Showing posts for First World War (1914-1918).
21 May 2017
Less than a month after the outbreak of the First World War, Joseph Marius Chazalette was killed in action. Chazalette had previously worked for L'Abeille Compagnie d'assurances, an Aviva constituent company, and his death marks the first of many former employees who lost their lives in the conflict. Their names are recorded here, in remembrance, on the hundredth anniversary of their death.
04 Aug 2014
Over 6,000 members of our staff went to fight for their country, some of them left jobs not very different from those we do today and some from offices we still occupy. In this blog I want to share the experiences of just a few of these men as they left their desks for the battlefield.