Roger keeps five poppies in France bought in honour of five soldiers who served there at some stage.
My Grandfather – Royal Artillery (WW1)
My Father – RAF (WW2) who said ‘he hated every minute of the carnage and suffering he witnessed’
My Uncle – RAF (WW2) who refused to ever speak of the experience of war
A distant relative – commemorated on the Canadian Memorial at Vichy, died May 1917, aged 26
Wilfred Owen – died 4th November 1918 at Ors – 7 days before end of WW1, aged 25.