Armistice100 at Wakefield Museum
Wakefield Museum

Commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War, Wakefield Museum tells the stories of three local people who joined the war effort.


Visit Wakefield Museum and Create café to discover the wartime stories of Private George Kellett, Sergeant Arthur Cox and Nurse Marion Walker.

In the museum Welcome Space visitors can see the diary kept by Private Kellett in the trenches in 1918. You can also pay tribute to Boer War veteran and honorary Freeman of Wakefield, Sergeant Cox, who served with Royal Field Artillery in the First World War and was sadly killed in northern France in 1917. His Military Medal for bravery in the field is on display alongside his family's mementos.

Across the corridor in Create café, see reproduced pages from Nurse Walker's autograph book, signed by her patients as they recovered from illness and injury at the White Rose Military Hospital. Their drawings, mottos and messages are a moving insight into wartime resilience and are full of friendship and love, humour and hope.

After your visit, follow @WW1_Diary to see more from George's diary, Marion's book and hear other local voices from the First World War.