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

Petty, Joseph William – Born: Ferring, Sussex on 8.9.1876.[1]  Parents: George Walker Petty (Coachman) and Elizabeth [née Davis].  Home: Chislehurst, Kent (1881), The Stables Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk (1911) to [1915], 22 Eaton Mews South, Belgravia, London [1917], Croft Cottage, Eton Road, Datchet, Buckinghamshire (1921), Yew Tree Cottage Sevenoaks Road, Green Street Green, Kent (1939) to [1946].  Occupation: Groom [1902], Chauffeur at Kentwell Hall (1911), Chauffeur (1921), Poultry Farmer (1939).  Married: Ada Eliza Berry in 1907.  Service Record: Joseph enlisted in January 1902 as Tpr.38248 with 135th Company, Imperial Yeomanry posted to South Africa from May to July, before his discharge as being medically unfit in September 1902.  During the First World War he was conscripted into the Army, transferring on 30.10.1917 as a Fitter No. AM.102523 to the Royal Flying Corps, transferring to the Royal Air Force on 1.4.1918 and receiving his discharge in April 1920.[2]  Died: Orpington, Kent on 27.1.1946.[3]

Notes – [1] 1939 Register.  [2] Royal Air Force Airman’s Records [AIR 79/924].  [3] Image courtesy of pml1954 of Rochester, Kent.

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