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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
Enjoy delicious, fresh and seasonal food prepared by our chefs.
Located on Level 1 and close to the Main Exhibition Space, our WaterShard Café & Kitchen provides a welcome break and a chance to enjoy stunning views overlooking the quayside. Whether you are popping in for a quick bite or you’re here for a full day, our team of chefs and friendly staff are ready to welcome you with a range of fresh and seasonal dishes inspired by the North West, prepared onsite daily.
Our milk is from dairy herds in Chorley, fish from Fleetwood and we only use the finest meat from Bury in our signature sausage rolls. Sit and relax with a homemade Eccles Cake and cup of fair-trade coffee, or treat yourself with a pack of Lancashire Crisps and a bottle of Joseph Holt Manchester Beer.
For those on a family day out, the WaterShard Cafe & Kitchen has healthy child friendly options available, including a Children’s Deli Counter. Baby food warming facilities are also provided free of charge.
We can also cater for special dietary requests, please speak to a member of the catering team on arrival.
The WaterShard Cafe & Kitchen is available for private hire and events. To find out more, please call 0161 836 4032.
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