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Tiny St Nicholas Church, Sulham, was packed for the 2019 Remembrance Service where special tribute was paid to Winifred Helen Burtenshaw. The congregation heard the Revd Heather Parbury describe Winifred’s life before the outbreak of war and her subsequent service and tragic death as a VAD. During the service, Revd Parbury led those gathered to pay their respects in a procession into the churchyard where, gathered around the grave, prayers were said and poppies and crosses planted. Joining four generations of the Burtenshaw family, were local residents from Sulham and the surrounding villages including one lady whose grandmother had attended Winifred’s funeral in 1919 and another who now lived in Yew Cottage where Winifred had grown up. 


Photographs by Mark Littledale and reproduced with his kind permission.

Berkshire Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Society

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