• 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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  • SCHOOLS COMPETITION : The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research by Schools and Youth groups 2022/2023

    SCHOOLS COMPETITION : The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research by Schools and Youth groups 2022/2023

    The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research 2022-2023 Schools and youth groups are invited to suppor…

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  • SCHOOLS COMPETITION : Recruitment and the First World War :  The Western Front Association Autumn Schools Competition for 12-14 year olds 2022

    SCHOOLS COMPETITION : Recruitment and the First World War : The Western Front Association Autumn Schools Competition for 12-14 year olds 2022

    Introduction We are delighted to announce a new competition for 12-14 year olds for this autumn. It is about recruitm…

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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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Benefits of Membership

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 Somme, 1916" by Dr Rodney Attwood

    "The Somme, 1916" by Dr Rodney Attwood

    06 Jul 2022 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Dr Rodney Atwood is a graduate of the McMaster University, Canada and Churchill College, Cambridge. He served in the Roy…

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  • Vern Littley - The Guns at Le Cateau 26th August 1914

    Vern Littley - The Guns at Le Cateau 26th August 1914

    08 Jul 2022 19:30 Midlands (East)

    In this talk Vern Littley tells the story of the action of the guns at Le Cateau during the retreat of the British Exped…

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  • A Game of Two Halves: The 21st Division in 1918 by Derek Clayton

    A Game of Two Halves: The 21st Division in 1918 by Derek Clayton

    09 Jul 2022 14:30 Yorkshire

    In March, April and then May 1918, the men of 21st Division were unfortunate to find themselves facing all three of the …

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  • "The Battle of Nonne Bosschen,  11th November 1914" by Vern Littley

    "The Battle of Nonne Bosschen, 11th November 1914" by Vern Littley

    11 Jul 2022 18:45 Staffs (North) & Cheshire (South)

    Vern was a WO2 with the Royal Artillery. He's currently a management trainer, and has just completed an MA in Great War …

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  • Not Quite Fitting the Mould: A Fresh Look At Some Brigade and Battalion Commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins

    Not Quite Fitting the Mould: A Fresh Look At Some Brigade and Battalion Commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Prof…

    12 Jul 2022 19:30 Cheltenham & Gloucester

    Always in the vanguard of revisionism, Peter Simkins has studied the developing effectiveness of the BEF from the mid-wa…

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  • The Doughboys of 1917-18 with Michael Sheil

    The Doughboys of 1917-18 with Michael Sheil

    13 Jul 2022 19:45 Heart of England

    In 2016 Michael was commissioned by the US National WW1 Museum and Memorial, in conjunction with the US State Department…

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  • Shout at the Devil - Kevin Patience

    Shout at the Devil - Kevin Patience

    13 Jul 2022 19:45 Somerset

    Shout at the Devil  - Kevin Patience     The story of the SMS Konisberg is a unique piece of naval history from the gr…

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  • The Middlesex Regiment at Mons - a talk by Jonathan Steer

    The Middlesex Regiment at Mons - a talk by Jonathan Steer

    13 Jul 2022 20:00 Essex

    Branch member Jonathan Steer will present a talk about the Middlesex Regiment at Mons, an action at which a family membe…

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  • The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois

    The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois

    16 Jul 2022 13:40 Dublin

    The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois The Painting, the Artist and the Battle A Presentation b…

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  • BATTLE OF ASIAGO

    BATTLE OF ASIAGO

    16 Jul 2022 14:00 Birmingham

    BATTLE OF ASIAGO 15TH JUNE 1918   DALE HJORT

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William Bovet was born in London on 15 August 1874 He was the second son and eldest child of five children of Frederick Bovet of London and Shanghai, China Merchant and Mary Love (née Haden).  Educated at Grosvenor School and University College School, Gower Street, London and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich,  Gazetted 25 July 1893, 1895 Bomb…

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5 July 1918 : Brevet Lt Col William Bovet, Royal Engineers
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

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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