IPSWICH WAR MEMORIAL

Remembrance Sunday Christchurch Park Ipswich.

Remembrance Sunday Christchurch Park Ipswich.

Remembrance Sunday has been held every year in Christchurch Park Ipswich since 1924. In modern times the event has drawn 4,000 to 6,000 people to the service.  Military, Military Associations, Voluntary Associations, Civic, Political representatives, families of the fallen and Ipswich residents attend the service. A Parade from the Town Centre enters the Park to […]

Ipswich WW1 Victoria Cross Plaque unveiling 26th September 2015.

Ipswich WW1 Victoria Cross Plaque unveiling 26th September 2015.

Descendants of the V.C. winners viewing the plaques in the Mayors Parlour before being installed. 2015 Marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Loos, where two Ipswich men were awarded the highest military honour the “Victoria Cross.” To commemorate their awards two commemorative stone plaques were produced in a national campaign to recognise all […]

Ipswich ANZAC DAY PARADE 

Ipswich ANZAC DAY PARADE 

25th April 2015. ANZAC DAY PARADE 2015 marked the 100th anniversary Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign The Gallipoli Campaign (Dardanelles Campaign) 17th February 1915 – 9th January 1916. The aims of the Campaign was to capture the Ottoman Empire’s […]

Ipswich Cornexchange WW1 Exhibition 2015

Ipswich Cornexchange WW1 Exhibition 2015

24th -26th April 2015 WW1 Exhibition     The exhibition was held in the Ipswich Cornexchange Grand Hall over a weekend, Co ordinated and supported by Ipswich War Memorial Project, Ipswich Borough Council, The Western Front Association, The Suffolk Records Office. As well as many local history groups from across the County.       […]

The Home coming of the Royal Anglian Regiment 2012

The Home coming of the Royal Anglian Regiment 2012

  On the 5th of November 2012 The Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings) were given a Suffolk heroes welcome in Ipswich following several tours on active service in Afghanistan. The Home Coming parade was used to exercise their right to The Freedom of The Entry to the Entry to the Borough of Ipswich, which had […]

Northgate High School Memorial – WW1

Northgate High School Memorial – WW1

 Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys. TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914- 1918/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Click on the names for their details.   GEORGE CECIL ABBOTT THOMAS RICHMOND STOKES ADAMS WILLIAM SIDNEY CLARENCE ARTHEY* ARTHUR […]

Merchant Navy Memorial. Ipswich Waterfront, Orwell Quay.

Merchant Navy Memorial. Ipswich Waterfront, Orwell Quay.

Merchant Navy Memorial Ipswich Waterfront  Orwell Quay (James Hehir building)   WW1 Merchant Navy / Mercantile Marine.  Both services suffered heavy losses from German u-boat attacks, enemy ships and under water mines. U-boats sank 7,759,090 tons, with the loss of 14,660+ merchant seafarers 2,479 British merchant vessels and 675 British fishing vessels were lost. The sea trade was […]

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