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EVENTS ONLINE

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

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Issue 4, Summer 2020 Edition of our Journal now available

 

The latest edition of our journal, Distant Thunder brings new insights to Ireland's history of World War I. 

ABOUT US

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.

In Memoriam

View our growing list of memorial cards and inscrioptions on the Cork Great War Memorial  HERE.

If you would like to add a card for a family member, contact us:

Gerry White (Chairman): gerrywhitecork@yahoo.co.uk

or

Gerry O'Meara (Secretary)

gerryo@gerryomeara.com

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

Project ALIAS:

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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STAND TO!

 

The WFA's journal STAND TO! is published three times per year and includes articles on a wealth of WWI topics. 

Click HERE to find out more

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Branch Activities

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.

Join our Discussions!

Our new forum is a place to for WFA members to share knowledge and insights on the Great War.  Sign up using the form below.

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For all queries, including free subscription to our journal Distant Thunder, please use this form.