Month: July 2016

VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL

VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL

Ipswich men who are remembered on the memorial.  In 1936 the King unveiled The Vimy Ridge Memorial with over 60,000 Canadian lost , The memorial bares the names of 11,000. men. The memorial cost over £200,000 to build. photos from 1936 Daily Telegraph Supplement. Click on their names or red writing to find out more.. […]

IPSWICH MEN REMEMBERED AT ARRAS MEMORIAL FROM WW1

IPSWICH MEN REMEMBERED AT ARRAS MEMORIAL FROM WW1

Grande Place Arras (Town Hall) Grande Place Arras (Town Hall) 1936 royal visit, Canadian pipe band. Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery Arras Ipswich has long been associated with Arras France. During the late 1980’s Ipswich Borough Council went into a cultural partnership (twinning). (Soldiers from 202/158 Royal Logistics corps. Ipswich) Annually a Ipswich civic and military party […]

CROWN STREET CONGRATIONAL CHURCH IPSWICH WW1 MEMORIAL

CROWN STREET CONGRATIONAL CHURCH IPSWICH WW1 MEMORIAL

REGINALD.E.DAY FRANK KIRBY ARCHIE SMITH BERT STEVENSON WILLIAM TUBB BRIGHTON WARD VICTOR WELLS FRED.W.WRIGHT The church was demolished and the memorial move to Christchurch Church Tacket Street Ipswich Contact details for Christchurch church Tacket Street Ipswich

GEORGE SAMSON YULE

GEORGE SAMSON YULE

  Image courtesy of Melissa Parsley. Born: 1877, Spittlegate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Died: 30th March 1918; age 39; Died of Wounds. Residence: 178, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich. Occupation: a Plough Shear Maker for Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich. Enlistment Location: Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 201168 Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion. Formerly Acting […]

GEORGE YOUNGMAN

GEORGE YOUNGMAN

image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.   Born: 4th August 1899, Ipswich. Died: 2nd August 1918; age 18; KiA while returning from a successful raid on the enemy trenches – 2 days before his 19th birthday. Served 333 days. Residence: 21, White Elm Street, Ipswich. Occupation: General Labourer at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, […]

LANCELOT YOUNG

LANCELOT YOUNG

Image from Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury Newspaper – 1915. With thanks to Mike Shorthouse for help in compiling this page.   Born: 1886, St. Clement’s, Ipswich, Suffolk. Died: 8th June 1916; age 30; KiA. Residence: 7, Chenery Street, Ipswich Occupation: a Turner. Enlistment Location: Ipswich, Date: 9th January 1903; Age: Claimed to be 18 years; […]

ARTHUR FREDERICK WYTHE

Born: 1898, Ipswich. Died: 10th May 1918; age 20; Died of Wounds. Residence: 17, Wells Street, Ipswich. Enlistment Location: Ipswich.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 36839 Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.   Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.   Grave Reference: III. A. 1. Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France.   Relatives Notified & Address: Son […]

ROBERT JAMES WYMER

Born: 11th August 1898, Wherstead Road, Ipswich. Baptised: 19th October 1898, at St. Mary Stoke Church, Ipswich. Mother – Annie Wymer, of 2, Railway Cottages, Wherstead Road, Ipswich. Father recorded as Robert John Wymer, a labourer. Died: 22nd August 1918; age 20; KiA. Residence: 73, Stoke Street, Ipswich. Enlistment Location: Reading, Berkshire.   Rank: Corporal; […]

PERCY POTTER WYATT

PERCY POTTER WYATT

Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury 1916 Born: 11th September 1897, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. Died: 18th August 1916; age 19; KiA. Residence: 548, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. Enlistment Location: Ipswich.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 1916 Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.   Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.   Memorial Reference: Pier & Face 1C […]

JAMES ARTHUR WYARD

JAMES ARTHUR WYARD

    Born: 1891, Theberton, Suffolk. Died: 20th May 1918; age 27;  Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Served 3 years & 20 days. Occupation: Machinist at Tanners, Bramford Road; Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date:10th November 1914; Age 23 years & 7 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 11 ins, sallow complexion, brown eyes, & brown hair. Date of Entry […]

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