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Family mark Bury Zeppelin victim’s grave

The family of Annie Dureall, who died in a zeppelin raid with her two children in 1916, have placed a marker on her grave. ANL-140617-143148001

The family of Annie Dureall, who died in a zeppelin raid with her two children in 1916, have placed a marker on her grave. ANL-140617-143148001

The grave of Bury St Edmunds Zeppelin raid victim Annie Dureall was marked by her family last Thursday,98 years after she died.

It was the idea of her grandson Colin Jamieson, from Milton Keynes, after visiting the grave in the town’s cemetery while on a visit to Bury.

The service, conducted by Rev Mark Hunt, and marker were arranged free by Armstrong Funeral Services, whose staff attended, while Susette’s florists donated flowers after seeing the story.

Colin said: “I was touched by it all. I met six members of my family I didn’t know I had so at least something nice came out of an awful thing.

“We were very impressed by the people of Bury St Edmunds.”

The Zeppelin airship raid, Bury’s second, was on the night of March 31, 1916. Seven airships raided the east, killing 28, seven of them in Bury, and injuring 44. Annie was killed with two of her five children in her home in Mill Road. Colin’s mother, Evelyn, was temporarily blinded.

 

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