The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1918 Suffolk Free Press newspaper archive

January 3rd 1918

Killed in action on December 11th, Pte E..Paine of the Norfolk Regiment, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs E. Paine of Waldingfield Road, Sudbury and dearly beloved husband of Ada Paine of Monks Eleigh, aged 33.

January 3rd 1918

Killed in action somewhere in Palestine, Sgt T.Smith of the Surrey Regiment and son of Mr and Mrs James Smith of 135 George Street, Hadleigh.

January 9th 1918

Killed in action on December 12th, Pte Reginald Cocksedge the 3rd son of Mr and Mrs Cocksedge, late of Polsted Mills, aged 25.

January 9th 1918

Killed in action in France on December 7th, Frank Day of the Rifle Brigade, the 6th son of the late Charles and Mrs Day of Polstead aged 32.

January 16th 1918

At Clare Petty Sessions, Henry Sterne the headmaster of Hundon School was summoned for assaulting and beating Edward Martin aged 5 years the son of Edward Martin a steam engine driver who said when he got home from work on December 7th he found his son suffering from wheals on the lower part of his body, there were eight wheals and appeared to have been inflicted with a cane, he went to see the schoolmaster the same night and defendant told him a number of boys were playing with caps, he asked why he hit the boy in that manner, he said it because he would not own that he was playing with the caps, witness told him he had done too much, Mrs Martin deposed the boy had 14-15 marks on his body, the Chairman said the Bench considered the punishment was excessive and they must convict, they would not impose a fine but he would have to pay the expenses.

January 16th 1918

Killed in action on December 24th in France, Ronald the dearly loved son of Everett and Ada Partridge of West Sampsons Hall, Kersey.

January 16th 1918

Killed in action on December 26th Pte J.Richardson of the Northhamptonshire Regiment, the eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. Richardson and beloved husband of Florence Richardson of Monks Eleigh, in his 31st year.

February 3rd 1918

Died of wounds in France of February 2nd, Pte Andrew Boa of the M.G.C. (Old Framlinghamian) the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Boa, formerly of Gt Thurlow and now of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, aged 33.

February 20th 1918

Mr and Mrs Jefferies of Bulmer Tye are to be congratulated on the award of the Military medal to their son Corporal James Jeffries for an act of gallantry in carrying vital despatches on foot a distance of 2 ½ miles in a fire swept zone, Lance Corporal Jefferies has served for six years in Palestine and 3 ½ years in France, he has been wounded twice.

March 13th 1918

Reported missing on May 3rd 1917 and now reported killed , Pte K.A. Hagger of A Company the 12th Middlesex Regiment, the dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs Hagger of Ballingdon aged 21.

March 27th 1918

At Melford Tribunal Adam Sagon of Yorley Farm, Cornard applied for Albert Sagon, horseman and ploughman, refused. W.Ruffle of Melford applied for Richard Ruffle a working manager of a farm and grist mill at Belchamp Walter, adjourned.

April 3rd 1918

Clare. Lance Corporal F. Martin of the Machine Gun Corps has been killed in action on the 24th of March in France.

April 17th 1918

The funeral of Pte Harry Howard of the Essex Regiment took place at Twinstead on Wednesday afternoon, he was employed by Mr C.P.Nott and was 24 years old.

April 17th 1918

Killed in action in France on March 21st, Pte W.Braybrook M.G.C. the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Braybrook of Prince Street, Sudbury aged 26.

April 17th 1918

Died of wounds on April 6th at the 3rd Canadian Hospital in France, Sgt Major Walter Goody M.M and M.C. of Long Melford, the loving husband of Harriet Goody of Melford aged 32.

April 24th 1918

Inquest on Tuesday on the death of Selwyn Norton of Moors Farm aged 6, Mrs Norton said the boy was aged 6 and lived at home at Moors Farm, on Saturday 13th at about 4-30 while at the back of the house she heard a moan at the front of the house, on going round to see what had happened she met one of the workman named Frederick Golding who was carrying the child, his left leg was streaming with blood, Golding said he has just slipped off a load of straw. 'I would not have let it happen for the worlds but the child would ride',
Dr Ritchie said he attended the child and sent him to St Leonards hospital, he also said the boy was convalescent from bronchial pneumonia only having been up ten days.

April 24th 1918

Killed in action on March 27th, Pte S. Oxford of the King’s Shropshire Regiment, L.I., the dearly beloved husband of K.E.Oxford of the Hillpols.

