I bought my poppy and it sits in my living room with a poppy candle holder in front of it. I bought it to honour my great uncle, John Milne (PTE 1670). He was from a small village called King Edward in Aberdeenshire.
He served with The Gordon Highlanders in WW1.
I did some research about him and found out that he was wounded on 13th August 1915 in the trenches at La Boisselle in France. He died from these injuries on 15th August 1915 & is buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery in France. He was 19 years old.
Thanks to the lovely people at the Commonwealth War Grave Commission I was sent a picture of his head stone which was very emotional but amazing to have. On the back of this my mum, who was John’s niece, made the journey to Corbie to visit his grave and lay flowers.
Having the poppy means so much as it is a daily reminder of all these young men who gave up their future so we could have ours.