Ipswich: Generations bridged as medal paraded for first time

IPSWICH: As the town saw its largest ever Remembrance Sunday service in Christchurch Park, one local soldier reached across the generations with a poignant link to the conflict that started the tradition.

Ryan Wood, 21, wore the Military Medal that was awarded to his great great grandfather in 1917 – it was the first time it had ever been worn on parade.

Sgt Wilfred Howard was never presented with the medal he won for saving his comrades in France – he died in another action shortly afterwards.

But his family have kept it safe and this year Ryan was able to wear it at his home town’s service.

For the full story and pictures from ceremonies across the county see today’s Evening Star.