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To mark Coventry as the UK’s City of Culture, and 100 years of Remembrance, the Royal British Legion (RBL) has worked with WCS Group to create this dedicated webpage to commemorate and remember 100 years of service and sacrifice from the people of Coventry.

The RBL as the nation’s champion of Remembrance is dedicated to honouring the millions of men and women who have served, and who continue to serve, to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.

  • We remember the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.
  • We pay tribute to the special contribution of families and of the emergency services.
  • We acknowledge innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism.

This webpage is intended to remember and honour those who have served and sacrificed to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life and to be a living memorial for the people of Coventry and the surrounding area. So, whether the story you want to share is of someone who came from the area of Coventry or if you are living in the Coventry area and want to share the story of a relative or ancestor who served, then we would like you to share your story.

First World War - Private Alfred Hutt

Alfred was born at the start of 1891 in Coventry, Warwickshire, to parents Samuel and Jane Hutt, being baptised at Holy Trinity Church on December ...

First World War - Sergeant John Peck

John was born December 26th 1884, in Beverley, Yorkshire to parents Alfred William and Jane Elizabeth Peck, and it was here in Beverley at St ...

First World War - Walter Tidman

In the summer of 1873, in Shilton, Warwickshire, Richard and Ann Rebecca Tidman welcomed the birth of their son Walter. It would also be in Shilton, ...

First World War - Arthur Reginald Carvell

Born in a Coventry, to a Coventry family in 1894, Arthur Reginald Carvell was part way through his apprenticeship when the First World War was ...

Valour at Passchendaele – Private Arthur Hutt VC

To many, the name ‘Passchendaele’ evokes images of shell shattered landscapes, mud, horrific losses, ill planned offensives and the futility of the ...

The Somme – Roland Mountfrort

For many the Battle of the Somme is known for a single date, 1st July 1916 – and with good reason, it was quite simply the most costly day in the ...

Share Your Story

Do you have a grandad that served in the First or Second World War? A husband or wife that served in the Falklands or the Gulf War? A brother or sister that served in Afghanistan or Iraq? Or a friend that has helped fight the Covid pandemic? If so, we want to hear from you and to share your stories.

In the 'Do you have a story?' section opposite, you can leave a short story and image of the person you want to remember, and ensure that their service and sacrifice is part of this living memorial to the people of Coventry.

Do you have a story?