I bought my poppy in memory of my great uncle, on behalf of my beloved Grandma.
He was Arnold Nelson Tompkins and died on 31st July 1917, aged 20, at Passchendaele. He is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetary
My Grandma called him ‘Our Arnie’ and she spoke of him, and missed him, all her life. She died in 1997 aged 92 and I dearly wish she had been able to see the wonderful installation at the Tower.
In the picture is the scrapbook I made of our visit to the Tower in 2014, which includes the photo of Arnie and his headstone.