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ONLINE : Branch Zoom Meeting 19/09/20


Email WFA Branch ZOOM Saturday 19th September   Location : Zoom Online : Meeting ID: 857 1386 5706 : Passcode: 968771   Welcome and Introduction to Zoom meetings                         JD “remembrance” . A local Soldier remembered....

Divisional Memorials on the Western Front


It all started with a conversation. Clive Harris, on one of the excellent battlefield tours run by Battle Honours was talking about Divisional Memorials, and speculated that the construction of these may have been funded by the sales of divisional histories, of which many were published in the 1920s. I thought this was an interesting point as I...

'From Finsbury to the Front Line' - a talk by Doug Kirby


We welcome Doug Kirby to our Hatfield Peverel venue to present his talk 'From Finsbury to the Front Line'. This talk is the culmination of several years' research into his great-uncle who served with the 12th Battalion of the London Regiment (The Rangers).  Whilst with them he was at Gommecourt on the 1st of July 1916.  Doug has advised that the...

'Nobody of Any Importance. A Footsoldier's Memoir of WW1' - Sam Sutcliffe: A talk by Philip Sutcliffe


We welcome Phil Sutcliffe to our Hatfield Peverel venue on November the 8th, to present his father's wartime story. Phil edited and published his father's memoires and tells his story of underage enlistment in the London Regiment, Gallipoli, The Somme, The German Offensive in 1918 and time as a POW. At Gallipoli he served for a period alongside...

"Gommecourt Revisited"


The meeting is an opportunity for members and guests to rewrite history of the fateful diversionary attack upon the German held village of Gommecourt on the 1st July 1916. Divided into small groups the evening will be structured so that agreed plans can be re-enacted upon a mapping table leading up to the 'big push' of the 46th and 56th Division...

'From Finsbury Park to the Front Line' with Doug Kirby


Doug Kirby's presentation is the culmination of research over a 7/8 year period into the experiences of his great uncle in the First World War. He fought for the 12th County of London Battalion - The Rangers. Two weeks after arriving in France he found himself at Gommecourt on 1st July 1916. The presentation, which lasts about an hour, includes...

'Gommecourt, 1st July 1916 through the eyes of the 'Robin Hoods'' with Jonathan d'Hooge


Jonathan d'Hooge will be giving a talk on Gommecourt, 1st July 1916 through the eyes of the 'Robin Hoods'.  Image: Official Photographs taken on the Front in France, a German front line trench before Gommecourt (15560801016) UBC Library digitisation centre.