Name of soldier who saved friend added to town memorial

Company Sgt Maj Augustus Jennings Credit: ITV News Central

The name of a Second World War soldier from Warwickshire, who died covering a grenade to save others, is to be added to a war memorial in his home town.

Company Sgt Maj Augustus Jennings was one of about 100 British soldiers killed in the Wormhoudt massacre, near Dunkirk in France, in 1940.

His name will be added to Rugby war memorial in a service today.

His family believe his name was originally left off because the Army kept details of his death secret.

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Soldier's bravery finally recognised

The name of a Second World War soldier from Warwickshire, who died covering a grenade to save others, is to be added to a war memorial in his home town.