Officers Pension Record Cards

Officers Pension Record Cards

Two more sets of Pension Record Cards ('PRCs') have been digitised and made available by the WFA's p…

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Further examples of unusual Pension Claims

Further examples of unusual Pension Claims

As the various projects WFA members are working on move forward, it seems a good time to update memb…

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A Tour of Mesopotamian War Cemeteries in 2003

A Tour of Mesopotamian War Cemeteries in 2003

In the early summer of 2003, fortunately or not, I found myself and the Battalion I was commanding a…

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Across from the Parade Ground Soldiers: assessing the French performance at the Somme

Across from the Parade Ground Soldiers: assessing the French performance at…

The bulk of this article is a long explanation as to the finding of a brief answer: despite sufferin…

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The Stories That Men Tell

The Stories That Men Tell

When I first started working on my photographic project Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace in 2005 I w…

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Hooge tunnel, Essex farm (and other) drawings (1)

Hooge tunnel, Essex farm (and other) drawings (1)

[This article first appeared in the Yorkshire Branch journal ‘Gun Fire’ Book 53  pp 14 - 23.  The …

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The Somme Film - Some Notes Gun Fire

The Somme Film - Some Notes Gun Fire

[This article first appeared in the Yorkshire Branch journal ‘Gun Fire’ Book 1 1985 pp9 - 15. The …

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The Soldier who never was: An example of a Change of Name in the Late-Victorian Army

The Soldier who never was: An example of a Change of Name in the Late-Victo…

Every student who undertakes research into the personal histories of soldiers who served in the Vict…

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The Man with Two Aliases - the explanation

The Man with Two Aliases - the explanation

I read with great interest the recent 'Trench Lines', especially the articles on hard-to-decipher wr…

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Blair Swannell - Lion at War

Blair Swannell - Lion at War

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several do…

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Bernard Vann VC: Christian Soldier

Bernard Vann VC: Christian Soldier

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several do…

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One of the ‘Forty Thieves’ Identified - Percy Fussell MM – Northampton Saints and the ‘Liverpool Irish’

One of the ‘Forty Thieves’ Identified - Percy Fussell MM – Northampton Sain…

It’s a photograph we had seen before, without perhaps looking at it properly.  An extraordinary imag…

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