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BULLETIN 102 CONTENTS

Chairman’s Introduction 1-2

Obituaries:

  Terry Cave & Derek Smith 2-4

  Brasenose: Remarkable Event 6

AGM LECTURES:

  Territorials in early 1915 7-9

  Salford Pals/Social Insight 10-12

  President’s Address 13-14

AGM MATTERS:

  Minutes of AGM 15-18

  E-survey shows satisfaction 18

  Special Achievement Awards 19

Education:

  Generation Game 20-21

  Imaging Egypt and Palestine 22

NEWS:

News from Ypres 23-27

Remembering Neuve Chapelle 27-28

Communication Lines 29-30

Rededication Marylebone Station 30

Branch Meetings & Contacts 31-35

Branch Lines 37-46

History:

Anzacs at Cannock Chase 47-49

Lusitania Remembered 51-54

Obituary: Bob Foster 54

Triumphant VADS 55-57

Salonika: A forgotten campaign 58-59

Five Brothers in Arms 60-62

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BULLETIN 101 CONTENTS

Chairman’s comments 2

AGM at Salford University 3

Conference/AGM Lecture Previews 3/4

Centenary Projects’ Success

All Saints Church, Forton, Staffs 5

The Little Victory Ball 6/7

Galle, Sri Lanka War Memorial 8/9

Honouring the Cheshire Bantams 9

Tracks to Trenches 10

Obituaries 11

Myth & Reality:

Christmas Truce, 1914 12/13

Members’ Emails, Letters, Enquiries 14

Education Matters 15/16

Remember Scarbor’o - Feed the Guns 17-21

Cheshire Villages come together 21-23

News from Ypres 24-26

Battle of Dogger Bank and the death of Blucher’s Captain 27

Lion’s of England commemorate 28/29

Branches map 30

Branch Meetings and Contacts 31-35

Branch Lines 36-56

Wirral School Remembers 57

A Soldier’s 1915 Sketchbook 58/59

Dardanelles: A Cruise to Remember 60/61

The Soul of Anzac 62/63

 

wfa-bulletin-99-supplement-coverThe WFA's Bulletin 99 contained a special supplement which has been issued to all WFA subscribed members: August 1914, Britain goes to war.

We have featured here on the website one of the supplement's articles: The Composition of the British Expeditionary Force by Spencer Jones.

Contents

'By the Twelfth Day' The Planning and Execution of the Expeditionary Force's Deployment to France, August 1914 by Charles Messenger 2-6
Victor Huguet: A key to BEF deployment and liaison with General Joffre 6
John Harris - Recalled to the Colours 1914. A veterinary course changed, and probably saved his life by Clive Harris 6
Mobilizing the BEF August 1914 by Rob Thompson 7-10
2nd Battalion Essex Regiment Mobilization by Karen Dennis 11
The Composition of the British Expeditionary Force by Spencer Jones 12-13 (web featured article)
The Territorial Force in 1914 by Bill Mitchinson 14-15
Frank Richards: the Lucky Reservist by David Langley 16-17
The Fairest Force: The Mobilization of Military Nurses in 1914 by Sue Light 18-20
The 1912 manoeuvres: The Potential of Aircraft by Peter Hart 21
Montrose to Amiens: 2 Squadron goes to War by Dickie Bird and John Gilder 22-23
'Bay' Harvey-Kelly DSO The first RFC pilot to land in France by John Gilder 24-25
Southampton 1914: An army embarks by Colin Wagstaff 26-27
Protecting the Troopships: The Role of the Royal Navy 4-23 August, 1914 by Scott Lindgren 28-29
Horses go to War by Graham Winton 30-33

 

wfa bulletin 100 coverThe Bulletin is the in-house members' magazine of the WFA. It is published three times a year in March, July and November.

As a subscribed member of the WFA, you will be sent your copy by post as soon as it is published.

The Bulletin, together with your copies of Stand To! which is also sent to you three times a year, form one of the key benefits of your membership of the WFA.

The Bulletin Editor, Ralph Lomas, will be delighted to receive and consider all news items such as ceremonies, new memorials etc, as well as short articles which reflect a member's research and family connections of then and now. Preference will always be given to WFA members, and you should state your membership number, name and address on all correspondence. Guidance on how to supply editorial submissions and images is readily available.

