Sadly, the British Legion have
never recognised this as a war grave and since 2014, I have
laid a wreath/tribute on Armistice Day each November.
I also regularly clean the stonework and make sure the memorial
is well presented.
This fulfills my promise to Cameron.
Photo dated 11th Nov 2020
With Cameron no longer available, in
early 2018 I contacted the CWGC and requested assistance in maintaining
The engraving on the side of the Memorial due to weathering, was now
I was informed it was a Private Memorial erected by Steven and Marion
Carr in 1943, consequently the upkeep was not covered by the Commission.
I contacted them again during November
2019, requesting an inspection of the gravestone.
I also brought to their attention,
Lt Cornard and Assington Cemeteries our adjoining parishes, have CWGC
signs at both entrances to the Church.
The same signs were also erected at Gt Cornard Church.
Why was there no CWGC sign at Bures ?
In late August 2020, the CWGC replied
to say the Regional Manager had visited the Cemetery and agreed they
would erect a new Gallipoli style engraved Tablet together with a
sign to the entrance of the cemetery.
The Tablet would be placed amongst`t the green chippings, which prevents
disturbance to the existing stonework.
They would make sure it was visited every 2 years, as per their maintenance
Finally, the Gallipoli Headstone was
erected on 9th June 2021
Now after 80 years since her burial,
Katherine has finally been recognised for the role she
played in protecting our country during WW2.
Katherine's grave is located on the left side of the cemetery, as
you enter by the gravel driveway.
Alan Beales Update 10/07/2021