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 Biography

Braybrook, Ernest Henry – Born: Sudbury, Suffolk on 20.5.1893.[1]  Parents: William Henry Braybrook (Labourer) and Maria [née Smalls].  Home: 8 Prince Street, Sudbury, Suffolk (1901 and 1911), Tring, Hertfordshire [1916], 50 Newman Road, Sudbury (1939).  Occupation: Postman (1911 to 1939).  Married: Alice Maud Cook of Long Melford in 1916.[2]  Service Record:  Although no definitive military record has been found, Ernest may have been attested as Pte.G/34392 with 17th [Service] Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own [Middlesex] Regiment.  If this assumption is correct then he was later transferred to 13th [Service] Battalion, Middlesex.  Both units served with the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front.[3]  Died: Braintree, Essex in 1963.

Notes – [1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Sudbury, Suffolk. [2] Recorded as a soldier in 1916 see Marriage Register 2.7.1916, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [3] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

Ernest Braybrook (back row left) with parents William and Maria, and siblings in 1905

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Research by David Gevaux MA © 2022

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