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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Langley / Lingley / Lungley

Selected Biography

Lingley, Charles Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1837.[1]  Parents: William Lingley (Hemp Weaver) and Jane [née Warren] (Silk Weaver).  Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1841 to 1881), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1901), Hall Street, Long Melford (1911), St Marys Street, Long Melford (1921).  Occupation: Labourer at Ward’s Iron Foundry (1881 to 1911), unemployed Iron Moulder (1921).  Married: Ellen Byham [1845-1881] in 1875 and Elizabeth Emma Ellen Ambrose [b1864] in 1885.[2]  Service Record: Charles enlisted in July 1854 as Pte.3990 with 44th Regiment of Foot, seeing service at the Battles of the Alma and Inkerman, and the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War from 1853 to 1856, and awarded the Crimean and the Turkish War Medals.  He was later posted to India for a period of six years and to China for a year possibly during the Second Opium War of 1860, receiving his discharge as medically unfit in 1873.[3]  In 1920 Charles stood with the hundreds of other ex-servicemen at the unveiling of the Long Melford War Memorial.[4]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1922.

Lungey, Herbert John – Born: Wrabness, Essex on 22.6.1889.[5] Parents: Frederick Lungley (Agricultural Labourer) and Mary [née Minns]. Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Charles Samuel Lewis [b1881] and Joseph Bernard Lewis [b1886] both of Long Melford. Home: Ash Street, Wrabness, Essex (1891 to 1921), Queech Farm, Stutton Hill, Samford, Suffolk (1939), Peace Burnt Heath, Ardleigh, Essex [1942], 32 Conifer Close, Colchester, Essex [1977] Occupation: Horseman on Farm (1911 to 1939). Married: Annie Louise Baalham in 1912 [d1924] and Nellie Lewis of Long Melford in 1929. Service Record: Herbert was conscripted on 4.10.1916 as Gnr.120252 with the Royal Garrison Artillery, being posted to France and serving with 264th Siege Battery from March to September 1917. He returned to England and was discharged in 1919.[6] Died: Colchester, Essex on 2.8.1977.[7]

Notes – [1] Baptised on 31.7.1842 at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [2] Marriages Star of the East 8.6.1885. [3] Chelsea Hospital British Army Service Record [WO 97]. [4] ‘Large Gathering at Memorial Unveiling’ Suffolk and Essex Free Press 13.10.1920. [5] 1939 Register. [6] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363] and Medal Index Card [WO 372]. [7] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

Charles Lingley (back row) third from left.
Charles Lingley standing fourth from right
Ward’s Iron Foundry and Agricultural Implements Works in Hall Street, Long Melford circa 1900

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