East Anglian Daily Times
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Saturday, November 1, 1941

Carr - Suddenly on Active Service Katherine Parkhill, A.T.S. fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carr, Overhall Farm, Bures, aged 21 Years.
Thursday November 6, 1941
Funeral of Bures ATS Member.

The Local Home Guard headed by Sgt. S. W. Deaves formed a guard of honour at the funeral at St. Mary's Church, Bures of Miss Katherine Parkhill Carr, who died on Service with the A. T. S. aged 21, she was the fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs Stephen Carr, who went to Overhall Farm, Bures, from Copdock, shortly after the outbreak of war. She joined the ATS shortly after its formation, and was extremely capable and very popular with members of her unit.

The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. N. C. Stephenson (vicar of Bures) and the Rev G. Kirkpatrick (rector of Copdock) read the lesson. Prior to the service, Miss Ethel Hume played "O rest in the Lord" and, as the coffin draped with the Union Jack was borne from the church by four members of the Home Guard she played Choppin's "Funeral March".

Immediate mourners were: The father, Miss M Carr, Mrs I Caskey A. T. S; Miss E Carr
N.A A.F I; (sisters), Mr W Carr, Home Guard, and Mr T Carr (brothers). Mrs Carr (mother) was unable to be present.

Mrs Brunyate, the Commandant of Miss Katherine Carr's unit of the ATS. G. H. Bird who commanded the Home Guard, Mrs. G. H. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. J Burns, Mr. and Mrs. J Leiper, Mrs. L. Cook, Mr G. Leiper, Mr. Hodge, Miss K. L Darley, Miss J Sharpe, Mr R Imrie, Mr. R. Gibson and Mr. C. W. Darley.


Location of Katherine Carr`s gravestone in Bures cemetery
Enter the cemetery and proceed up the driveway.
At the "T" junction at the top, turn left.
The grave is about six rows down on the left

Inscription reads:
Katherine Parkhill Carr died on active service 28 October 41 aged 21 years