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

Nice, James – Born: Acton, Suffolk on 18.6.1878.[1]  Parents:  George Nice (Agricultural Labourer) and Elizabeth [née Younger] of Long Melford.  Home: Acton Green Cottages, The Green, Acton, Suffolk (1881 to 1939), 1 Long Gardens, Acton [1966].  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1891 to 1939).  Service Record: Although no definitive military record has been found, in 1919 James was diagnosed with malaria suggesting that he may have served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Salonika where such infection was commonplace.[2]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk on 21.10.1966.[3]

Notes – [1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Melford Rural District in Suffolk. [2] Infectious Diseases Register of Medical Certificates Received for 12.8.1919 [Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Record Office ref: EF501/4/20].  This document also lists other men who appear in this Nominal Roll and were diagnosed with malaria shortly after returning home, namely: William Charles Boar [b1877], George William Cook [b1897], Ernest George Deeks [b1883], Jack Eady [b1892], Ernest Hume [b1882] and Arthur James Mills [b1879]. [3] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

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