We received two poppies from a cousin in the UK. She gave us two, one each for the two great uncles who were killed in the first world war, the McKinstry brothers, Lee and George.
One poppy is on our book of remembrance at Arch Hill, Army HQ in Grey Lynn, Auckland. At the time of receiving the poppies, as archivist for 3rd Auckland (Countess of Ranfurly) and Northland Regiment I was organising a time capsule to be interred in the Centennial seat we had build next to our Centennial cairn in the grounds of the Auckland War Memorial museum. The other poppy was slipped into the box along with many other taonga (treasures) and interred on the 25th April (ANZAC Day) 2015. It is intended it will not see the light of day for another 100 years.

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