Antrim and Down Branch Western Front Association
Antrim and Down BranchWestern Front Association   

2020 Events Programme



Date, time and location



12 March 2020

19:00 GMT

Northern Ireland War Memorial, Talbot Street, Belfast.

The War Memorial’s WW1 Collection.

This meeting will follow the Antrim and Down branch’s AGM. This will take about 10 min.

Alan Freeburn from the NIWM will talk about their WW1 collection.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

14:00–16:30 BST

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

2 Titanic Blvd

Titanic Quarter



After the Conflict: Pension Records for Post 1914 Families and Survivors


In the years after the First World War, and the post 1916 conflict in Ireland, those who had been injured and their families looked for support from the British and Irish governments. Records relating to these pension claims are now being made available on line. As well as providing an important resource for family history researchers these records provide an insight into social conditions in the first half and the twentieth century. The event is free and further detail are at

Speakers include:

Bruno Longmore (Head of Archive Depositor Liaison, National Records of Scotland) on the records of the Scottish WW1 Pension Appeals Tribunal, 1919-1932.

Cécile Gordon (Senior Archivist, Military Archives, Dublin) on the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection Project.

Dr Tom Thorpe (PR/Media Officer, Western Front Association) on the WFA’s Pensions records project.


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