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War Widows Association of Great Britain

Address: c/o 199 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1AA
Tel: 0845 2412 189


The War Widows Association is essentially a pressure group and exists to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain. Its work encompasses those who have suffered bereavement as a result of World War II and all conflicts since then including Iraq and Afghanistan.

The WWA also represents those who have suffered the loss of their husband in peacetime, when his death was attributable to his service life. It works with all government departments, petitioning for improvements in pensions, the administration of benefits and other issues affecting War Widows. It represents War Widows at national events of remembrance and it maintains close links with all ex-service organisations and the service widow's associations.


The original aim was to fight for the removal of the tax burden from the War Widows' Pension which was a partial success in 1976 with the removal of half the tax, the remained was removed in 1979. The Association continues to campaign to improve the conditions of War Widow/ers.

Activities: Became a registered charity in 1991 and raised funds are used to support events and provide information for their members and to cover costs for those expenses incurred by committee members and regional organisers, however the greatest cost is the publication and distribution of "Courage" (newsletter).



  • Life Membership - £10
  • Call 0845 241 2189 for membership form or visit the website.



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