Suffolk County War Memorial Roll of Honour
The Suffolk County War Memorial Roll of Honour, 1914-1918, [A2/1/4/2] has now been digitised. Full colour digital copies of the pages in this volume recording the names of those from the County of Suffolk who lost their lives in the Great War, with the exception of the Borough of Ipswich, can now be accessed for free. (Ipswich was a separate County Borough and recorded the fallen on the Borough War Memorial that was unveiled in Christchurch Park in 1924.)
You can view the pages here ,or search for a person by putting A2/1/4/2* followed by their surname in the search bar above e.g. A2/1/4/2* Baxter (please ensure you add the asterisk at the end of the reference). Then find the required entry on the hitlist returned and click on the blue ‘View Record’ button to see the full page description including the name you are searching for. Click on the image box to the right of the description to bring up an image of the page.
The volume was compiled using information returned as a result of a circular letter sent out in Jan 1923 to Parish and District Councils inviting them to send in the names of the men and women belonging to or having associations with their parish. In July 1924 the organisers felt the list of county names was as complete as it was likely to be, as returns had been received from all but three parishes. To find out more about how the Roll of Honour was created, click here.
Please note that the original volume is displayed at Suffolk County Council Headquarters in Endeavour House, Ipswich and is not accessible for production in Ipswich Record Office.
A fuller database has been created to include the names of those on the war memorials for the three missing parishes (Kirkley, Leavenheath and Wissington) and Ipswich. This is available in a series of PDF copies which are organised by surname and by parish. These can be searched using the ‘find’ function on your browser.