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ST MARY AT THE QUAY, IPSWICH, WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Chris Harley 2007

The war memorial is a memorial plaque inside St Mary on the Quay parish church on Key Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. This church is now redundant (disused) and is at the moment used by the Visual Arts Group being open to the public infrequently. Contact Tourist Information Centre for further details. The memorial takes the form of a rectangular brass plaque set within a Nowy-headed stone backboard with the whole mounted upon a black stone backboard with incised inscription in black lettering. The backboard takes the form of two columns supporting a Nowy-headed pediment. There is an incised foliate border on the plaque with a crown incised at the top centre of the plaque. There are 22 names for World War 1 listed by Surname, Rank, Regiment, Forename and Decorations. The memorial cost £77 raised by public sponsorship and was unveiled 9th November 1919. Details can be found in the East Anglian Daily Times 12th November 1919.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM
THIS PARISH AND CONGREGATION WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Thanks Be To God Which Giveth Us The Victory I Cor Xv 57
This Tablet Is Erected By The Parishioners And Friends

BROGDEN
Ingram Richard Rhodes
Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps. LG 17th March 1917 to be temporary Lieutenant 1st March 1917. Drowned 15th April 1917. Commemorated MIKRA MEMORIAL. Probably lost when HT "Arcadian" was torpedoed and sunk on 15 April 1917, 41.5 kilometres north east from the island of Milo (Melos), carrying reinforcements for Egypt. Arcadian was a 8,939 grt steamer launched in 1899 and owned by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. Former ship name: Ortona. The U-boat that torpedoed and sank her 26 miles NE of Melos was UC 74 under the command of kplt. Wilhelm Marschall, who would go on to win the Pour le Merite.
BROWN, MC
Eric Landon
Captain "A" Coy. 4th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1915. Age 26. Son of Edgar Jermyn Brown and Annie Josephine Brown, of "Villette" Tuddenham Rd., Ipswich. Gazetted to 4th Bn. Suffolk Regt., Oct., 1908. Buried CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ Grave XVII. C. 6. Brother of below.
BROWN, MC
Horace Manton
Lieutenant 4th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14th April 1918. Age 21. Son of Edgar Jermyn Brown and Annie Josephine Brown, of Villette, Tuddenham Rd., Ipswich. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY Grave IX. E. 33. Brother of above.
CLIFFORD
Louis G
Louis George Clifford 2268 Private Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance. Died 3rd April 1918. Age 28. Husband of Lucy Maude Clifford, of 6, School St., Ipswich. Buried IPSWICH CEMETERY Grave BA. IA. 29.
COCKER
Arthur William
200267 Corporal 4th Bn Suffolk Regiment formerly 1762 Suffolk Regiment. Born & Enlisted Ipswich. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL.
HOWARD, MM
Wilfred
93841 Serjeant Royal Field Artillery "C" Bty. 63rd Bde. Born & Enlisted Ipswich. Killed in action 6th May 1917. Buried FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT Grave I.A.20.
JAMES
Albert Edward
PO17481 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry E Coy. Portsmouth Bn. R.N. Div. Died 25th June 1915. Son of Mr and Mrs W James of Ipswich. Buried SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY Special Memorial B. 65.
KNIGHTS
George William
48412 Private 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Wenhaston, Suffolk Enlisted Ipswich. Killed in action 24th February 1917. Husband of Frances K. Knight, of 47, Pauline St., Stoke, Ipswich. Buried FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS Grave III.D.18. SDGW shows surname as Knight 
LEGGETT
Sidney [Smith]
9833 Driver Royal Field Artillery 29th Div. Ammunition Col. Born Kirton, Woodbridge, Suffolk Enlisted Ipswich. Died at Sea 23rd October 1915. Age 51. Son of Aron Leggett, of Kirton, Ipswich; husband of Caroline S. Leggett, of 21, Tooley St., Ipswich. Commemorated MIKRA MEMORIAL. Probably lost when HT "Marquette", torpedoed and sunk by 'U35' on 23 October 1915, 57.5 kilometres south from Salonika Bay, carrying the 29th Division Ammunition Column and the New Zealand Stationary Hospital.
