DEDICATIONS

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Christine A Larcombe: Dedication to 2491 T/Sgt Randall Rueben Larcombe 17th Battalion Killed in Actgion 9th Oct 1917 in Belgium No Known Grave Age 21 and 6344 Pte Herbert Bruce Hatton 20th Battalion Killed in Action 9th October 1917 in Belgium No Know Grave. 2 Relatives killed on the Western Front on the same day, they are from Dubbo and Yass NSW.
Mrs Ann Matthews, Belgian Gardens Qld: In remeberance of my husband’s grandfather, Sergeant Reginald Gordon Leeder, 284, ANZAC, 13th Battalion, C company, Killed In Action, 4th July 1918, Vaire Wood, between Villers Bretonneux and Hamel. 100 poppies for 100 years. What an honour.

 

Denise Stapleford, Laidley Qld: In loving memory of Pte Samuel Francis Stapleford (1888B) 34th Battalion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canberrra Dedications Aug continued

 

Glenda Oostenbrock, Redbanks Plains Qld: Here is my contribution to the poppies that you need for November. I saw an item on the ABC news and I knew that I had to make some. My Grandfather was in the Boer War and my husband is a 20-year veteran of the RAAF and Vietnam. In November I will be looking forward to seeing, on TV, all those lovely poppies. Congratulations for your idea.

 

Pauline Hancock, Athelstone SA: Please accept my thanks and appreciation for this tribute to an uncle I never knew. He gave his life along with so many others so we may live in a free country. My Grandfather never spoke of such things but we remain forever indebted to them. Dedicated to Francis Thomas Roach. Pte 2479. 51st Australian Infantry Battalion. Born South Australia, resided Boyup Brook, WA. Enlisted 26/4/16. Embarked Fremantle WA 20/9/1916. Killed in Action Flers, France, 28/1/1917. Cousin to my maternal Grandfather. Frank John Roach, Pte 7188 10th Battalion AIF. Served France and Belgium. Awarded Military Medal, Hollebeke Belgium, 1/2 March 1918. Returned to Adelaide SA April 1919. Discharged May 1919. Died aged 2 weeks short of his 71st birthday 1965. Lest We Forget. Pauline also sent photographs of her at Le Boeufs Guards Cemetery, France, in 2015, honouring Francis Thomas Roach.
Pauline Austin, Bradbury SA: Poppies for the field of poppies
Doreen Jones, Wauchope NSW: These 15 poppies wre made by my wonderful Mum. She is 90 and her arthritis is very painfu, but she wanted to help by knitting these. We will remember them.
Kazza’s Creation: In loving memory of William Alfred Gardner. Killed Amiens 9th August 1918
Susan Breen, Sylvania NSW: I always remember them.

August continues

Judi McKinna, Langwarrin Vic: Dedication by Glenn Simon, Western Australia for Victor G Simon, Great Uncle (1516), died Fromelles. Xmatced DNA after remains being found in mast grave. Buried and named Headstone Fromelles 2016
Kerry Webster, Dromana Vic: Dedication to my father – Stanley Benting WW2, was in England and France: Uncle Leslie Smart WW2 founght in Borneo: Uncle Kenneth Gerald Benting – Royal Armoured Corps. Fought in battle of Britain, Germany & France.
Debbie Walters and Julie Hoffman: In memory of James Alexander Matheson known as Alec (Great Uncle Alec), Sergeant 58/59 Infantry Battalion, Military Medal for Courage & Outstanding Leadership, Bougainville March 1944. From Great Nieces.
Margaret Cullen, Moorooka Qld: Dedicated to all women and men who have given their lives in all wars.
Marjorie Carroll: I have made these poppies to honour my Dad James Carroll and his brother Joe Carroll both of whom served in WW1. James belonged to the 15th Battalion AIF. He was wounded at Pozieries, France on the 8/8/16 & then again at Zonebekke 26/09/17. For this latter skirmish he received the Military Medal for his courageous action. He survived the war but sustained injuries to his leg & jaw until his death at 86 in 1980. His brother, Joe, was in the 3rd Battalion. He died of gun shot wounds to the back & shrapnel wounds to the head sustained in France most likely at Bullecourt. He got to England on the 15th May but died in the 1st London General Hospital on the 21st May. May they rest in peace. Lest we Forget.
Rowena Beaumont: In memory of Herbert Arthur Boyes.

 

 

 

 

 

More August 2018

Macleay Valley House Aged Care Facility, Frederickton NSW: Dedication to Horace Penson (Dec) joined the army as a young man and served for five years on the front line service in New Guinea, he was wounded during his service 26-2-1920 – 1.07.2018: William (Bill) Gibbons (Dec) 1.8.1920-29.5.2017 Service in World War 2 Borneo, New Guinea: Edward Pascoe (Dec) 10.3.1916 – 30.08.2017 Ted served in the army for 6 years from 1939 World War 2 Darwin New Guinea & Borneo: Keith Tipping (Dec) 21.11.1925 – 6.1.2017 Service in World War 2 New Guinea.

 

 

Genevieve Fogarty, Woonona NSW: Thomas Carroll, much loved & missed brother of my beloved grandmother, Mary Forgarty, Les Riding-Hill, of whol I have vague but fond memories. Jimmy Gilligan, of whom I am very fond.
Ruth Stevenson, Rochedale South Qld: Remembering the stretcher bearers for the First AIF & James Stevenosn – AIF
Marilyn Rollings, Wilsonton Qld: In memory of my father Sergeant James Ridd Maunder NX 41026 served in WW2 2/9 Field Regiment in Middle East and New Guinea. In memory of my Aunt Lieutenant Jean Victoria Bannerman NX 115455 2/2 Australia General Hospital WW2 served in New Guinea.
Chris Hanly, Croydon Vic: In memory of my grandfather (Dean Dawson) who served as a Doctor in France (1915-1916) my father (Ron Cowan) who served in Palestine and New Guinea (1940-45) and my uncle (Traf Cowan) who died in Changi Prison.
Elizabeth Austin, Belgrave South Vic: Dedication to my uncles: Victor Robert Jenner VX 51532, 4 Reserve Motor Transport Co, Died 14/2/42 Singapore: William John Jenner VX 50997 151 General Transport Co Died 2/2/44 New Guinea: Grandfather Thomas Jenner 4th Contingent Imperial Australian Regiment South Africa Discharged 22nd March 1900
Kerrie Goggin, Cherrybrook NSW: In honour of my Great Uncle pte William George Oborne, who was killed in action in Belgium 4th Oct 1917.
Rowena Beaumont: In memory of Herbert Arthur Boyes.

