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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CARTER, David Maurice 1888-1955

Born: Sible Hedingham, Essex on 23.11.1888.  Parents: Charles Carter (Brickmaker) and Maria Jane [née Ruggles].  Home: Cuckoos, Wetherfield Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex (1891), living with Nathan Carter (Uncle) at Brandon Road, Elveden, Suffolk (1911), Police Station, Hall Street, Long Melford [1917], Oak House, Oak Road, Halstead, Essex (1939).  Occupation: Brickmaker (1911), Police Constable in Long Melford [1917], Reserve Police Constable (1939).  Married: Alice Maud Mary Loades in 1915.  Service Record: Attested on 6.6.1917 as Gnr.164548 with 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery and posted to France from 17.10.1917 to 6.9.1918 with 245th Siege Battery, RGA.  On 3.9.1918 David received a gunshot wound to his left leg, was issued with a Silver War Badge, and discharged in November 1919.  Died: Halstead, Essex in 1955.[1]

[1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Halstead, Essex.  See also his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War, Silver War Badge [WO 329] record [ref: B338908], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

Carter, Ronald Frederick Alder 1900-1960

Born: Shipley, Yorkshire on 4.5.1900.  Parents: William Joseph Carter (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools) and Lucy [née How].  Home: 69 Wycliffe Road, Shipley, Yorkshire (1901), Richmond Crescent, St Bees, Cumberland (1911), The Grange, The Green, Long Melford (1939), The Lodge, Market Weston, Suffolk [1960].  Occupation: Chief Education Officer (1939).  Married: Audrey Vera Hammon Paine in 1932.  Service Record: Ronald was granted a commission on 30.12.1918 as a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Artillery.  Died: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 10.10.1960.[1]

[1] Date of birth from Baptism Register 30.5.1900, St Pauls Church, Shipley, Yorkshire.  See also his Officer Service Record [WO 373/12520] and for notification of his commission see Supplement to the London Gazette 1.5.1919, p.5480.  Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

CARTER, William 1898-1961

Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 1.11.1898.  Parent: Sarah Louisa Carter.  Home: Living with Charles and Caroline Carter (Grandparents) in St Marys Street, Long Melford (1901), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1911), 41 Albert Road, Braintree, Essex (1939) to [1961].  Occupation: Clerk for C. H. Row of Long Melford [1917], Progress Clerk for the Crittall Metal Window Company and a member of Air Raid Precaution Service (1939).  Married: Ruth Daines in 1929.  Service Record: William was a member of the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps in 1915.  At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in 1917 his employer Charles Row asked for his exemption, which was refused.  Conscription should have followed shortly after; however, the unit is not known as no definitive military record has been found.  Died: Braintree, Essex on 12.2.1961.[1]

[1] Date of birth from Admission Register 4.11.1901, St Catherines Infants School, Long Melford.  For Training Corps articles see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 10.3.1915 and 29.12.1915 and for a summary of the Tribunal’s ruling see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 27.6.1917.  Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

Research by David Gevaux MA © 2022

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