Prior to the Second World
War, the Government decided to
All women in the Army
joined the ATS, except for nurses who joined Queen Alexandra's Imperial
Military Nursing Service (QAIMS).
The ATS in action:-
The role of the women
of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, which numbered some 20,000 recruits
during the Second World War, was to replace men from the Army.
At the outbreak of the
Second World War, 300 ATS members were billeted to France. As the
German army advanced through France, the British Expeditionary Force
was driven back towards the English Channel.
Genealogy of the Carr family
Katherine's father was "Stephen
Carr" was born on September 20, 1889, in Liverpool, Lancashire,
Parents :-Agnes Jane Aitken, age 26, and Thomas Stephen Carr.
Katherine's mother was Marion
Parkhill, born 3rd October 1891 in Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Parents:- William Parkhill and Marion McLean
Stephen and Marion married on
6th June 1913, in the settlement of Philgown, Barrachan, Wigtownshire.
Stephen died in 1976, Buried in Assington
Marion died 5th August 1962, buried in Assington
They must have immediately settled
in Mochrum which is only a short distance from Philgown, as the birth of
their first child Marion some three weeks later, is registered at Mochrum.
It seems highly likely that Stephen gained employment in the village, possibly at the large Mochrum Estate, famous for its Belted Galloway cattle
(1)Marion McLean, b23rd July 1913 in Mochrum, Scotland.
Married George Albert Gentry from Assington in Oct 1953 Ipswich,
Died 1st April 1978, Sudbury,
b15th April 1915 Ingersoll Canada,
Married Paul Vernon Garrow in Bures 29th April 1944,
Died aged 98 Birmingham 19th December 1993.
(3)Isabella Aitken, b
27th November 1916 Mochrum Wigtownshire,
Married Robert D Caskey in Shardlow, Derbyshire Sept 1940
Later married to Clifford Duckworth (1916 - 1996)
Died in Blackburn 2nd February 1995.
b 06 January 1920 Mochrum Wigtownshire,
Died 28th October 1941 ( Parkhill taken from her Mother)
Buried Bures 1st November 1941
(5)William, b 27th January
1922 Mochrum Wigtownshire.
Married 1944 in Sudbury to Irene Mary Smith
Death March 1991, Buried Copdock.
(6)Thomas James, b 2nd
May 1924 Mochrum Wigtownshire,
Married Veronica Walker in Wormingford on 29th Dec 1951
Died 6th April 2000 Buried Copdock
b 6th December 1926 Mochrum Wigtownshire
Married Robert Mclaughlan Walker in February 1952. Died 27th Nov 2007
Agnes Died 9th January 2021 in Sudbury aged 84
|The Galloway Gazette March 8th 1952|
(8)Mona Taylor, b March
1930 in Lt Bentley Essex
Died December 1930, Lt Bentley, Essex
(9)Cameron S, b1933,
Lt Bentley, Essex
Married Charlotte Best in Sudbury 1954
Research by Alan Beales
1st Ed:- 24/07/2014
Major update 11/11/2014
Updated with wreath 12/11/2015
updated genealogy 20/2.2019
Stephen James Carr son of Thomas Carr at Ipswich
John and Diane Ineson on the OverHall Farm information
Cameron Carr son of Stephen and Marion
Stoke (Staffs) RO