An original First World War RAF Hangar and the story of 'RFC Bramham Moor'

An original First World War RAF Hangar and the story of 'RFC Bramham Moor'

Anyone driving along the A64 dual carriageway between York and Leeds may have noticed at a significant barn-like structu…

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The memorials to the Bowlby Brothers

The memorials to the Bowlby Brothers

Captain Geoffrey Bowlby of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) was killed leading his squadron in a charge across 1,000 y…

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Captain Thorold A. Stewart-Jones at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

Captain Thorold A. Stewart-Jones at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

Son of Edward and Emily Pauline Stewart-Jones. (Born 10 July 1873 in Liverpool) A barrister of the Inner Temple, Th…

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The Grimson family and WW1

The Grimson family and WW1

As with many spheres of life, the arts suffered many losses as a result of the First World War – as exemplified by the G…

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Tragedy and heroism in the Davidson family

Tragedy and heroism in the Davidson family

On March 28, 1916, a pharmacist in Montrose, Scotland, dropped dead. The man’s wife duly wrote to the War Office to ask …

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Sir John Edward Fowler – the last repatriation from The Western Front in 1915?

Sir John Edward Fowler – the last repatriation from The Western Front in 1915?

By April 1915, the exhumation of bodies from the Western Front and their repatriation was banned. Historian Richard van …

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Different truths from the same battle

Different truths from the same battle

As dawn broke on the morning of May 6, 1915, the men of the 1/6th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers became the first…

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The US 2nd Division at Blanc Mont Ridge by Major General by David T Zabecki

The US 2nd Division at Blanc Mont Ridge by Major General by David T Zabecki

[This article first appeared in the October 1918 edition of Stand To! No. 113] The US 2nd Division’s capture of the hea…

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The Loss of the HMT 'Transylvania'

The Loss of the HMT 'Transylvania'

The liner Transylvania was completed just before the outbreak of the First World War and was to have served the Anchor L…

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The Manchester United v  Liverpool match fixing scandal of 1915

The Manchester United v Liverpool match fixing scandal of 1915

Association football had, despite the outbreak of the First World War, not been suspended by the time the season ‘kicked…

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The Irish Struggle for Home Rule by Dr Graham Mayhew

The Irish Struggle for Home Rule by Dr Graham Mayhew

The Irish struggle for home rule and subsequently independence can be traced back to the Act of Union of 1800 when the…

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Stereoscope images from the Western Front and elsewhere

Stereoscope images from the Western Front and elsewhere

Having just published the initial batch of stereoscopic images on The Western Front Association's website, it is perhaps…

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