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New WFA Chairman announced
The Western Front Association has appointed a new chairman to lead the association. Tony Bolton who has been a member of The Western Front Association for over thirty years and attended the Yorkshire Branch until 1997. Tony is Chairman of the Chesterfield Branch. He took the MA in British History and the First World War at the University of Birm…
Armistice Day 2020 at the Cenotaph
I have had a number of different new experiences since taking the Chair of The Western Front Association during the summer but Wednesday’s will take some beating. In bright sunshine the ten members of The Western Front Association Cenotaph party were very politely drilled by Garrison Sergeant Major ‘Vern’ Stokes in the yard of Horse Guards. The Maj…
Reports From Iraq: The Mesopotamia Commission Report and the Resignation of Austen Chamberlain
For our March 2023 meeting Tony Bolton will be our speaker on the subject of: Reports From Iraq. The Mesopotamia Commission Report and the Resignation of Austen Chamberlain. On 20 July 1916, the Prime Minister H. H. Asquith bowed to the outrage sweeping Parliament and country and agreed to appoint a Commission of Inquiry into the debacle that was…