 

 

 

 

Kayleen O’Neil, Diamond Creek Vic: My poppies have been done in rememberance of my great grand father William Henry JORDAN, who was a Gunner in the 3rd Division Ammunition Column. He joined Australian Imperial Forces on 14 February 1917, and returned home 18 August 1919. Discharged 10 September 1919. “We will be forever grateful for the sacrifices made by so many so that we now live our lives in freedom and peace”
Lyn Francis, Cowes Vic: To my wonderful father. The engineer and problem solver. Kind and wise, thoughtful and loving. You are always remembered: Leonard James Francis VX 126358 Staff Sargeant 5 Aust. Mobile Laundry and FWD Decontamination Unit
Pauline Thomas: Dedication to my husbands uncle served in WW1 1914-1918 he died in Northern France & is buried there. Killed in Action approx Aug 1918 – ALBERT THOMAS
Elaine Severino, Cowes Vic: Dedication to Captain T J Severino 3806193 1st Commando Regiment And Private John Thomas Severino 6083 (38th Battalion) Military Medal WW1, Private Frederick William Castle 1218 4th Light Horse WW1, Lieuntenant Francis Reubin Hone VX133228 Aust Sig LHQ AIF, Corp William Edward Hone 41029 Headquarters Service Police Unit RAAF, Leading Aircraftman Jack Thomas Severino 18324 1 Central Recovery Depot (RAAF), Sergeant Arthur James Severino VX25922 21Brigade HQ AIF, Private John Robertson (roy Severino) NX 40474 2/28 Battalion AIF, Sergeant Frederick William Thomas 11880 79 Squadron RAAF Systems Articifer Communications 2nd Class Terrance Keith Nilsson R66671 HMAS Hobart

 

 

Canberra Aug2018

 

Sonja Shaw and Deborah Lawson for Gumnuts Knitting Group, Forest ACT: For those that lost their lives, that we may live free lives. Thank you!

 

Jane Cateris, Ashfield NSW:in memory of George Korn of Tamworth, NSW (uncle of Deb Miniutti, of Ashbury, NSW). George enlisted on 27th Oct, 1914, joining the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, and sailed to Gallipoli on HMAT A&8 Seang Bee on 11th Dec 1915. He was wounded during this campaign and hospitalised in Alexandria, ‘dangerously ill’. He rejoined his unit in France in March, 1916, but died as a result of wounds on 16th May, 1916.

 

Anne Panitz, Cranebrook NSW : 404891 Wing Commander Gordon Panitz – 22/8/1944. No 464 Squadron. Gordan ‘Peter’ Panitz is my husband’s Great Uncle. My husband (Terry) says that his Great Uncle is the reason why he joined the Air Force and served in it for 40 years. Gordan crash landed his Mosquito plane at Bona France after attacking railway yards at Chagny in France. Terry believes that after reviewing the propellers that the shrapnel from the trains came up and hit the airplane and that was the reason for the crash. The locals at Bona took his body along with the body of his navigator ‘Dicky’ Williams nad buried it in their Community Graveyard in Bona. Terry, I and our kids were lucky enough in 2015 to go and visit the crash site and his grave. My 2nd Great Uncle served in WWI – Paul Stanislaus Baxter, died 9/6/1917 at Messines, Belgium. Terry’s other relative, William Sailsbury died 22/7/1917 at Hill 60 – Zonnebeke, Belgium. i have attached a photo of Gordan’s grave in Bona.

 

Zelda Harman, Brook NSW: In memory of my Lost Uncle David John Palmer, Private, 21st Infantry Battalion, AIF (Service Number 2233). Enlisted 17 July 1915. Killed in service, France, August 1916, Villers-Bretonneux. Laid to rest Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial, France)

 

Leslee Hope, Tathra NSW:These poppies were made in memory and respect for my Great Uncles: Arthur Leonard 4461 AIF 26th Battalion, Killed in action 5/8/16 Pozières, Somme Picardie France. Lance Corporal Leonard Leonard 601 3rd Gunners 42nd Battalion, and my son, currently serving: Leading Seaman Adam Hope. Thank you for your service.

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Colleen North, Fadden ACT:In memory of Private George Edmund Challis KIA 11 April 1917 Bullecourt

Cheryl Hall, Kurnell NSW:White poppies for nurses. Purple poppies for service animals. Red poppies for our troops. In remembrance. I dedicate to Centaur Nurses Foundation on behalf of my Aunt Joy Vickerstaff AM. The Centaur (ship) sunk off the coast of QLD where 100+ nurses went down with their ship. Joy passed away earlier this year. Thank you. Cheryl (niece).

 

Elizabeth (Libby) Quinn, Holt ACT:Eric Kermond: PNG, WWII. Fred Kermond: PNG, WWII. Philip Muller: Transport Corps, Alice Springs-Darwin WWII.

 

Mrs Gwen Mackenzie, Pambula NSW:From the sister of Robert George Lowe, Service # NX 54794. Dates of service: 11 June 1940 to 4th December 1945. 9th Division. With sincere gratitude to all those who have dedicated their lives to the defence of our country and peace in the world. Thank you.

Gillian McFarland, Wanniassa ACt:William Robins was born in Fitzroy, Victoria, on 9 July 1886, theh son of William and Maggie (nee McNab). William married Euphemia May Turnbull at Collingwood and they had one son, Ronald James, born 11 July 1915. Following the outbreak of World War One, at the age of 29 while employed as a driver, Bill enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on 15 February 1916. Following basic training he embarked at Melbourne on 28 July 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth England on 11 September 1916. Bill was taken on strength of the 24th Infantry Battalion in France on 23 December 1916. During this campaign on 4 October 1917 Bill was wounded in action in the left arm and left groin. He was later evacuated to England on 12 October 1917 for rehabilitation. He rejoined his unit in France on 25 March 1918 and on 15 May 1918 was fatally wounded in the abdomen. Bill died as a result of the shell wounds at 3:15am on 16 May 1918. Private William Robins was buried at Vignacourt Lens France (British Military Cemetery Plot 1 Row B Grave 4) on 21 May 1918 – Lest We Forget. Tribute From Gilliam McFarland, Granddaughter, Russell McFarland, Great Grandson; Sally Thompson and Jennie Shepphard, Great Granddaughters.

