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Project ALIAS - early results and discoveries

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After launching an appeal for volunteers to work on Project ALIAS in mid-February, just over a week into the scheme it's probably useful to share very early results. The idea behind Project ALIAS is to identify the thousands of men who served in the army (and Navy and Airforce) but did so under a pseudonym. It is believed there are many thousands …


Project ALIAS reveals the man who is listed twice

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As the project to learn more about those men who served in the British Army using a false name continues, various fascinating examples are being found. One of these, tracked down by 'Alias volunteer' Chris Ludlam is that of L/Cpl John Cross of the 19th Middlesex. Chris noted the 'alias' referenced on the pension card as shown in the image below. …


Are you confined to barracks with Covid 19? Here's a suggestion

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Many Western Front Association members may be having to 'self isolate' at the moment, and this must be a real strain.  To give yourself an interest members may wish to become involved with Project ALIAS, the full details of which are available here on the WFA web site: Project ALIAS: what is it and how is it going? An example of just one of the m…


Bulletin 116 : April 2020 out now

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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 …


Ep. 168 – Operation Alias – David Tattersfield

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David Tattersfield, Development Trustee of the WFA, talks about Operation Alias, a project by the WFA to identify men who fell in the Great War and served under an alias or ‘false’ name. Your browser does not support the audio element.   …