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

Gates, Herbert Dudley Born: Leyton, Essex on 3.11.1891.[1]   Parents: Herbert Henry Gates (Milling Engineer at the Stafford Allen Works) and Annie [née Rennick].  Home: Mill House, Stafford Allen Works, Long Melford (1901 and 1911), 91 Upton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent (1939) to [1954].  Occupation: School Teacher (1911), Engineer’s Clerk in Gun Control Gear Drawing Office (1939).  Service Record: Herbert was attested as Pte.G.21172 with 10th [Service] Battalion, The Queen’s Own [Royal West Kent] Regiment, part of 123rd Brigade in 41st Division, his unit seeing action during the Somme Offensive of 1916, and the Third Battles of Ypres in 1917.  By the time of his discharge, he had been issued with a new service No. L/13758 and attained the rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant.[2]  Died: The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London on 29.12.1954.[3]

[1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Bexley, Kent.  [2] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [3] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

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