Atten Shun!

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!!

Check our maps!

Private John Joseph Belfontaine 6 CMR Remembered

The War That Made the World We Live In


GHQ FRANCE – A look back

The Secret World of Room 40

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


How the Fall of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in WW1 still affects the Middle East

See audio link under the soldiers

Wait – Gunfire! Can it be the 43rd Battery CFA in Action? Click and find out!

Follow our Fearless Leader on FACEBOOK as he travels the Western Front.

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

Posted on January 20, 2015 by admin

2 Responses to Atten Shun!

  1. John Johnson says:

    well done to you guys…. John in Wales

  2. Malcolm Brown says:

    Hi COBWFA,
    I would like to enquire as to how I become a member of COBWFA. I did not see a link to register. Many thanks in advance. My grandfather served with the 27th Infantry Battalion (City of Winnipeg Regiment) Sixth Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, C.E.F. 1914-1919.
    Malcolm Brown
    Ottawa, Ont.

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