WATTON MUSEUM SALUTES THE BRAVERY OF HARRY NOBBS
Whilst trustees and volunteers of the Museum 4 Watton Group were planning a special exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World war on 11th November 1918, they were honoured to be given medals, photographs and other material belonging to Pte William Henry Nobbs.
He was born in 1897, educated at Stow Bedon Council School and saw action on the Somme, at Arras, Paschendale and the third Battle of Ypres where 70,000 died and 170,000 were wounded. He was wounded and suffered from Jaundice and returned to England. As soon as he recovered, he returned to the front!
In May 1999 (at the age of 101) the French Government awarded him the medal of the Légion d’Honneur for services to France.
The exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, 7th November and all are welcome to come and learn more about this remarkable man.
The museum is open, in Wayland Hall, Watton, every week from Wednesday to Saturday 10.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and admission is free.