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5 November 1916 : Pte Charles Illingworth killed in action on this day

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Born 10 November 1891 in South Ossett, York. Charles Wilton Illingworth, was the son of Andrew, a fine cloth drawwer and Sarah At the 1911 Census Charles, age 19, was living at home at No.6 Grove Street, Ossett with his parents, sister Mary and widowed Aunt Emma.  Charles enlisted 11 December 1915 transferring to the DLI 20 October 1916. From h…


002: Autumn 1981 (September)

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003: Winter 1981

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030: Winter 1990

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Stand To! 1 to 118 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-118 Content Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care of the…


3 - BACKGROUND: Butte de Warlencourt

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Butte de Warlencourt Background Many members may now be aware of the decision to divest The Western Front Association of the Butte de Warlencourt. For those that are not aware, the Butte has been sold to Bob Paterson, a former Chairman of the Association, and this was announced on the WFA’s website on Sunday 28 October. The purpose of this commun…


2 - LETTER TO WFA MEMBERS 12 Nov 2018

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12th November 2018 Dear WFA member The Butte de Warlencourt This letter is to bring you up to date about the Butte de Warlencourt. It is being circulated to all WFA members and is meant to be read alongside our supporting background document, also enclosed. As you may know, the Butte is an ancient earthwork which in 1916 played a significant ro…


A New Year Medley of presentations

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A New Year Medley of presentations, including:- Branch Tour 2019 The Butte de Warlencourt Postcard - a story Grove Academy


'The Butte de Warlencourt' with Bob Paterson

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The ancient mound of the Butte dominates the northern part of the 1916 Somme battlefield and marks the limit of the BEF advance. Ownership of this important spot recently passed from the Western Front Association to Bob who will outline the latest improvements to the site and give an overview of the fight for the Butte in the autumn of 1916. Bob P…