Welcome to the Merseyside branch of the Western Front Association. 

We meet on the first Friday of each month at 7.00pm until 9.00pm at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead.

We are a well established branch that has been meeting for over 30 years. We ask for a small donation of £4, this covers the cost of room hire and the speaker's expenses. We also have a raffle with tickets costing £1.

As well as our monthly meeting, we organise day trips out to sites of military and historical interest. We also organise a bi-annual battlefield tour to France and Flanders. 

Both members and visitors will receive a warm and friendly welcome when they join us.

 BRANCH WEBSITE - www.wfa-merseyside.weebly.com

Upcoming Branch Events

Keeping open the highway to India: The Defence of the Suez Canal 1915 by Dr Adam Prime
05 Apr

Keeping open the highway to India: The Defence of the Suez Canal 1915 by Dr Adam Prime

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE
05 Apr 2024 19:00

The purpose of this talk is to give an account of not just the Suez canal's place in British strategy and the battle itself but also of the soldiers' experiences in Egypt. For the Territorials from East Lancashire this was their first time abroad. For the Indian regulars this was their first active service outside of India, Afghanistan or Burma, an…

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Making a stand against war: German oppostion to World War 1 by Prof Ingrid Sharp
03 May

Making a stand against war: German oppostion to World War 1 by Prof Ingrid Sharp

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE
03 May 2024 19:00

This talk outlines the many ways in which Germans opposed and resisted the war and the barriers they faced. This includes a section on German Conscientious Objectors

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The Indian Corps on the Western Front by Nigel Atter
05 Jul

The Indian Corps on the Western Front by Nigel Atter

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE
05 Jul 2024 19:00

This talk provides an overview of the Indian Corps actions in 1914 and 1915 and details related to the Indian Victoria Cross winners.

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