HOW I BECAME INVOLVED
WITH KATHERINE`s GRAVE
Back in 2013, I was
asked by a visitor to the web site, to check that her fathers name
was on our War Memorial.
It also led to the question, "who are all these lost servicemen
It appeared there were no service records held by the British Legion
or both Parish Councils.
I subsequently decided to research all the names and publish their
details on this
this is when I came across:
K. P. CARR
This led me to Katherine Parkhill Carr aged 20
from OverHall Farm, Bures
Now very intrigued I sought to find any living relatives that may
shed any light on how she lost her life.
Amazingly, Trevor Richards who lived in my road, attended Bures Primary
School with her brother Cameron.
A search of the BT Telephone Directory revealed Cameron was living
I made contact and he was absolutely thrilled, that someone after
73yrs had finally recognised the tragic loss of his sister.
Cameron also remembered Trevor very well.
During 2014 I spent many hours talking to him about his family and
their move from Scotland to East Anglia.
Cameron regularly visited the cemetery from the 1940`s until circa
One thing that was uppermost in his conversation with me, was long-term
upkeep of his sisters grave.
I took it upon myself and assured him that I would look after Katherine`s
grave, as long as I was able.
Unfortunately in 2018, I lost contact
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
Katherine's grave is located
on the left side of the cemetery, as you enter by the gravel