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Selected Biographies

Salter, Alfred George – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 11.1.1875.[1]  Parents: William ‘Alfred’ Salter (Mat Weaver) and Maria [née Schofield] (Horsehair Weaver).  Home: The Green, Long Melford (1881), 97 Harrison Street, St Pancras, London [1898], 14 Kenton Street, Grays Inn Lane, St Pancras, London (1901), 5 Guards Street, Islington, London [1915], Keystone Crescent, Islington [1918 to 1939].[2]  Occupation: Groom (1901) Horsekeeper [1915], Stableman (1921).  Married: Emily Whitehead in 1898.  Service Record: Alfred was attested on 27.11.1915 as Dvr.T4/235276 with 668th [Horse Transport] Company, Army Service Corps, being posted to Salonika from 3.1.1917 and then to Palestine from 23.6.1917, transferring to the Army Reserve in 1919.  When he was examined in November 1919, the medical report stating that he was suffering from a malarial debility that had contributed to his deafness, the illness having been contracted in July 1918 while on active service in the Jordan Valley.[3]

Salter, Arthur – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 18.1.1899.[4]  Parents: Harry William Salter (Coconut Mat Maker) [see below for military details] and Adelaide [née Salter].  Family Connections: Brother to Harry William Joseph Salter [b1895].  Home: Rotten Row, Long Melford [1899], St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1901 and 1911), School Lane/Street, Sudbury, Suffolk [1916] to (1939).  Occupation: Factory Hand [1916], unemployed Silk Warper (1921), General Labourer (1939).  Married: Ivy Mildred Woodgate in 1928.  Service Record: Arthur was conscripted on 11.10.1916 as Pte.27475 with 30th [Training Reserve] Battalion, transferring as Pte.459905 to 483rd [Home Service Employment] Company, Labour Corps, being discharged on 11.3.1918 as ‘no longer physically fit for War Service’.  His Medical Report records him to be only 4 feet 11 inches in height and weighing less than six stone.[5]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1988.

Salter, Arthur – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 8.7.1905.[6]  Parents: William Salter (Coconut Mat Weaver) and Rosina [née Eady] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Brother to Willie Salter [b1899] and Bertie Charles Salter [b1907], half-brother of Frederick Ernest Eady [b1883]; also, cousin of William Charles Samuel Salter [b1890] and Charles Salter [b1891].  Home: St Marys Street, Long Melford (1911 to 1921), 17 Martins Rise, Long Melford (1939).  Occupation: Coconut Mat Maker for Armes & Son of Sudbury (1921) to [1926], Builder’s Labourer (1939).  Service Record: Arthur enlisted in June 1926 as Gnr.770913 with the Royal Artillery, receiving his discharge in December 1929.

Salter, Arthur ‘Albert’ – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 16.5.1874.[7]  Parents: Amos Salter (Agricultural Labourer) and Ellen [née Beales] (Horsehair Weaver).  Home: Rodbridge Street, Long Melford (1881), 13 Croft Row, Sudbury, Suffolk (1891), Ewshott Barracks, Farnham, Hampshire (1911), 13 Lynford Terrace, Reading Road, Fleet, Hampshire [1917 to 1949].[8]  Occupation: Labourer (1891), Soldier (1911), Engine Driver’s Mate [1914], Motor Driver (1921), Public Works Contractor’s Labourer (1939).  Married: Leila Daisy Coldham [d1910] in 1907 and Fanny Mary Ann Smith in 1917.  Service Record: Albert enlisted in 1893 as Gnr.98050 with 68th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, being posted to India from 1911 with 131st Battery, RFA and discharged on 6.7.1914.  He re-enlisted on 8.10.1914 as Pte.MS/4564 of the Mechanical Transport section of the Army Service Corps and was posted to France from 12.10.1914 being attached to 8th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.  By 1916 he had been transferred to 317th [MT] Company, ASC attached to 1st ASC Repair Workshop in Paris, receiving his discharge in 1919.[9]  By 1921 he had re-joined the military, as a driver in 52nd Company, Royal Army Service Corps.  Died: Fleet, Hampshire in 1949 and buried in Christchurch, Crookham, Hampshire.

