Mass funeral for 31 Children killed in Lewisham Funeral on 27 Jan 1943During World War Two a host of heroes contributed to the war effort, such as nurses, air raid wardens, ambulance services and firefighters. In fact, everyone played their part on the home front whilst also enduring horrific air raids and rationing. Indeed, people became very clever and ingenious at making do.

However, funeral directors remained unsung heroes because of the stigma and taboo attached to their profession. Yet the the contribution made by funeral directors the challenges they faced, both personally and professionally, and how they tried to ease the pain of loss for families and friends of those who were killed by enemy action was immense.

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