St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich WW1 Memorial

 
8th April 1921
ST. JOHN’S WAR MEMORIAL, IPSWICH.

Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

In the brilliant sunshine of Sunday, one of the largest of the Ipswich
parishes, St. John’s unveiled the tribute to its men who had fallen in
the war – “Lest we forget.” A very striking Celtic cross of Portland
stone standing fourteen feet high rises in front of the exterior of the
East end of the church, and immediately behind this monument, on the
walls of the edifice, a couple of stone tablets have engraved upon them
the 118 names of the heroes of this parish. There was a great assembly
at the ceremony; indeed, the filled church but held a part. Here a
service was first held, the Vicar (Canon H.W.Hinde, C.F.) having
associated with him the Rev. G.E.Bourne, C.F., a former curate, the Rev.
A. Pink, and the Rev. C.Brown. During the service the choir was heard in
the anthem, “what are these?” and just before the sermon a minute’s
pause gave thoughts in silent prayer to the memory of the departed.

When the congregation had followed clergy and choir into the church
grounds, to assemble before the memorial, Sir John Ganzoni, M.P.,
unveiled, and the Vicar recited the dedicatory prayers.

Sir John Ganzoni, M.P.,observed that he had been asked to say a few
words upon the great occasion. Surely their first reflection must be
that it was by no means a sad occasion, in spite of the nature of some
of the memories which it might bring back. More particularly was it an
occasion of pride, not vain glory, but honest pride, in realisation of
what the dear ones, who were dead and gone, and whose memory was for
ever perpetuated there did fore them, for their native town and their
native country.

After the Benediction, Sergt. C.H. Banyard sounded the “Last Post,” then
“Reveille,” and the National Anthem closed the ceremony. Men of the 4th
Suffolks, with which Sir John was associated, were observed attending,
and other units represented included Essex and Suffolk R.G.A, (Capt. F.
Tempest), Suffolk A.F.A. Brigade of the R.F.A. (Lieut. R.P. Turner),
R.A.M.C. (Capt. W.S.Forbes). Lads of the C.L.B. (St. John’s Company)
assembled under Capt. the Rev. C. Brown, and the Girl Guide companies
under Lieut. Miss Clarkson.

Mr. E.E. Saunders, Cemetery Road, was responsible for the designing and
erecting of the cross and tablets.

 

