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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There were several families with the name Jarmin in Long Melford in the eighteenth century their names being recorded variously as Jarmin, Jerman and German. For the most part these earliest families were all members of the Independent Dissenters Meeting House in Hall Street.  Over the years the building, erected in 1724, has been recorded as a Primitive Methodist Chapel, a Congregational Chapel and latterly until it closed in 2020 as the United Reformed Church.

The Meeting House and Manse, opposite the George and Dragon public House in Hall Street Long Melford in 1920

Selected Biography

Jarmin, Sidney George – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 18.1.1885.[1]  Parents: George William Jarmin (Sawyer) and Elizabeth Eliza Drake [Horsehair Weaver]. Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Harry Frederick Pegg [b1888]. Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1891 and 1901), 114 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich [1917 to 1930]. Occupation: Carpenter (1901) to [1917]. Married: Ruth Feast in 1915. Service Record: Sidney was conscripted on 6.11.1917 as Air Mechanic No. F41116 with Royal Naval Air Service, transferring as No. 24116 to the Royal Air Force from 1.4.1918, receiving his discharge in April 1920.[2] Died: Ipswich, Suffolk on 11.11.1930.[3]

Related Biography

Pegg, Harry Frederick – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 18.4.1888.[4] Parents: Peter Pegg (Groom) and Sarah Ann [née Cutcher] (Grocer). Family Connections: Brother to William Robert Pegg [b1882] and brother-in-law of Sidney George Jarmin [b1885]. Home: St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1891 and 1901), Military Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey (1911), Hall Street, Long Melford (1939), ‘Rosanray’ Woollards Gardens, Long Melford [1981]. Occupation: Harness Maker (1901), Groom with the Royal Horse Artillery (1911), Postman [1919] to (1939). Married: Evelyn Hilda Jarmin in 1915.[5]  Service Record: Before 1907 Harry was a member of ‘D’ Company, 2nd [Volunteer] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.  In 1907 he enlisted as a Groom with the Royal Horse Artillery, transferring to the Army Reserve in 1913.  He was mobilised on 5.10.1914 as Dvr.48490 with XIV Brigade, RHA, part of 7th Division and posted to France as a saddler.  The Brigade saw action throughout the War, most notably at the First Battle of Ypres in 1914; the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert and Loos in 1915; the Somme Offensive of 1916 and the Third Battles of Ypres in the following year.  Harry Pegg was promoted to the rank of Corporal on 23.5.1916 and posted to Italy from 27.11.1917 to 4.8.1918, being discharged in 1919.[6]  Died: Long Melford, Suffolk on 30.4.1981.[7]

Notes – [1] Baptism Register 5.4.1885, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  [2] Royal Navy Registers of Seaman’s Services [ADM 188/633] and Air Member for Personnel and predecessors: Airman’s Records [AIR 79/2170].  [3] National Probate Calendar.  [4] Baptism Register 10.6.1888, St Catherines Mission Church, Long Melford.  [5] Marriage Register 14.11.1915, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  [6] For details of 14th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery’s movements see War Diaries [WO 95/1642/3 and WO 95/385/1].  See also his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Soldiers’ Documents and Pension Claims, First World War [WO 364], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [7] National Probate Calendar.

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Research by David Gevaux MA © 2023
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