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Friday, March 17, 2006

The reunion of the WW1 servicemen

This is the photo of the reunion of the WW1 servicemen of Long Melford circa 1920, sent to us by John Nunn. There is a small arrow pointing out his grandfather in the front row, Right-hand end of the photograph, his name was James Nunn of Church Row, Long Melford He joined the Army Service Corps on 6th Nov 1916 at Park Royal, London, Company 662. Reserve Depot, based at Park Royal, London. Army No. T/4/276135. Rank Driver. The ASC Horse Transport Company.

The gentleman in the centre of the photo in the light coloured uniform was Sir William Hyde Parker of Meford Hall, but we cannot identify the others.

I suspect that, somewhere, there is in a cupboard a note that names all these survivors of WW1 from Long Melford and it would be wonderful to be able to put names to all the faces in this photograph.

The photograph is also of interest bacause it shows the wing of the house before it was badly damaged by fire in World War 2


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