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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