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

Hart, Frank – Born: Christchurch, Hampshire on 2.1.1864.[1] Parents: Henry Hart (Master Taxidermist) and Sarah Butler [née Sommerville].  Home: Bridge Street, Christchurch, Hampshire (1871), Godstone Road, Boscombe, Hampshire [1882], 8 Sirdar Street, Ipswich, Suffolk [1902], Westgate Lane, Long Melford (1911).  Occupation: Painter [1882], Groom [1901], Coachman (1911); also, a Soldier [1882 to 1919].  Married: Kathleen Wilding in 1901.  Service Record: Frank enlisted at Dover in 1882 as Dvr.34814 1st Cinque Port Division Royal Artillery, serving in India from 1883 to 1898, transferring in 1889 to 48th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, receiving his discharge after 16 years in August 1899.[2]  He re-enlisted at Ipswich in 1901 as Gnr.2564 with Suffolk Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia), re-joining the regular army as Dvr.8090 serving for five years with 116th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.[3]  Shortly after the outbreak of hostilities with Germany, he stepped forward yet again serving throughout the Great War.  He attested on 20.10.1914 as Dvr.34911 with 5th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, transferring on 30.10.1917 as Pte.439571 to 399th [Home Service] Employment Company, Labour Corps, receiving his discharge at the age of fifty-five in May 1919 as ‘being no longer physically fit for war service’.[4] Died: Aldershot, Hampshire in 1944.

[1] Date of birth from British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-1920.  [2] [WO 364 – Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920].  [3] [WO 96 – Militia Service Records 1806-1915].  [4] [British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-1920].

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