• 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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  • DEADLINE : Thursday 1st December. Last Call for PhD Grant Applications.

    DEADLINE : Thursday 1st December. Last Call for PhD Grant Applications.

    DEADLINE : Thursday 1st December 2022 PhD grants from The Western Front Association up to the value of £2,000 are sti…

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  • The Western Front Association 2023 Calendar

    The Western Front Association 2023 Calendar

    The Western Front Association's 2023 calendar is now available. Once again it features images of the battlefield taken b…

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  • Armistice Day: Cenotaph Live Stream from 10:30am 11 November 2022

    Armistice Day: Cenotaph Live Stream from 10:30am 11 November 2022

    For the first time you will be able to watch our Armistice Day Ceremony live as it will be streamed from the Cenotaph,…

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  • Diversity, Inclusion and Access Trustee

    Diversity, Inclusion and Access Trustee

    The Executive Committee are seeking to invite a suitably qualified trustee for the above role of Diversity, Inclusion an…

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  • Just out! Stand To! No. 128

    Just out! Stand To! No. 128

    In his introduction, the editor Matthew Leonard introduces the many articles featured in this issue about conflict, the …

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  • Forgotten Voices

    Forgotten Voices

    'Forgotten Voices' is based on the best selling book by Max Arthur and adapted for the stage by Malcolm McKay.   Sele…

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  • Seminar Series 2022-2023

    Seminar Series 2022-2023

    In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper – School of History, University of Kent in partnership with the Western Front Associati…

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  • The Rededication service for the Meakin Memorial  close to the Lesboeufs to Ginchy 10 September 2022

    The Rededication service for the Meakin Memorial close to the Lesboeufs to Ginchy 10 September 2022

    On Saturday 10th September I attended the rededication service for the Meakin Memorial at its new location close to th…

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  • The Western Front Association announces winners of the 2021-2022 Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for research into the Great War by schools

    The Western Front Association announces winners of the 2021-2022 Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for research into the Great War by schools

    The Western Front Association today has formally announced the primary and secondary schools that were awarded prizes …

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  • HM Queen Elizabeth II

    HM Queen Elizabeth II

    The President, Trustees and Members of The Western Front Association express their sincere condolences to the Royal Fami…

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  • Announcing the publication of Stand To! No.127 August 2022

    Announcing the publication of Stand To! No.127 August 2022

    Members received their August 2022 edition of Stand To! over the weekend. This extraordinary photograph which feature…

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  • The Meakin Memorial: Date of rededication ceremony

    The Meakin Memorial: Date of rededication ceremony

    Members of The Western Front Association would have been interested to learn of the superb efforts by Brian Smith who ha…

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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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  • ‘Gloucester and the City’s Reaction to the Armistice in 1918’ - Tony Conder

    ‘Gloucester and the City’s Reaction to the Armistice in 1918’ - Tony Conder

    04 Dec 2022 14:00 Wiltshire

    Our December meeting takes place on Sunday, 4th December 2022 when we welcome Tony Conder who will speak to us about ‘Gl…

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  • 30 Days Hath December

    30 Days Hath December

    05 Dec 2022 19:15 Northumberland

    ’30 Days Hath December’ with speaker Sean Godfrey

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  • 'AGM and Members' Contribution'

    'AGM and Members' Contribution'

    05 Dec 2022 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    This year we are continuing with the traditional format of the AGM followed by members contributions.  All members are …

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  • 'The Western Front, through the Eyes of the RFC and RAF' (Pt 1) with Christopher Finn

    'The Western Front, through the Eyes of the RFC and RAF' (Pt 1) with Christopher Finn

    06 Dec 2022 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    Please note - this lecture is on a Tuesday Part 1 - 1914 - 1916 In this evening's talk, Chris will look at and describ…

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  • A talk by Peter Hart 'The Evacuation of Helles 1916'

    A talk by Peter Hart 'The Evacuation of Helles 1916'

    06 Dec 2022 19:30 Kent (East)

    We are looking forward to welcoming Peter Hart to the branch once again.  He has been a regular speaker for us over many…

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  • "Two talks, Looking at the losses endured by one family in the Great War & Old Comtemptibles Association" by Matt Colley

    "Two talks, Looking at the losses endured by one family in the Great War & Old Comtemptibles Association" by Matt Colley…

    07 Dec 2022 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Matt Colley will present 2 talks this evening. The first will be “The Sons of Reverend Ainley” which focuses on the loss…

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  • Five RAF Indian Pilots of the Great War - Stephen Barker

    Five RAF Indian Pilots of the Great War - Stephen Barker

    09 Dec 2022 19:30 Midlands (East)

    This talk discusses five Indian pilots who served with the RFC / RAF during the Great War.Stephen will particularly focu…

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  • ONLINE: ‘German Tanks at Villers-Bretonneux’ with Chris John

    ONLINE: ‘German Tanks at Villers-Bretonneux’ with Chris John

    09 Dec 2022 19:30 Wales (South)

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO ORIGINAL DATE   Chris John will be giving a talk via Zoom on ‘German Tanks at Villers-Bretonneux…

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  • Mince Pies, Chats and Medley

    Mince Pies, Chats and Medley

    10 Dec 2022 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    Mince Pies, Chats and Medley After a mixed year full of historic events, the Branch's annual Xmas meeting will take pla…

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  • A Christmas Musical Concert - Harp and a Monkey

    A Christmas Musical Concert - Harp and a Monkey

    10 Dec 2022 14:00 Wolverhampton

    Harp and a Monkey bring the music to Wolverhampton, Original War songs and some war inspired originals.  Formed in 2008…

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  • 'Wartime Dublin' with Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London)

    'Wartime Dublin' with Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London)

    08 Dec 2022 19:00

    Traditionally, the story of Irish involvement in the First World War has been told in narratives separate to those of th…

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  • ONLINE: From Plumstead to Palestine – Some Cockney War Stories

    ONLINE: From Plumstead to Palestine – Some Cockney War Stories

    12 Dec 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The size and story of London’s contribution in the Great War fades into the …

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  • ONLINE: The Russian Civil War and the Allied Intervention Force

    ONLINE: The Russian Civil War and the Allied Intervention Force

    19 Dec 2022 20:00

    The presentation will be live and online.  The Russo Japanese War of 1904-1905 was a wakeup call for the Russian milita…

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Ladu was born in Nuh, Gurgaon, India most likely in the 1890s The son of Mamla of Muranbas. Chuhi Ka Talab(nuh)  Sepoy Ladu of the 1st Battalion, 98th Infantry of the Indian Army is remembered on the Tehran Memorial, Panel 41, Column 1. He would have been part of the attack force that landed in East Africa in an attack on Tanga, German East Africa i…

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2 December 1919:  540 Sepoy Ladu, 1st Bn, 98th Infantry
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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