The Kinmel Park Riot

The Kinmel Park Riot

The events at Kinmel Park in North Wales in March 1919 were the most serious instance of a number of riots or disturbanc…

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Grandad’s War

Grandad’s War

Both my grandfathers were born in 1880, both were coal miners and both had large families. My paternal grandfather (and …

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HM Submarine H5: The Submarine Cover-Up in Caernarfon Bay

HM Submarine H5: The Submarine Cover-Up in Caernarfon Bay

HMS H5, was a Royal Navy H-class submarine built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal and launched in June 1915. She was soon i…

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‘A Worthless Scamp’: The Great War of Vincent Riley

‘A Worthless Scamp’: The Great War of Vincent Riley

During the Great War Centenaries, Stoke-on-Trent’s local newspaper, the Sentinel, published many good and interesting fe…

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Cases of 'insanity' revealed in the Pension Records

Cases of 'insanity' revealed in the Pension Records

The Pension Records which have been saved by The Western Front Association reveal an incredible array of information. In…

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Looking back on Stand To! Book Reviews

Looking back on Stand To! Book Reviews

David J. Filsell looks back on book reviews in Stand To! The Journal of The Western Front Association Some 1,070 or s…

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Gott Strafe England

Gott Strafe England

The 'withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line' of February 1917 enabled allied troops to occupy previously German-held towns an…

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How to research Australian and New Zealand Soldiers from the First World War

How to research Australian and New Zealand Soldiers from the First World War

An earlier article has covered the potential sources available to those who are researching Canadian soldiers who served…

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‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memorial at Croydon.

‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memor…

‘And Bert’s gone syphilitic’ – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memorial at Croydon. In 1981 nearly 6,0…

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Project Alias - the results and a searchable database

Project Alias - the results and a searchable database

During the First World War, for a variety of reasons, many soldiers enlisted and served under an ‘alias’ name i.e. a nam…

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The tale of four lads from Buckie, Banffshire

The tale of four lads from Buckie, Banffshire

The fishing community of Buckie responded enthusiastically to the call for recruits on the outbreak of war in 1914. Alth…

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The Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Department

The Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Department

Perhaps one of the most unusual items to be found within the Ministry of Pension card index are the surviving slips for …

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