Staff and the world wars
Many employees of Aviva constituent companies fought in the two world wars and many received medals and honours. 1,474 made the ultimate sacrifice. Use these pages to search for employees involved in the conflicts, or discover more about their experiences and contribution to the war effort.
All aspects of working life were affected by the war and some of our companies had up to 90% of male staff serving in the forces by 1918.
Members of staff were involved in most of the major battles and events of the Second World War. On the home front, those who remained took on the work of their absent colleagues.
Many former employees lost their lives during the First World War. Their names are recorded here, in remembrance, on the hundredth anniversary of their death.
Search our records for employees involved in the First and Second World Wars.