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Family activities, IWM North
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.
The museum shop offers a range of posters, books, retro homeware, gifts and pocket money purchases.
Copies of the floor plan are available in several languages on-site.
Locker facilities are available free of charge.
Take a break during your visit in our WaterShard Café & Kitchen. The Green Room on the ground floor is also available for packed lunches.
Toilets are situated on the Ground Floor next to the Shop and include accessible toilets.
IWM North's Shop provides a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, clothing and accessories, posters and stationery, souvenirs and gift ideas.
For our younger visitors we have an exciting range of games, toys and souvenirs as well as a selection of children's books. There are also educational resource materials and children's activity books on sale.
You can also browse our range of products on our Online Shop.
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