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

Rice, George Frank – Born: Hadleigh Hamlet, Suffolk on 29.9.1875.[1]  Parents: Isaac Rice of Kersey, Suffolk (Agricultural Labourer) and Harriett [née Bull].  Family Connections: Father-in-law of George Cecil Adams of Long Melford [b1902].  Home: Hill Farm, Assington, Suffolk (1881), Park Farm, Edwardstone, Suffolk (1891), 77 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex (1901), Mill Cottages, Brantham, Suffolk (1911), Lapwing, Liston, Essex [1916] to (1939), School House, Mill Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk [1948].  Occupation: Errand Boy (1891), Foreman on Farm (1901), Miller’s Carter (1911), Carman for Stafford Allen and Sons of Long Melford [1916] to (1939).  Married: Amy Ellen Rice in 1901.  Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in November 1916, George’s employer Stafford Allen and Sons, applied for his exemption from conscription, which was granted for two months only.  In February it was renewed on the condition he joined the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps.[2]  It is not known if Rice’s certificate remained valid until the end of hostilities, however no definitive military record has been found to suggest otherwise.  Died: Colchester, Essex on 14.3.1948.[3]

Related Biography

Adams, George Cecil – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 8.3.1902.[4]  Parents: Thomas Adams (Shoemaker) and Alice [née Mills].  Family Connections: Brother to Thomas Edward Adams [b1887], Joshua Ward Adams [b1892], Frederick John Adams [b1894] and Ernest Seaman Adams [b1899]; also, brother-in-law of Sydney Charles Slaughter [b1897], son-in-law of George Frank Rice [b1875], and nephew of Ernest Edward Adams [b1859].  Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1911) The Ferns, The Green, Long Melford [1917], Silverdale Street, Sudbury, Suffolk [1960].  Occupation: Baker’s Assistant (1911).  Married: Winifred Ida Kathleen Rice in 1928.  Service Record: George enlisted on 8.3.1920 as No. K55767 with the Royal Navy, serving aboard the submarine repair ship HMS Cyclops off the Nore in 1925.[5]  He was awarded the King’s Silver Jubilee Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1935, receiving his discharge after 1939.[6]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk on 19.10.1960.[7]

Notes – [1] 1939 Register.  [2] For the Tribunal’s rulings see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 8.11.1916 and 28.2.1917.  [3] National Probate Register.  [4] Date of birth from his RNRSS [TNA – ADM 188/972]. [5] The Guardian and East Kent Advertiser 21.11.1925. [6] RN Records [TNA – ADM 188/972/557/67 and ADM 363/30/125] and Royal Navy Medal and Award Rolls [ADM 171/202].  [7] National Probate Register.

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