George Horey's Parents’ Pilgrimage to the Somme 1923

George Horey's Parents’ Pilgrimage to the Somme 1923

Some of the most moving photographs in the 40-year archive of The Western Front Association are thos…

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Childhood memories of Gallipoli in the 1920s

Childhood memories of Gallipoli in the 1920s

The passion of members of the Western Front Association is such that few fail to recognise an import…

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Battlefield Clearance and a Chinese revolt

Battlefield Clearance and a Chinese revolt

“Private Smith, one of the ordnance men in our team, was killed tampering with a 106 fuse. Chinese n…

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The First Canadian Nurses killed by Enemy Action during the First World War

The First Canadian Nurses killed by Enemy Action during the First World War…

A number of Canadian nurses died on active service, largely as a result of disease. The first Canadi…

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An Original First World War RAF Hangar and the story of 'RFC Bramham Moor'

An Original First World War RAF Hangar and the story of 'RFC Bramham Moor'

Anyone driving along the A64 dual carriageway between York and Leeds may have noticed at a significa…

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The Great War Memorials to the Bowlby Brothers

The Great War Memorials to the Bowlby Brothers

Captain Geoffrey Bowlby of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) was killed leading his squadron in a c…

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Captain Thorold A. Stewart-Jones at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

Captain Thorold A. Stewart-Jones at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

Son of Edward and Emily Pauline Stewart-Jones. (Born 10 July 1873 in Liverpool) A barrister of …

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The Grimson family and the First World War

The Grimson family and the First World War

As with many spheres of life, the arts suffered many losses as a result of the First World War as ex…

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Tragedy and Heroism in the Davidson Family in March 1916

Tragedy and Heroism in the Davidson Family in March 1916

On 28 March 1916, a pharmacist in Montrose, Scotland, dropped dead. The man’s wife duly wrote to the…

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Sir John Edward Fowler – the Last Repatriation from The Western Front in 1915?

Sir John Edward Fowler – the Last Repatriation from The Western Front in 19…

By April 1915 the exhumation of bodies from the Western Front and their repatriation was banned. …

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Different Truths from the Same Battle

Different Truths from the Same Battle

As dawn broke on the morning of 6 May 1915, the men of the 1/6th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusilie…

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The US 2nd Division at Blanc Mont Ridge by Major General by David T Zabecki

The US 2nd Division at Blanc Mont Ridge by Major General by David T Zabecki…

[This article first appeared in the October 1918 edition of Stand To! No. 113] The US 2nd Division’…

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