Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

1/11/2011

Britain’s oldest Remembrance Poppy goes on show to the public… 95 years after it was first picked

It became the symbol of remembrance, the vivid red flower found growing on the battlefields of France and Belgium. When Private Cecil Roughton, 17, took the flower during a bloody battle in Arras, France, in 1916, and posted it home, his family treasured it in a notebook. for more click here

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