Trib­utes to your own war heroes

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS -

Lisa Kent: “This is my late ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Den­nis Wil­lars (1920 - 2011) who served in WWll. He met his wife Paola in 1945 in Padua, Italy, on the day the war ended.” An­nette Thomp­son: “This is my grandma and grandad, Elsie and John (Jack) New­combe. He served in the First World War in the Royal Le­ices­ter­shire reg­i­ment and later in the Royal War­wick­shire Reg­i­ment. This is when they got en­gaged.” Our head of au­di­ence, Dun­can Gib­bons: “My grand­dad Harold on the left, aged about 22, with his brother Sam at the end of World War One. They joined the Royal Le­ices­ter­shire Reg­i­ment to­gether, left for France to­gether in Fe­bru­ary 1915 and fought to­gether on the front­line for more than three years.”

Gor­don Gra­ham: (Above) “My fa­ther Charles Gra­ham, wounded but sur­vived World War Two. (Be­low) My grea­tun­cle Fredrick Thomp­son, died of wounds in France 1917.”

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