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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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Bickmore

BICKMORE, Frederick William 1892-1974

Born: Tottenham, Middlesex on 7.1.1892.  Parents: William Bickmore (Labourer) and Emma Sillitoe of Long Melford.  Home: Living with Caroline Sillitoe (Grandmother) on The Green, Long Melford (1901), Hollands, The Green, Long Melford (1911), 18 Curzon Road, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, Middlesex [1920], Myrtle Road, Acton, Middlesex [1921 to 1951], Grey Walls, Chedworth, Gloucestershire [1954 to 1965].  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1911), Liftman [1914], Railwayman [1921], Railway Ticket Collector (1939).  Married: Georgina Rose in 1921.  Service Record: Frederick enlisted on 5.9.1914 as Pte.3991 with the Royal Fusiliers and was posted to France from 24.2.1916 to 10.6.1917.  He was wounded on 3.6.1917, although the location and the specific battalion with which he served is not known.  He was promoted to Acting Corporal and on 12.6.1918 transferred as No. 187039 to the Royal Air Force, receiving his discharge in April 1920.  Died: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1974.[1]

[1] Date of birth from Death Index.  Addresses taken from the Electoral Rolls for Acton, Middlesex, and Cirencester and Tewksbury.  See also his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372] and Air Member for Personnel and predecessors: Airman’s Records [AIR 79/1692].

Research by David Gevaux MA © 2022

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