A village with a big story
Little Holland cottages at top of Green no longer there
Claypits Pond with Horses 1905
Long Melford Coronation fancy dress competition at the British Legion in Cordell road1953
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Selected Biographies

Bouttell, Edwin – Born: Colchester, Essex on 22.8.1882.[1]  Parents: William Bouttell (Farmer) and Susan Simpson [née Green].  Family Connections: Brother to John Green Bouttell [b1878].  Home: The Green, Long Melford (1891 and 1901), 74 Rectory Road, Ipswich, Suffolk (1939).  Occupation: Carpenter and Joiner (1901 to 1939), Railway Engineers Maintenance and Repair Staff (1939).  Married: Mabel May Currell in 1911.  Service Record: In 1914 Edwin joined the National Union of Railwaymen.  No definitive military record has been found.  Died: Ipswich, Suffolk in 1954.

Bouttell, John Green – Born: Acton, Suffolk in 1878.  Parents: William Bouttell (Farmer) and Susan Simpson [née Green].  Family Connections: Brother to Edwin Bouttell [b1882].  Home: Barrow Hill Farm, Acton, Suffolk (1881), The Green, Long Melford (1891), emigrated to Canada in 1906.  Occupation: Clerk [1897].  Married: Annie Laird in 1908.  Service Record: John was a volunteer with 5th [Militia] Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in 1896.  In 1897 he enlisted in Regular Army as Pte.5724 with 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers [City of London Regiment].  He was posted to South Africa in 1899 as part of 6th Fusilier Brigade, seeing action during the Second Anglo-Boer War.  After a brief period back in England he was re-posted in 1901, transferring to ‘E’ Division of the South African Constabulary until 1904.  Private Bouttell remained on the Army Reserve until his discharge in 1909.[2]  Died: Vancouver, Canada on 16.12.1947.

Notes – [1] Date of birth taken from the 1939 Register for Ipswich. [2] For John’s military details see his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363].

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