 'Yorkshiremen, Highlanders and Champagne: The Attack on the Ardre Valley July 1918'

    The final 'Virtual Battlefield Tour' in this series will be going live on Thursday 24 February. We will be visiting 'vir…

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  • Education 2022 : Animals at War – The Winners

    Education 2022 : Animals at War – The Winners

    This year’s autumn competition for school invited students in Key Stage 3 students (12-14 year olds) to think about th…

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  • Out Now! Stand To ! No. 125 January 2022

    Out Now! Stand To ! No. 125 January 2022

    From the Editor Welcome to the first edition of Stand To! for 2022. As I write this in late December, COVID–19 is sti…

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  • Battlefield Tours in 2022 by The Western Front Association in conjunction with Battle Honours Ltd

    Battlefield Tours in 2022 by The Western Front Association in conjunction with Battle Honours Ltd

    Members of The Western Front Association may be keen to get back out onto the battlefields, if so why not join other m…

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The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 with the purpose of furthering interest in the history of the First World War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served, on all sides, across all theatres and fronts, on land, at sea and in the air and at home, during the Great War. The Western Front Association is non-political and does not seek to glorify war. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits including our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin six times a year, access to the Stand To! archive, Gun Fire Archive, Military Factsheets and Pension Records database. In particular, belonging to The Western Front Association provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge of the First World War in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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  • 'The Great Landing' with Christopher Page

    'The Great Landing' with Christopher Page

    23 May 2022 20:00 Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    Christopher Page will be giving a talk entitled 'The Great Landing'

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  • Royal Flying Corps - Ken Delve

    Royal Flying Corps - Ken Delve

    26 May 2022 20:00 Thames Valley

    Ken Delve : 'Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force in the First World War' “Had some hot fire on way back, one of those oc…

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  • Phil Sutcliffe: A foot soldiers Memoirs

    Phil Sutcliffe: A foot soldiers Memoirs

    27 May 2022 19:30 Devon and Cornwall

    Phil will continue with covering his Father's activities during WW1

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  • 'German spies held in the Tower of London during the First World War' with Barry Kitchener

    'German spies held in the Tower of London during the First World War' with Barry Kitchener

    27 May 2022 19:30 Sussex

    We welcome Barry Kitchener to our branch talk. Barry is based in London and has a passion for remembering the Railway …

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  • Online Presentation on Alan McLeod, VC, by Roger Gunn

    Online Presentation on Alan McLeod, VC, by Roger Gunn

    28 May 2022 15:30 Central Ontario

    Canadian historian Roger Gunn, author of Masters of the Air, and Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight, will give an on…

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  • "Ypres: Holy ground of the British Empire" by Prof Mark Connelly

    "Ypres: Holy ground of the British Empire" by Prof Mark Connelly

    01 Jun 2022 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Prof Connelly teaches at the University of Kent. He has a particular interest in the commemoration of the two world wars…

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  • 'Hunted With All The Hounds, 24th August - The Day After Mons' with Sean Godfrey

    'Hunted With All The Hounds, 24th August - The Day After Mons' with Sean Godfrey

    06 Jun 2022 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    Historically accepted at the first day of the 'Great Retreat' the vicious engagements of the 24th August are often forgo…

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  • The Mystery of Monty

    The Mystery of Monty

    06 Jun 2022 19:30 Northumberland

    The Mystery of Monty - by Prof. John Derry As it’s D-Day and in response to a Branch request our old friend Professor J…

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  • Where the Money Went - By Roy Larkin

    Where the Money Went - By Roy Larkin

    07 Jun 2022 19:30 Chesterfield

    Where the Money Went  A fully illustrated presentation designed to ignite the imagination as to why the Great War cost …

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  • Ronan McGreevy talks on ‘The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, MP’

    Ronan McGreevy talks on ‘The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, MP’

    08 Jun 2022 19:00 Antrim and Down

    Ronan McGreevy's book Great Hatred reveals the true story behind one of the most significant political assassinations to…

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  • ONLINE: The Aisne Again – the Essence of Blitzkrieg in the Spring of 1918?

    ONLINE: The Aisne Again – the Essence of Blitzkrieg in the Spring of 1918?

    23 May 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  After relatively unsuccessful attacks on the Somme and the Lys, General Lude…

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  • ONLINE 'A Fine Feat of Arms': The Zeppelin Base Raids, Autumn 1914

    ONLINE 'A Fine Feat of Arms': The Zeppelin Base Raids, Autumn 1914

    06 Jun 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  In the summer of 1914, as Europe teetered on the brink of war, the spectre…

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  • ONLINE: The foreign fields that are forever England - the CWGC around the world

    ONLINE: The foreign fields that are forever England - the CWGC around the world

    20 Jun 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was conceived in 1915 and today it is…

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John Tailford was born 6 March 1893, Tynemouth  His parents were Robert (a Tynemouth Engineer) and Sarah (née Wilson)  Age 8 in 1901 John was at home in North Shields. His mother kept a boarding house. At the time of the census there were his mother, two older sisters, a domestic servant and three boarders in their 60s.  John was educ…

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21 May 1917 : Capt. John Wilson Tailford M.C.
Pension Records

Pension Records

As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. Below are various articl…

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The Latest WWI Podcast

The Latest WWI Podcast

The Western Front Association's podcasts are an eclectic mix of themed interviews with experts in their particular fields which shine a light into areas of the first world war which are sometimes over…

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

Book Reviews by academics, amateur historians, Western Front Association members and keen readers.

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World War I Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. Some are were first published in Stand To! or Bulletin, others have been researched and written for the web. If you w…

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