We are the Central Ontario Branch of the Western Front Association. The purpose of the Western Front Association is to perpetuate 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.
Memberships are great gifts any time – see “Join Us” item on the left. Learn more about where we meet below.
Re-birth of the 1928 movie Carry on Sergeant
Carry on Sergeant was directed by Famous WW1 Cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather
Movie Background below
A French Student finds Canadian Soldiers from the 78th Bn in his backyard
From CBC Doc Zone Thursday, November 6, 2014 CLICK link below
You can be part of the John McCrae Statue Project honouring the author of the famous WW1 poem
“In Flanders Fields“
More info below
Where we meet is Newcastle Village Community Hall (click for map) is at 20 King Avenue West in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada on the north-west corner of Mill and King Street (Hwy 2). From Toronto, take highway 401 East to Mill Street (exit 440) in Newcastle. The Mill Street exit is just two minutes east of Hwy 35. On Mill Street, drive north about 2 kilometres to King Street (Hwy 2). The meetings are in the Council Chambers, upstairs. Meet and greet 0930 to 1030.
Latest Member Magazine
“The MAPLE LEAF“
A lookback at famous artist and illustrator Edward Shenton,
who went to France as a soldier in the 28th Infantry Division in 1918.
Well worth it. Your web team got a copy!
A Book by Canadian Author John Nadler
Commemorating 3 VC Winners was published in September
We also feature three other VC winners
Our meeting Sunday 7 Sep featured author Martin Middlebrook. His work was described here by the Ottawa Citizen.
All our content is on GOOGLE LINK or CEF in Modern Media at left
Finding old battlefields – its really quite simple Old Chap! We retrace the last battle of the Albert Service – brother of Robert Service who gained fame writing about the lore of the Canadian North with Dan McGrew and Lake Labarge. Read on here
- A digital map of Ypres and surroundings (6 Sep)
- From the State Library of North Carolina
Send us a link – what`s happening in your community to remember the Great War for Civilisation ?
WW1 Events and stories
Picture above will take you to HQ 54th Bn CEF
54th Bn was raised in BC but reinforced by the Central Ontario DepotWW1 Canadians in Syria, Iraq and Iran – Far From the Western Front How big were the WW1 casualty lists ? – click link for amazing data visualisation