This poppy was bought to honour my Uncle Lieutenant John Heddon who died aged 24 in Monte Cassino in Italy, where he was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, 51st (The Leeds Rifles). Last year I took my family to visit his grave for the first time and lay flowers. We had a tour of the graves and the surrounding area and monastery where they fought by a professor from Rome university which was fascinating and heart breaking at the same time.
We have this poppy in our kitchen in the display cabinet where we see it everyday and remember him and what he died for.

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