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PERCY ZACHARIAH ABBOTT

CHARLES ADDISON

JOHN HENRY ALCOCK

ERNEST EWART GLADSTONE ALDERWICK

WILLIAM THOMAS ANDREWS*  

ARTHUR PALMER ATHROLL

ALFRED JOHN AUSTIN

ARTHUR JOHN AVIS

ROBERT WILLIAM BACKHOUSE

JAMES BARBER   (AKA ALBERT EDGAR PARNELL)*

GEORGE HENRY BARKER

JOHN ASHBY BARKER

WALTER HENRY BARKER

CYRIL ARTHUR BELL

BARON CLAUD ALLEN BLOWERS

FREDERICK GEORGE BRAGG

SIDNEY WILLIAM BRAGG

JOHN JOSSELYN BROOKE

BERTRAM WILFRED BROOM

ARTHUR HENRY BROWN

WALTER ERNEST BURTON 

JAMES FREDERICK BRUFORD

EDMUND COATES

JACK McINTYRE COLES  

WILLIAM THOMAS COOK

E.C.CURTIS  

CLAUD CURTIS

CHARLES ERNEST DAVEY*  

PERCIVAL WILLIAM DRANE

BERTIE ARTHUR ELDEN

ALBERT EDWARDS

BERNARD HENRY FARROW

FREDERICK SAMUEL FERRIMAN*  

JOHN ALBERT FRENCH

ALFRED GARNHAM

THOMAS GIBBS

JOSEPH HENRY GILSON

ALBERT VICTOR GRAINGER

SAMUEL JESSE GRAY

ALFRED ERNEST HALE

GEORGE ARTHUR HALLS

JOHN WALTER HALLS

ERNEST HARRISON

EDWARD REGINALD HOOKER


WALTER ARTHUR CHARLES HORSUP

WILLIAM HOWARD

THOMAS STEPHEN JACOBS

HERBERT DANIEL KEELEY

HARRY CHARLES KEELEY


FRANK DOUGLAS KEELEY

H.KIDBY  

FREDERICK JAMES LAWRENCE

GEORGE BATTLEY LING

FRANK LOCKWOOD

CLIFFORD FREDERICK LOFTS

HAROLD PERCY LOFTS

THOMAS HENRY LONG

W.G.S.LORD  

THOMAS HENRY FROST

 

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LEONARD EDWARD MASKELL
FREDERICK JAMES MAYHEW
FREDERICK WILLIAM MAYHEW
ARTHUR WILLIAM. MILLER
ARTHUR HENRY MINTER
GEORGE FREDERICK MINTER
A.L. MORTIMER  
ALFRED MALCOLM NOBLE
ALFRED NUNN
ALBERT EDMUND NUTTALL
WALTER PALFREY
GEORGE EDWARD PARISH
ARTHUR CLAUDE PARKER
E. PARKER*
ARTHUR FRANCIS PECK
CHARLES EDWARD PECK

JOHN FREDERICK PENNEY
JOHN ALFRED PHILLIPS
THOMAS PHILLIPS
CHARLES JAMES PIPE
ARTHUR JOHN PIPE
BERTIE ALFRED PIPER
RUSSELL JOHN PRETTY
WILLIAM PUNCHARD
AMOSS PURKISS*  
HERBERT JOHN REEVE
WILLIAM HAGGER REYNOLDS
ISAAC FREDERICK ROSE
JAMES ALBERT RUMSBY
ARCHIBALD EDWARD RUMSBY
EDWARD MERCHANT
FREDERICK WILLIAM RUMSEY
CHARLES ROBERT SAVAGE
WILLIAM HERBERT SAVAGE
GEORGE BERTIE SCARLETT
TREVLYN JOHN COX SCOTT
FREDERICK WILLIAM SEARLE
CHARLES WILLIAM SETTERFIELD
H.R. SHARMAN AKA.
STANLEY WILLIAM SHARP
PERCY ALFRED SHUFFLEBOTHAM
WILLIAM CHARLES SMITH
ARTHUR ROBERT SMY
FREDERICK SNELLING
STANLEY REGINALD SOUTHGATE
WILLIAM JAMES STAINES

HARRY ARTHUR EDWARD STEVENSON
PHILIP HENRY STOREY
PERCIVAL SYDENHAM

W.O. THROWER*
 
ARTHUR JOSEPH TWAITS*
WALTER FRANK VESEY
GEORGE ALBERT WADE*
ARTHUR THOMAS WARREN
HARRY WEBB
FRANK ROBERT WHEELER
ARTHUR HARRY WHITMAN*
WILLIAM WALTER WRIGHT
PERCY POTTER WYATT
DOUGLAS ARTHUR ALBERT PHILLIPS

ERNEST WILLIAM ROBERTS

PERCY JAMES WESLEY

 

 

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St. John the Baptist church Ipswich

St. John the Baptist church Ipswich

 

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3 Comments

  • Fabulous. Found at last Edward Hooker on a memorial. Have found him on a memorial wall Pozier France. Still would like a photo as none came my way.

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  • Edward Reginald Hooker was 23 when he was killed in the big push at St Omer in March 1918. His sister was my Grandma (Gertrude E Hooker) later she married my Grandpa. Percival Caley he died in 1927/8 from cancer. My father Eric Percy Caley was 18 months old. Later she married Frank Head and they had one son Roy (dec’d aged 52). I have no photos or pictures of her family as these would have passed into Roy’s family – he married twice. I know she had some really valuable photos just sad on her untimely death from carbon monoxide poisoning that I could not inherit them.

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