• 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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  • MOD War Detectives: future services

    MOD War Detectives: future services

    The Ministry of Defence's 'War Detectives' team (more formally the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemoration…

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  • Bolton Wanderers footballer killed in WW1 buried with military honours

    Bolton Wanderers footballer killed in WW1 buried with military honours

    A young officer who once played for Bolton Wanderers Football Club has recently been laid to rest 110 years after his de…

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  • American military hospital uncovered by archaeologists in France

    American military hospital uncovered by archaeologists in France

    On the Brest peninsula, close to the port of St Nazaire, has recently been discovered a Great War military hospital used…

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  • Great War Royal Naval signals book located in an Oxfam shop

    Great War Royal Naval signals book located in an Oxfam shop

    A Royal Navy signals book from World War 1 has recently been located in an Oxfam book shop in Bath more than a century a…

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  • Calling All Young Historians Aged 16-19. The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize is now open for 2024

    Calling All Young Historians Aged 16-19. The Colin Hardy Memorial Prize is now open for 2024

    The Colin Hardy Memorial annual competition to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young peop…

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  • I Was There!: New chapter of videos commences: First Ypres

    I Was There!: New chapter of videos commences: First Ypres

    The volunteers who are working on the audio visual interpretations of 'I Was There!' have now moved on to a new chapter,…

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  • Opens Today : A Great War Exhibition of Prints for Sale by Abbot & Holder in Collaboration with the Imperial War Museum

    Opens Today : A Great War Exhibition of Prints for Sale by Abbot & Holder in Collaboration with the Imperial War Museum

    Explore original prints from renowned First World War artists at Abbot & Holder. Today marks the opening of an exce…

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  • Announcing the full line up of speakers for the London Pride Conference on 15 June

    Announcing the full line up of speakers for the London Pride Conference on 15 June

    The Western Front Association is delighted to be hosting the London Pride Conference on 15 June. The event aims to provi…

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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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  • 'Not Such a Young Woman's War' by Dr Viv Newman

    'Not Such a Young Woman's War' by Dr Viv Newman

    30 May 2024 19:15 Kent (North West)

    Caption: Mother Anzac About the talk: While war is generally associated with the young, this talk focuses on older wome…

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  • Survey and Mapping on the Western Front.

    Survey and Mapping on the Western Front.

    30 May 2024 20:00 Thames Valley

    Dr John Peaty - Survey and Mapping on the Western Front. The First World War saw a massive, unprecedented mapping and s…

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  • 'Sir John Monash' with Paul Cobb

    'Sir John Monash' with Paul Cobb

    31 May 2024 19:30 Devon and Cornwall

    Paul Cobb will be taking about Sir John Monash, examining his life before, during and after World War One. Featured Ima…

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  • 'We Dusted Them Off Good - The German Army on the Somme 1914-1916' with Alastair Fraser

    'We Dusted Them Off Good - The German Army on the Somme 1914-1916' with Alastair Fraser

    01 Jun 2024 14:00 Scotland (Tayside)

    Alastair Fraser's talk titled 'We dusted them off good' - The German Army on the Somme 1914-16' is an examination of the…

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  • 'Lancaster Great War Walk'

    'Lancaster Great War Walk'

    03 Jun 2024 18:30 Lancashire (North)

    This month we are having a gentle stroll around Lancaster sites connected to the Great War. The intention is to take ou…

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  • A talk by Meghan Kelleher on ‘The Commonwealth War Graves Enquiries Files’.

    A talk by Meghan Kelleher on ‘The Commonwealth War Graves Enquiries Files’.

    04 Jun 2024 17:00 Kent (East)

    Meghan studied at the University of Kent for a Modern History MA and returned in 2019 to complete a PhD.  Her studies fo…

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  • 'Somme success: The RFC and the Battle of the Somme, 1916' by Peter Hart

    'Somme success: The RFC and the Battle of the Somme, 1916' by Peter Hart

    05 Jun 2024 19:30 Cambridgeshire

    Peter discusses one of the great aerial battles played out during the summer and autumn of 1916 above the Somme battlefi…

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  • 'Leaders: the British Infantry NCO in the Great War; a Reappraisal' a talk by Dr Tom Greenshields

    'Leaders: the British Infantry NCO in the Great War; a Reappraisal' a talk by Dr Tom Greenshields

    06 Jun 2024 19:15 Middlesex

    Based on the speaker's ongoing research, it is argued that studies of leadership and command in the Great War have conce…

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  • Two Battalions on the Somme by Alan Robinson

    Two Battalions on the Somme by Alan Robinson

    07 Jun 2024 19:00 Merseyside

    The public perception that has grown over the years of the British army's involvement in the Somme battle is of troops p…

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  • The War Underground on the Western Front - Pontypridd miners in the RE Tunnelling companies by Keith Jones

    The War Underground on the Western Front - Pontypridd miners in the RE Tunnelling companies by Keith Jones

    07 Jun 2024 19:30 Wales (South)

    Undermining the positions of one’s enemy is one of the most ancient of martial activities. For almost 3000 years before …

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  • London Pride Conference: The London Territorial Force in Peace and War, 1908-1921

    London Pride Conference: The London Territorial Force in Peace and War, 1908-1921

    15 Jun 2024 09:30

    Doors Open at 9.30 (conference starts at 10.00) to 16.30. The London Pride Conference in 2024 aims to offer a comprehen…

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  • The WFA National Tour - From Retreat to the Aisne

    The WFA National Tour - From Retreat to the Aisne

    21 Jun 2024 08:30

    Tour Dates: 21 June - 24 June 2024 Price Per Person: £750:00  Single Supplement: £125:00   Hotel: Hotel Ibis Soissons…

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  • The WFA National Tour - Artois 1915

    The WFA National Tour - Artois 1915

    27 Sep 2024 08:30

    Tour Dates: 27 - 30 September 2024    Price Per Person: £750:00 (£125:00 Single Supplement) Hotel: Holiday Inn, Centra…

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Francis Brunt was a hairdresser from Burnley. Francis Brunt was a hairdresser in business on Trafalgar Street, Burnely. He lived with his young family at 58 Nairne Street, Burnley, Lancashire with his wife Amy who he had married in September 1914.  Francis enlisted in Blackburn on 28 April 1915. By this time he had two young children. Aft…

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30 May 1918 : Dvr. Francis Brunt
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

First World War 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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