Front cover image: Repairs to the right trench by Captain G A Prideaux MC Prideaux was commissioned into The Somerset Light Infantry in 1911 and fought in the opening battles of the war as transport officer of the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Prideaux used his box camera to provide a remarkable record of life in the trenches. His photographs show the first months of trench warfare in the winter of 1914 at Ploegsteert Wood when fighting stagnated on the Western Front. See some of his other photographs and also Prideaux's diary entries of the time on page 46.

Courtesy of South West Heritage Trust

Contents of Bulletin Edition 100 November 2014

11/11 Remembrance Ceremony....2-5
Exec. Committee Matters....6-9
Centenary Project Supported....10-12
Education Matters:
Educating the Educators by Rob Thompson....13 & 17
Trustee Reports....14
Former Editors comment:
James Brazier & Stan Grosvenor....17-18
WFA Tours....18-21
BEF Wreaths to France:
Derek Bird/Joanna Legg....21-29
First Casualties in France....30
News from Ypres by Dominiek Dendoovan....31-34
Heavy Traffic in Poperinge by Annemie Morisse....35-37
Beaucamps Ligny Fifteen by David Tattersfield....38-41
Wheear 'ast tha bin by David Tattersfield....43-45
Captain Prideaux at Ploegsteert....46
Branch Meetings & Contacts....47-51
Branch Lines/Origins....52-72
Theatre and the War Effort by Lucinda Gosling....73-75
RND - Siege of Antwerp by Niko Van Kerckhoven....76-80
100th Anniversary of saving 9m lives by Jeffrey Miller....81-83
Bruce Bairnsfather Recognition Campaign by Tonie and Valmie Holt....84-85
Cheshire Reg. Museum....86-87
11 November 1994 -
A contrast with 11/11 2014....88-89
A Kentish Tale - My First Leave by Terry Dean...90-91
New Fromelles Museum by Paul Cobb....91
Emails, Letters and Poems....92/94

 

wfa-bulletin-98-coverThe Bulletin is the in-house members' magazine of the WFA. It is published three times a year in March, July and November.

As a subscribed member of the WFA, you will be sent your copy by post as soon as it is published.

The Bulletin, together with your copies of Stand To! which is also sent to you three times a year, form one of the key benefits of your membership of the WFA.

The Bulletin Editor, Ralph Lomas, will be delighted to receive and consider all news items such as ceremonies, new memorials etc, as well as short articles which reflect a member's research and family connections of then and now. Preference will always be given to WFA members, and you should state your membership number, name and address on all correspondence. Guidance on how to supply editorial submissions and images is readily available.

Front cover image: the weekend of 26/27 July 2014 will commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and portrays the arrival in the Wylye Valley, between Longbridge Deverill and Codford in Wiltshire in August 1914, of thousands of Kitchener's Volunteers for training. This photo shows men of the 26th Division at Codford in September 1914. The WFA are pleased to have been able to support the Wylye Valley Project with a Centenary Fund donation of £3,000. Photo courtesy of the late Maria Mayall (of Corton).

Contents of Bulletin Edition 98 March 2014

11/11 – Guards' Chapel Address by Professor Brian Bond 2
WFA Official Centenary National Commemoration 3/6
Wylye Valley – Successful Centenary grant proposal 7
Education Matters 8/9
Executive Committee Matters 10
English 'wills' of soldiers killed in the Great War 11/14
Wexford soldier dies with the Canadians at Vimy Ridge 15/17
News from Ypres 18/20
VC's Grandson visits actual location at Ramicourt 21/22
Brig. General Reginald John Kentish and his tales 23/24
War memorials at risk Leicestershire lead way 25
Sanctuary from the trenches at Dunham Massey 26/27
Brave action at Nery 1st Sept. 1914 – then and now 28/30
Branch Meetings and Contacts 31/35
Branch Lines 36/41
Leonard Maidment: A casualty at Marfaux 42/45
WFA comments and enquiries 47/48
Recent work at La Boisselle 49
Museum of the Manchester Regiment 50
Cheshire East Council grants 50
Six brothers in arms 51 - please see sample article available to download below.
1/Dorsets on 1 July 1916 52/54
Dartmouth Naval College cadets remembered 55
NSA boys/girls Brigade drum and bugle band 55
WFA Passchendaele plaque 55
Australian branch members visit Ypres as guests 56
The BEF's tallest soldier? 56
Douglas Haig Fellowship recreate historic hut 58
Operation war diary 58
WFA working with the Welsh Guards Collection 60

 

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