April 24th 1918

Killed in action on March 26th or 27th Arthur Angelo Smith of the Bulmer Tye, aged 26, the dearly husband of Kathleen Smith of the Bulmer Tye Post Office.

May 1st 1918

Fire at Pentlow on Saturday last when two cottages belonging to Mr Whitlock and situated near Skillet’s farm were burnt down, the origin is supposed to be a spark from a passing Government steam engine, a lad named Kemp gave the alarm, the occupants Mrs Johnson and Mr W.Plum lost a good deal of furniture but they are insured.

May 15th 1918

The funeral of Pte Henry Barnes of the Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds at Lake Auxillary Manchester hospital when hewas buried with full military honours in Henny churchyard on May 2nd, a firing party from the Volunteers was in attendance, Pte Barnes is the son of Mr G.Barnes who for many years was gardener at Henny Ryes where Pte Barnes was employed before enlisting.

May 23rd 1918

Killed in action, Pte Basil Brown of the Hampshire Regiment, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Stephen Brown of Long Melford, aged 23.

May 23rd 1918

Wanted at once a strong lad or a discharged soldier for work in the flour mills. Apply at Cornard Mills.

Before you order that tractor get particulars of the “Eros” tractor and the Ferguson plough the lightest and simplest tractor available.

Stanley Downs, Gestingthorpe. At a meeting of the Sudbury Common Lands Trustees on Friday night with regard to Peoples’s Park Mr Twithchett reported that people are in the habit of throwing a lot of refuse, tin cans and broken bottles on to the park and it took one man one whole day to clear it, there was 10 cart loads of rubbish making the park unfit for cattle, the police have been spoken to.

May 23rd 1918

Died on May 1st at the 2nd casualty clearing station in France from wounds Gunner M.Hempstead R.A.F, the only son of Mr and Mrs J. Hempstead of 3 Harp Close, Sudbury aged 19 also the dearly loved grandson of Mr James Martin of Alexander Brick works, Chilton.

May 23rd 1918

Died of wounds on May 1st, Pte H.Lambert aged 32, the son of Harry and Anna Lambert of Wiston Gatehouse, Nayland.

May 23rd 1918

Killed in action, Pte Horace Piper of the Queens Royal West Surreys, the dearly loved husband of Maud Piper of Kersey aged 32.

May 23rd 1918

Died of wounds on May 8th at Stationary Hospital ????-??, Dar Es Salaam, East Africa of malaria the 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Sage of 53 Station Road, Sudbury.

May 23rd 1918

Died of wounds on April 29th, Lieut Col. Lambert Hammer D.S.O. of the Indian Cavalry, the eldest son of Admiral and Mrs Hammer of the Priory, Lt Waldingfield. Aged 49.

May 23rd 1918

Died of wounds at the Base Hospital in France, Pioneer Charles Howe of the R.E. of Pye Corner, Castle Hedingham aged 32.

May 23rd 1918

Killed in action in France on April 24th, Sgt A.Hayward M.G.C. late of Sudbury.

June 5th 1918

Advert. A 100 keen young Churchwomen are wanted at once to be trained for Christian work in the Church Army to take the place of evangelists who have gone to the front, they should be over 21, they need not be experienced or highly educated, training free, salaried posts are provided for successful candidates. Apply Miss Carlile, Marble Arch, London.

June 5th 1918

Died on May 2nd at Lord Derby’s War Hospital at Warrington of wounds received on April 24th in Belgium. Pte Clarence Francis, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Francis of Sudbury, aged 21.

June 5th 1918

Henny. Pte Tuffin of Gt Henny has been awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct on March 28th , Pte Tuffin who is in the Worcester Regiment was awarded the medal for bringing in wounded men under heavy fire.

June 5th 1918

Killed in action on May 27th , Lieut Walter Bigg of the Durham Light Infantry, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs W. Bigg of Burton’s Farm, Melford, aged 22.

June 19th 1918

On June 3rd accidentally killed while flying at Narborough, Kent, Finlay 2nd Lieut in the R.A.F. and the eldest son of the late George and Mrs Finlay of Ye Olde House, Long Melford aged 18.

July 3rd 1918

Advert. Young Lady wanted, (holiday engagement), to take entire charge of children aged 9-7—and 5 ½. Apply Mrs Frank Gardiner, Borley Lodge, Sudbury.

