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Childhood memories of Gallipoli in the 1920s


The passion of members of the Western Front Association is such that few fail to recognise an important historic account when they come across one – and thanks to member Edward Lever, a rare first-hand account and photographs of early commemorative work and commemoration at Gallipoli would be recorded for posterity. As part of our ongoing explorat…

'The biggest single piece of work since the pharaohs - the role of the Imperial War Graves Commission, 1917-39' - Mark Connelly


We welcome Mark Connelly back to our Hatfield Peverel venue to present his talk about the creation and work of the Imperial War Graves Commission. This is a huge organisation that we hold in the highest regard for their ongoing work in caring for the Fallen.  Mark has presented many, varied talks to the Branch over the years. The meeting will have…

Spring Conference and AGM 2023 : National Army Museum, London


Topics and Speakers: The British West Indian Regiment: Race and colour on the Western Front by Dominiek Dendooven Absent bodies and broken hearts: Imperial War Graves Commission and the repatriation debate, 1915-1939 by Prof. Mark Connelly The German capture of Fort Douaumont 25 February 1916 by Christina Holstein Followed by WFA AGM at 2…