Welcome to the Birmingham Branch.
PLEASE NOTE : As from April 2023 all meetings take place at:
The Royal British Legion, 12 Rectory Road, Birmingham B75 7AL
The meetings begin at 2.00 pm with doors open from 1.30 pm. and are usually concluded by 4.00 pm.
Refreshments are served during the interval and adjacent parking is free of charge.
There is an excellent Cross City Rail link embracing Lichfield, Birmingham, Redditch and calling at Sutton Coldfield.
Non-members are made most welcome and we encourage their attendance. A small voluntary donation towards the expenses of the speaker and the venue would be appreciated.
We have our own website: The Western Front Association (Birmingham Branch) where you will find the programme of events, contacts, newsletter, and branch business.
Upcoming Branch Events
Quintin Watt: Forgotten Great War Soldiers of the Midland Railway This presentation examines the wartime experiences of eighteen employees of the Midland Railway, who formerly worked on the South Staffordshire line between Wolverhampton (High Level) and Castle Bromwich. The talk follows the route of this forgotten railway and explains how t…Event Details
Paul Jaques: The Birmingham Pals The Birmingham Pals were the three infantry battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment of the British Army raised from men volunteering in the city of Birmingham in September 1914, shortly after the outbreak of the Great War. They consisted of men volunteeringEvent Details
Who Killed Captain Duncan Martin 20th Brigade on 1 July 1916? It is one of the best-known stories of 1st July. Captain Duncan Martin of the 9th Devonshire's makes a plasticene model to illustrate to his commanding officer how his men will be hit hard by a machine gun in the Mametz communal cemetery known as 'The Shrine' that has not been taken …Event Details