 

Maree Fox, Mt Riverview NSW: I dedicate these poppies to my father’s brother, Pilot Officer Allan James Neville Hockley who was lost with Bomber Command in 1944, and to my husband’s Great Uncle, Trooper Frederick George Burns, who was killed near Beersheba while serving with the 1st Light Horse REgiment. (Additional information about Trooper Burns is attached, together with a picture taken when I visited Uncle Allan Hockley’s War Grave in The Netherlands in 2017). (Note: these notes are stored with all dedications received by 5000 Poppies).

 

Celine Donnell, Manly Vale NSW:Poppies dedicated to Charles Robert Niclas (76th Infantry Regiment, WWI) from Celine and Pierre Niclas. 3/4/1915

 

Kim Newland : Please accept my contribution to your poppy appeal. I’ve had great pleasure in knitting them. The white one is for peace! (Mother of Defence Force Personnel)

 

Janet Ilchelf, Canberra ACT: I would like to dedicate my poppies to: My Grandfather, Daniel Stewart Campbell, Service number 2293. Born in 1869 in Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Scotland. He and his wife and four children emigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1908. There were eventually seven children, my father being the second youngest. In June 1916, Daniel enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force to serve in World War 1. On his enlistment form Daniel gives his age as 40 years and 7 months. In fact, being born in September 1869, he was 46 years and 9 months. Daniel returned from the ar in 1919 on the ship Rio Pardo. He died in 1930, probably affected by mustard gas. My uncle, Ian Stewart Campbell, service number 1502. Born 1898 in Helensburgh, Scotland. He emigrated with his parents and siblings to Australia in 1908. He attended Fort Street Boys High School, and enlisted in the AIF January 1916. Ian was sent to the 34th Battalion. In April 1917 he was promoted to the rank of temporary corporal. Ian was killed in action on 6 June 1917 at Ploegsteert, near Messines, Belgium, and is buried in the Strand Military Cemetery near Ploegsteert. My father, Kenneth Stewart Campbell, service number NX14008. Born 1911 in Sydney, Australia. Enlisted in AIF May 1940, sent to 1st Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Served in Darwin, the Middle East, on the Queen Mary and in Sydney. Retired from service with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1946. Died 1988. My uncle, Gordon John Martin, a commando in the cavalry commando regiments (independent companies), service number VX64564. Born in May 1913. Served in the Northern Territory, Timor, New Guinea. KIA in an ambush at Boiken, New Guinea, 25 June 1945. My uncle, James Beresford Martin, born Sydney, August 1922. Enlisted in the Australian Army in October 1941, discharged Feb 1943. Enlisted in RAAF 16 Feb 1943, discharged 9 Nov 1945. Died October 2014. My husband, Michael Ilchef (formerly Delcho Michael Iltscheff) – national serviceman and Vietnam Veteran. Served in Vietnam 1967-68. And to all those who have served in conflicts.

 

Jacqueline Cavallaro, Windor NSW: I hope I am not too late with my poppies. I had to stop knitting for a few months due to eye problems last year, but all is well now. My grandfather, Reginald Harwood Addison fought on the Western Front in WWI but he was one of the lucky ones and returned home.

CWA Jindabyne Branch (S Bollard), Jindabyne NSW: Poppies from the CWA Ladies in Jindabyne NSW for your 60,000 Poppy Appeal. Made with love ‘We Shall Remember Them’ always.

 

Emily Johnson and Loretto Good, Crestwood NSW: 1 poppy, created by Loretto Good, from “Shearwood”, Milthorpe NSW. Dedicated to George Shearwood, 34 Battalion, killed 6/5/18. Emily – my paternal Grandfather’s brother, so my Great Uncle. Loretto’s Great Uncle too.

 

Judith Flitcroft, Matraville NSW: In memory of my late father, James Skewes, Number 147, 7th Light Horse.

 

Dedication from Hilary Thackery and the family of CW Roost, KIA Vietnam 23rd December 1968. Always remembered, never forgotten. MDMSDSPLNT

 

Joanna Busato, Vale Park SA: A small token of 21 poppies, dedicated to all the “Rankins” who fell.

 

Vera Liondas, Merrylands NSW:These poppies have been knitted by the Ladies of the Saturday Knitting Club – Merrylands Library – who are quite excited to be able to take part in your display.

Herewith my poor contribution to your display. I had good intentions but alas my hands rebelled. All good wishes. Will there be any postcards of the displayed poppies?

Some of our golfing members banded together and amassed 236 knitted and crochet poppies – all shapes and sizes. We hope you reach your target and that our contribution helps. We extend our thanks to you for allowing us to take part in this expression of honour to our Armed Forces personnel killed in battle.

I have been unwell on and off over the last weeks and was not able to get to the sewing group that I had planned to go to at Beaconsfield, Vic, hence I have just worked at home on these enclosed poppies. I hope they can be used this Anzac Day. My father did not go to war, but he was a senior technical officer at the Ministry of Munitions, so he did contribute, I feel, to what his country asked of him. As kids, we were never told what he did, but Mum said (when we were adults) that he had to draw plans of things like shells, and they were then tested out at Maribyrnong, Vic. We still don’t know very much about his work. HIs name was Francis Xavier Doyle. I hope these red poppies can be used somewhere there. Dad died when he was 52 years old.

Kate Gardiner: Dedicated to Trooper Andrew Cochrane, #1130. Enlisted 6th Light Horse Regiment, 15 December 1914, New South Wales, embarked aboard HMAT Chilka on 7 June 1915. He was promoted to Corporal and returned to Australia on 27 June 1919. Born Sydney, 22 April 1888. Occupation: Tobacconist. Died of natural causes, Sydney, 21 Aptil 1969, aged 80.

 

Barbara Laird (Holdorf) Isaacs ACT: These poppies are dedicated to the loving memory of three family members who served Australia in time of war. 2698 Lance Corporal Charles Sydney Laird, Military Medal, 56th Battalion AIF. Brother and Uncle, died of wounds, Peronne, France, 3 September 1918. NX24261 Lance Bombardier Ronald Lewis Holdorf, 1st Mountain Battery, Royal Australian Artillery. Brother and Uncle, died in an accident, Townsville, Queensland, 22 September 1942. NX53428 Sergeant Hector William Holdorf, Mentioned in Dispatches, 8th Division Headquarters Second AIF. Changi POW and Burma-Thailand Railway survivor. Husband, Father and Grandfather. Died before his time, Sydney, 4 October 1967.

