We bought the poppy to honour my husbands uncle Geoffrey Whitelegg a Royal Lancashire Fusilier who age 20 was shot in the head and arm on 6th of June during the Normandy landings,
He died of his injuries a month later and is buried in Hermanville military cemetary in Normandy ,
We have visited his grave on numerous occations and hope next year to revisit and plant a poppy on his grave
We also wanted to honour my husbands grandfather John Dean McArdle another Lancashire fusilier who served in Gallipoli and the Western front , he recieved the military medal for bravery in 1917 and was gassed in that year , he returned to Rochdale but the damage to his lungs after being gassed contributed to his early death age 34 in 1920.
We have walked through countless WW1 graveyards and battlefield sites and the sight of a poppy growing on what was the last resting place of many will stay with us always and that is why we bought ours