Join our events online! To continue our public presentations while the Covid-19 situation is with us, Irish and British branches of the WFA have planned a series of talks, which anyone can access by contacting the event manager in advance of the event date. The details of upcoming events and how to register can be found on the main WFA site here.
The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the period 1914-1918 and to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during the Great War. It does not seek to glorify war and is non-political. For a modest annual subscription, our members receive a wide range of benefits. In particular, belonging to the WFA provides you with the opportunity of meeting like-minded people to learn, share, explore and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You will also receive our regular, high-quality publications in total six times a year.
Attend one of our monthly talks
You do not have to be a member to attend our monthly events (detailed presentations on World War I-related topics (more information on our events page) and other events.
The Cork Branch usually meets the last Wednesday of each month from September to June at 7:30pm in the College of Commerce, Cork. If the college is not available an alternative venue will be notified. Talks generally last one hour and are followed by discussion/Q&A.
A modest donation of €5.00 is requested to help fund branch activities
A major scheme to locate men who served using a 'different' name
There are many fascinating quirks within the Pension Record Cards which have been saved by The Western Front Association. One particular aspect that has come to the fore is the greater than expected use of aliases by soldiers.
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WFA Cork Branch Chairman and Island of Ireland Trustee Gerry White speaking at the launch of the Cork 1920 - The Burning of a City exhibition at St Peter's, North Main St, Cork.
The Cork Branch's annual ommemoration of the end of World War I takes place on the Saturday closest to the anniversary (11 November).
See more event pictures here.
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