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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CHINNERY, Thomas William 1887-1981

Born: Foxearth, Essex on 13.6.1887.  Parents: William Chinnery (Rural Postman) and Charlotte [née Nice] (Postmistress).  Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Charles and Walter Messenger of Long Melford [b1886].  Home: Post Office, Foxearth Street, Foxearth, Essex (1891 to 1911), 5 Station Road, Long Melford (1939).  Occupation: Errand Boy (1901), Brewer’s Bottler (1911 to 1939).  Married: Mary Ann Messenger of Long Melford in 1912.  Service Record: Although no definitive military record has been found, Thomas may have attested in 1915 as Pte.3727 with 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.  If this assumption is correct, then he was issued with a new service number in 1917 as Pte.241216.  Died: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in 1981.[1]

[1] See his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].

Research by David Gevaux MA © 2022

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