July 31st 1918

Memorial. In loving memory of Pte Arthur Cant of the Manchester Regiment aged 19 who was killed on August 2nd 1917, the 4th son of William Cant of Philips Field, Gt Cornard.

July 31st 1918

Memorial. In loving memory of Pte John Raymond of the King’s Royal Rifles, who was killed in action on July 31st 1917 at st Eloi, the beloved son of James and Alice Raymond of Bulmer.

August 7th 1918

This is from an article on land lassies in the Middle Ages from an old book. Duties defined are from probably the oldest book on agriculture. It is the Wyne (Wifes) occupation to wynowe all manner of cornes, to make malte, to wash and wrynge, to make heye, shere cropes and in time of need to help her husbande to fyll the muck wayne and dounge carte, dryve the plough, to loode haye corn and such other and to go or ride to market to sel butter, chese, mylke, egges, chekyns, capon, hennes, pygges, gese and all manner of cornes.

August 21st 1918

Killed in action in France on July 23rd, Pte Thomas Currie of the Seaforth Highlanders, the only son of Mrs Currie of 2 Louth Villas, Sudbury.

August 21st 1918

Died from wounds received in action in France on the 9th of August, Bertie Hammond the dearly loved son of Mr and Mrs Hammond of Hadleigh, aged 18.

August 21st 1918

Died in the General Hospital, Boulogne, the eldest son of Mr and Mrs J.W.Carter of 9 Portland Place, Hadleigh, aged 19.

August 28th 1918

Suffolk and Essex not least the Sudbury area share the bumper crops of cereals this harvest, while all is not “safely gathered” in they are rapidly in the way of doing so.

August 28th 1918

Previously reported missing now killed on October 26th 1917, Pte Arthur Clarke of the South Staffordshire Regiment, the 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Clarke of 22 Plough lane, Sudbury, aged 18.

September 4th 1918

Memorial. In loving memory of Pte Leonard Watson the 3rd dearly beloved son of Mrs Watson and the late John Watson of Gainsborough street, Sudbury, killed in action in France on Septenber 6th 1917

September 11th 1918

Killed in action in France on August 24th aged 22 , Pte Walter Twinn the eldest son dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs Wallace Twinn of Tye Green, Glemsford.

September 11th 1918

Memorial. In loving memory of Pte Charles Poole of the London (Queens) Regiment who was killed in action on September 14th 1917, the youngest son of Henry Poole of Melford Road , Sudbury

September 18th 1918

Killed in action in France on August 28th, 2nd Lieut Frank Emmerson of the London Rifle Brigade, the youngest and dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs Roland Emmerson of Bildeston, aged 22.

September 25th 1918

By the death of wounds received in action of Pte Robert Clarke of the West Riding Regiment, Mr and Mrs Isaac Clarke who live at Copford Green near Colchester have now lost five sons in the war, they have had ten sons serving in the army and navy.

October 2nd 1918

Killed in France on August 23rd, Reginald the eldest dearly beloved son of Mr and Mrs Twinn of School Barn Farm, Pentlow, aged 20.

October 16th 1918

Advert. John Rose, Naturalist, Tobacconist, Picture Frame Maker, 11 Friars Street, Sudbury, Life size enlargements from 13 s complete.

October 16th 1918

Killed in action in France, Ernest Amos the dearly beloved 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Amos of Clarence Road, Sudbury.

October 16th 1918

Killed in action in France on September 21st,Pte S.R. Nunn 69080 of the Queen’s (Royal) West Surrey Regiment, the dearly beloved eldest son of Mr and Mrs W.S. Nunn on 13 North Street, Sudbury, aged 18 ½ .

October 16th 1918

Killed in action on September 27th, Pte Austin Palmer 17409 of the Scots Guards, the dearly beloved 2nd son of Mr and Mrs J.Palmer of Hall Street, Long Melford, aged 19.

October 23rd 1918

Killed in action at Kesafa, Palestine, Corporal Francis Jay, the only son of Mr and Mrs A.Jay of Notley Villa, Meadow Lane, Sudbury, aged 23.

October 30th 1918

Died on October 3rd from pneumonia on H.M.S. hospital ship “Soudan”, J.G.Salisbury of Long Melford.

November 6th 1918

Died from pneumonia at the 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, Bertie Lorkings No 50235 Machine Gun Corps, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Lorkings of Newmans Raod, Sudbury, aged 24.

