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 Ed…

Below are four videos created to help WFA members log into the Pension Records via the WFA's web site and also demonstra…

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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 mill…

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How to use the 'Browse' function on Fold3

How to use the 'Browse' function on Fold3

The intention behind this article is to explain how to access Pension Ledgers on the WFA's Library edition of Fold3 by u…

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Pension Record Cards - claims for soldiers who were killed

Pension Record Cards - claims for soldiers who were killed

The next major release of images of the Pension Record cards saved by the WFA has now been made available to WFA members…

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Finding Horace: A two minute search of the WFA's Pension Records provides the answer

Finding Horace: A two minute search of the WFA's Pension Records provides t…

The Pension Cards and Ledgers that were saved by The Western Front Association are a valuable resource which will massiv…

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An overview of the Pension System immediately after the War

An overview of the Pension System immediately after the War

The following article by Craig Suddick takes an overview of the pension system immediately after the First World War: W…

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An analysis of the Mercantile Marine index cards

An analysis of the Mercantile Marine index cards

Within the millions of documents the WFA have saved was a small metal set of four drawers that - in the scale of the arc…

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Pension Records for 'non-UK' soldiers

Pension Records for 'non-UK' soldiers

It was initially believed that the WFA's Pension Cards and Ledgers were only for claims for pensions for men who came fr…

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Understanding the Ledger Indexing

Understanding the Ledger Indexing

This article aims to set out some of the technical aspects of the indexing of - and subcategories that make up - the 'le…

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Index of counties within regions for Pension Records

Index of counties within regions for Pension Records

This is to is to assist members undertaking Pension Record searches using the 'browse' facility on the WFA's Library edi…

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Great War Pension Record Cards and Ledgers: deeper understanding

Great War Pension Record Cards and Ledgers: deeper understanding

The history of the Great War is not just about generals and statesmen. In examining the Great War, we can often overlo…

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A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

Western Front Association members will already know that the Naval Records were released a few weeks ago, but today (10 …

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Pension Record Cards and Ledgers: some examples of dependents' cards

Pension Record Cards and Ledgers: some examples of dependents' cards

Just part of one load of the records being transferred to the WFA's storage facility. Three HGVs were eventually re…

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Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

The Western Front Association's Pension Record Card and Ledger archive which is being published online by Ancestry is a …

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Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Here's some feedback about the Pension Records lookups we have conducted for a wide range of individuals:   Andrew Gil…

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Release of Naval and Mercantile Marine Pension Records by Ancestry

Release of Naval and Mercantile Marine Pension Records by Ancestry

Members of The Western Front Association will be delighted to learn that the first of a series of releases of the WFA's …

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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 Record…

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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Official correspondence following a death in the Great War – Private Cornelius Hayes, Cheshire Regiment

Official correspondence following a death in the Great War – Private Cornel…

The improved availability of online records has made tracing of the life and service of a Great War soldier relatively e…

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'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

Grandfather was killed 7 weeks before the end of the First World War.  His immediate family, that is his wife and three …

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Finding Great Uncle George

Finding Great Uncle George

The following message from David Jenkins relates to the way the Pension Records can help find 'missing' relatives who we…

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The Great War Pension Record Cards - David Tattersfield

The Great War Pension Record Cards - David Tattersfield

WFA Trustee David Tattersfield talks about the First World War Pension Record Cards that the WFA acquired from the Minis…

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A draft of 100, all boys from the Kings Liverpool Regt

A draft of 100, all boys from the Kings Liverpool Regt

Most people seeking to trace the steps of a soldier who served in WW1 will run into the same dead-end that I did when I …

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The Red Baron - his 'other rank' victims

The Red Baron - his 'other rank' victims

There are many ways that the WFA's pension records can be used for research purposes. In this article, I wish to take a …

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Some numbers (and images) around the WFA's Pension Records

Some numbers (and images) around the WFA's Pension Records

The Western Front Association recently saved from destruction around 8 million pension records of First World War Soldie…

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