Month: June 2019

FREDERICK SMITH

FREDERICK SMITH

Frederick is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 10th May 1885, Ipswich. Died: 29th June 1915; age: 30; Died from Accidental Concussion at the Egyptian Army Hospital, Cairo. Residence: Wairoa, Hawke’s Bay, North Island, New Zealand. Occupation: Station Hand Engineer – Mr. H. Martin Esq.   Frederick was a member […]

GEORGE ERNEST BURGESS

GEORGE ERNEST BURGESS

George is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1894, Ipswich. Died: 15th October 1914; age: 19; Died of Wounds at No. 6 Clearing Hospital, Hazebrouck. Residence: 39, Mile End Road, Colchester, Essex. Occupation: Porter’s Assistant. Enlistment Location: Warley, Essex. Date of Entry Therein: 24th August 1914 – France.   Rank: […]

SAMUEL NEWMAN CARLEY

SAMUEL NEWMAN CARLEY

Samuel is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.   Born: 4th January 1885, Framlingham, Suffolk. Died: 25th September 1917; age: 32; KiA. Residence: South Africa. Enlistment: In 1915, Samuel returned to England to enlist. Date of Entry Therein: 14th November 1915 – France.   On the 4th September 1916, Samuel was […]

JESSE FRANCIS BULL

JESSE FRANCIS BULL

Jesse is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.   Born: 1893, Wetherden, Suffolk. Died: 7th November 1916; age: 23; KiA. Date of Entry Therein: – 21st July 1916 – France.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 35372. Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment, 20th Battalion. Formerly Private, 35372 – Royal Fusiliers, […]

JOHN STANLEY BULL

JOHN STANLEY BULL

John is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.   Born: 1890, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Died: 22nd March 1918; age: 28; KiA. Residence: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Enlistment: Ironbridge, Staffordshire.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 24976. Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion.   Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.   Memorial Reference: […]

CHARLES HAYNES WARD

CHARLES HAYNES WARD

Charles is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.   Born: 1879, Orford, Suffolk. Died: 15th September 1916; age: 38; KiA. Residence: 145, Alderney Street, Pimlico, Middlesex. Occupation: a Fur Buyer. Enlistment Location: 32, St. Paul’s Churchyard, Middlesex; Date: 23rd August 1915; age: 37 years & 2 months. Height: 5ft 5ins, sallow […]

The Suffolk Regiment during the Boer War

The Suffolk Regiment during the Boer War

First Boer war 16 December 1880 – 23 March 1881 Second Boer War 11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902 — Suffolk Regiments, 1st Battalion, movements and actions: Suffolk Regiment arrived at Cape Town in November 1899. The Heights at Colesberg, “Suffolk Hill” 5th/6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. […]

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL WW1 Memorial, Ipswich.

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL WW1 Memorial, Ipswich.

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL A very impressive ceremony marked the unveiling and dedication of the Springfield Council School War memorial at Ipswich on Friday morning. The memorial itself took the shape of a wooden panel, bearing the names of no less than 46 old boys who laid down their lives for their country in the war. Above […]

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