We will re­mem­ber them

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS - Ca­role Flynn: “My un­cle Christy Con­lon. In­dia 1923.”

AS we ap­proach Re­mem­brance Sun­day, we want to re­mem­ber the thou­sands of men and women who served our coun­try dur­ing Bri­tain’s war years.

They may have seen ac­tion dur­ing the First or Sec­ond World Wars, or per­haps they kept the home fires burn­ing while the lads were far away.

We asked read­ers to share their fam­ily pho­tos of par­ents, grand­par­ents or great-grand­par­ents who made a dif­fer­ence dur­ing Bri­tain’s most tur­bu­lent of times.

Do you have a photo of a rel­a­tive you wish to share? Email news@ coven­try­tele­graph.net with your name, their name, rank and reg­i­ment if pos­si­ble. Paul Cooper: “This is Joseph Cooper. Think he went South Africa but came back af­ter an ac­ci­dent and spent the rest of the war in Burma.” Mark Reilly: “My great grand­fa­ther Regi­nald Farmer who fought in Pass­chen­daele. He lived in Leam­ing­ton Spa and served in the Royal Horse Ar­tillery in the Royal War­wick­shire Reg­i­ment.”

Reg Wool­ley: “My grand­fa­ther and his brother. My grand­fa­ther was a driver in the army and was in North Africa and Italy. My great un­cle was in the Med. My great grand­mother had seven sons. Two more fought in the First World War and they all came home. This pic­ture was taken in Port Tal­bot, at my great grand­mother’s house. My late par­ents pur­chased the house next door in 1985. One of the cur­rent own­ers of my great grand­mother house my son’s god­mother.”

Jack Robin­son-Wing: “Go­ing to Ypres for Re­mem­brance. Re­mem­ber­ing two great un­cles and a great-grand­dad. The wreath I’ve made to lay at Ploeg­steert Me­mo­rial on Fri­day.”

Lee Rymell: “My great­grand­dad Pri­vate 15860 Daf­fern, 11th Hus­sars.”

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