 

Caroline Coombes and LIz Myszka, McGregor Act: These poppies are dedicated to the memory of the seven Australian soldiers whose details are attached. They were much loved and respected young family members who gave their lives in WWI so we could live our lives in peace and freedom. Three of them were my family members, three were members of my husband’s family and one was a family member of my friend, Betty Havercroft. Commemorated at the Autralian War Memorial, Canberra Australi, and the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France: Sergeant Ambrose Ernest Schultz: Ambrose was a cabinet maker from Richmond, Victoria. He joined the 14th Battalion on 15 January 1915. He survived Gallipoli and was killed in action at Bullecourt aged 24 on 11 April 1917. Ambrose left a sife and young daughter, both named Alma. His brother, Alexander Paul Schultz, also fought in France.   He survived and returned to Australia. He died aged 81 in 1975. Ambrose and Alexander were brothers of my grandfather. Private Hughie Stanley Barling: Hughie was an irondresser from Geelong, Victoria. He joined the 29th Battalion on 7 February 1916. Hughie was killed in action at the Somme in France aged 21 on 24 November 1916. Corporal Henry Barling: Henry was Hughie’s older brother. He was a carpenter from Geelong, Victoria. He joined the 5th Battalion on 9 June 1916. Henry was killed in action at the Battle of Amiens aged 30 on 9 August 1918. He left a wife, Cordelia. Henry and Hughie were first cousins of my grandmother. Her brother, Joseph Henry Barling, survived the war and returned to Australia. He died aged 57 in 1952. Private Arthur (Mick) James Coombes: Arthur was a farmer from Yarras in New South Wales. He joined the 1st Battalion on 10 August 1915. Arthur was killed in action at the Battle of Pozières Ridge aged 36 on 25 July 1916. Commemorated at the Autralian War Memorial, Canberra and Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Private Alfred Coombes:  Alfred was also a farmer from Yarras in New South Wales. He joined the 31st Battalion on 30 December 1915. Alfred was killed in action at the Battle of Messines, Belgium, aged 30 on 7 June 1917. Lance Corporal James Herman Breuer:  James was an apprentice fitter from Perth, Western Australia. He joined the 16th Battalion on 2 October 1915. James was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium, aged 23 on 12 October 1917. James was an only sone, and loved family member of Betty Havercroft. Commemorated at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, and Buried at Lissenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lance Corporal Stanley Coombes:  Stanley was a clerk from Yarras, New South Wales. He joined the 45th BAttalion on 11 August 1915. Stanley died of wounds aged 24, received also at the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 1917.

 

The City of Fairfield RSL Women’s Auxiliary has had the honour of making poppies and being a collection agent for Sydney South West Area. Our Auxilliary are sending 88 poppies from our ladies. We wish you every success with the Poppy Project and look forward to seeing the coverage of the Poppies in front of the Australian War Memorial on Remembrance Day.

 

 

Vicki Walsh, Melba ACT: These poppies are dedicated to my Father and my Husband. Two poppies (anchor button): Gilbert Harvey Hall. Royal New Zealand Navy. World War II. One poppy (black button): Cpl Garth Walsh. Australian Army, 1987 – present.

 

Jill Alexander ACT: Eric Kermond: PNG, WWII. Fred Kermond: PNG, WWII. Philip Muller: Transport Corps, Alice Springs-Darwin WWII.

 

Lin Hurdren, Overton USA: Dedicated to Sargent William Turnbull of Northumbrian Fusilliers and Durham Light Infantry. Dedicated to Carl Arthur Barth, my paternal grandfather, born 14/9/1891 and passed 16/4/1947. He did return from the war. Dedicated to Private George Henry Risbey who was in the Durham Light Infantry.

 

Lorraine Avery, Menai NSW: Please remember my 2 grandfathers: Wilfred Jack Turnidge 16/9/1897 – 9/8/61, enlisted 30/5/1916; George Edward Reibelt, 17/2/1895 – 15/5/1950, enlisted 9/2/1916.

Donation from PHD (Projects Half Done) Group, Aranda ACT. Suzanne Collins, Jane Avent, Gail Hill, Uta Maish, Annelies Raughton, Wanda Sipa, Jill Lucas. What a fantastic project, so honoured to be able to contribute.

 

Mrs Faye Costello, Raby NSW:These poppies are in memory of my “Uncle Frank”, Francis H B Salmon. Killed near Passchendaele Ridge 10th October 1917, aged 27 years. My Uncle Frank, I never knew, only this photo was on my Aunt’s dressing table till she died in her mid eighties. She never married again, had no children, but was dearly loved by all her nieces and nephews, and children she had cared for. Thank you for the opportunity to do this, thinking of the terrible conditions he must have died in.

 

Racquel and Cara Roberts: One poppy represents 1000 Australians killed in action in WWI.

For Samuel Crowther Died 14 May 1915, from Casino, NSW, and Travice Crowther, died of wounds while POW in Germany 1/2/1917, Born Grafton, NSW, from Casino, NSW. Loved and remembered xx

Wowan/Dululu Multi-Purpose Centre, Wowan Qld: Dedicated to all men and women who laid down their lives in service to their countries, and in the cause of justice, peace and freedom. May it serve as a symbol of their duty to our countries, our leaders and those whom they served. May this memorial inspire in all, service above self, and a commitment to those same ideas of justice, peace and freedom. So now let us dedicate this Memorial to the memory of those who died for their country.

Sharon Rea, Abbotsbury NSW: On behalf of my sisters, Suzanne, Leone and my brother Stephen, I would like to dedicate these poppies to the memory of our parents, both of whom served in the army during World War II. James Myers REA, Service No NX192432, 2/10 Australian General Transport Corps. (Ruby) Joyce REA, Service No NF456281, LHQ EME School. Also to the memory of our uncles: (Steven) John LOUD, Service No 51423, Army – served in Korea, and Kenneth John PRIOR, Service No 27747, Royal Australian Infantry Corps, Vietnam. Sharon REA.

