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 Biographies

Shepherd, Alexander John – Born: Loughton, Essex on 25.1.1902.[1]  Parents: Alfred Theobald Shepherd of Long Melford (Farm Bailiff) [see details below] and Rosina Grace [née Bennett].  Home: Chimney Corner, High Street, Lindfield, Sussex (1911), Vectis House, High Street, Haywards Heath, Sussex (1939).  Occupation: Corn and Coal Merchant (1939).  Married: Mildred Abbott in 1938.  Service Record: Alexander joined the Royal Naval Reserve from 1920 to 1924 as an Apprentice No.218824.[2]  Died: Haywards Heath, Sussex in 1985.

Shepherd, Alfred Theobald – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1865.  Parents: John Shepherd (Cab Driver) and Frances [née Theobald].  Family Connections: Father to Alexander John Shepherd [b1902].  Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1871 to 1881), 12 Queensbury Mews, Kensington, London (1891), Chimney Corner, High Street, Lindfield, Sussex (1911 to 1921), Backwoods Lane, Haywards Heath, Sussex (1939), 5 Sidney Road, Haywards Heath [1956].  Occupation: Packer in Candle Factory (1881), Coachman (1891), Farm and Estate Bailiff (1911), Estate Manager (1921).  Married: Rosina Grace Bennett in 1894.  Service Record: Alfred became a British Red Cross Volunteer in 1915 serving as a Night Orderly at Redlands Hospital in Lindfield until December 1918.[3]  Died: Haywards Heath, Sussex on 22.4.1956.[4]

Shepherd, Herbert George – Born: in 1891.  Home: St Catherines Road, Long Melford [1915], 30 Cranbourne Road, Stratford, Essex [1919].  Occupation: Labourer in a Rubber Works [1915].  Service Record: Herbert enlisted on 19.10.1915 as Pte.22130 with 10th [Reserve] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, transferring on 21.12.1916 as Gnr.141889 to the Royal Garrison Artillery [RGA].  He was promoted to Sergeant and posted to France with 119th Siege Battery, RGA from 25.5.1918 being wounded in the right eye on 29.8.1918 and returned to England for treatment.  He was transferred to the Army Reserve in February 1919.[5]

Notes – [1] 1939 Register.  [2] Britain, Merchant Seamen, 1918-1941 [ref: BT350/ 218824].  Image courtesy of the National Archives at Kew.  [3] British Red Cross Society Volunteers 1914-1918.  [4] National Probate Calendar.  [5] No definitive birth record has been found.  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].

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