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

Hearn, Arthur Frederick – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 21.5.1887.[1] Parents: Herbert Nelson Hearn (Coach Builder) and Sarah [née Dyson]. Home: Back Meadow, Long Melford (1881), Hall Street, Long Melford (1891), emigrated to Canada [1909], 909 Stadacona Street, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada [1915]. Occupation: Yarn Winder (1891), Carman [1915]. Married: Alice Elizabeth Hempstead in 1904. Service Record: Arthur testified that he had served for a period of 7 years in India with 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment prior to emigrating to Canada, however no extant record can be found.  He enlisted on 11.5.1915 as Pte.427167 with 48th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force and was posted to France with 16th Battalion [Canadian Scottish] as part of 3rd Canadian Brigade, 1st Canadian Division.[2] Died: killed in action on 16.7.1916 and is buried in Larch Wood [Railway Cutting] Cemetery [grave ref: IV.K.2], Zillebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.[3]

[1] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 7.4.1878 for Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  [2] Library and Archives of Canada https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca.  [3] Commonwealth War Grave Commission

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