 

Joy P McManus, Ulladulla NSW:Please find enclosed the last lot of poppies we have knitted for Anzac Day. The knitters are Coral Collins (90 years old) and myself. We have knitted a lot more poppies which were handed over to another knitting team, so this is the last of our effort. Coral’s Uncle was in the 2nd World War, Albert Faulkner from Uralla NSW (army), and my Uncle was James McManus from Sea Lake, Victoria, Light Horse Brigade Gallipoli, 8th Australian, 2nd Reinforcement.

 

Kathleen Brigdale, Yass NSW: In memory of: Patrick Madden, WWI and Peter Brigdale, WWII

Tessa Van Basel, Freshwater Qld: Your sacrifices have not been forgotten.

 

Doreen and Allan Goldie, Wangi Wangi NSWI had an uncle who died fighting in France, in the First World War, and we have a granddaughter in the armed service (at present overseas) who is very dedicated to her job. She has been in service for 20 years. We still maintain our interest in Anzad Day and attend service at Wangi Wangi NSW Australia. May Anzac Day never be forgotten. Uncle: James Henry Goldie (WWI). Granddaughter: WO2 Melissa Jayne Boswell: East Timor, Solomons, Iraq, currently deployed in Middle East.

 

Dianne Duffy and Sandra Halfpenny (Canada), Waverley TAs: These poppies are given in memory of our dear grandfather and great grandfather, Private William Gordon Bessell. Born 6 June 1891, died 4 September 1977. 12th Battalion, 3rd Brigade Infantry Reinforcements. Regimental Number 1202. Enlisted 15 October 1914, discharged 13 September 1918 (he was left deaf in his left ear). William fought at Gallipoli, France and Belgium. James Hall and Stanley John Hall – brothers who both came home. James Hall, born 4 August 1890, died 9 October 1971 (aged 81) South Australia. 27th Infantry BAttalion, 2nd Machine Gun Company. Regimental Number 580. Enlisted 20 February 1915, promoted to Lance Corporal 1917. Discharged and returned to Australia on “Warwickshire” 5 April 1919. Stanley John Hall, born 1897, Died 1975. 47th Australian Infantry Battalion, then 15th Infantry Battalion – 1 to 23 reinforcements (Dec 1914 – Nov 1916). Regimental Number 4049. Enlisted 31 August 1915. AWarded Military Medal for Bravery in Battlefield. Discharged 15 October 1918. Stanley was everely wounded, losing his left leg. RIP. John Button’s ancestors, Remembered with Love: Private Alfred Button Service No 30 – served in Boer War. First Australian Regiment Tas; First Tas Mounted Infantry Contingent. Killed in action 9 Feb 1990 at Jasfontein; Rensburg, South Africa. Private Ernest John Button 10th Australian Field Ambulance. Regimental Number: 134. Returned Home 23 June 1919. Corporal James Button 40th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Regimental Number 132. He died at Ypres in Belgium 13 October 1917 with no known grave. Private Herbert James Button 40th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Regimental Number 111. The 4 men above were brothers, only Ernest and Herbert came home. The two men below are their cousins, neither came home. Sapper Edward Button 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company. Regimental Number 5964. Died 6 May 1917, Buried Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension 2 1/4 miles south of Nœux Les Mines, France. Corporal John Joseph Button 2nd Pioneer Battalion. Regimental Number 1785. He served in Egypt, Anzac Cove, Western Front, and he died of his wounds 3 months before war ended in August 1918. He is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, 2 3/4 miles west of Corbie, France. These poppies have been made with love and care in honour of our grandad John (Jack) Walsh. Born 28 February 1897, died 21 August 1966. WWI 12th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Motto: Ducit Amor Patriae (Love of my country leads me). Colours: White over blue. Regimental Number 2926. Enlisted 19 August 1915. John was appointed to the 26th Battalion on 27 September 1915. He was allotted to proceed to join the 12th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade on 2 March 1916 which was then deployed to the Western Front: Pozières, Retreat to the Hindenburg Line, Bullecourt, Menin Road, Broodeseinde, Hazebrouck, Amiens, Passchendaele. John was promoted to Company Quarter Master Sergeant on 29 December 1916 and awarded the Belgien decoration, the Croix de Guerre on 16 February 1918. He was only one of 193 Australian servicemen to receive this award. John was discharged from the AIF on 15 June 1919. John was a son and brother when he enlisted in 1915. Fortunate for us he came home and became a husband, father and grandfather. RIP and forever in our hearts. Your grandchildren Dianne Duffy, Yvonne Hill, Wendy Hill, Sandra Halpenny, Scott Dalton. James Vincent Walsh, older brother of John Walsh. Both remembered with love RIP. Born 1888, died 23 September 1963. WWI No 2 Tunnelling Company and 1 Reinforcements (May 1916). Regimental Number 5058. Enlisted 7 March 1916, enlistment rank: Sapper. Place of embarkation: Melbourne, on board HMAT ‘Warilda’ A69. Discharged 20 May 1919 and returned to Australia on board the ‘Nestor’. Lest We Forget.

 

Vivien Swain, Sydney NSW: To remember with love the sacrifice of our unknown soldiers

 

Mrs Pauline Cook, Long Beach NSW: These poppies were made by the female descendants of Harold Owen Cook, killed in 1916 in France; Joseph Gratton, who drowned when the ship he was on (Leinster) was sunk in the Irish Sea  in October 1918; and John Gratton who drowned when the Japanese ship (Rakuyo Maru) he was a prisoner on was sunk in WW2. The poppies were first used for a memorial to Joseph Gratton in the “Jumpers for Jazz” festival in Warwick, Qld. We all thought that donating the poppies to the War Memorial was a fitting final use for them. Copies of official documents provided and archived by 5000 Poppies.

 

Mrs Ros Hannell, Everton Park Qld: With respect and pleasure

 

Mrs Julia M Smith, Bribie Island Qld: With respect and pleasure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These poppies were made by the Campbelltown City Plice Command, the Hope Program and Volunteers. A special thank you to Themalina Whitney who assisted. An acknowledgement of servie of our servicemen and women.

 

Mrs Loretta Harnett, Canton Beach NSW:   Raymond Charles Taylor (Private) NX56487 – Second 17th Battalion WWII. Killed in action in Egypt in 1942. Libya 24th October 1942. 22 years old – memorial panel 40 at the Australian War Memorial Canberra. El Alamein.

