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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
IWM North is easily accessible by public transport from the City Centre or by car via the Manchester Outer Ring Road (M60). To make your visit greener, please consider using public transport. Further details about transport options are listed below. To plan your route, visit Traveline North-West.
The nearest Metrolink stations to IWM North are MediaCityUK or Harbour City. Trams run direct from Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate-Castlefield and St Peter's Square. If you're coming from Oxford Road railway station, you will need to travel on foot to St Peter's Square. Alight at MediaCityUK or Harbour City. IWM North is a short walk across the canal by footbridge. For more information, visit the Metrolink website.
From most North West locations you can catch many trains to Manchester. Visit National Rail Enquiries for timetable information. From any central Manchester station continue by tram.
Leave the M60 at Junction 9 and join Parkway (A5081) towards Trafford Park. At the first island take the third exit onto Village Way; at the next island take the second exit onto Warren Bruce Road. Turn right at the T-junction onto Trafford Wharf Road. Alternatively, leave the M602 at Junction 3 and follow the signs.
Secure parking is available for 160 cars, including designated parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. These cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis(charges apply). The car park fills up quickly at weekends and during holidays, so we advise that people arrive early. The following charges apply:
0-3 hours £4.00
3-4 hours £5.00
4-6 hours £7.00
6-8 hours £8.00
8-12 hours £10.00
12-24 hours £15.00
The average visit lasts two-and-a-half hours. However, with our on-site café and the amount of information to be found in IWM North, lots of people come for longer.
IWM North is located at The Quays, Greater Manchester's fantastic waterfront destination. Within just one square mile, you will find a hub of culture, history and sport with venues. Use the Creative Tourist Cultural Calendar to find out about cultural events, or visit one of Manchester's other award-winning museums or galleries:
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