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

Hickford, James Harold – Born: Clare, Suffolk on 10.2.1889.[1] Parents: Alfred Hickford (Agricultural Labourer) and Sophia [née Hughes]. Home: Cavendish Lane/Road, Clare, Suffolk (1891 to 1911), 8 Bull Lane, Long Melford (1939) to [1961]. Occupation: Hotel Boots (1911), Postman (1939). Married: Annie Smith in 1910. Civil Record: James was awarded the Imperial Service Medal to honour his 36 years as a Postman.[2] Service Record: James enlisted on 18.3.1915 as Pte.5210 with 1/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, being given a new service number in 1917 as Pte.202020.  He was posted to France and in March 1918 was issued with a Silver War Badge and discharged due to his wounds.[3] The Battalion served on the Western Front from November 1914 seeing action during the Somme Offensive of 1916, and at the Battles of Arras and Third Ypres in 1917.  Died: Long Melford, Suffolk on 1.1.1961. Died: Long Melford, Suffolk on 1.1.1961.[4]

Notes – [1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Long Melford.  [2] Second Supplement to The London Gazette, 20.4.1954.  [3] Silver War Badge [WO 329] [No.347372], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [4] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

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