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Lte. Spencer Squirrell 11th Australian Infantry Battalion War Diaries

Information and images courtesy of Peter Garwood.

Born: 2nd November 1893, High Street, Bildeston, Suffolk.

Departed London – 29th October 1909 on board ‘Otway’ of the Orient Line. Travelled 3rd Class. Occupation – Farmer. Master of ‘Otway’ F.S. Symonds.
Destination – Sydney, Australia.

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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.

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ROWLAND JABEZ WOODARD’S WW1 Diary

Pte.ROWLAND JABEZ WOODARD

Rowland kept an extensive diary and scrap book of his journey from England to Mesopotamia, sending many letters home which we have included in the timeline. The diary is of his thoughts and feelings of Army life with an insight into life around the world in 1917.

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67th Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)

Image courtesy of Jack Knight, Little Thurlow airfield 1940.

Do you have a family member from this Regiment? We are researching Suffolk men who served in the 67th in WW2.They fought in North Africa and were captured at Tobruk in June 1942, becoming prisoners of war.

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IPSWICH WORLD PEACE DAY CHRISTCHURCH PARK 19th July 1919

PEACE REJOICINGS
“Extracts from Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury”

 

A GREAT DAY’S FESTIVITIES AT
IPSWICH
 
Memorable Scenes in Christchurch Park.

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 In common with the whole nation, Ipswich on Saturday celebrated the signing and ratification of Peace,

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