 

Lilly Rose Anderson, Queanbeyan NSW: George Thomas Franklin 42 BN 2AIF. Tommy Lynch. Jack Lynch – HMAS Sydney. Vince Lynch.

 

Knitted by a lovely older lady living on an isolated farm in rural SA. Would love any sort of thank you letter. It would mean a great deal. She knitted them while her son-in-law was serving in Afghanistan to keep her mind occupied to prevent stress.

 

Genevieve Power, Forrest ACT: My grandfather William Albert McNamara fought in WWI and came home alive.

 

Irene Hine, Spence ACT:  Dedication to Mick Togalini

 

Lynn Waterman Port Elliot SA: My father Jack Bates joined up in 1939, he was in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers – REME. He served in North Africa and Italy for the duration of the war, serving under Montgomery. His medals are the Victory Medal and the Service Medal. He also received the Africa Star and the Italy Star. He has a bar on his AFrica Star. Only soldiers serving under Montgomery received that, they were known as the Eighth Army or the Desert Rats. His army number is 2829.

 

PHQ 2018

Eudunda Community Hub & Shed, Eudunda SA: We would like those men & women of our small community we have served during the past 120 years to be remembered in some small way

 

 

Karen Ford, Glen Iris Vic: Dad served in the army WW2 New Guinea. On November 10, 2009 (aged 86) he was diagnosed with Multiple Myaloma 7 given 8 weeks to live. He looked down at a poppy we had bought him for Remembrance Day and said “Well, I’ve had many opportunities so man other fellas never had”. He died in Jan ’10. I will never forget Dad’s words. These poppies are because every life is precious.
Margaret Finch, Brunswick Vic: In loving memory of my two great uncles who were dearly loved and always missed and remembered with great love by my paternal grandparents Herbert Richards and Elsie Richards (Lade). Stephen Lade, Lieutenant 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Australian Army, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Flanders Belgium. Harold Charles Richards, Private 7th Australian Infantry Battalion, Australian Army, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders Belgium.
Kay Meadows, Kareela NSW: To all those who died to make our country what it is today.
Patricia Freeman, St Albans: To the men from Mundalla Sth Aust. Who died in WW1 and 2.
Jenny Zantis nee Kettle, Mittagong NSW: To my great uncle……(On my mothers side), Private Frederick Otho Wheatley (known as Joe), 1st Battalion Infantry, Service No. 4011, Left Australia 19.7.15 and served in France. Returned to Aust 8.4.15?. Sent postcard to his sister in Australian (Dalton NSW) from the trenches discussing the weather and unsuccessful attempts by the Germans to gas him and his comrades due to “favourable” wind.
Stassi Austin, Cowra NSW: I dedicate these poppies to the brave men and women who have/are currently serving to protect this country. I am extemely grateful to them that I can live in a safe country.
Jacqui Treseder, Picketts Valley NSW: To my grandfather I never met. 4304 L/Cpl Jack McIntyre Leck, Signeller 2nd Battalion. AIF, Egypt & France 1915-1916. Wounded in the first charge at Pozieres, a bullet to the side of the head. He was sent home in 1916 an honourable discharge.
Joyce Cesario, Mt Gambier SA: Dedicating these 5 poppies to the nurses and medical staff who gave their lives during the war.
Diana Cork, Harcourt Valley Heritage Centre, Harcourt Vic: These 211 poppies were knitted by Joan, Jodie, Robyn, Lyn and Diana. 92 men joined up in WW1 from Harcourt & the surrounding areas of Barkers Creek, Woodbrook, Harcourt and Faraday. 26 men did not return & their names are engraved on the Cenotaph in Stanley Park. Names engraved from WW1: A Archer, F H Armstrong, K J Bolitho, T Bolitho, H W Brown, F A Caddy, H C Clarkson, E E Dilworth, D R Facey, E H Ely, J T Face, R B Facey, S G Facey, P Fleming, R Gartside, C Heaslip, G L Lupton, F H Pellas, I P T Pellas, H R Pollard, E E Pryor, P A R Rash, H F Smith, D H Thomas, S Worley. WW2: E J Bertuch, S C Ellery, A B Facey, V G Grant, R F Hankinson, G E Jones, K R McKindley, H J A McLean, D Peeler, H A Struhs, K R Warren. Researching the past we discovered you & your story which enriches our lives now & in the future.
Carolyn Hillman: These are done in memory of my great uncle Robert Mathewson killed at Gallipoli.
Night Owl Quilters, Malva Bay and members of the community, Malva Bay NSW: Made with love and appreciation to all those men and women who have served and are still serving, so that we may live in peace.
Deirdre Stewart, Birchgrove NSW: We’d like to dedicate these poppies to our great uncles: John Cantello 3488 our maternal grandfather’s brother, 17th Battalion 8th Reinformcement who died on May 19th 1916, from illness. He is buried in Longeenesse ( St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery ( Plot 111, Row B, Grave 15) France and Ernest David Clark 1672 our maternal grandmother’s brother, 5th Light Trence Mortar Batter, Australian Field Artillery (attaced or tranferred from the 19th Battalion Australian Infantry, wounded 21 September 1917 and died 1st October 1917 and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery XX-C-5A. From Megan, Wendy, Jill and Deirdre daughters of Audrey Steart (nee Cantello) who lost both these uncles in World War 1 when they were 25 years old.
Pauline Kruger, Narre Warren Vic: Lance Corporal Henry John Hawker Reg No 26/808, Killed in Action, France 5/6/1916. With gratitude for your sacrifice, your sacrifice, Great Neice Pauline.
Amanda Watson-Will and family, Teneriffe Qld: You will find just two poppies which I made specifically to honour the memories of my two great uncles who did not return from World War 1.  There names are Major Douglas Herman Cannan and Captain Dudley Rankin. ( Although a Queenslander, Capt Rankin travelled to England to join the British Army).
Judith Waler ( nee Raffin), Cooparoo Qld: Remembering four lads from Edinburgh Scotland. My Father, Sgt Joseph Watson Raffin, his 2 brothers, Sgt Charles Raffin & James Raffin who joined the army and youngest brother William Bailey Raffin who was killed on the Dover Patrol he had joined the Navy. Body never recovered.
Joanne Rodney & Year 8 students, Bell Qld: With gratitude for sacrifice. Lest We Forget. Bell State School, Qld.
