Heroic Second World War fireman recognised almost seventy years on

A firefighter who attended the Coventry Cathedral blaze during the Second World War has now been awarded a medal for his heroism.

Lionel Clark, who turns 100 in July, was a volunteer fireman during the blitz of Coventry, where over 1,200 people died from German bombardment.

Despite his heroic firefighting during the 1940s, Lionel was never officially recognised – until now.

Lionel lives at the Acorn Lodge Care Home in Nuneaton and spent may years as an employee at the Jaguar Plant at Brown Lane.


Coventry Blitz firefighter medal

Lionel Clark who turns 100 in July has been awarded a medal for his bravery during the Second World War, when as a firefighter, he attended the Coventry Cathedral braze.