Galleries: Thousands pay respects to the fallen in east Suffolk

We will remember them.

Thousands of people fell silent across Suffolk yesterday paying tribute at Remembrance Sunday services throughout the county.

At Ipswich’s cenotaph in Christchurch Park, veterans, serving troops, local dignitaries and members of the public stood in honour of all those who have lost their lives serving their country in conflicts across the world.

On the seafront in Felixstowe scores of people gathered to remember those from the town who sacrificed their lives at war fighting for the freedom of their country.

In Woodbridge more than 800 people turned out to mark Remembrance Day at a service in Market Square. Over 100 people took part in the parade, including members of 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) from Rock Barracks.

It was a particularly poignant occasion as David Barnsdale, an acting corporal in 33 Engineer Regiment who had been based in Woodbridge, was killed last month in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.

Laying the first wreath at the base of the cenotaph in Ipswich was the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lord Tollemache on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, followed by the Mayor of Ipswich Jane Chambers on behalf of the people of the town.

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Ipswich MP Ben Gummer, leader of Ipswich Borough Council Liz Harsant, chair of Suffolk County Council Eddy Alcock and representatives from the armed forces also laid wreaths.

Sparking a round of applause, Lorraine McClure and her brother Allan McClure laid a wreath in memory of Lorraine’s son Aaron, who died while serving with the Royal Anglians in Afghanistan in 2007, in tribute to all those who have lost their lives post-1945.

And another bout of clapping hailed 100-year-old veteran Arthur Jolly as he laid a wreath on behalf of The Ipswich and District Suffolk Regiment Old Comrades.

Addressing the congregation The Reverend Paul Hamlet said: “We pray for the armed forces of the Crown, all who serve on land, sea and in the air – especially those from this town and county, gone from among us to serve their country.”