I bought my own poppy to commemorate my Great Uncle William Hall 22315 Northumberland Fusiliers, kia 17 October 1915 in France. We visited the Poppies at the Tower and I was very proud to work as a Hull City Of Culture volunteer helping visitors to Hull to appreciate the Weeping Window when it was on display in Hull this March – May 2017. It commemorated the sacrifices of the Merchant Navy, the Royal Navy and the Hull Pals Battalions who were involved in the Battle of Oppy Wood on 3 May 1917 and a VC was won by 2nd Lt Jack Harrison. So I see all this when I look at my poppy on display on the hearth.

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