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Please take a look around at these fascinating records and accounts of real wartime experiences in Coventry - Jane
A personal account from the private diary of a local Coventry soldier who gave his life during World War One. Details the events leading up to the Sergeant's tragic death attempting save the lives of his comrades by trying to flush out a hidden enemy sniper who was taking potshots at an English camp.
I have transcribed records of First World War related burials at London Road cemetery, and researched additional details for a few. I intend to research and add more details when time permits. This list is a useful resource for family tree researchers trying to find information about their Coventry ancestors. If you have relatives on the list, I can perform additional research for you, provide gravestone photography or put flowers on graves. Please contact me. if this interests you.
Another useful resource for family tree researchers! I have transcribed records of Second World War burials at London Road Cemetery, and researched details for some. Again, I intend to expand upon these details when I can. If you wish me to research someone on this list, take photographs of gravestones for you, or put flowers on a grave then please contact me.
Information about these British heroes who gave their lives to save local families from Nazi bombs.
Research records and memorabilia about this local Home Guard Battalion.
I have transcribed a large piece of memorabilia from this Home Guard battalion's charitable public event in 1943. The event raised money for the Prisoners of War fund. As well as being interesting reading, the programme contains names and dates of interest to family tree researchers.
(This one even contains a photo of my grandfather! - Jane)
Local bestselling author, David McGrory, takes a fresh look at Coventry during the war years. Using over 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, and informative captions, the author explores various aspects of wartime Coventry.
Among the subjects included are the Auxiliary Fire Service, the Home Guard and transport and bomber manufacture at Armstrong Whitworth's plants in Whitley and Baginton. Also illustrated in this title are numerous scenes of the city's destruction including images from the notorious eleven-hour raid of 14 November 1940.