Salter, Bertie Charles – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 27.2.1907.[10]  Parents: William Salter (Coconut Mat Weaver) and Rosina [née Eady] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Brother to Willie Salter [b1899] and Arthur Salter [b1905], half-brother of Frederick Ernest Eady [b1883]; also, cousin of William Charles Samuel Salter [b1890] and Charles Salter [b1891].  Home: St Marys Street, Long Melford (1911), 17 Martins Rise, Long Melford (1939).  Occupation: Apprentice Harness Maker to Deeks of Long Melford (1921), Saddler’s Assistant (1939).  Service Record: Bert is listed as a member of the Local Defence Volunteers in Long Melford, being part of ‘H’ Company, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Home Guard when it was formed in August 1942.  His name is recorded in the official tribute to the organization entitled The Lion Roared his Defiance, photographed in and around Long Melford in 1944.[11]

Salter, Charles – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 12.11.1891.[12]  Parents: Christopher Charles Salter (Bleacher of Coir Yarn) and Elizabeth [née Border] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Brother to William Charles Salter [b1890]; also, cousin of Willie Salter [b1899], Athur Salter [b1905] and Bertie Charles Salter [b1907].  Home: Borley Road, Rodbridge, Long Melford (1911 to 1921).  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1921).  Married: Laura E. Thompson [née Hardy].   Service Record: Charles is listed as a member of the Local Defence Volunteers in Long Melford, being part of ‘H’ Company, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Home Guard when it was formed in August 1942.  His name is recorded in the official tribute to the organization entitled The Lion Roared his Defiance, photographed in and around Long Melford in 1944.[13]  Died: Essex in 1960.

Salter, Ernest – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 2.3.1891.[14]  Parents: Henry Salter (House Painter) and Ellen [née Ives].  Family Connections: Brother to William Salter [b1887] and brother-in-law of Herbert James Riddlestone [b1897].  Home: St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1891), 42 Melford Road, Sudbury, Suffolk (1901), Queens Road, Sudbury (1911), 34 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury [1916], 30 School Street, Sudbury (1921 to 1939).  Occupation: House Painter (1911) [1916], Painter for W. Cardy, Plumber & Painter (1921), Decorator (1939).  Married: Rosanna Long of Long Melford in 1914.  Service Record: Ernest was conscripted on 17.2.1916 as Pte.24641 with 3rd [Reserve] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, being posted to France as Pte.35833 with 69th Brigade Machine Gun Company, as part of 23rd Division.  He saw action during the Somme Offensive of 1916 and the Third Battles of Ypres in the summer and autumn of 1917.  He was promoted to Corporal on 25.9.1918, transferring to ‘A’ Company, 12th [Reserve] Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, then as Cpl.62466 to 2nd Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, before being placed on the Army Reserve in September 1919.[15]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1956.

Salter, Francis Horace – Born: Clacton-on-Sea, Essex in 1898.  Parents: Horace Gustavus Salter of Long Melford (Bricklayer) and Jane [née Mayhew].  Family Connections: Nephew of Herbert Wyatt Salter [b1873].  Home: 4 Milton Villas, Hayes Road, Great Clacton, Essex (1901 to 1911), 57 Alderney Street, St George’s Hanover Square, London (1921), Dilkoosha, Weedon Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire (1939).  Occupation: Bookkeeper (1921), Accountant for an Engineering Works (1939).  Married: Elizabeth Florence Coe in 1925.  Service RecordDied: Although no definitive military record has been found Francis may have been conscripted as Pte.114720 and posted to the Machine Gun Corps.  If this assumption is correct, then he was placed on the Army Reserve in November 1919.[16]  Died: Northampton, Northamptonshire in 1952.

Salter, Harry William Joseph – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 25.1.1895.[17]  Parents: Harry William Salter (Mat Maker) [see below for his military details] and Adelaide [née Salter].  Family Connections: Brother to Arthur Salter [b1899].  Home: St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1901 and 1911).  Occupation: Groom and Gardener (1911).  Service Record: Harry was attested in November 1915 as Pte.5573, later Pte.511892 with 1/14th [County of London] Battalion [London Scottish], London Regiment, being posted to France from 30.6.1916 as part of 168th Brigade, 56th [1/1st London] Division.  The Battalion saw action throughout the Somme Offensive of 1916 and at the First and Third Battles of the Scarpe in April and May 1917.  It was only days after this last engagement that Private Salter lost his life, probably due to shell fire.[18]  Died: Harry was killed in action on 7.5.1917 during the Arras Offensive and is buried in Tank Cemetery [grave ref: C.22], Guémappe, Pas-de-Calais, France, and commemorated on the Long Melford War Memorial.[19]

