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11 Blinco Grove, (4)

History of Blinco Grove

1901: (4 Blinco Grove)

John Pamment, 26, railway bookman

Alice, 29, wife, born Cherry Hinton

Maud

Frederick

1911:

John William Pamment, 35, carman, born Isleham

Melinda Pamment, 29, born Essex

Maud Pamment, 14, born Cambridge

Frederick George Pamment, 12, born Cambridge

Bertie McDonald Pamment, 10, born Cambridge

Ivy Elizabeth Pamment, 4, born Cambridge

Percy Pamment, 2, born Cambridge

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John William Pamment, b. 1876, Army Service Corps driver. A carman, he enlisted in 1904 as a 10 years reservist. In 1916 he contracted syphilis. On 16/10/17 he was absent from camp from 9.30 pm until 3 pm – punished with 7 days confinement to barracks.

Fred Pamment, b. 1899, enlisted 3/9/15 in 3rd Btn 1st Cambs Reg.

Bertie Pamment, b 1901, volunteered with the Red Cross from 1916-17 on hospital, convoy and air raid duty.

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Leonard Albert French (b. 1914 Thetford) married Elsie Pamment in 1940. Leonard was the son of William Frederick and Mary Ann French of Thetford, Norfolk. He became a private in the 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. He died 22nd November 1943 and is buried in the Chungkai War Cemetery in Thailand. His presence at Chungkai is explained by the capture of so many of the Suffolk regiment at the fall of Singapore and there life as labourers held captive by the Japanese. A vivid eye witness account by another member of the the 5th Batt. Suffolk Reg. can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/47/a8743647.shtml

 

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