Armistice Day

  • Theme - Events
  • Year - 1927
  • Location - Ipswich
  • Filmmaker - Bostock Gazette

Notes

Armistice Day marks the official end of the First World War and every year people gather to commemorate those who lost their lives in the conflict. It is estimated that there were over 37 million deaths and casualties among both military personnel and civilians in WWI, making it among the deadliest wars in human history.

This local newsreel from the Bostock Gazette shows The Armistice Day Anniversary Service in Ipswich in 1927. The town’s Mayor, Mr. W. Rowley Elliston, is clearly recognisable by his distinctive hat and chain, as he descends the steps with other civic and church dignitaries.
The Cornhill, in the centre of Ipswich, teemed with people that morning as a minute’s silence and a brief service were held to mark Armistice Day. At the Christchurch Park War Memorial, unveiled just three years earlier, in 1924, wreaths were laid by local representatives, including members of the local police force and the church.

Hostilities formally ended between the World War I Allies and Germany at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918, with the German signing of the Armistice. Armistice Day was officially declared by King George V on 7 November 1919.
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































Cornhill, in the centre of Ipswich, teemed with people that morning as a minute’s silence and a brief service were held. At the Christchurch Park War Memorial, unveiled just three years earlier, in 1924, wreaths were laid by local representatives, including a member of the local police force and the church.

Hostilities formally ended between the World War I Allies and Germany at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918, with the German signing of the Armistice. Armistice Day was officially declared by King George V on 7 November 1919

local newsreel from the Bostock Gazette shows The Armistice Day Anniversary Service in Ipswich in 1927. The town’s Mayor, Mr. W. Rowley Elliston, was present at the event and can be seen at the start of the film, descending the steps with other civic and Church dignitaries of various denominations. Cornhill, in the centre of Ipswich, teemed with people that morning as a minute’s silence and a brief service were held. At the Christchurch Park War Memorial, unveiled just three years earlier, in 1924, wreaths were laid by local representatives, including a member of the local constabulary and a Churchman.

Background history:

Hostilities formally ended between the World War I Allies and Germany at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918, with the German signing of the Armistice. Armistice Day was officially declared by King George V on 7 November 1919. It was intended as a day of commemoration for all members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I.

EAFA CAT NO: 64

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