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The Hong Kong - Singapore Mountain Battery in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine 1915 - 1918

The Hong Kong - Singapore Mountain Battery in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine 1915 - 1918

The Hong Kong-Singapore Royal Garrison Artillery

In 1847 the British authorities in Hong Kong began using Indians as gun lascars, or general workers, because the climatic conditions were unsuitable for white soldiers, and also because Indians were muc...

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The Halifax Explosion - December 1917

The Halifax Explosion - December 1917

Not all fatalities that occurred in the First World War were as a direct result of enemy action. There are many examples of incidents and accidents throughout the Great War that resulted in injury, loss of life or damage to property. Perhaps the most...



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Harry Sherwood Ranken VC

Harry Sherwood Ranken VC

Captain Harry Ranken will be the first Glasgow-born VC winner from the Great War to have a commemorative paving stone erected to his memory in the Scottish city this September (2014). It was an award that he thoroughly deserved but sadly led to his d...

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The July crisis, 1914 - what went wrong – 19 steps to disaster

The July crisis, 1914 - what went wrong – 19 steps to disaster

Recent British television programmes gave us the views of leading historians on where the blame for the Great War lay and, in particular, whether Britain should have joined in or could have avoided it. We have also been treated to a dramatic account ...

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30 September 1918 Cpl Hillard Cooley

30 September 1918 Cpl Hillard Cooley

Cpl Hillard Cooley, Co F 59th Infantry Regt.

A labourer from Brookeville, Indiana, Hillard was born on 16 January 1895. Drafted into service at the beginning of March 1918, he was sent overseas to the AEF in July 1918 and was soon a participant in the...

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Chairman's report, September 2014

Chairman's report, September 2014

It's amazing how quickly the weeks go by, especially as you get older. I never believed it when my father used to say that when I was younger, but I certainly believe it now. No matter how fast they go they, however, do not go fast enough when you ha...


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Wednesday, 30 September 1914

Wednesday, 30 September 1914

Antwerp waterworks destroyed.

During September there arrived n France the London Scottish and the HAC infantry battalion.

First recorded air-combat took place on W Front during September, and during this period the RFC first fitted an aeroplane with a ...

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What is The Western Front Association?

newlogo50hThe Western Front Association (WFA) was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War.

Established in 1980 by noted military historian John Giles, the WFA has grown over the years to some 6,000 members worldwide. Please see the Branches Information section for details of your nearest WFA branch.

Through the work of the Association we do not seek to justify or glorify war. We are not a re-enactment society, nor are we commercially motivated. We are entirely non-political. The object of the Association is to educate the public in the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Western Front.

Applications for membership are warmly welcomed from anyone of a like mind.

If you would like to learn more, please look through our website. If there is any information on joining you cannot find here, please contact the Membership Office.

The Western Front Association is a Registered Charity No. 298365

Great War Video

German footage of the Great War

Rarely seen footage of the First World War, 1914-1918, from a German perspective. See all three videos in this collection.

Streamed courtesy of YouTube

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WFA Calendar 2015 news

The WFA 2015 Calendar is now on sale and accepting pre-orders which will be despatched com...

 

The WFA's Annual Service of Remembrance at the London Cenotaph 11 November 2014

Attendance at the London Cenotaph and in the Guards Chapel is open to all Western Front As...

 

Volunteer required to help with WFA branded merchandise

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Contract for the digitisation of the WFA's Pension Record Cards and Ledgers

The WFA invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals and businesses...

 

Remember Aisne 1914

The Conseil General's Office for the Aisne in association with the Caverne du Dragon Museu...

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