I purchased the poppy in memory honouring my paternal grandfather who was killed at sea when a crew member of HMS Aboukir which was sunk by a German submarine in the North Sea 22nd September 1914. Regrettably he was killed 2 months before my father was born. He had been a boy entrant in 1903 and on the 10th October 1909
was discharged to shore by purchase and immediately joined the Royal Fleet Reserves. With the advent of war he was mobilised on the 2nd August 2014 but sadly was drowned at sea just 7 weeks later. We will remember him with gratitude.