A group of Norfolk reservists at Thetford in 1911. It is likely that all of them fought in the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. Back l to r: Fred Bowden, Betts, Moore. W Wade, Frank Bowden, Tunaley, Dent Front l to r: D Wade, Hammond, Long, G Yaxley, Banham
When: 3rd March until 1st November 2014
This display, presented in a series of panels, is part of the nationwide commemoration of the First World War Centenary which will describe the impact of the war on the inhabitants of Wymondham.
The life story of Harry Daniels, Norfolk’s first World War One Victoria Cross hero, who was born in Wymondham will be told. Also the experiences of Wymondham men in the Gallipoli campaign will be illustrated in their letters, diaries and photographs. Those who lost their lives, are all named on a display which shows where they are remembered in Wymondham and on memorials all over the world. Some are covered in more detail showing how their deaths affected their families and the community.
You can also find out about the local people who ran the Red Cross Hospital at Abbotsford, one of Wymondham’s finest houses and how the whole town raised money to help with its expenses.
The museum will also be launching a community cabinet which will document the lives of those who served during the first world war. Each month, a different person's artefacts (medals, letters, photographs and other memorabilia) will be displayed as part of a project which is supported by a grant from Norfolk Museums.
Admission is included in the museum's normal admission prices.