Welcome to the Central Ontario Branch of the Western Front Association!
The Western Front Association perpetuates the memory, courage and comradeship of those, of both sides, who served their country in France and Flanders (Belgium) during the Great War. The WFA has about 6,000 members worldwide with branches in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United States. Our branch meets regularly in Newcastle, Ontario.
We aim to meet four times a year – Newcastle Community Hall CLICK HERE or see HEADQUARTERS LINK ABOVE.
While 2017 is a big year for the memory of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, it was also the subject of a 1945 visit by Diane Johnson’s father, who was serving with the 5th Canadian Division during a visit to the Vimy Ridge Monument. A photo gallery of souvenir post cards follows. You see Canadian and German lines before the days of the modern monument. Click to advance the show of 20 images. Thanks Diane!!
The War That Made the World We Live In
William A. Alldritt: POW in Germany
Ten months in a life, August 1914 – May 1915
Click picture – Wm Alldritt was one of 1500 Canadians captured at Ypres April 25, 1915
Andy Robertshaw visited on 23 October
The BBC produced a 26 episode series on the Great War Enjoy it here
Don’t forget latest items are at the Current Month Archive to the right.
Update – as of 6 January 2017