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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CALTON, John 1875-1940

Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 4.7.1975.  Parents: John Calton (Coachman) and Mary Ann [née Sore].   Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Harry Parmenter [b1883].  Home: The Green, Long Melford (1881, 1891), Little St Marys, Long Melford (1901), Hall Street, Long Melford (1911), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1939).  Service Record: No definitive military record has been found.  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1940.[1]

[1] Date of birth taken from the 1939 Register.

PARMENTER, Harry 1883-1917

Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 10.3.1883.  Parent: Harriett Parmenter [married John Duce in 1885 and George Moss [see above for record] in 1899].  All parties were Coconut Mat Weavers.  Family Connections: Half-brother to Bertram Duce [b1888] and Jack Moss [b1900]; also, brother-in-law of John Calton [b1875].  Home: Recorded as Harry Duce living with his mother and John Duce [Stepfather] in Bull Lane, Long Melford (1891), recorded as Harry Parmenter living with mother and George Moss [Stepfather] in Back Meadow, Smaley Lane, Long Melford (1901), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1911) to [1917].  Occupation: House Painter (1901 and 1911).  Married: Margaret Ellen Calton in 1907.  Service Record: Harry was attested as Spr.180137 with No. 8 Depot Company, Royal Engineers.  Died: Sapper Parmenter died in the Military Hospital at Bangor in North Wales on 21.8.1917 and is buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.[i]

[i] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 6.5.1883, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  See also his Commonwealth War Graves Commission record and British Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 file [ref: 519590].  Burial Register 26.8.1917, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

Research by David Gevaux MA © 2022

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