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We shall remember them

Published6th November 2019

To mark Remembrance this year, 48 men of Ipswich are to be honoured with their portraits and details displayed on the Cornhill.

Complied by Ipswich War Memorial Project, who have researched the details of more than 2,500 men and women who served, and lost their lives during conflicts, from the Boer War, World War One, World War Two and up to 2007. These are held on www.ipswichwarmemorial.co.uk

All the men displayed would have walked across the Cornhill during their working life, from headmaster to trolley bus conductor, from captain to private. The portraits cover the two world wars, the youngest man being William Trusler, aged just 16. William joined the Navy seeking adventure.

The Ipswich War Memorial Project will be holding an exhibition at the Reg Driver Visitor Centre in Christchurch Park on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November. There is also a lecture at 2pm on 9th November.

Andrew Beal, of the Memorial Project, said: “We wish to thank all the families who have offered details and images of their loved ones "

The photo cubes, purchased by Ipswich Central as part of their commitment to the Ipswich Vision project to host a series of activities on the Cornhill, will be in place until Friday 15th November.