The alter was donated by the Woods family in memory of their 2 sons, lost during WW1.
Cederic is remembered on a floor tiled step.
12th November 1921.
COLONEL TURNER UNVEILS ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S MEMORIAL.
Armistice Day was the occasion of the unveiling of the memorial erected
in memory of fallen parishioners of St. Bartholomew’s, Ipswich, in the war.
The memorial, which was subscribed for by members of the congregation,
is in form of a large crucifix, placed on a reredos adorned with emblems
of the “Sacrifice.” Occupying a prominent place on the north side of the
church, the memorial is surrounded by a carved oak palisading, and on
each side are panels bearing the names of the dead. Designed by Mr. F.C.
Eden (LONDON), the work was executed by Messrs. Cubitt and Gotts, of
Ipswich. One side of the church was reserved foe occupation by
ex-Service men, the congregation standing as they marched in.
During the singing of the opening hymn “Jesu, Son of Mary,” the Vicar
(the Rev. C.Powell) and Col. F.W. Turner proceeded to the memorial,
which was formally unveiled by Col. Turner, and subsequently dedicated
by the Vicar.
In a brief address, Col. Turner drew attention to the fact that it was
the third anniversary of the armistice which ended the Great War. It was
a war which had put the honour and the manhood of the nation to the most
searching test. How nobly they had responded they all knew. Trails,
hardships, and anxieties had been faced with cheerfulness – men had
given up home-life and all that was dear to them to respond to the call
of duty. It was he thought an appropriate day to put the finishing touch
to their war memorial, erected in honour of fallen comrades. He was
gratified in being allowed to take part in the unveiling of the
beautiful memorial St. Bartholomew’s had erected in honour of those of
the parish who had made the supreme sacrifice. He thought that it was
only right that such memorials should be erected all over the country,
because they would remind future generations of the sacrifices which
their forebears had made to maintain the honour of their native land. He
hoped none of the ex-Service men, of whom so many were present that
night, would forget the lesson they had learnt in the war, and that was
the spirit of comradeship. If that spirit were kept alive amongst all
classes it would carry them happily through to the end of their lives.
Preceding the dedication by the Vicar, the “Last Post” was sounded by
The special preacher for the occasion was the Rev. A.D. Gilbertson, of
Shotley, the service concluding with the rendering of the Te Deum,
followed by the National Anthem.
The names on the roll of honour are:- A.J.Avis, R.A.M.C.; H.G.Baker,
Machine Gun Corps; F.P.Bales, 8th Suffolk Regt.; S.A.Bales, Canadian
Pioneer; G.V.Battle, Royal Garrison Artillery; C.Bennett, Royal
Fusiliers; E.H.Bishop, 4th Suffolk Regt.; C.E.Bond, Suffolk Regt.;
C.N.Borrett, 4th Suffolk Regt.; W.A.C.Buckman, 10th Essex Regt.;
J.E.Bull, Royal Fusiliers; J.S.Bull, K.S.L.I.; F.Burgess, Royal
Fusiliers; H.J.Butcher, Essex Regt.; S.N.Carley, Machine Gun Corps;
O.G.C.Carter, Royal Munster Fusiliers; P.Carter, Royal Garrison
Artillery; J.Churchyard, 2nd Royal Berks; S.G.Claxton, 8th Norfolk
Regt.; G.W.Claydon, 8th Suffolk Regt.; H.P.Collar, H.M.S.Natal;
T.Collings, Gloucester Regt.; B.H.Collis, 3rd Suffolk Regt.; J.E.Crow,
Royal Engineers; P.J.Crowe, Royal Fusiliers; F.C.Curtis, Machine Gun
Corps; S.C.Curtis, 7th Suffolk Regt.; C.Cutler, Suffolk Regt.;
T.I.Degenhard, 4th Suffolk Regiment.; F.E.Downing, Royal Engineers;
P.W.Drane, 7th Suffolk Regt.; L.C.Earthy, Royal Engineers; W.A.
Ellender, Canadian Field Artillery; W.R.Elliston, King’s Royal Rifles;
H.Emsden, 7th Suffolk Regt.; W.T.Emsden, Royal Engineers; T.H.Evans,
H.M. Submarines; R.E.Fitch, Suffolk Regt.; S.A.Ford, 1st Norfolk Regt.;
B.W.Foster, 11th Suffolk Regt.; A.Gage, 4th Suffolk Regt.; H.Gage, E.
Yorks Regt.; W.Gibbs, 7th Suffolk Regt.; F.D.Gibling, Suffolk Yeomanry;
R.C.Gladwell, 4th Suffolk Regt.; F.G.Gower, 7th Suffolk Regt.;
A.Graystone, R.G.A.; A.Green, 4th Suffolk Regt.; J.F.Greenwood, 4th
Suffolk Regt.; D.Grubb, R.F.; J.E.Hall, 2nd Rhodesian L.E.; H.Hancock,
Rifle Brigade; C.Jacobs, R.A.M.C.; C.H.James, 11th Essex Regt.;
P.H.Jones, 7th London Regt.; B.Kennell, Suffolk Regt.; J.E.Liffen, 4th
Suffolk Regt.; T.C.Lee, S.African Regt.; W.J.Mallett, Wiltshire Regt.;
F.Manthorpe, R.F.; P.Markin, 9th Welsh Regt.; H.F.Newson, R.F.A.;
W.G.Norman, Leicester Regt.; P.J.Nunn, Surrey Regt.; W.J.Oliver, R.F.A.;
S.N.Page, 2nd Suffolk Regt.; T.S.Parker, H.M.S.Tiger; W.F. Patrick, 6th
E.Yorks Regt.; A.R.Peck, R.E.; E.R.Peck, 5th Suffolk Regiment; A.E.Pipe,
H.M.S.Formidable; R.Potter, Canadian Regt.; W.Powling, Suffolk Yeomanry;
A. Preece, H.M. minesweeper; J.S.Pryke, Rifle Brigade; T. Ramsey,
R.G.A.; E.C.Robinson, 4th Suffolk Regt. E.W.Sayer, M.G.C.;
C.E.Scoggings, 2nd Suffolk Regt.; H.J.Scoggings, 2nd Suffolk Regt.; H.W.
Scoggings, Lancs. Fusiliers; A. Shears, Suffolk Regiment; C.E. Stannard,
H.M.S. Champagne; F.J.Symonds, A.S.C.; T.Symonds, 9th Rifle Brigade;
J.G. Tebbit, R.E.; J.Upton, R.F.; C.H.Ward, K.R.R.; S.Webber, 7th
Suffolk Regt.; H.W.Wellard, R.E.; A.E.Whitman, Canadian Regt.;
E.H.Woods, 4th Suffolk Regt.; H.W.Woods, 4th Suffolk Regt.; A.E.Wright,