My partner gave me the poppy as a Christmas gift. Initially I kept it in the house in a metal holder but I have now put it in our garden as it is meant to be outside. It sits in front of a representation of Cofa’s Tree, which Coventry is said to be named after. For me it remembers all those from my City who contributed to the war effort – be that at the front, in the munitions / armaments factories & the nurses at local hospitals who cared for the wounded. It also commemorates the 29th Division who were billeted in Coventry & Warwickshire and trained in the area before embarkation for Gallipoli in 1915 – in particular the 1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers who formed strong links with Coventry before being decimated in the landings at Sedd el-Bahr on 25 April 1915. Lest We Forget.

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