'The Lost Raiders Found': The Tyneside Scottish at Armentières

'The Lost Raiders Found': The Tyneside Scottish at Armentières

During the Great War trench raids were perceived as an operational necessity in order to dominate No…

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Finding Great Uncle George

Finding Great Uncle George

The following message from David Jenkins relates to the way the Pension Records can help find 'missi…

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'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

'One Hell of a Row': A War widow's pension

Grandfather was killed 7 weeks before the end of the First World War.  His immediate family, that is…

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'In the event of my death': An analysis of what can be gleaned from soldiers wills

'In the event of my death': An analysis of what can be gleaned from soldier…

During 2013, David Tattersfield, a trustee of The Western Front Association, provided First World Wa…

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Biggles’ Last Flight: the flying career of Captain WE Johns

Biggles’ Last Flight: the flying career of Captain WE Johns

This piece originally appeared in the 100th edition of the WFA's landmark print journal 'Stand To!' …

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Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

The Western Front Association's Pension Record Card and Ledger archive which has been published onli…

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The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland

The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland

Between August and December 1918 a number of British Prisoners of War died at Heilsberg Prisoner of …

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Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

Here's some feedback about the Pension Records lookups we have conducted for a wide range of individ…

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Understanding the Ledger Indexing

Understanding the Ledger Indexing

This article aims to set out some of the technical aspects of the indexing of - and subcategories th…

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A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

Western Front Association members will already know that the Naval Records were released a few weeks…

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An Amusing Tale from Brigadier General R J Kentish DSO : 'A King Returns in Triumph’

An Amusing Tale from Brigadier General R J Kentish DSO : 'A King Returns in…

Brigadier General R J Kentish DSO was the inspirational first Commandant of the 3rd Army School an…

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'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

(Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergave…

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