A new exhibition tells the stories of two Wimborne men killed on the same day at the Battle of Passchendaele.
A small exhibition has been installed at the museum entitled 'Only a Boy'. It tells the stories of two young men with their roots in Wimborne who were killed on the same day just over 100 years ago, the opening hours of the Battle of Passchendaele on the 31 July 1917. The display will run for much of April before returning later in the summer.
Items from the museum's collections and objects on loan from descendants of the soldiers' families have been assembled by Chris Brown, the Town Mayor's Serjant, and volunteers from the museum. The display shows a 'snap shot' of these two men and the tangible grief that the families had to bare.
Last week also marked the 100th anniversary of the death of another Wimborne man, Montague Randall M.M., who died on the 11 April 1918. The museum was able to acquire his medals at auction. A memorial cry was given last week by Chris Brown to mark 100 years of his passing.
The museum is open daily (except Sundays) from 10am to 4.30pm. Standard admission charges apply.
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