Those 48 hours of torment

Those 48 hours of torment

James William Thornton was born in Bethnal Green London in 1895 and worked initially as an indoor me…

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A German cemetery in the Vosges battlefield

A German cemetery in the Vosges battlefield

In the early days of the war, burials in the Vosges battlefields often took place in the forests whe…

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The Accrington Pals’ ‘Dug-Out’ of Distinction – Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Wilmot Rickman

The Accrington Pals’ ‘Dug-Out’ of Distinction – Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur W…

On 16 October 1925, 51 year-old Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Wilmot Rickman had alighted from his car i…

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Devils in Skirts: The Story of George Findlater VC

Devils in Skirts: The Story of George Findlater VC

The tradition of pipers leading soldiers into battle was not a Great War phenomenon. It had develope…

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The Sinking of the RMS Falaba, 28 March 1915.

The Sinking of the RMS Falaba, 28 March 1915.

The RMS Falaba was sunk by a German submarine on 28 March 1915. This incident, and that of the sinki…

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A Family at War

A Family at War

One of the most persistent and annoying heresies about the past is that it was much simpler than the…

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Tom Roberts’ Letters Home 1915

Tom Roberts’ Letters Home 1915

Tom Roberts was born in Llanelli in South Wales, attended Park Street School, the Higher Grade Schoo…

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Brothers Buried Together during the First World War

Brothers Buried Together during the First World War

The Western Front Association’s Pension Record Cards have been very useful in numerous ways – one of…

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Census 1841 to 2021

Census 1841 to 2021

Anyone researching a person who served during the First World War will have some methods in common, …

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Sergeant Alexander Edwards VC : 24 March 1918

Sergeant Alexander Edwards VC : 24 March 1918

Alexander Edwards was born in Lossiemouth on 4 November 1885, the son of Alexander and Jessie Edward…

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Stereoscope: The Jordan/Ference Collection’s partnership with The Western Front Association

Stereoscope: The Jordan/Ference Collection’s partnership with The Western F…

The Jordan/Ference Collection had its genesis in the mid-1990s. Bob Boyd and Doug Jordan were indepe…

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What got you interested in the First World War?

What got you interested in the First World War?

Tom Thorpe's opening question on the ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ podcast series - at least for the las…

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