Just thought I would share with you a recent email I had from Jenni Strachan of Werribee Vic, one of our keen poppy makers. She has been travelling through France and visited a number of sites where members of her family had fought and died in WWI. The images are a stunning reminder of what this project is about … LEST WE FORGET.
The photos are of Villiers-Brettoneux at the grave of John Raymond Jackson, 2614, 13th Bn. AIF, died 12 August, 1916. Jenni says there are 10,000 soldiers whose remains were never recovered. His name is in the memorial book shown in one of the photographs, also Albert Bates, 3004, 55th Bn, AIF, died 2 September, 1918, aged 22, and buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericour t-L’abee, France and Edward Leonard Burley, 1926, 57th BN, AIF, died 10 August, 1918, and buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France.
Thank you Jenni for sharing your journey and your photos with us.