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About The WFA


The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political. For a modest annual subscription…

Western Front Association Journals Publications Schedule 2018


Western Front Association Journals Publications Schedule 2018   15 March 2018 Stand To! (111) Special Edition   Post Easter 2018 Bulletin (110)   15 June 2018 Stand To! (112) Standard Edition   15 August 2018 Bulletin (111)   7 November 2018 Stand To! (113) Special Edition   15 December 2018 Bulletin (112)

Look what you are missing ! Bulletin (114) published 15 August


64pp plus covers

  • Western Front Association news
  • Details of the AGM and other national events.
  • Numerous Battlefield Tours advertised
  • Branch information and all of their events and news
  • And a few good articles too. 

Like Stand To!, Bulletin is issued in print or digital form to members three times a year. 


Coming Soon: The Bulletin Archive


Drawing on the last 38 editions of Bulletin, the internal journal and newsletter of The Western Front Association, articles across this archive, 2006 to 2019 will be made available. 

Front Covers of Bulletin, the member magazine of The Western Front Association

Bulletin 116 : April 2020 out now


Bulletin arrived through member's letterboxes this morning and is going out to Digital Members right now. The following provides a contents listing for Bulletin 116. April 2020 Contents Introduction and News President’s Introduction : Professor Gary Sheffield  Rob Thompson receives The Western Front Association Hero Award Obituary: Geoff …

Out Now! Bulletin Issue 117


Sixty-eight pages of national and branch news, articles and features. Western Front Association members receive this, our in-house magazine three times a year. Digital members are sent a PDF copy by email. Contents Editorial Communication Lines (letters to the editor) ExCo Matters Digital Report  WFA Policy, Procedures and Commitments…

Bulletin 118 November 2020


Published slightly delayed until December Bulletin 118 contains the following:  Bulletin 118 November 2020 Item   Page DCMS letter to WFA.   2 At the Cenotaph   2/6 ExCo Working Group   7/10  Development Report   11/12 ExCo notices   12  Digital Rep…

Looking back on Stand To! Book Reviews


David J. Filsell looks back on book reviews in Stand To! The Journal of The Western Front Association Some 1,070 or so reviews of books relating to the Great War have been published in the 120 or so editions of Stand To! in The Garrison Library. The first were in edition No.1 of the magazine which was published in April 1981 and edited by Peter …

Tragedy and Heroism in the Davidson Family in March 1916


On 28 March 1916, a pharmacist in Montrose, Scotland, dropped dead. The man’s wife duly wrote to the War Office to ask if her eldest son, Ronald, could be granted a short compassionate leave to come home from the Western Front and sort out his father’s business affairs as her two other sons were still of school age. Tragically, the widow’s appeal m…

George Horey's Parents’ Pilgrimage to the Somme 1923


Some of the most moving photographs in the 40-year archive of The Western Front Association are those featuring the bereaved – the people forced to pick up the pieces and continue with their lives having lost a loved one in the war. Their pain all too often appears visceral. That is very much the case with these pictures of London tram conductor G…

Bulletin 122 : Out Now - Contents


Contents President’s Address Lt Col Graham Parker OBE Tribute April/AGM Minutes, Leeds Heroes Awards presentation Guest speakers talks/articles: Fighting at Marfeux - Fraser Skirrow Forgotten Navy - Robb Robinson Scamps in Khaki - Andrea Hetherington ExCo Matters Universities Awards & Prizes 10th President’s Conference Guest Speak…

The Envelope in the Attic : Items pertaining to Private Arthur W. Holtby of the Canadian Expeditionary Force


[This article first appeared in the June/July 2007 Edition of Bulletin No.78] Whilst looking for genealogical documents and family pictures in the attic of his parents’ house in England, Glen Martin of Staffordshire found an envelope, which had not been opened since his paternal grandparents’ time. The envelope contained four intriguing docume…

Out Now! Bulletin December 2022


Out now, the first Bulletin of 2023 (though dated December 2022) is richly packed with news and articles, photographs, charts and tables. Find out about various exciting projects The Western Front Association is undertaking, get news from the branches, read a few articles and book reviews too.  Only available to members, Bulletin is our sister p…

Out Now. Bulletin 124. June 2023


Our June 2023 issue of Bulletin came out today. In this issue you will find the following news, features and articles.   Contents Page President’s Column 2 AGM - 22nd April - Minutes  3/5 German Capture of Fort Douaumont 6 ExCo Matters 6/7  The British West Indies Reg…

Out Now. Bulletin 125. September 2023


The front and rear cover of our September issues of Bulletin shows a 'Sunlit Picture of Hell' introduced by Clive Harris of Battle Honour Tours with a photograph by Martin Barry The ground from Fricourt New Military Cemetery looking south towards the Bois Francais has changed little over the last century, except for the sprawling aircraft factory…