I purchased two poppies in memory of my relatives that served on the Somme and at Ypres.
I have 2 great uncles remembered at Thiepval who died at Courcelette and Delville Wood and I took one of my poppies to Thiepval and donated it to the Centre for display and in memory of the missing of the somme.
During my trip I discovered many other details of my family who served including their stories and photos thanks to the work of Pam and Ken Linge.
I also found details of my great uncle Frank Sumpter who survived the war and was a pallbearer for the unknown warrior on his journey home from France.
Next year I will take my other poppy to Ypres and leave it St Georges Memorial Church in honour of those lost there.