Everyone Has a Story …

I am really loving the stories that are coming out of the 5000 Poppies project.  Maureen Fleming sent along a massive haul of 50 poppies … fantastic contribution … and a dedication for her “Uncle Jack” … John George Enever, 37th Battalion *Victoria) … killed in action at Ypres, October 4, 1917.  She has transcribed a couple of letters which were sent to inform the family of his death and writes …… I have enclosed a couple of copies of the letters sent home to inform the family of Uncle Jack’s death in Action.  They have been kept for almost 100 years (still have the original handwritten letters).  Thank you for sharing your story Maureen … this is one of the things this project is for … for us to share our stories.


About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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1 Response to Everyone Has a Story …

  1. Kate Latter says:

    Well done Maureen.Your Dad would be very proud of you especially as you dedicated these poppies to the memory of his Uncle Jack.

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