Salter, Henry William – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 16.10.1874.[20]  Parents: Joseph Salter (Horsehair Weaver) and Eliza [née Oakley] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Father of Harry William Joseph Salter [b1895] and Arthur Salter [b1899]; also, cousin of Thomas Salter [b1874], Thomas Salter [b1875] and Herbert Arthur Salter [b1881], and brother-in-law of Percy Walter Eagle Ives [b1876], George Younger [b1879] and Harry Younger [b1889].  Home: Liston Lane, Long Melford (1881), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1901 and 1911), 23 School Lane/Street, Sudbury, Suffolk [1916] to (1939).  Occupation: Coconut Mat Trimmer (1901), Coconut Mat Maker (1911), Mat Maker for William Armes of Chilton Mills, Sudbury, Suffolk [1916], Retired Mat Maker (1939).  Married: Adelaide Salter in 1895.  Service Record: Henry enlisted in March 1912 as Pte.1488 with 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment [Territorial], mobilised on 17.9.1914 with 1/5th Battalion, Suffolks and posted to Gallipoli from 10.8.1915 as part of 163rd Brigade, 54th [East Anglian] Division.  Within hours of landing his unit was moved forward into frontline trenches on the south face of a steep and rocky hill called Karakol Dagh.  At dawn two days later the Suffolks and the three other untested battalions of 163rd Brigade were ordered to secure the heights to the east.  Advancing nearly a mile through a hail of Turkish artillery and machine gun fire, by the end of the day the enemy had been held at bay and a secure forward defence line established.  When Henry and his comrades were finally relieved by fresh troops after three gruelling days, they were found in a sorry state, having baked under the searing heat they had run desperately short of drinking water and been plagued by swarms of flies attracted by the dead and dying around them. When the Roll was called it was found the Suffolks alone had lost 186 men either dead or wounded with a further 150 laid low by dysentery.  After four months of grinding stalemate the British Government decided to evacuate all Allied troops to Egypt.[21]  He was transferred on 13.7.1917 as Rfn.211680 to 21st [Midland] Battalion, Rifle Brigade [The Prince Consort’s Own], then on 28.9.1917 as Pte.357973 to 803rd [Area Employment] Company, Labour Corps; both units were attached to the Aliens Internment Camp at Sidi Bishr.  In October 1917 he returned to England transferring on 2.2.1918 as Pte. T/420567 to 237th [Area Supply] Company, Army Service Corps, receiving his discharge in June 1919.[22]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1961.

Salter, Herbert Arthur – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 8.3.1881.[23]  Parents: Thomas Salter (Horsehair Weaver) and Susannah [née Howard] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Cousin of Thomas Salter [b1874], Thomas Salter [b1875] and Henry William Salter [b1874].  Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1881), St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1901), 74 Wellington Street, Bromley-by-Bow, London (1911), 21 Emmott Street, Mile End Old Town, London (1921), 43 Talbot Road, East Ham, Essex (1939).  Occupation: Horsehair Presser (1901), Upholster (1911), self-employed Boot Repairer (1921 to 1939).  Married: Ada Elizabeth Rayson in 1906 and Beatrice Alice Jacobs [née Hatchman] in 1913.  As Ada was still alive when Herbert re-married in 1913 it would seem likely that this second union was bigamous.  Service Record: Herbert enlisted on 23.2.1915 as Pte.4042 with 3/2nd [City of London] Battalion, London Regiment [Royal Fusiliers], restyled as 2/2nd Battalion in 1916 and posted to France from 21.1.1917 as part of 173rd Brigade, 58th [2/1st London] Division.  In the first half of May 1917 his unit saw action at the Battle of Bullecourt and followed only days later by large attacks against the Hindenburg Line, which did not end until 16.6.1917.  On this day a final push was attempted with 2/2nd London mounting a pre-dawn attack from trenches near Bullecourt.  Almost immediately the men came under a hail of fire from enemy machine guns, frustrating any further advance.  It was during this maelstrom that Herbert received a gunshot wound to the abdomen, being sent to No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Grévilliers and then on to No. 8 General Hospital at Rouen.  By the end of the month Herbert had been invalided to England, transferring on his recovery as Pte.221489 to 1st [Reserve] Battalion.  On 14.11.1917 he was issued with a Silver War Badge and discharged due to the severity of his wounds.[24]