Mrs Cleworth Adams, Glengowrie SA: These poppies are dedicated to : my father, George Arthur Walt who served on the Western Front in World War 1. My husband, Bruce Wilmot Adams who served in the Pacific in World War 2. My grandson in law, Tyson Yew, who served in Afghanistan 2008.
Mrs Adele F Smith, Oak Valley Qld: To my great uncle 973 Pte R B Brooker of 9ith Inf BN AIF. Survived Gallipoli, but died on the Western Front.
Lawrence & Barbara Hulse, Greensborough Vic: For all those who fought to save our freedom including form our families: Charles Norman Hulse and Joseph Edward Bauer.
Beverley Reynolds, Thornleigh NSW: In memory of members Rhall Family of Young, NSW who fought in 1st World War.
Glennis Brothers, Freshwater NSW: Knitted into this poppy is Australians’ honour of the sacrifice you made for all of us, the respect we hold you in and our overwhelming love on the Anniversary to the end of WW 1
Marian Hagop, Killarney Vale NSW: To all those who sacrificed their lives for our Great Country.
Alli Carr, Mitcham Vic: Dedication for Francis Daniel McCarthy (my grandad’s uncle Frank). Frank enlisted in October 1915 stating his age as “21 years and 6 months”, he was barely 18. He left for war in March 1916, the after grandad’s 8th birthday. He was killed on September 30th, 1917 aged 20, in the Battle of Polygon Wood, Belgium. Grandad lovingly kept all Frank’s postcards that he wrote from abroad. ” Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, watched sunset glow. Loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders Field” RIP and thank you, Uncle Frank
Margot O’Brien, Rosebup Vic: These poppies are in remembrance of my uncle, Pte Richard Alexander Ralph, KIA, northern France (Somme) Aug 9th 1918, aged 19 years (and his comrades).
Janice Smith, Siblings:Dawn, Winston, Pamela,David, Jindera NSW: These poppies are dedicated to the memory of our father Private Horace Arthur Chandler, SN 21227 and our uncle Private Ernest Jospeh Evans, SN VX128169 and to all the men and women who have fought for the freedom we enjoy today. Lest We Forget. Our dad served with the 7th Australian Infrantry Battalion at Gallipoli and later with the 8th Field Artillery Brigade on the Western Front. Was wounded at Lone Pine, Gallipoli and Pozieres, France. He also served in World War 2 with the 3rd Reserve 15th battalion VDC, Victoria. Our uncle served in World War 2 in Borneo and the Pacific.
Ann Donovan, Harristown Qld: Dedication to 1/ Pte Cecil Boyce Donovan – enlisted 30th Oct 1916, 6660 – 19/25 Batn, France. Wounded in Action 30-10-17, KIA 2nd Sept 1918 – last battle Mont St Quinton. Loved son of proud parents, Richard Henry Donovan & Florence (Dowling) Donovan: 2/ Pte Leslie Stuart Charles, Enl 17-07-1915, “A Coy”, 31st Btn KIA 20-7-16. 174 3/ Pte James Henry Charles enlisted 25th Sept 1915, 12/25th Btn France – KIA 14/11/1916, 4686. Sons of the Inglewood District Qld – we thank you & remember you.
Janet Bamford, Valentine NSW: This is dedicated to Harold Oxley Howard and the many others who were killed at the Battle of Bullecourt, May 1917. And in Honour of Frank Coburn, my grandfather.
Ruth Clark: My mother recovered, but my father, who is one of those I dedciated my poppies, did not do so well. William Ralph Clark, our family conerstone, died on 11 May 2018. He was a war hero, awarded a DFC, and was part of those who wrote the official war history after WW2, with Gavin Long.
Jennie Norman, Ripponlea Vic: I would like to dedicate this one poppy to my dear Mother (a dedicated nurse & mother) who passed away on 23rd April (Funeral Anzac Day). Also to my late grandfather Eli Bowman Taylor who approx (1914-1916) fought in World War 1 and was injured. Also too my mother’s late brother Jack Taylor who was in the Navy marines in World War 2. But most of all for the Remembrance day of my dear mother Mrs Olive Norman and the many who’ve fallen.
Deidre Swan, Woollamia NSW: In memory of Pte George Patrick Joseph McGillis. KIA 25th July1916, Pozieres. On behalf of myself & the many McGillis descendents.
Rita Miller,Birkdale QLD: I would like to dedicate them to: my maternal great-uncle Sergeant Stephen Atkinson of 26th Battalion AIF who was killed in WW1 aged 30, on 7th October 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. My paternal uncle Warrant Officer Frank Esbert Muller RAAF who was shot down over the Bay of Biscay aged 22 on 18th March 1944 and who is remembered with honour at Runnymede Memorial, England.
Carol Armstrong, Mount Larcom Qld: To my great uncle Private Albert Edward Shepherson, Service Number 1740A, 47th Australian Infrantry Battalion, First World War 1914-1918. Killed in France on 5th April 1918. Buried at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. R.I.P. He fought and deid in France and will forever be remembered.
Christine Beves, Ryde NSW: Dedicated to my Father, William John Grant.
Joyce Davidson, Miles Qld: Dedication to my father 1st AIF 1914-1918, Herbert William Davidson, and all who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War 1 & 2, and other conflicts.
Cathy Sullivan, Trevallyn Tas: Dedication to Sidney Bodkin, my great uncle. Sidney fought in WW1 and landed in the Somme, three days before Christmas, 1916. He survived being shot on two occasions as well as a bout of influenza, before returneing to Australia in September 1918. Like many of his compatriots, Sidney suffered fromt he effects of the war for the rest of his life.
Brenda Hansell, Mt Pleasant WA: To my grandfather, Frank Brown, Australian Inperial Forces, 17th Battalion, 5th Brigade. He married in August 1915 and one week later sailed for war service overseas – France, Belgium, Gallipoli – and returned. Also to members of my family who have served since & still do: aunts, uncles, cousins in law, son. Les We Forget.
Browyn McKenna, Terranora NSW: Dedication to my father, Staff Sgt George Alexander Smith, who served in 2/10 Field Ambulance in WW2, Papua New Guinea.
Mija Chandler, Mount Waverley Vic: In memory of my dear Papa who fought in WW2 and all ANZACS who fought so bravely overseas.
