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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Ipswich
Town
Ipswich
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
Mr Edward Adams ARIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 03rd May 1924
    Attended by: Rear Admiral Sir R Webb KCMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 May 1924
    Attended by: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 May 1924
    Attended by: Suffragan Bishop of Ipswich
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 May 1924
    Attended by: Lieutenant-General SIR A Hunter Weston KCB DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 16th May 2004
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF SUFFOLK
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4614
Current location

Christchurch Park
off Fonnereau Road
Ipswich
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 3JH
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 16414 45003
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk mounted on stepped base bearing bronze plaques with dedication and names and decorated at the front with a bronze depiction of a soldiers accoutrements.
Inscription
OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ 1914 - 1918 IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF IPSWICH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ THIS MEMORIAL/ AND THE HOSPITAL WAR MEMORIAL WING/ WERE ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS Rear screen: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, A E
Abbott, E E
Abbott, E W
Abbott, G C
Abbott, G H
Abbott, J A
Abbott, J J
Abbott, L H
Abbott, P Z
Abbott, R
See details for all 1508 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1482
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1482
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, decorations, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 660
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 660
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Initial of forenames, Rank, Regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, Surname, Initial of forename, Regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, Surname, Initial of forename, Regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, Surname, Initial of forename, Regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, Surname, Initial of forename, Regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze, Stone
Listing information
  • WORLD WAR I AND II MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
Restored July 1968 at a cost of £163.950 2006: Vandalized with a painted swastika
Costs

Site: £5,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Ipswich Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • For full biographical details of each man named-www.ipswichwarmemorial.co.uk/
  • Suffolk and Essex daily newspaper online - quote from Evening Star of 3 May 2006 - "Fury over memorial swastika"
  • East Anglia Daily Times - 5 May 1924

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