Billy Brewer, the Wiltshire footballer : 13 November 1914

Billy Brewer, the Wiltshire footballer : 13 November 1914

William Arthur Brewer was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire and was the son of George and Sarah Brewer o…

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The Aristocrats' Cemetery at Zillebeke

The Aristocrats' Cemetery at Zillebeke

(This article is taken from Stand To! No 90, published Dec 2010/January 2011. You can receive copies…

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The Youngest Colonel?

The Youngest Colonel?

When we think of ‘young soldiers’ in the Great War, we often think in terms of those who were killed…

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The British Invasion or 'The Western Front without the Trenches'

The British Invasion or 'The Western Front without the Trenches'

[This article first appeared in Bulletin No. 117  Pages 21-24. Western Front Association members rec…

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Death on the shoreline: The foundering of HMHS Rohilla off Whitby : 30 October 1914

Death on the shoreline: The foundering of HMHS Rohilla off Whitby : 30 Octo…

For the vast majority of members of the British public, the outbreak of the First World War was not …

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The Camera Returns No.101 :  Cambrai, 9 October 1918

The Camera Returns No.101 : Cambrai, 9 October 1918

By Bob Grundy and Steve Wall  [This article first appeared in Stand To! Issue 119 October 2020. Mem…

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The Ministry of Pensions during and after the Great War

The Ministry of Pensions during and after the Great War

The Ministry of Pensions was a truly monolithic organisation, by the end of 1920 it had 19,121 staff…

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The 'Old Lag' VC: John William Mariner

The 'Old Lag' VC: John William Mariner

In Gun Fire edition number 33, there is a short paragraph in the 'Notes and Queries' section dealing…

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Spring Forward, Fall Back. The changing of the clocks and the First World War

Spring Forward, Fall Back. The changing of the clocks and the First World W…

Tonight (31 October 2021), those of us in the UK will be putting our clocks back by one hour as we m…

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I escape from Groningen!

I escape from Groningen!

After the fall of Antwerp in 1914, an R.N.D. Able Seaman is interned in Holland but escapes to Engla…

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Rupert Brooke - The Hood Battalion of the R.N.D.

Rupert Brooke - The Hood Battalion of the R.N.D.

This is a heavily cut-down version from the 'Letters of Rupert Brooke' which were published across f…

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The Royal Naval Division at Passchendaele 1917

The Royal Naval Division at Passchendaele 1917

The Royal Naval Division at Passchendaele 1917 The following account is a short extract from the 7 …

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