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

Butt, Benjamin William – Born: St George-in-the- East, London on 7.2.1878.[1]  Parents: Charles Frederick Butt (Carman) and Lucy Emma [née Bedwell].  Home: 41 Jane Street, St George-in-the-East, London (1881), 12 Tait Street, St George-in-the-East (1891), 31 Thornhill Square, Islington, London [1907], 54 Ravenswood Road, Balham, London (1911), 14 Bartram Road, Brockley, Lewisham, London (1921), Ellanbee, Bull Lane, Long Melford (1939) to [1941].  Occupation: Tobacco Spinner (1891), Commercial Traveller for the Imperial Tobacco Company (1911 to 1939).  Married: Lydia Southey (Tobacco Spinner) in 1907.  Service Record: Benjamin was conscripted on 7.6.1916 as Pte.M2/187258 with the Mechanical Transport Section, Army Service Corps.  He served in Egypt from 27.6.1917 to 5.2.1918 where he contracted enteric and typhoid fever.  He was discharged in 1919.[2]  Died: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1941.

Notes – [1] Date of birth from Baptism Record 21.4.1878, St George-in-the-East, Stepney, London. [2] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

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