My husband’s great grandmother lost all three of her son’s, none of whom have a known grave. The poppy was bought to commemorate them. I’ve since discovered that my great grand uncle died in the battle of Jutland and his widow’s brother also died in the same battle. I’m sure I will find many more connections as I continue my research. The poppy is a very simple symbol of the many thousands of lives lost and the many more thousands of lives they have touched.