May 3 2012 by Ian Proctor, Harrow Observer
I WONDER if your newspaper may help my sister get her dearest wish. She is 80 this year.
Our mother, just before and during the war, took in her sister’s little boy - her nephew - as is own mum had tuberculosis and she subsequently died.
The little boy was Kenneth Richard Pearce, his mother was Irene Pearce and his dad was, we think, Richard.
Kenneth was raised with my sister and other sibblings (I wasn’t born then) and my sister had fond memories of helping to look after him and grew to love him as a brother.
The story goes that after the war, a car came to the house - it was Kenneth’s father who had come to take him ‘home’ to, we think, Harrow on the Hill.
My mum’s name was Ella Batterham from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, which is where he spent those early years. We think Kenneth will be about 72.
On behalf my sister, I would be so grateful if Kenneth or anyone who knows what happened to him could get in touch via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org