John (left) received the Legion d’Honneur from the French Government this year.
John Brunel Cohen OBE DL’s father, Major Sir Benn Jack Brunel Cohen KBE, who lost both legs on 31 July 1917, the opening day of Passchendaele during the Great War, was the founding chairman of the Not Forgotten Association. Sir Benn went on to become a Conservative Party politician and campaigner on behalf of disabled people. He was MP for Liverpool Fairfield for 13 years from 1918 to 1931 and his son John, now aged 93, followed in his footsteps and will be part of the 10,000 strong Cenotaph Parade this morning. John is also a past Chairman of the Not Forgotten Association, a Royal Marine D-Day veteran and is currently one of the NFA’s Vice Presidents.