Pat O’Keefe, English Middleweight Boxing Champion, served as a Physical Training Instructor during the war. He won several bouts during the war, including the final match of his career against Bandsman Jack Blake. He retired from boxing in 1918.
Lt Sharp was commissioned on 16 January 1915. For reasons unrecorded but probably as a consequence of wounds received, he was placed on retired pay on 5 May 1917 and remained so for the rest of the war.
James Farmer (centre, back row) was the second of five service sons of Lt J H Farmer and was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. On the outbreak of war he was posted to the Western Front. He was killed in action, aged 21, on 4 November 1914.
Sgt Dwyer (left) served at Gallipoli before transferring to the Western Front and was awarded the Victoria Cross, aged 29, for actions during the Third Battle of Ypres. He went on to develop a career in politics back home in Tasmania after the war.
John Phelps Williams enlisted on 18 November 1916, his 18th birthday, and was killed in action five months later on 24 April 1917. He is buried at Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay.
Captain Dodgson and his daughter. Now discover stories from the North West during the First World War in our exhibition From Street to Trench
Find out what life was like on the eve of the First World War.
Discover how the region prepared for war with thousands of people volunteering for both military and civilian service.
Changes to life on the home front allowed women to work in a greater variety of roles.
Britain's war effort relied on industrial centres including the North West for essential munitions and equipment.
Discover personal stories of those who left the region to serve overseas.
The Aftershocks section offers a chance to reflect on those who never returned from the war.
Our new exhibition, the largest of its kind, reveals the important contribution the North West made during the First World War.
Marking the 100 year commemoration we have gathered together over 200 objects, films, sound recordings, photographs, artworks and letters. The displays include items from IWM’s unrivalled national collections and from personal public donated items, many of which have never been on public display before.
Find out how the war affected the region and discover how the society we live in today was born out of the rapid changes that resulted from the First World War.
Discover stories of remarkable individuals - from Clement Attlee, who went on to become Prime Minister, poet Wilfred Owen and celebrity musician Vesta Tilley, to previously unknown Tommies, medics and civilians.
As the North West was a major focus for recruitment, many left the region for the first time to serve across the globe. The exhibition features previously unpublished stories of soldiers, sailors and pilots who fought in all major campaigns, from Gallipoli in Turkey to the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium.
Founded in 1917 to mark the sacrifices made by civilians and soldiers alike, IWM is a world leading authority on the First World War. This will be IWM’s first major exhibition marking the centenary in 2014.
Sat 5 April 2014