MATTHAMS
Alfred
26582 Private 2nd Bn Norfolk Regiment. Born Little Waltham, Essex Enlisted Witham, Essex. Died 18th July 1917. Age 38. Husband of Mrs. Eliza Matthams, of 30, Elm St., Ipswich. Buried AMARA WAR CEMETERY Grave XIII.K.3.        
NICHOLLS, MC
Douglas William Arthur
Captain 7th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Died 10th April 1917. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL.
OSBORN
Ernest Frederick
820350 Gunner Royal Field Artillery X 46th Trench Mortar Bty. Born & Enlisted Ipswich. Killed in action 24th November 1917. Husband of J. G. Osborn, of Felix Hotel, Felixstowe. Buried PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE Grave III.A.37. SDGW shows surname as Osborne.
PEPPER
Frederick Charles
1108 4th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Born St Mary’s Quay, Ipswich Enlisted Ipswich. Killed in action 8th April 1915. Age 23. Son of Frederick William and Hannah Pepper. Buried AUBERS RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, AUBERS Grave VII.B.13. 
POWELL
Robert S
Robert Stanley Powell 2762 4th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Born St Mary’s Quay, Ipswich Enlisted Ipswich. Killed in action 14th January 1916. Buried MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Grave 35. CWGC shows initials as R T 
PRYKE
William
SE/21550 Private Army Veterinary Corps 3rd Vet. Hosp. Born & Enlisted Ipswich. Died 16th October 1918. Age 36. Son of Mrs. L. A. Pryke, of 3, Star Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk. Buried TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE Grave V.F.7.    
SHEPPARD
Alfred C
Corporal 7th Suffolks No Further information currently
SMITH
Charles
Possibly 3/7890 Private 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment formerly 2735 Suffolk Royal Field Artillery. Born & Enlisted Ipswich. Died of wounds 11th March 1916. Age 41. Son of Charles and Eleanor Smith; husband of Susannah Smith, of 9, Mount St., St. Peters', Ipswich. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY grave VI.D.12.
SMITH
Charles W
Private 2nd Suffolks No further information currently
SPINKS
Edward James
704 Private 4th Bn Suffolk Regiment. Born Tuddenham, Suffolk Enlisted Ipswich. Killed in action 16th May 1915. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Spinks, of 15, Star Lane, Ipswich. Buried RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE Grave II.E.54.
WARNE
Albert K
Probably A Warne 34741 Serjeant Royal Field Artillery 30th Reserve Battery. Died of wounds 9th April 1918. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY Grave X.C.1. Memorial shows the award of Military Medal (M.M.).
WATERS
William Issac
43802 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment formerly 2480 Suffolk Regiment. Enlisted Ipswich. Died of wounds 13th November 1916. Age 19. Son of Sarah and the late Gains Waters, of Ipswich, Suffolk. Buried VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY grave I.E.37. Memorial shows Bn as 6th.
WEBB
Stephen
Private, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Of the two men below the first is a Quay Qorker and the church is on the Quay so the odds are that he is actually the man mentioned -

either

Stephen WEBB, Private 2304, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915. Aged 24. According to his enlistment details he was born Bromley-by-Bow, Essex, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Henry and Susan Webb, of 31, Devonshire Rd., Ipswich; husband of Beatrice Webb, of 25, Trinity Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he is living with his parents, aged 20, born Bromley-by-Bow, Essex, a Quay Labourer, resident at 31 Devonshire Road, Ipswich. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pad de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 5.

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Stephen WEBB, Private 2888, “B” Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 February 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Ipswich. Son of Stephen and Georgina Webb, of 4, School Cottages, Smart St., Ipswich. In the 1911 census he was living with his parents, aged 17, born Ipswich, a General Labourer, resident 4 School Cottages, Shirehall Yard, Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

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