November 6th 1918

Memorial. In loving memory of No 24025 Pte Fred Keeble of the 1/5 Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action outside Gaza on November 2nd 1917 in Egypt.

November 6th 1918

In loving memory of darling Lew (Corporal) Dvr Lewis Wright who died in Hounslow Military Hospital on November 6th 1916, the loving husband of Lily Wright nee “Blye” of “the Cottage”, Bulmer street, Sudbury.

November 6th 1918

In loving memory of my dear husband Pte F.Harrison of Sudbury 1/5 Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action in Egypt on November 2nd 1917  

November 13th 1918

Maurice Blythe, driver, Royal Engineers, the 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Blythe of Church Street, Sudbury on November 1st from influenza in France, aged 39.

November 13th 1918

Killed in action, Pte William Fox of the 20th Manchester’s, aged 38 , grandson of the late W.B.Fox of Sudbury.

November 13th 1918

Killed in action in France, Pte William Deaves the youngest son of Mr and Mrs F.Deaves of Harp Close Road, Sudbury, aged 18.

November 20th 1918

Pentlow Tower. There has not been any flags hoisted on this tower since the war began but on November 11th the Union Jack was run up in a token of rejoicing that the Armistice with Germany has been signed.

November 20th 1918

Killed in action on October 11th, Pte G.Grice of the 9th Norfolk Regiment, the dearly loved husband of Maud Grice of the King William Inn at Melford.

November 20th 1918

Died on November 6th in the General Hospital, Salonica from influenza, Driver F.Game, the dearly loved son of Mrs and the late Walter Game of the Crown Hotel, Glemsford aged 21.

November 20th 1918

Died on November 8th in the Military Hospital in France from influenza, Pte P.Wooley of Gt Cornard aged 19.

November 27th 1918

Died on November 5th in the General Hospital, Salonica, from influenza, Sgt C.Spalding 21090 North Hants Regiment, the beloved husband of Mrs F.Spalding of Bulmer aged 35.

December 11th 1918

Killed in action on November 8th, Pte A.Arbon A.S.C. the dearly loved husband of Mrs J.Arbon of Cavendish Road, Glemsford.

December 18th 1918

Killed in action in Belgium on November 5th, Pte William Salter of the London Regiment, the beloved son of William and Rosina Salter of Little St Mary’s, Melford aged 19.

December 18th 1918

Died in P.O.W. hospital, Friedrechsfeld, (Wesel), Robert the eldest son of David and Rosena Parmenter of Broom Street, Gt Cornard aged 25 .

1919 Suffolk Free Press newspaper archive

January 1st 1919

Inquest at Chadacre Hall on the body of Charles Payne aged 65 a gamekeeper on the estate.
On the morning of his death his daughter said he seemed bright and cheerful, he was missing for his breakfast, subsequently Mr Hollis, the estate agent for Chadacre Hall, found him lying on his back near some brushwood where he had traps set, he had been shot in the right eye. Dr. McArthur of Hartest said he had known deceased for some years, he was in good health till around two years ago when he suffered from dyspepsia and vertigo. Accidental.

January 1st 1919

An advertiser in a London paper seeks news of a haunted house which he desires to purchase or rent, besides association with the supernatural the property must have other attractions namely 5-6 acres of land and to be within 60 miles from London.

January 1st 1919

Killed in action in France on October 18th, Sgt Frank Boulden of the 7th Suffolk Regiment, aged 20, the beloved son of Sgt and Mrs Boulden of Long Melford.

January 8th 1919

Bures. Back from Hunland, a number of soldiers who have been P.O.W.’s in Germany have arrived back in Bures, one man has been a prisoner since September 1916, they complained bitterly about the cruel treatment they received which their appearance bears out.

January 29th 1919

At Stratford police station, Charles Emberson, a dairyman of Seven Kings, was summoned for selling adulterated milk with 8 per cent added water, Mr Ricketts for the defendant said Essex was notorious for poor milk and probable it was not watered at all, the fact is said Mr Ricketts, Essex farmers go for Dutch cows, these cows are heavy milkers but poor milk. £5.

February 5th 1919

The King has been pleased to approve a bar to the Military Medal to Sgt A.Jay of the 2nd Battallion of the Suffolk Regiment of Stoke by Clare and to Pte Frank Chinery of the 2nd Battallion London Regiment. (Foxearth) and to Pte F.Bocking of the 10th Battallion Royal Fusiliers ( Gt Yeldham).

