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

Lawrance, Hugh Rippin – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1893. Parents: William Clyatt Lawrance and Laura Susanna [née Wash] [Drapers of Hall Street, Long Melford]. Home: Living with Walter Wash (grandfather) in York Road, Earls Colne, Essex (1901), Felsted, Essex (1911), Hall Street, Long Melford [1915]. Occupation: Cycle and Motor Engineer (1911). Service Record: Hugh enlisted as Spr.43126 with 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers and was posted to Gallipoli via Egypt on 30.6.1915 as part of 13th [Western] Division.[1] Died: Sapper Lawrance died of wounds on 1.9.1915 aboard the hospital ship HMHS Saturnia and was buried at sea off Ҫanakkale in Turkey.  He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial [panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328], Gallipoli, Turkey and on the Long Melford War Memorial.[2]

Notes – [1] For details of 72nd Field Company’s movements in Gallipoli see War Diary [WO 95/4301].  See also his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [2] Commonwealth War Graves Commission record and British Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 file [ref: 161007].

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