Salter, Herbert Wyatt – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 19.1.1873.[25]  Parents: Ebenezer Salter (Bricklayer) and Frances [née Whittle] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Uncle to Francis Horace Salter [b1898].   Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1881), 39 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London (1901), 4 Hocroft, Chilcompton, Midsomer Norton, Somerset (1911), 268 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London [1918 to 1955].  Occupation: Bricklayer (1901 to 1921), retired Building Contractor (1939).  Married: Elizabeth Susan Lewis in 1915.  Service Record: Herbert was conscripted on 31.7.1918 as Aircraft Mechanic No. 280024 with the Royal Air Force, receiving his discharge in April 1919.[26]  Died: Maida Vale, London on 31.12.1955.[27]

Salter, James – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1785.  Parents: John and Elizabeth Salter.  Home: Rodbridge Street, Long Melford (1841), Hall Street, Long Melford (1851).  Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1841).  Service Record: James enlisted in August 1803 as a Private with 47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot and was posted to Ireland, transferring in December 1806 to 9th Garrison Battalion until September 1808 when the unit was redesignated as 103rd Regiment of Foot.  In 1813 James sailed with his comrades to Canada where they formed the garrison at Quebec, seeing action against the United States during the War of 1812, at Pattersons Creek, Lundys Lane, the Siege of Fort Erie and through the Niagara Campaign.  The regiment’s reputation had been sullied due to the high rate of desertion, earning the epithet of ‘The Worst regiment in Canada’ which may have contributed to its disbandment in October 1817, Private Salter receiving discharge at the same time.[28]  Died: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1855.

Salter, Jeremiah – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1783.  Parents: Thomas Salter and Mary.  Home: Southgate Street, Long Melford (1841 to 1851).  Occupation: Labourer (1851).  Married: Mary Piper in 1820.  Service Record: Jeremiah enlisted in February 1801 as a Private with 12th Regiment of Foot, posted to India and taking part in the invasion of the Isle de France (later known as Mauritius) in November 1810, remaining as part of the garrison until his discharge in January 1818.[29]  Died: Long Melford in 1855.

Salter, Thomas – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 4.12.1874.[30]  Parents: James Salter (Coconut Mat Maker) and Caroline [née Moss] (Horsehair Weaver). Family Connections: Cousin of Thomas Salter [b1875], Herbert Arthur Salter [b1881] and Henry William Salter [b1874].   Home: Back Lane Cottages, Back Lane, Long Melford (1881), Back Lane, Long Melford (1891), Smaley Lane, Long Melford (1901), Crown Inn, Bures St Mary, Suffolk (1921), Brook Street, Bures Hamlet, Essex (1939).  Occupation: Coir Yarn Sorter (1891), Coconut Mat Maker (1901), Agricultural Labourer (1921 to 1939).  Service Record: Thomas is recorded as a member of the Melford Silver Band in 1900.  He enlisted in 1904 as Pte.6499 with 3rd [Militia] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, being discharged in 1907.  Re-enlisting on 15.9.1914 as Pte.9811 of 9th [Service] Battalion, Suffolks, he received his discharge after only three months as ‘not likely to become an efficient soldier’ due to myopia.[31]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1946.

Salter, Thomas – Born: Cavendish, Suffolk in 1875.  Parents: Henry Salter of Long Melford (Horsehair Factory Manager) and Elizabeth [née Ray].  Family Connections: Cousin of Thomas Salter [b1874], Herbert Arthur Salter [b1881] and Henry William Salter [b1874].  Home: High Street, Cavendish, Suffolk (1881), Liston Lane, Long Melford (1891).  Occupation: Stable Help (1891).  Service Record: Thomas enlisted in 1896 as Pte.4742 with the Volunteer Service Company of 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, being posted to South Africa in January 1899.  At the start of the Second Anglo-Boer in October 1899 the regiment was stationed in Natal, seeing action within days at the Battle of Ladysmith.  Outnumbered by the opposing enemy forces the British force retreated to the nearby town and railway junction and fortified it against possible attack.  The siege which lasted for four months, ended with the Relief of Ladysmith on 1.3.1900.  It may have been during this period that Thomas became ill.[32]  Died: Chieveley, Natal, South Africa of enteric fever on 29.4.1900.

