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

Edey, Ernest William Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 27.4.1879.[1]  Parent: Mary Ann Edey [Dressmaker].  Home: North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk [1878], living with William and Eliza Eady [sic] (Grandparents) at Fountain Hill, Great Cornard, Suffolk (1881), living with Henry Edey (Uncle) at Upper Tye, Great Cornard (1891), 1 Stile Cottages, Brighton Road, Reigate, Surrey (1901), 7 Ranely Road, Redhill, Surrey [1904], Rockhurst, Lynwood Road, Redhill (1911), 79 Greenside Road, Croydon, Surrey [1915], Melford, Cokeham Lane, Worthing, Sussex (1939).  Occupation: Kitchen Boy (1891), Upholsterer (1901), Salesman [1904] to (1911), Furniture Salesman (1939).  Married: Beatrice Ellen Brown in 1904.[2]   Service Record: Ernest was conscripted on 8.12.1915 as Pte.775, later Pte.41591 with 5th [Reserve] Battalion, Royal Fusiliers [City of London] Regiment, transferred as Pte.370230 to the Labour Corps, issued with a Silver War Badge and discharged due to sickness in February 1919.[3] Died: Worthing, Sussex in 1952.

[1] Date of birth from Baptism Register 1.6.1879, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford and supported by the 1939 Register for Worthing in Sussex.  This document gives only the mother’s forename, and records Ernest’s surname as Eadie, however all other records used are in the name of Edey.  [2] Marriage Register 13.1.1904 of St Matthew’s Church, Redhill, Surrey.  [3] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War, Silver War Badge [WO 329] record [ref: B113915], 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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