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The First World War


Henry Williamson served on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918 and the experience profoundly affected his life. These links are helpful for those wishing to know more about the war.


The Old Front Line The Long, Long Trail
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Imperial War Museum
The Western Front Association Trenches on the Web

The Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades' Association


The Cambridgeshire Regiment 1914–18

(This website was launched on 14 February 2015 to mark 100 years

since the 1/1st Cambs went off to war. Under its Biographies section

it has a page for Henry Williamson, who in 1915 served for five

months in the 2/1st Battalion based at Newmarket.)


Literary Societies


The Charles Causley Trust Rider Haggard Society
The Thomas Hardy Society The Richard Jefferies Society
The T. E. Lawrence Society Friends of Arthur Machen
The Wilfred Owen Association Edward Thomas Fellowship

Alliance of Literary Societies








The Tarka Trail

Literary Norfolk






If you are searching for out-of-print books by Henry Williamson, the first port of call must be Clearwater Books, specialising in Williamson's works since 1975, and situated just a mile from the house in Brockley where Williamson grew up. Clearwater Books has a dedicated page on its website with a choice selection of stock.


In addition, thousands of secondhand and antiquarian booksellers place their stock with AbeBooks. Prices can vary considerably, and it's worth checking their website periodically for cheaper copies.


Clearwater Books





Faber and Faber are making titles by Henry Williamson available in their 'Faber Finds' series. This is a 'print-on-demand' series, so your book is printed especially for you when you order it. Currently available are all fifteen volumes of A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight, the four volumes comprising The Flax of Dream, and The Wet Flanders Plain. Faber has also made all of these available as e-books.


Faber Finds