Salter, William – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 1.4.1887.[33]  Parents: Henry Salter (House Painter) and Ellen [née Ives].  Family Connections: Brother to Ernest Salter [b1891] and brother-in-law of Herbert James Riddlestone [b1897].  Home: St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1891), 42 Melford Road, Sudbury, Suffolk (1901), 7 Bartletts Buildings, Holborn Circus, City of London (1911), 31 Queens Road, Sudbury (1921), 77 Drummond Road, Guildford, Surrey (1939) to [1945].  Occupation: Baker’s Errand Boy (1901), Drapery Warehouse Porter for Thomas Wallis & Co Ltd (1911), Disabled Soldier (1921), Coach Painter (1939).  Married: Kate Elizabeth Gutteridge [1897-1956] in 1935.  Service Record: William was conscripted in April 1916 as Pte. G/11090 with 10th [Reserve] Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment,[34] transferring to 9th [Service] Battalion and finally to 7th [Service] Battalion as part of 36th Brigade in 12th (Eastern) Division.  He was wounded in early 1918, possibly during the German Spring Offensive in late March.  His injuries were such that he was unable to gain employment on his discharge from the Army in April.[35]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1970.

Salter, William ‘Charles’ Samuel – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 3.6.1890.[36]  Parents: Christopher Charles Salter (Bleacher of Coir Yarn) and Elizabeth [née Border] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Brother to Charles Salter [b1891]; also, cousin of Willie Salter [b1899], Athur Salter [b1905] and Bertie Charles Salter [b1907].  Home: Back Lane, Long Melford (1901 and 1911), Hyderabad Barracks, Colchester, Essex (1921).  Occupation: Coconut Mat Maker’s Labourer [1905], Agricultural Labourer (1911), Soldier (1921).  Service Record: William enlisted in 1905 as Pte.6954 with 3rd [Militia] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, transferring in 1907 to the Cheshire Regiment.  In 1915 he became a member of the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps,[37] although he later appears to have been recalled to the Cheshire Regiment, as in 1921 he can be found serving with 1st Battalion at their barracks in Colchester.

Salter, Willie – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1899.  Parents: William Salter (Coconut Mat Weaver) and Rosina [née Eady] (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Brother to Arthur Salter [b1905] and Bertie Charles Salter [b1907], half-brother of Frederick Ernest Eady [b1883]; also, cousin of William Charles Samuel Salter [b1890] and Charles Salter [b1891].  Home: St Marys Street/Little St Marys, Long Melford (1901 and 1911).  Service Record: William was conscripted as Rfn.44805 with 12th [Service] Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps transferring to 1/13th [County of London] Battalion [Princess Louise’s Kensington], London Regiment and being posted to France as part of 168th [2nd London] Brigade, 56th [1/1st London] Division.  On 3.11.1918 his battalion was ordered forward to make contact with any enemy units falling back in the direction of Mons.  Some fighting had taken place over the three days since the pursuit had begun, but it was not until the Battalion entered the village of Angre in Belgium that any concerted resistance was encountered.  A spirited German counterattack, followed by a well-placed barrage, forced the Battalion to make a fighting withdrawal to higher ground.  It was probably during this phase that Rifleman Salter received his fatal wounds.[38]  Died: Willie was killed in action on 6.11.1918 during what became known as the Final Advance in Picardy.  He is buried in Denain Communal Cemetery [grave ref: D26], Nord, France and commemorated on the Long Melford War Memorial.[39]

Related Biographies

Eady, Frederick Ernest – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 24.3.1883.[40]  Parent: Rose Eady (Horsehair Weaver).  Family Connections: Half-brother to Willie Salter [b1899], Arthur Salter [b1905] and Berte Charles Salter [b1907]; also, brother-in-law of Horace Charles Salvage [b1880], Bertram Henry Salvage [b1885], Percy Frederick Salvage [b1889], William Feltham Salvage [b1901] and Ernest Albert Lambert [b1884].  Home: Cock and Bell Lane, Long Melford (1891), 7 Chapel Green, Long Melford (1911 to 1939).  Occupation: Domestic Gardener (1911), Maltster [1916], Galenical Worker for Stafford Allen and Sons, Distillers of Herbal Oils (1939).  Married: Jessie Salvage in 1910.  Service Record: Frederick was conscripted on 24.6.1916 as Dvr. T/278692 with the Army Service Corps, being mobilised on 4.12.1916 and joining 664th [Horse Transport] Company, ASC at Park Royal in London.  By August 1917 he had been moved to 668th [HT] Company before transferring as Pte.483786 to ‘D’ Company, 3rd [Reserve] Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment.  He was posted to Egypt, however within weeks of landing had been diagnosed with hysteria, spending the next three months in hospital, and not returning to his unit until early April 1918.  It should be noted that Frederick was a slightly built man, and at five feet tall and a little over eight stones in weight, he barely qualified for active service at all, being categorized on enlistment as CI.  In October 1919 he was transferred to 999th [HT] Company, Royal Army Service Corps, returning to England in January 1920.  Shortly before leaving Egypt however, he contracted malaria suffering two further attacks in 1920.[41]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1967.

