Category: Ipswich Stories

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 […]

Lte. Spencer Squirrell 11th Australian Infantry Battalion War Diaries

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. Enlisted: Sydney Australia 1914. Lte. Spencer Squirrell 11th Australian Infantry Battalion, fought In […]

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. […]

ROWLAND JABEZ WOODARD’S WW1 Diary

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. Rowland’s spelling and grammar has […]

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

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. We hold a unique collection of photos and personal […]

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