February 19th 1919

Walter Pudsey Cook, a pork butcher of Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, was summoned for selling two hams at 2s 8d a pound instead of 2s 4d a pound which is the price fixed by the Food Controller. £5.

March 19th 1919

Special Constable Ling a farmer of Ridgewell, captured two German prisoners of war who escaped from detention at Saffron Walden, at about 9-30 in the morning, Mr Ling saw two men sitting round a fire in his wood, he went towards them but they took to their heels but they stopped when Mr Ling asked them what they were doing, they made no reply, their shoes were muddy which made him suspicious, he took them to his farm at Essex Hall and information was given to the P.C.Thorogood of Steeple Bumstead and they were conveyed to Castle Hedingham.

March 19th 1919

Death took place suddenly at Foxearth on Wednesday, Charles North aged 74 a groom gardener was walking down the village street when he was seen to fall by Robert Legget who informed P.C.Eade who found life extinct, the body was removed to his daughter’s house, inquest unnecessary.

April 2nd 1919

Alpheton. On Wednesday morning a military aeroplane descended at Cold Hill on a farm belonging to Mr Dakin, before the machine came to rest one of the wheels struck a soft patch of earth and it somersaulted breaking the propeller and doing other damage, the pilot crawled out of the wreckage shake but unhurt.

April 9th 1919

Death on April 11th at Lyston, Lt Col. Heathcote Plummer late of the Royal Fuseliers, (Crimea and Indian Mutiny) formerly Governor of Parkhouse Convict prison, aged 80.

April 23rd 1919

At a meeting on Belchamp Rural District Council it was reported that new cottages will be erected in Alphampstone-Belchamp Otten-Belchamp st Pauls-Borley-Bures Hamlet-Foxearth-Gestingthorpe-Gt Henny-Lt Henny-Lamarsh and Middleton, Belchamp Walter and Bulmer to have four cottages.

April 30th 1919

Mrs Amelia Brown of Melford the wife of a railwayman at Melford died on Saturday night after drinking some spirits of salt from a bottle which was handed to her by her son in mistake for rum.
Stephen Brown, the husband, a pumper at the station said his wife was 63 last July and had been ill for some time, his son worked for Mr Bell and used the spirits for soldering, the spirits were in a bottle, he had asked Mr Bell for some spirits as he was doing some soldering, he had been in bed an hour when his son shouted “get up, mother has been taken bad” , on going upstairs he found his wife dead, sometimes she sent for a ¼ of a bottle of rum on Saturday nights.
Verdict, Brown gave salts to his mother in mistake.

May 7th 1919

The heavy snow storm on Sunday evening caused serious damage in Glemsford, telephone wires are down, roofs and guttering suffered a lot of damage and several houses were damaged, water on the meadows near the site of Foxearth Mill site has not been so high for some years.

May 7th 1919

Inquest at the Swan Hotel at Gt Henny on the death of Matilda Newman aged 39 the wife of Robert Newman, a horseman at Gatehouse farm, Middleton. It appears that the husband woke up at midnight on Tuesday and missed his wife he searched for her and looked down the well and found the body, with assistance he took the body out but life was extinct.

June 25th 1919

Advert. Wanted, Elder flower free from stalks and red poppy petals. Stafford Allen Ltd, Long Melford.

June 25th 1919

On Tuesday evening a fatality occurred in the River Stour at Bures where there is a prisoner of war camp, the men were taking part in a bathing parade at a place called “the jump” when one of the prisoners got into difficulties and was brought to the bank and revived by artificial respiration when it was found another man was missing, his body was not recovered until sometime later.
Deceased was a Hanoverian aged 39, his name was Karl Volker.

July 2nd 1919

Hundon. Sgt W.D. Taylor of the Suffolk Regiment was awarded the D.C.M. for bravery in the field on March 21st 1918, he was a Corporal at the time and has since been promoted, he served in France for 4 years and is now home on leave, the official account of the incident which gave him the D.C.M. is as follows—15894 Corporal W.D. Taylor of the Suffolk Regiment (Hundon Bridge) with his two Lewis guns repeatedly drove back the oncoming enemy when both guns were knocked out and the enemy had got round behind him, he remained with two men holding off the enemy while the garrison withdrew. He set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty.

