• A Night in the West End 1914-1918

    A Night in the West End 1914-1918

    Saturday 27th April 2019 A free lecture-concert presented by Dr Emma Hanna and Dr Helen Brooks with the Invicta Concert…

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  • Join The CWGC for Sunday Tours of Brookwood Military Cemetery

    Join The CWGC for Sunday Tours of Brookwood Military Cemetery

    2pm Every Sunday, March through May The Commonwealth War Graves Commission volunteer-lead tours of Brookwood Milit…

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  • The Soldier by Rachel Wagstaff

    The Soldier by Rachel Wagstaff

    MESH is delighted to announce we're back in Flanders this Autumn with our acclaimed production of THE SOLDIER by award-w…

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  • Deadline Reminder: Entries to the inaugural Colin Hardy Memorial Prize close 30 April 2019

    Deadline Reminder: Entries to the inaugural Colin Hardy Memorial Prize close 30 April 2019

    Do you have an interest in the First World War? Colin Hardy's family invite papers of between 3,000 and 6,000 words (ex…

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  • Booking now for St Hugh's Armistice Tree Centenary Celebration 6 April 2019

    Booking now for St Hugh's Armistice Tree Centenary Celebration 6 April 2019

    Join us at St Hugh's for this special occasion, as we celebrate 100 years since the planting in 1919 of the beautiful Ma…

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  • The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme– student and tutor information and application form for 2019

    The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme– student and tutor information and application form for 2019

    WFA PhD Scholarship Programme 2019 Student and tutor information and application form for 2019 Overview Applications…

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  • A Brief Guide showing how to use The Western Front Association's Library Edition of Fold 3

    A Brief Guide showing how to use The Western Front Association's Library Edition of Fold 3

    Below is a short video created to help demonstrate some functions - and results - from the WFA's 'Library Edition' of Fo…

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  • Announcing the launch of FREE member access to the digitised Pension Records

    Announcing the launch of FREE member access to the digitised Pension Records

    We are delighted to announce that WFA members can freely access the Pension Records via the WFA web site.  Had The …

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  • 2019 calendar

    2019 calendar

    The WFA 2019 Calendar is still available. This high-quality product which has received superb feedback includes first cl…

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  • 1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    1 - The WFA trustees plan for the future

    The next AGM will take place on 27th April 2019. The current trustees will remain in post until then, or will leave earl…

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  • 2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

    12th November 2018 Dear WFA member The Butte de Warlencourt This letter is to bring you up to date about the Butte de…

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  • 3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

    Butte de Warlencourt Background Many members may now be aware of the decision to divest The Western Front Association …

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Benefits of Membership

The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits. In particular, belonging to the WFA provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will also receive our regular, high-quality publications Stand To! and Bulletin in total six times a year.

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Our aims are 'Remembrance and Sharing the History of the Great War'. You get 6 magazines per year. Currently there is a 3 extra months Free offer - ask office for details. For more information on how to join and what membership options are available, please click here.

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  • The War in Kenya & East Africa - Kevin Patience

    The War in Kenya & East Africa - Kevin Patience

    20 Mar 2019 19:45 Avon

    The War in Kenya & East Africa - Kevin Patience   The absorbing story of the attempts to defeat the German Forces l…

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  • Alcohol, sex and violence: some after-effects for the families of service personnel by Dr Frances Hurd

    Alcohol, sex and violence: some after-effects for the families of service personnel by Dr Frances Hurd

    20 Mar 2019 19:45 Surrey

    Frances reflects on several case studies of men who returned after the war but were very different from the men who had …

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  • 'The Whippet Tank' by Rob Langham

    'The Whippet Tank' by Rob Langham

    21 Mar 2019 19:30 Cumbria

    Introduced in March 1918, the Medium Mark A ‘Whippet’ tank was unlike any other British tank used in action in the First…

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  • A Local Artist in War and Peace, Walter Spradbery (1889 – 1969) with Catherine Hammond

