Our poppy was bought to honour and remember the ultimate sacrifice of my Great Grandfather, reported killed in action during the Battle of Passchendaele. Much loved husband and son, his own daughter, born only days after the shock of the arrival of the fateful telegramme, never recovered from losing her Daddy.

My own children understand the terrible loss of human life in this war and the sheer number of poppies on show at the Tower of London was a powerful visual reminder of the huge number of lives lost.

PLANT YOUR POPPY. SHARE YOUR STORY.