July 30th 1919

Saturday July 19th was kept in Borley in right good style, the proceedings were opened at 2 pm with a little pageant styled “Borley Freaks of the Wigwam Band”, after the procession of the “Freaks” the sports began, the supper was held in a barn at Borley Hall, when it was time to go home all felt Peace day had been kept in a right old fashioned way.

August 6th 1919

Inquest was held at Horringer Great Hall on the body of Charles Rogers aged 30, a cowman who was fatally gored by a bull, Mr Alfred Thurlow of the Great Hall said Rogers had been looking after the bull for 2 ½ years and never complained of trouble with it, Herbert Nunn said on hearing a noise he went to see what was the matter, just as he reached the door of the bull box the animal threw Rogers out. Dr Kilner said Rogers chest walls were crushed. Accidental.

August 27th 1919

Cavendish war memorial. At a public meeting held in Cavendish school the chairman presented a drawing of the war memorial, it was decided to the work in the hands of Mr Lindley of Sudbury and Mr Crowhurst of Melford the architect, it will be have hexagon shaped base with steps leading up to the whole body, the cost will be about £320.

September 10th 1919

Running in the regimental sports recently held in Germny, Sgt R.Page of Cavendish won the 100 yards—the 200 hundred yards—the 400 yards and the relay races. The prizes respectively were a set of fruit knives and forks-one dozen silver spoons—silver watch and a silver cup in divisional sports, he was first in the 100 yards winning a silver and bronze cigarette case.

September 17th 1919

Messrs Balls have been favoured with instructions from Mr Courtnall to sell at Brickwall and Griggs farm at Bulmer to sell by auction the live and dead stock—22 horses also 10 horses from Mr C.Whittome of Brundon Hall who has recently bought a steam plough set—3 horses the property of Gordon Miller of Bulmer—52 swine—48 head of stock—86 poultry.

October 1st 1919

At Melford Petty Sessions George Sparkes 17, a bricklayer, Bertie Suttle 17 and Wilfred Golding 17, labourers of Glemsford were summoned for playing cards in the 14th inst, P.C.Manser said he and Inspector Goodchild were in the public pleasure grounds when they saw them playing pontoon. Sparkes and Suttle, 5s with 4s costs, Golding 10s with 4s costs,

October 15th 1919

Mr E.Whittle of Lyston who has been postman between Foxearth and Melford for over 38 years has retired, the residents of Foxearth desired to show their appreciation and opened a subscription list and on Monday evening last Mr Whittle received a handsome 8 day clock, it is interesting to note Mr Whittle has walked 224,036 miles in 38 years and is still looking hale and hearty. Wheat which was in short supply at Sudbury market sold at Government prices of 90s to 110s per quarter.

October 22nd 1919

About 30 demobilised soldiers and airmen from the parish of Belchamp Walter were entreated to good old English fare in the dining room of Belchamp Hall by permission of Mrs Raymond, the arrangements were organised by a large committee of Ladies, Major Daniels of Eyston Hall presided and each man was provided with tobacco and cigarettes.

November 5th 1919

Memorial. In loving memory of our dear son Pte Alfred John Arbon M2/635385 M.T. A.S.C. of Foxearth Essex who was killed in action driving his lorry in France on November 1918. From his sorrowful Father and Mother.

December 3rd 1919

Football. Cavendish v Clare played on Saturday last at Cavendish.
Cavendish turned out a good team to meet their doughty opponents who have not yet lost a game, Cavendish kicked off uphill and quickly got together and after 10 minutes Pearle scored, this as our returned boys would say “put the wind up”
Clare, one of their prominent players started to play a game that was a very long way from football, so much so that the spectators threatened to rush the ground, after a bit the visitors scored two soft goals and Clare won 3—1, on leaving the ground the player who had not “played football” had to face a hostile crowd who did not forget to make remarks to him.

December 10th 1919

In order to celebrate the peace Stafford Allen and sons entertained their employees to supper at the Bull Hotel in Long Melford when a company of 72 sat down to a substantial meal, the chair was taken by E.Watson Allen.

December 24th 1919

Advert. Messrs Ward and Son. Owing to the withdrawal of Government restrictions we are able to supply a limited quantity of our famous Imperial Pale Ale in bottles at 8s 4d per dozen pints. Foxearth played Clare reserves winning 5—0. The Foxearth team was P.Butcher-W.Mansfield-S.Mayhew-P.Gridley-E.Harper-G.Copsey-C.Hurst-F.Ramsey-T.Albon-J.Oakley-F.Chinnery.