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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Other Ranks Survived: The final release of Pension Records

Other Ranks Survived: The final release of Pension Records

The final set of Pension Record Cards has just been published by our partners 'Ancestry.co.uk' on their Fold3 platform. …

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Friendly Fire: The Life and Death of Frank Downes

Friendly Fire: The Life and Death of Frank Downes

Paul Brant, who has done splendid work in recording and preserving memory of the Great War in North Staffordshire, recen…

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Just because it’s official doesn’t mean it’s right

Just because it’s official doesn’t mean it’s right

It’s an ill wind …  The pandemic has certainly limited options, but at the same time it has focused minds.  In my case a…

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First World War Memorial at Galle, Sri Lanka

First World War Memorial at Galle, Sri Lanka

The Great War of 1914-1918 was a truly global conflict which was felt in countries like Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon)…

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