When I carried out the research of
the War Memorial names in 2014, I was surprised to learn that Katherine
had a surviving brother living in Sudbury.
Then in 1942, his father and mother took all the children into the living room and broke the devastating news, that Katherine has passed away.
Cameron vividly remembered the day
at OverHall Farm when the entire family lined up outside the farmhouse
waiting for the Army cortege to return Katherine's body to her parents.
It was a very traumatic moment for all the family to see their daughter and sister to their children, being taken into the house in a coffin
There she was laid to rest, draped in the Union Jack.
I don't think words can convey, the terrible sense of loss that the family must have felt.
Talking to Cameron, he found it extremely emotional talking about her final journey to OverHall, as he was obviously very close to his sister.
Later in the week, a full church service was held at St Marys where once again Katherine was taken into the church escorted by the local Home Guard.
She was then taken to the cemetery along Cuckoo Hill to her final resting place.
Considering Katherine died on the 28th Oct and the service was on the 1st November, that left only five days between her death and funeral service at St Mary`s.
Although there are numerous WW2 names
on the War Memorial who sacrificed their lives,
Since 2014, I have taken upon it myself
to lay a wreath in her grave on
Unfortunately by 2016 with Cameron
now in his later years, he was no longer able to make the journey
to maintain its upkeep.