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Little Holland cottages at top of Green no longer there
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Claypits Pond with Horses 1905
Long Melford Coronation fancy dress competition at the British Legion in Cordell road1953
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Bareham

BAREHAM, Arthur Albert 1885-1957

Born: Sudbury, Suffolk on 21.10.1885.  Parent: Charles Bareham (Cowkeeper) and Emma [née Green].  Family Connections: Brother to Percy David Bareham [b1892]. Home: 27 Gregory Gardens, Sudbury, Suffolk (1891), 35 Sepulchre Street, Sudbury, Suffolk (1901), 64 Millais Road, Leyton, Essex (1911), 15 Tudor Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex (1939).  Occupation: Cowkeeper’s Assistant (1901), Locomotive Fireman (1911), Water Main Labourer (1939).  Married: Ethel M. Cotterill in 1906.  Service Record: Arthur enlisted on 12.12.1915 as Spr.WR/272723 with the Royal Engineers, being posted to France from 26.7.1917.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant receiving a gunshot wound to his right arm on 6.3.1918, while serving with No.34 (Broad Guage Railway) Company, RE.  He remained in the Western Front until his discharge in 1920.  Died: Rochford, Essex in 1957.[1]

[1] Pension Record, Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

BAREHAM, Percy David 1892-1972

Born: Sudbury, Suffolk on 6.6.1892.  Parent: Charles Bareham (Cowkeeper) and Emma [née Green].  Family Connections: Brother to Arthur Albert Bareham [b1885]. Home: 35 Sepulchre Street, Sudbury, Suffolk (1901), Rotten Row, Long Melford (1911), 7 Fair View Cottage, Upper Abbey Road, Belvedere, Kent [1919], 51 Sutherland Road, Belvedere (1939) to [1965].  Occupation: Butcher (1911) and [1919], Pig Breeder and Dealer (1939).  Married: Bertha Hardy of Long Melford in 1913 and Gladys Benbow in 1934.  Service Record: Percy was conscripted on 27.7.1916 as Driver, later promoted to Bdr.158174 with 5th Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.  He was posted to France from 16.2.1917, transferring to 12th Trench Mortar Battery on 1.11.1918, then to 12th Divisional Ammunition Column in February 1919.  Bareham returned to England in August, receiving his discharge in December 1919.  Died: Canterbury, Kent in 1972.[1]

[1] Date of birth from Baptism Register 25.7.1892, St Peters Church, Sudbury.  See also his Soldiers’ Documents and Pension Claims, First World War [WO 364], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

Research by David Gevaux MA © 2022

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