What wonderful news, after posting Dianne Mothersele’s message about her brother Michael I heard from Gloria Dixon who told me she attended the funeral and thought it was either in Donyatt or Dowlish Wake. I passed this on to Dianne and she has now replied -
Just to let you know I have located Michaels' grave. This weekend we drove up to Ilminster and Donyatt. Michael was laid to rest in the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Donyatt on the 7th June 1954.
The warden remembers it very well, because he was there. I appreciate the help from yourself and Gloria.
Coincidently, today I have heard from Mike Smith -
Have some info on Michael Mothersele if Dianne still wants it. He was my age and I remember several of us went to his last birthday when he was 10. He and the rest knew this would be his last but somehow it seemed okay since he was pleased to make double figures. He died in 1954 somewhere between March and April and the death is registered in Chard if Dianne does not know.
Michael, after all these years remembered by many with great affection.