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Staff of Aviva constituent companies decorated for their actions during the 1939-1945 war.

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Hargreaves, S J

Head Office, London
London & Scottish Assurance Corporation Ltd

Regiment Royal Armoured Corps, Tank Regiment
Medal or honour British Empire Medal
Additional information

Member of life department.

Decorated c January 1942 for work in Greece and the Middle East.

Harper, James F

United States
North British & Mercantile Insurance Company Ltd

Rank Sergeant
Regiment US Marine Corps
Medal or honour Purple Heart

Harris, Archibald Wilson (known as Archie)

Head Office, Perth, Scotland
General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd

Date of Death 14 August 1945, aged 28
Rank Warrant Officer Class 1 (Staff Sergeant Major)
Regiment Royal Army Service Corps attached HQ Twenty First Army Group
Medal or honour Certificate of Merit
Additional information

Born March 1917.

Entered company service on 10 July 1933 in the postal department.

A well known Perth tennis and football player. Joined the Army on 22 December 1939 when he was a member of the burglary department.

Chosen to play football in the British Army team against the French Select. Certificate of Merit awarded c March 1945.

Killed on active service in a traffic accident in Western Europe.

His death war reported in the "Our Boys" newsletter as follows: "It is with much grief that we have to refer once more to Archie Harris, who unfortunately was fatally injured in a road motor smash on the Continent. Archie was a prime favourite in the (burglary) department, and it is difficult to think that he will not return."

Hartley, H

Leeds
Road Transport & General Insurance Company Ltd

Rank Telegraphist
Regiment Royal Navy
Medal or honour Distinguished Service Medal
Additional information
H Hartley

Entered company service in 1933 as an inspector.

Decorated pre August 1943, aged 28, while serving on a minesweeper.

Harvey, H L

Watford
Provident Accident and White Cross Insurance Company Ltd

Rank Major
Medal or honour Military Cross
Additional information

Decorated by Autumn 1945 for "valour in execution of his duties with the B L A."

Heal, A J

Birmingham
British General Insurance Company Ltd

Rank Pilot Officer
Regiment RAF
Medal or honour Distinguished Flying Cross

Heath, C B

Leeds
Road Transport & General Insurance Company Ltd

Rank Major
Regiment Royal Artillery
Medal or honour Military Cross
Additional information

Decorated for gallant and distinguished service.

Henly, Robert Brian

Malaya
North British & Mercantile Insurance Company Ltd

Rank Major
Regiment Singapore Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Medal or honour Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Efficiency Decoration
Additional information

Was commanding officer.

Captured at fall of Singapore 15 February 1942. Held at Group Group IV Base Camp, Jamoang, Siam and employed on "ill famed railway" until his release in 12 September 1945.

Herbert, J W

Head Office, London
Commercial Union Assurance Company Ltd

Medal or honour Distinguished Service Cross
Additional information

Member of the accounts department. Also mentioned in dispatches.

Herzog, A

United States
North British & Mercantile Insurance Company Ltd

Medal or honour Bronze Star