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A Child's Memory of the War - Martin Wake 1935 - 2016

'A Child's Memory of the War' by Martin Wake. A personal account of WW2 in IPSWICH written for his grandson.

Stradbroke Observer Corps.

Stradbroke Observer Corps.

Transcription from The Times Newspaper dd 1860

Transcription from the Times dated 1860
"STRADBROKE
A large and influential meeting was held in the corn exchange on Monday, for the purpose of raising a rifle corps for the hundred of Hoxne, in conjunction with the hundreds of Harleston and Thredling. The Rev. A. Cooper presided.
Sir E.C. Kerrison M.P., in moving a series of resolutions to…

Stradbroke War Memorial

Stradbroke War Memorial

Alf Chambers - Prisoner of War notification.

Alf Chambers - Prisoner of War notification.

Donald Burchan Moore 1923 - 1944

Lance Corporal Donald Burchan Moore who died serving his country 7th August 1944

The War Memorial

The War Memorial. Erected in 1922 after the Great War of 1914 - 1918 - WW1

In Memory of Gunner Charles E Clarke - WW1

In Memory of Gunner Charles E Clarke of the 145th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery who died on 4th June 1917.

*Remembered with Honour*

Charles Ephraim Clarke was born in Stradbroke 1897 to Edgar and Caroline Clarke who lived at Chapel Cottages. Edgar was a boot maker and repairer and fathered 12 children - 3 of whom pre-deceased Charles.…

In Memory of Ernest Hawes - WW1

In Memory of Gunner Ernest Hawes of the Royal Artillery Depot Base Draft Depot who died on 14th November 1918 aged 29. Gunner Hawes was the son of Robert William and Susan Hawes and husband to Hilda.
*Remembered with Honour*
The military record of Ernest shows that he was 5ft 8inches tall, with a chest measurement of 37 inches. He lived at…

In Memory of Roland Walter Lines - WW2

In Memory of Roland Walter Lines Guardsman in the Grenadier Guards who died 19th May 1940 aged 20 years. Roland Lines was the son of Edgar and Ruby Lines.
*Remembered with Honour*

In Memory of George L Chambers - WW2

In Memory of George L Chambers - Serjeant in the 4th Btn. of Suffolk Regiment who died on Friday 20th August 1943 at the age of 27. George Chambers was the son of Albert and Ivy Mary Chambers and husband to Bertha Chambers.
*Remembered with Honour.*

In Memory of Arthur John NORMAN - WW2

In Memory of Arthur John NORMAN Private 5834404 of the 5th battalion Suffolk Regt, died on 24th October 1943 at the age of 32.
Arthur was the eldest son of Arthur and Kate Norman who lived at Mayhews Corner at the time of his birth.
*Remembered with Honour.*

page from the village Cell Book in which captured German Airmen are recorded dd 1942

Four German airmen were captured and held prisoners at Stradbroke police station 1942 - WW2. The cell book records that time. The cell book which opened in 1886 was found in a Stradbroke loft many years after the war.

Letter received at home from POW Alf Chambers dd 11th August 1918

Letter received at home from POW Alf Chambers dd 11th August 1918

Letter received at home from POW Alf Chambers dd 14th July 1918

Letter received at home from POW Alf Chambers dd 14th July 1918

Card received to inform Alf Chambers a prisoner of war dd 1918

Card received to inform Alf Chambers a prisoner of war dd 1918

War Weapons Week Programme "1st May 1941 - 25th May 1941

War Weapons Week Programme "1st May 1941 - 25th May 1941

Letter from Donald Moore's commanding officer to the family on the occasion of his death.

Letter from Donald Moore's commanding officer to the family on the occasion of his death.
SLHG would like to thank his family for sharing this with us.

Memories recorded of the second world war by Everlyn Kerry nee Whiting - Part 2

Memories recorded of the second world war by Everlyn Kerry nee Whiting - Part 2

East Suffolk Police War Duty Hints dd 1939

East Suffolk Police War Duty Hints dd 1939

The Highway Code belonging to E Calver distributed by the Ministry of War Transport with the Authority of Parliament.

The Highway Code belonging to E Calver distributed by the Ministry of War Transport with the Authority of Parliament.

Call to enlist in preparation for war against the French 1860

Call to enlist in preparation for war against the French 1860

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his hosts Mr Cole, Peter and Ken Cole and Thea.

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his hosts Mr Cole, Peter and Ken Cole and Thea. Alan came to Stradbroke in 1940 at the age of 5 and stayed with The Coles at their mill in Mill Lane. He asked for and was given a pet lamb called Larry which he walked on a lead into Stradbroke until it became too big.

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his mother and his hosts Mr and Mrs Cole.

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his mother and his hosts Mr and Mrs Cole.

Tug of War

Tug of War - Webb 137

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Stanley Alderton in control of the horses

Stanley Alderton in control of the horses on Barley Green Farm. The reverse of the picture tells that Stanley was a German prisoner of war.

Police Sergeant Ruffles retires.

The picture shows Sergeant Ruffles and his wife, Captain and Mrs Carter and Mr Jenner ( the new pc for Stradbroke), The photograph was taken at the back of 'Chantala' - bungalow in the Wilby Road. Sergeant Ruffles was Stradbroke's War time Policeman.

Unveiling the War Memorial 1922 - Webb Series - Series

Unveiling the War Memorial 1922 on the corner of Queen Street and Church Street. W253,W250

School Children supporting the war effort WW1

Webb photograph. School Children supporting the war effort WW1. Pictured outside the Primary School.