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

Edworthy, George Edward [mm] Born: North Tawton, Devon on 17.1.1888.[1]   Parents: William Edworthy (Agricultural Labourer) and Susan [née Turner].  Home: North Tawton, Devon (1891 and 1901), a Servant at 51 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, London (1911), The Green, Long Melford [1915], 5 Mafeking Place, Leiston, Suffolk [1916 to 1919], Rodbourne, Yardley Park, Tonbridge, Kent (1939), The Homestead, Yoxford Road, Westleton, Suffolk [1977].  Occupation: Motor Driver (1911), Chauffeur [1915] to (1939).  Married: Ellen Kate Bedlingfield at Long Melford in 1915.  Service Record: George was conscripted on 10.12.1915 as Dvr.M2/184131 with 317th [Mechanical Transport] Company, Army Service Corps, being posted to France from 6.7.1916 to 5.2.1919 and was attached to 255th [Tunnelling] Company, Royal Engineers from December 1916.  He was transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1919 and was awarded with the Military Medal in August 1919.[2]   Died: Deben, Suffolk on 5.2.1977.[3]

[1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Tonbridge, Kent.  [2] See also his 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].  For notification of Military Medal see London Gazette 20.8.1919, p.10581.  [3] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

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