Family pics of your heroes
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.
Trev Harrison: “My great-uncle Reuben Fell 2841 [second from left in photo] C Coy, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, September 3, 1916, aged 42. He is buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.”
Our Content Direct Editor, Leigh Mencarini: “Pictured left, before seeing action, and above (seated left) after. My great-grandfather Private Thomas Walter Mencarini (1898-1968) Middlesex Regiment, No. 201579. Injured in France 1917 having lost an arm and a leg but he came home, as did his two brothers. His military character was described as ‘very good, sober, honest and trustworthy’.”
Sharon Foxon Cowburn: “Grandad Foxon. Acting Corporal Foxon landed in France on July 13, 1915 and served with the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was shot in August 1918 and was discharged to Army Reserve Z on February 25, 1919. Enlisted March 1915, died at home January 15, 1925.”
Lucie Haribo: “This is my beloved Nan who sadly passed away two years ago. She had two older brothers. On the left is Reginald Ernest Smith, killed in action aged 19 in September 1944, a fusilier in the City of London Fusiliers. On the right is Albert Stanley Smith, killed in action in May 1944 aged 21. He was a Sgt in the RAF. Both brothers are buried in Italy.”