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

Ince, Frank Leonard Born: Cavendish, Suffolk in 1883.  Parents: John Ince (Coachman) and Emma [née Byford].  Home: Colts Hall Cottages, Cavendish, Suffolk (1891), Bridge Farm Cottages, Long Melford (1911 to 1939).  Occupation: Horseman on Farm for Messrs Stafford Allen & Sons (1911 to 1939).  Married: Anna Kate Piper in 1906.  Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in May 1916 Frank applied for exemption.  The military representative said Ince was not working in the national interest, nevertheless the Tribunal granted him a conditional exemption.  In September he was again before the Tribunal 1916, this time being granted exemption for only two months.  As no further deferment appears to have been given, conscription should have followed in November, however no definitive military has been found.  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1942.[1]

Ince, Mrs Jane [née Cook] – Born: Shimpling, Suffolk in 1841.  Parents: George Cook (Agricultural Labourer) and Elizabeth [née Ambrose].  Home: Shimpling Street, Shimpling, Suffolk (1881 to 1911).  Married: John Cawston Ince [Farmer] in 1861.  Service Record: Mrs Ince was a member of the Melford Women’s War Agricultural Sub-Committee from 1916.  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1928.

Ince, Jesse Born: Pentlow, Essex in 1879.  Parents: Joseph Ince (Agricultural Labourer) and Emma [née Ives].  Home: Pentlow, Essex (1881 and 1891), Brundon, Essex (1901), Chapel Green, Long Melford (1911), 48 Silver Street, Witham, Essex [1938].  Occupation: Coal Carman (1911), Miller’s Carter for Frederick Branwhite and Sons of Hall Street, Long Melford [1916].  Married: Maud Chambers in 1898.  Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in November 1916 Branwhite and Sons applied for his exemption, this was granted for two months requiring him also to join the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps.  Although no definitive military record has been found, Jesse may have been conscripted as Pte.271699 with 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, if this assumption is correct then he later transferred as Pte.204472 to 7th [Service] Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  This latter unit formed part of 54th Brigade, 18th [Eastern] Division and served on the Western Front until May 1918.  Died: Braintree, Essex in 1938.[2] 

Notes – [1] For the Tribunal’s rulings see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 3.5.1916 and 6.9.1916.  [2] For the Tribunal’s ruling see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 29.11.1916.  See also his proposed Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329].

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