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 Biographies

Griss, Harry William – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 22.2.1894.[1] Parents: William Thomas Griss (Bricklayer) [see details below] and Mary Ann [née Beales] (Laundress).  Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1901 and 1911), 51 River Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (1939).  Occupation: Coconut Mat Labourer (1911), Railway Porter [1915], Foreman Painter and Decorator and Special Constable (1939).  Married: Ellen Barber in 1926.  Service Record: Harry enlisted on 10.7.1915 as Dvr.103299 with 23rd Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery, posted to France from 5.10.1915 to 12.1.1916 with 4th ‘A’ Reserve Brigade.  He was then sent to Salonika with 133rd Battery, CXXIX Brigade, RFA, as part of 29th Division.  During his time on the Bulgarian Front, he suffered from repeated bouts of malaria, resulting in his evacuation to England in late August 1918.  At the time of his discharge in 1919 he was serving with 4th Depot Reserve Brigade, RFA.[2] Died: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire in 1978.

Griss, William Thomas – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk in 1860.  Parents: Thomas Griss (Shoemaker) and Rachel Stewart [née Theobald] of Long Melford (Dressmaker).  Family Connections: Father of Harry William Griss [b1894].  Home: High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk (1861), Hall Street, Long Melford (1871), 68 Albert Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (1881), Hall Street, Long Melford (1911).  Occupation: Bricklayer (1881 to 1911).  Married: Mary Ann Beales in 1892.  Service Record: William was a member of the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps in 1915.[3] Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1938.

Notes – [1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, and Death Index.  [2] 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].  [3] For detail of Training Corps see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 10.2.1915.

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