Today we gathered in the beautiful hamlet of Meavy in Devon, in the rain, for the unveiling of the war memorial that now has young Kitty Trevelyan’s name on it. Kitty went to France in WW1 and was employed as a civilian worker with Army Canteens. After contracting Measles then developing Pneumonia sadly she died at just age 19. She is buried in Wimereaux Cemetery in Pais De Calais, France. Kitty died on 27th February 1917, 100 years ago tomorrow!
Wenches In Trenches are very proud to have been able to organise and fund the addition of Kitty’s name to Meavy’s war memorial. There was a good turnout at the memorial to help us remember Kitty, including her Great Nephew, Oliver.
The last post was played by members of the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Band.
We would like to thank everyone that turned up today. It has been a fabulous day and a great start to our Forgotten Women Of The Great War project.