Oddities in the Pension Records

Oddities in the Pension Records

Within the Pension Records that The Western Front Association have saved are hundreds of thousands of cards for pension …

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Stewart McVey: The soldier with TWO aliases

Stewart McVey: The soldier with TWO aliases

One of the many names listed on Le Touret Memorial to the Missing is that of Corporal Stewart McVey. Aged just 18 he was…

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Memories of Verdun by Francois Wikart

Memories of Verdun by Francois Wikart

The following article is based on the recollections of General Caloni and recollections of the authors’ grandfather’s ex…

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John Shirley - the soldier with two commemorations

John Shirley - the soldier with two commemorations

The 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles was a regular battalion, which for most of the war was part of the 8th Division. A…

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Talbot House opens ambitious new permanent exhibition

Talbot House opens ambitious new permanent exhibition

In 2004, Harry Patch, ‘the Last Fighting Tommy’, opened the fully restored Concert Hall of Talbot House. On the ground…

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Truth in the Telling  by Alexander Falbo-Wild, Chairman East Coast USA Branch

Truth in the Telling by Alexander Falbo-Wild, Chairman East Coast USA Branch

[This article first appeared in the April 2020 edition of Bulletin, No. 116.] There is much to write about the fi…

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November 1918 in East Africa

November 1918 in East Africa

At the end of September 1918, the German commander Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck had made a clean break from his Allied pursue…

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Fighting For The Rufiji River Crossing: The British 1st East African Brigade in action German East Africa, 1 to 19 January 1917

Fighting For The Rufiji River Crossing: The British 1st East African Brigade in actio…

In September 1916 the British theatre commander in East Africa, General J C Smuts, had been forced to halt his advance w…

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Out on a Limb - the road through Tunduru: German East Africa, May to November 1917

Out on a Limb - the road through Tunduru: German East Africa, May to November 1917

In May 1917 the 1st Battalion of the Uganda-based 4th Regiment of the King's African Rifles (1/4 KAR) was in Fort Johnst…

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The King's African Rifles at Kibata, German East Africa December 1916 to January 1917

The King's African Rifles at Kibata, German East Africa December 1916 to January 1917…

When the Great War commenced in August 1914 "A", "B", "C" and "E" Companies of the 1st (Nyasaland, now Malawi) Regiment …

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Indian Volunteers in the Great War East African Campaign

Indian Volunteers in the Great War East African Campaign

In August 1914 the Volunteer units of the Indian Defence Force were recruited from white and mixed-race members of the c…

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The Battle for Latema-Reata Nek, British East Africa, 11-12 March 1916

The Battle for Latema-Reata Nek, British East Africa, 11-12 March 1916

By early March 1916 the British forces in British East Africa (BEA - now named Kenya) had been ordered to abandon the de…

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