Western Front Association - Essex Branch


The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to maintain interest in the Great War and to perpetuiatethe memory of all sides of the conflict.

The WFA does provide members with access to a number of Great War resources including the unique pension records index and organise visits and tours to military related destinations.

There is an active Essex Branch which holds monthly meetings with a speaker on a Great War topic.

These meetings are held alternately at Hatfield Peverel Village Hall , Maldon Road, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2HP and the Poppy Lounge, Legion House, 205 High Street, Hornchurch RM11 3XT,

Full details of the Essex Branch can be viewed by clicking here or by contacting the chairman at this e-mail

The next meetings are all at 8pm as the below schedule

8 March 2023 Hatfield Peverel Doug Kirby - From Finsbury to the Front Line
12 April 2023 Hornchurch Tom Issit -Racing through the ruins:Bikes, Battlefields and the Zone Rouge
10 May 2023 Hatfield Peverel Dr Vivien Newman- Poor cogs in the machinery of war- A day in the life of a munitions factory
14 June 2023 Hornchurch Sudwinderr Singh Bassi - Thousands of Heroes have arisen- Service and sacrifice of Sikh Soldiers
9 Aug 2023 Hatfield Peverel Stuart Hadaway - From Gaza to Jerusalem - The Palestine Campaign of 1917
13 Sept 2023 Hornchurch Mark Conelly - The Role of the Imperial War Graves Commission 1917-1939
11 Oct 2023 Hatfield Peverel Greg Baughan - From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter - The trouble birth of the British Fighter
8 Nov 2023 Hornchurch Phil Sutcliffe - Nobody of any importance, A footsoldiers memoir of WW1