I purchased my poppy as a Memorial to a young solider who I managed to do some research on.
Acquiring a few pieces of World War 1 memorabilia, I saw a name that was inscribed. The young soldier was Henry Lister Dresser and was in the 2nd Battalion Queen Alexandra Own Yorkshire Regiment. He succumbed to his wounds and died on the 3rd August 1917 whilst taking part in the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) and is buried in Lissjenhoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. He was only 26.
I specifically designed and made my box which now stands proudly on a shelf.
Recently visiting the grave of Harry Lister Dresser I placed a picture of him in his uniform and a poppy cross in a beautiful chrome frame and laid it upon his headstone.
I feel we owe it to them. Lest we forget