Welcome to the Thames Valley branch of The Western Front Association.
We meet on the last Thursday of each month at 8.00pm.
Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.
We ask for a modest donation of £4 on the door which includes sandwiches after the meeting. A bar is also available.
Any new visitors will be assured of an welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.
VENUE: Berkshire Sports & Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST.
Upcoming Branch Events
Dr Paul Harris: Soldier/Banker: Lt-Gen Sir Herbert Lawrence Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First World War. This presentation will argue that Lawrence made a major contribution to Allied victory. It will draw upon new research to shed light on the rol…Event Details
November meeting - Change of Speaker - Professor Peter Stanley - ‘Terriers’ in India: British Territorials 1914-19.
In 1914 three divisions of Territorials volunteered to go to India to allow its regular garrison to go to the Western Front and Gallipoli. The 'Terriers' believed that Lord Kitchener had 'promised' that they would return to fight the Germans. In fact, many of them remained in India until late 1919, and many went from India to fight the Turks in Ade…Event Details
December Branch Meeting 19th December (Note Change of Date) - Dr John Greenacre - "I Consider an Example Should Be Made":
Note Date Change for Christmas - 19th December 2019 Private Benjamin Hart was the only soldier from the Suffolk Regiment executed during the First World War. A close examination of his trial using the original documents helps to dispel some of the myths and assist our understanding of this emotive subject. John Greenacre spent twenty-four years…Event Details