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13 August 1915 : Pte Arthur Moore

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Parents James and Lettice Anne née Howarth.  At the 1911 Census Arthur was living at home with with two older brothers and his older sister, her husband and 8 year old son at 58, Baron Terrace, Healey Wood, Burnley. This was a four-roomed dwelling. Arthur was 16 and working as a cotton weaver.  Arthur was also a member of the Burnley Lads Club.…


26 September 1915 : L/Cpl Harold Chapin

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Harold was an American citizen, the son of actress mother Alice. Harold Chapin become regarded as an 'English' actor and playwright. Working extensively as an actor, director and stage manager both in the UK and the USA, he was associated with some of the biggest names of the theatre of the era. At the 1891 he is living in London with his mother.…


British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! 83 August / September 2008 pp. 27 - 32)   Introduction When confronted with the onset of the Great War in August 1914, the professional British Regular soldier, and his colleagues…


Cancelled: 25 April 2020 : AGM and Spring Conference

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This event has been CANCELLED. Read on for the decision taken by the Executive Committee having consulted the Charity Commissions > AGM 25 April 2020     To book place + book optional £15 buffet lunch. Contact Steve Oram : secretary@westernfrontassociation.com    Venue: Headingley Theatre in Conference Centre - opposite main hotel entran…


The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…


'Waiting for the Wounded' by Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953)

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['War Art' was a regular featured in Stand To! the journal of The Western Front Association between 1993 and 2016. This is No.5 and appeared in Stand To! No.43 April 1985. 69 such reviews were written either by David Cohen, or by David Cohen with his wife Judith Cohen. Members receive Stand To! three times a year and have access to the full digitis…