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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The 2nd Northants at Neuve Chapelle

The 2nd Northants at Neuve Chapelle

The initial impetus behind this article was research on Lieutenant George Duff Gordon, who hailed fr…

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The Kinmel Park Riot of Canadian Servicemen March 1919

The Kinmel Park Riot of Canadian Servicemen March 1919

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

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'Grandad’s War' by Prof. John Bourne

'Grandad’s War' by Prof. John Bourne

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

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HM Submarine H5: The Submarine Cover-Up in Caernarfon Bay 2 March 1918.

HM Submarine H5: The Submarine Cover-Up in Caernarfon Bay 2 March 1918.

HMS H5 was a Royal Navy H-class submarine built by Canadian Vickers, Montreal and launched in June 1…

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