First World War

Charity and Liverpool's Home Front

17 June to October 2016

Free entry

group of men during the First World War

More than 16,000 articles of part-worn clothing were allocated to prisoners in Britain and Germany. Liverpool’s British Red Cross also sent out several tons of basic food supplies. 

This will be the second exhibition in the Museum of Liverpool’s First World War series, with a new special display for 2016, focusing on charity during the War period. 

Memories Lost

The summer of 2016 will see many people remember the 20,000 men whose lives were lost on the First Day of the Somme. The details of those men and the others killed during the course of the First World War are fairly well documented. The fate of the men who survived, often with terrible injuries or long lasting mental trauma is not so well recorded.

Memories Lost will explore the work of some of the charity organisations formed at this time, who gave much needed assistance to the returning soldiers and their families, and will also look at how those charities are still carrying out essential work today.