Welcome to the Wales (South) branch of The Western Front Association. 

Meetings are held every first Friday of the month between 7.30pm - 9.30pm. 

Venue: Canton RFC, Lawrenny Avenue, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 8BR

The following transport lines have routes that pass near Canton RFC (Cardiff) - Bus Nos. 94, 95, 96A & C1

The venue has ample free, illuminated car parking and is on the ground floor with good access for attendees of all abilities. There is a bar serving hot & cold drinks and bar snacks. Our Christmas meeting includes a social event with a small buffet, after the talk.

Members of the Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome, and we encourage their attendance. It is suggested that attendees might wish to give a small donation towards the cost of the venue, the speaker’s expenses, and the cost of live streaming via Zoom. Those unable to attend in person who join in via Zoom and may wish to help the branch with a donation, can now do so safely via 


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Our forthcoming branch meetings have the following talks planned:



The Attack at Fromelles 19th/20th July 1916 (NB: Change to original date)

Paul Cobb


Research and Records using the CWGC Archives

Graham Owen (CWGC)


Two short talks on; 11th Welsh at Salonica & Further enhancing the redemption narrative: The 38th (Welsh) Division, Mametz Wood

Phil Davies & Jon Williams


Le Moncel September 1914 - Lance verses Lance (ZOOM)

Maj. Phil Watson (rtd.)


Hedd Wynn - based on Phil Carradice's novel  "The Black Chair"

Phil Carradice


A time to live and a time to die - lives lost and saved France and Flanders 1914-18 (ZOOM)

Tom Scotland


The War Underground on the Western Front - Pontypridd miners in the RE Tunneling companies

Keith Jones


Fire & Ice in the High Alps: The Italian Front & Britain's Role in the Great War in Italy (ZOOM)

Robert Fleming


A Glorified Trench Raid or Trench warfare's Year Zero … ? The Battle of Neuve Chapelle March 1915

Ross Beadle


British classical music composers who served in the Great War

Viv John


Verdun: Recovering the Fallen (ZOOM)

Christina Holstein


Rupert Brooke and the 'Glitterati' at Gallipoli

Peter Hart


Military Justice during the Great War

Prof. Lois Bibbings

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Upcoming Branch Events

The Attack at Fromelles 19th/20th July 1916 (NB: Change to original date)
07 Dec

The Attack at Fromelles 19th/20th July 1916 (NB: Change to original date)

Canton Rugby Football Club, Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff CF11 8BR.
07 Dec 2023 19:30

Paul Cobb will be giving a talk on the Attack at Fromelles 19th/20th July 1916 (NB: Change to original date)

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