Ives, Percy Walter Eagle – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 23.6.1876.[42]  Parent: Louisa Ann Ives (Servant to Walter Eagle (Farmer at Belchamp St Paul, Essex).  Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Henry William Salter [b1874].  Home: Living with George Reynolds (uncle) in Hall Street, Long Melford (1881), living with Bertie Reynolds (cousin) in Hamilton Road, Ramsey, Essex (1891), living with George Reynolds (uncle) in Hall Street, Long Melford (1901),[43] Hall Street, Long Melford (1911), 21 Kings Quay Street, Harwich, Essex (1921), 25 Birch Avenue, Harwich [1925] to (1939), 42 Highland Road, Norwich, Norfolk [1965].  Occupation: Coconut Mat Weaver (1901), Baker (1911), Baker and Shopkeeper [1916],[44] Dock Porter for the Great Eastern Railway at Parkston Quay, Harwich (1921 to 1939).  Married: Florence Salter of Long Melford in 1901. Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in October 1916 an exemption granted to Percy in June was challenged by the Military Representative, this was refused by the Appeal Tribunal and Ives original exemption was made conditional.  The actual condition is not stated.[45]  Although no definitive military record has been found, Percy may have attested as Pte.202780 with 5th [Reserve] Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.  If this assumption is correct then he transferred to 7th [Service] Battalion, then 9th [Service] Battalion, East Surreys.  These two latter battalions both served on the Western Front.[46]  Died: Vale Hospital Swainsthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk on 18.1.1965.[47]

Lambert, Ernest Albert – Born: Lavenham, Suffolk in 1884. Parents: Charles Samuel Lambert (Blacksmith) and Annie Mitchell residents of Long Melford.  Family Connections: Brother to Charles Samuel Lambert [b1882], Alonzo Philip Lambert [b1888], Sidney Thomas Lambert [b1892], Rupert Harry Lambert [b1897] and Reginald Victor Lambert [b1898]; also, brother-in-law of Frederick Ernest Eady [b1883], Willie Salter [b1899], Arthur Salter [b1905] and Bertie Charles Salter [b1907].  Home: Water Street, Lavenham, Suffolk (1891), 2 Market Place, Lavenham (1901), 6 Star Cottages, St Catherines Road, Long Melford (1911), 1 Plough Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk [1915], Rose Cottage, Church Lane, Great Holland, Essex [1919]. Occupation: Horsehair Weaver (1901 and 1911), Chauffeur [1915].  Married: Kate Eady of Long Melford in 1919.  Service Record: Ernest enlisted on 10.9.1914 as Pte.1972 with the Mechanical Transport section of the East Anglian Divisional Supply Column, Army Supply Corps, transferring on 17.2.1915 as Dvr. M2/035377 to 258th [Mechanical Transport] Company, ASC, being posted to France from 16.7.1915 to May 1919 as part of 17th [Northern] Division. During his time on the Western Front Ernest would have seen action at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the Arras Offensive and Third Battle of Ypres in 1917, and the Battles of the Hindenburg Line and the Final Advance in Artois of 1918.[48] Died: Sudbury, Suffolk in 1929.

Riddlestone, Herbert James – Born: Sudbury, Suffolk on 3.7.1897.[49]  Parents: Henry Lewis Riddlestone (Labourer) and Kate Charlotte [née Baker].  Family Connections: Brother-in-law of William Salter [b1887] and Ernest Salter [b1891].  Home: 2 School Street, Sudbury, Suffolk (1911), 18 Garden Row, Sudbury (1921), County Lunatic Asylum, St Audrey’s Hospital, Woodbridge, Suffolk (1939).  Occupation: Fibre Winder at a Coconut Mat Factory (1911), Labourer [1916], General Labourer at Brunton Limited Engineering Works (1921), Stoker at a Silk Factory (1939).  Married: Nellie Cross [d1926] in 1919 and to Lily Muriel Salter of Long Melford in 1938.  Service Record: Herbert was conscripted on 9.3.1916 as Stoker Second Class No. K31415 with the Royal Navy, serving on the battleship HMS Swifsure from May 1916 to April 1917 as part of 9th Cruiser Squadron on patrolling duties in the Atlantic.  After a brief spell ashore, he joined the Azalea Class Sloop HMS Clematis until the end of hostilities in 1918, receiving his discharge in the following August.[50]    Died: Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1952.

