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A village with a big story
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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Bedford

BEDFORD, Sidney Francis 1897-1967

Born: Kelvedon, Essex on 8.4.1897.  Parents: Moses Bedford (Railway Stationmaster at Long Melford) and Naomi [née Hills].  Family Connections: Brother to Percy John Bedford [b1900].  Home: Railway Station, Long Melford (1901), 2 Queens Down Road, Clapton, London (1911), 65 Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk [1929], 3 Waveney Road, Diss (1939).  Occupation: Self-employed Motor Engineer (1939).  Married: Ivy Mary Rodwell Copping in 1932.  Service Record: Sidney was conscripted as Pte.M/293491 with a Mechanical Transport Company of the Army Service Corps during the First World War.  Died: Diss, Norfolk on 2.11.1967.[1]

[1] For military record see his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372], for details of court case see Diss Express 15.11.1929.  Date of birth taken from the 1939 Register for Diss.

Research by David Gevaux MA © 2022

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