    A Local Artist in War and Peace, Walter Spradbery (1889 – 1969) with Catherine Hammond

    21 Mar 2019 19:30 London (East)

    This talk is given by Catherine Hammond, who curated the Walter Spradbery exhibition at Epping Forest District Museum in…

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  • Bloody Paralyser - The Heavy Handley Page Bombers of the First World War

    Bloody Paralyser - The Heavy Handley Page Bombers of the First World War

    23 Mar 2019 14:30 Scotland (Tayside)

    Rob Langham. This talk tells the story of the largest British bombers of the First World War and the men who flew them.…

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  • 'History of the CWGC' a talk by Megan Kelleher

    'History of the CWGC' a talk by Megan Kelleher

    25 Mar 2019 19:00 Lincoln & North Lincolnshire

    Megan Kelleher (CWGC Public Engagement Co-ordinator East Central) presents the “History of the CWGC, their work & pe…

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  • Talk: ‘A Sturdy Race Of Men – 149th Infantry Brigade In The Great War’ by Alan Grint

    Talk: ‘A Sturdy Race Of Men – 149th Infantry Brigade In The Great War’ by Alan Grint

    25 Mar 2019 19:15 Northumberland

    Talk: ‘A Sturdy Race Of Men – 149th Infantry Brigade In The Great War’ by Alan Grint

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  • How the Allies won The War in 1918

    How the Allies won The War in 1918

    28 Mar 2019 20:00 Thames Valley

    Prof. Gary Sheffield - How the Allies won The War in 1918 Branch member, Academic, and prolific author, Gary Sheffield …

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  • 'Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens by Stan Grosvenor'

    'Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens by Stan Grosvenor'

    01 Apr 2019 19:30 Lancashire (North)

    Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens on 22 September 1914 by Stan Grosvenor. The story of the sinking of HMS Cressy an…

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  • "Aces Falling: War over the Trenches, 1918" - By Peter Hart

    "Aces Falling: War over the Trenches, 1918" - By Peter Hart

    02 Apr 2019 19:30 Chesterfield

    No stranger this guy, Peter Hart making his annual pilgrimage to Chesterfield. His presentation…

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  • 8th Western Front Association President's Conference 'Reflections on the Great War'

    8th Western Front Association President's Conference 'Reflections on the Great War'

    30 Mar 2019 09:00

    8th WFA President’s Conference Saturday 30th March 2019 Doors 09.00. Start 09.45 until 16.30 Tally Ho! Sports and Soc…

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  • 2019 Spring Conference and AGM

    2019 Spring Conference and AGM

    27 Apr 2019 09:30

    Portrait of a British soldier, taken prisoner by the Germans, probably in April 1918   Programme for the Day …

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  • A Night in the West End 1914-1918

    A Night in the West End 1914-1918

    27 Apr 2019 18:30

    A free lecture-concert presented by Dr Emma Hanna and Dr Helen Brooks with the Invicta Concert Band at Westgate Hall,…

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  • 'The British Army and the End of the First World War' by Jonathan Boff

    'The British Army and the End of the First World War' by Jonathan Boff

    01 May 2019 17:30

    The Talk Dr Jonathan Boff will discuss the transformation undergone by the British army during the First World War an…

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Killed during a trench raid Of  West Street, Burnley, William was 23 years old when he was killed during a trench raid near ‘Saps 11 and 12' on the Arras-Cambrai Road. He is now buried in the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras. 20 March 1917 Research by David O’Mara

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Ancestry Pension Records

Ancestry 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

Mentioned in Dispatches By Dr Tom Thorpe Podcasts on all aspects of the Great War from the UK's leading First World War history society The Western Front Association. Click here to view in iTunes.

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World War I Book Reviews

World War I Book Reviews

Book Reviews by academics, amateur historians, WFA members and keen readers.

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World War I Articles

World War I Articles

Articles on every aspect of the First World War written by experts in their field. All are examples of the kind of work featured in Stand To!

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