Notes – [1] Baptism Register 5.3.1876, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [2] Addresses taken from Marriage Register 10.4.1898, Parish Church, Regent Square, St Pancras, London and the Electoral Roll for Islington, London. [3] Soldiers’ Documents and Pension Claims, First World War [WO 364], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [4] Baptism Register 2.3.1899, St Catherines Mission Church, Long Melford. [5] Soldiers’ Documents and Pension Claims, First World War [WO 364].  [6] 1939 Register.  [7] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 6.9.1874, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [8] Recorded as Albert Salter on UK Census Returns for 1891 and 1911. [9] For details of 8th Siege Battery’s deployments see War Diary [WO 95/393/2-3].  Recorded as Albert Salter on Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Soldiers’ Documents and Pension Claims, First World War [WO 364], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [10] 1939 Register.  [11] Published by Marten & Son, Ltd., of Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk in 1946.  [12] 1939 Register.  [13] Published by Marten & Son op. cit.  [14] Baptism Register 7.5.1891, St Catherines Mission Church, Long Melford. [15] For details of 69th MG Company’s movements see War Diaries [WO 95/2184/5 and WO 95/4238].  See also his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [16] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [17] Baptism Register 21.3.1895, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [18] For details of 1/14th London’s movements see War Diary [WO 95/2956/1].  See also his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372] in the name Harry Henry William Joseph Salter.  [19] Commonwealth War Graves Commission record and British Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 files [ref: 481666 and 922758].  [20] Baptism Register 6.12.1874, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [21] For details of 1/5th Suffolks movements see their War Diary [WO 95/4325] and Capt. A. Fair and Capt. E. D. Wolton “The Suffolk Regiment”: the history of the 1/5th Battalion [London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1923].  [22] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [23] Baptism Register 3.4.1881, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [24] For details of 2/2nd Royal Fusiliers movements during Herbert’s time in the Ypres Salient see War Diary [WO 95/3001/3].  Also see his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War, Silver War Badge [WO 329] record [ref: 269424], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [25] Date of birth from his RAF Record.  [26] Air Member for Personnel and predecessors: Airman’s Records [AIR 79/2437], in the name of Herbert Whyart Salter [sic].  [27] National Probate Calendar.  [28] Chelsea Pensioner [WO 97/10/70/171].  For Regimental details see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/103rd_Regiment _of_Foot.  [29] Kilmainham: Pensioners’ Discharge Documents, 1783-1822 [WO 119]. [30] Baptism Register 17.2.1875, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [31] My thanks to Tim Seppings of Sudbury for showing Thomas’s connection to the Melford Silver Band.  See also his Chelsea Hospital British Army Service Record [WO 97] up to 1907 and Soldiers’ Documents and Pension Claims, First World War [WO 364].  [32] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363].  [33] Baptism Register 5.6.1887, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  [34] See https://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.com/2009/06/royal-sussex-regiment-service.html for an indication of when William Salter was called for service.  [35] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372] and Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 [ref: 11/M/324461].  [36] Baptism Register 31.7.1890, St Catherines Mission Church, Long Melford. [37] Chelsea Hospital British Army Service Record [WO 97] up to 1907.  For Training Corps article see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 10.3.1915.  [38] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  For details of 1/13th London’s movements around the time of Willie’s death see War Diary [WO 95/2955/6].  [39] Recorded as William on his Commonwealth War Graves Commission record and British Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 file [ref: 807944].  [40] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Long Melford. [41] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [42] 1939 Register for Harwich, Essex.  [43] Recorded as Percy Reynolds on the UK Census for 1901.  [44] Occupation taken from Kelly’s Directory for Suffolk 1916.  [45] For the Tribunal’s ruling see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 11.10.1916.  [46] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [47] National Probate Calendar.  [48] https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/. See also his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  [49] Date of birth from his RN Record.  [50] Royal Navy Registers of Seaman’s Services [ADM 188/929].

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