Lyn Humphreys, Bathurst NSW: I would like to dedicate my 400 poppies to our 3 boys, Sqn Ldr John N Humphreys, Lt Col Kevin D Humphreys & Sgt Mark A Humphreys, who together have  served a total of 60 years in the Australian Defence Force, with tours of Papua/New Guinea, Timor, Iraq & Afghanistan. I would also like to remember my late Father, Fred White, who served with the Australian Defence Force in New Guinea in WW2, & all the men & women who served in all conflicts & those who tragically did not return home. On behalf of my late husband John L Humphreys & myself our love & pride.
The Knitters Club, Bentleigh Vic: Dedciation to all those that served during the 1st World War. To the many Australian’s that gave up their lives.
Mrs Shirley Rozman, Hewett: I dedicate my poppies to my late father who served in the British Army through World War 2. He was born in 1918 and passed away in 2001. His name was Raymond Albert Wright.
Anne Edwards, Wanniassa ACT: To my husband’s great uncle Leslie Luke McGann, Service No. 510, place of enlistment, Polkobin, NSW. Died 7th June 1917, Messines Ridge, West Flanders, Belgium, 34th Australian Infantry (AIF), Killed in Action. Rest In Peace.
Beverley A Anderson, Wagin WA: Dedicated to Edward Oliver Deveson, RAAF, died in crash in Holland 25/03/44. Patsy Lloyd:dedication for William George Gilpin, RAN (Merchant Navy), Lost at sea 12/08/1942.
Dana Warby, Viewbank Vic: This poppy is dedicated to my great uncle, Herbert Leslie Gittins. Herbert died in Ypres, France in 1917. He was Just 26 years old. He served as a Private in the 1st Battalion A.I.F from 1915. Proudly remembered.
Suzanne Wright, McCrae Vic: To the dear grandfather I never had the chance to meet – thank you from the bottom of my heart. – R.I.P
Cheryl Emerton, Mornington Vic: These 256 poppies have been made with love to the memory of Wing Commander James Gibson Emerton who at just 26 years of age was shot down and killed oner New Britain. Always in our hearts.
Mrs Jenny Bond, Ermington NSW: Dedications to Alexander MacLeay Sanders (my great uncle) #1190. Mac was killed in action on 6th August 1915 with no known grave, but is mentioned on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula. For manyu years my great grandmother had her husband write to the War Office to find out exactly where he was buried. He was their only sone of four, who had enlisted, not to return home to Australia. Having 3 sons of my own, I fgind ANZAC Day more difficult knowing this story. Herbert Burdett Sanders (double cousin of Uncle Mac) #1074. Besides serving in Gallipoli, he served on the Western Front. He was killed on 23 July 1916 with three other men, in a blast, at Pozieres. Only one man survived, but wasn’t him. William Bowie, (my grandfather) #685. He served in Gallipoli and many of the campaigns on the Western Front. Fortunately, he returned to Australia though he suffered the effects of the conflict until his death in 1948. Unhappliy he saw my father (their youngest son) go off to fight the Japanese in WW2. Fortunately, dad returned safely to Australia at the end of that war.
Walter Day: For my granddad one of the “Fair Dinkums” – the last to leave ANZAC – Gallipoli.
Isabel Lathlean, Glen Osmond SA: My father fought at the Somme and was wounded twice. The last was a severe head wound and it was the freezing conditions that saved him from bleeding to death. He never complained. He was one of nature’s gentlemen. The most beautiful man I have ever known.
Antonina Shirokova, Wentworth Falls NSW: To all soldiers, men and women who gave their lives so we can live in peace. We are forever grateful.
Dawn Gold, Lalor Park NSW: In memory of John Robert Barnsdale Stevens, served in France 1916-1918 and his son Bertram Robert Stevens, 1941=2-1943, served on the “Patricia Cam”
Marianne O’Donnell, Hallidays Point NSW: These poppies are dedicated to our family members who died in the war and those who fought and came back broken. To the family members and friends who we never knew because they died too young. For those who came back broken and we didn’t understand why they were alcoholics or could not fit comfortable back into society because they had seen too much horror. For those who were robbed of a life and their families who had to deal with the hardship of losing their loved ones – husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister, friends etc. For all those men and women who fought to keep Australia a great and safe place to live. Thank You.
Vicky Petsinis, Coloured Threads Knitters – Ajani Living and Learning Centre, Lower Templestowe Vic: “In honour of all who fought & died in the name of humanity and freedom – Rest in Peace – in collaboration and community spirit Coloured Threads Knitters.
Beryl Holland, Lockwood South Vic: Dedication for my Uncle Archie Allan: SN 4132, Place of birth: Horsham Vic, Trade/calling: Farmer, Age of Enrolment: 19 years and 7 months, Joined on the 12th August 1915. 4/10/1917 Archie was serving in the machine gun section of the 6th Platoon of the 7th Battalion. An attack was made on Passchendaele Ridge to the left of Polygon Wood, only one man came out alive after being caught in the German barrage. Archin Allan was killed in action in Belgium. RIP.
Anne-Marie Rowe, Mt Lawley WA: Dedication to Perceival Rowland Woof (Germany) POW WW1.
Arlie ‘Gem’ Caldwell nee Bestman: In loving memory of Sgt Kevin Clyde Bestman (Beytman), Water Transport WW2.
Tracy Barrie, Pollenvale Qld: In memory of our relatives who fought and sacrificed in the World War.
Sally Routledge, Mons Qld: Dedicated to the memory of my great uncle, 2nd Liertenant Herbert rosindale, 1st/4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action 11th October 1918, Cambrai, France. Lest We Forget.
Lee Courtwood, Lidcombe NSW: Dedication to Ronald Ernest Coates, SN 836, 2nd Bn Australian Infantry, KIA 8th Aug 1915, age 19: Name located AWM Roll of Honour, Panel 32: Also WW1 nurses: Anne Donnell, Grace Wilson, Muriel Wakefield, Hilda Samsing, Claire Trestrail.
Philip: To the dear grandfather I never had the chance to meet – thank you from the bottome of my heart.
Jane Rimmington, Cherrybrook NSW: “Lest we Forget”, Forever in your debt.
Sue Spence: I am dedicating these to my father. He wasn’t one of the thousdand killed in Gallipoli, but did serve in the great war and WW2. I am also dedicating these to my son who served in the Gulf War. He is in the Air Force and still serving his country.
Victoria Bargmann, Lesmurdie WA: These poppies have been made in recognition of my husband’s uncle, Anders Peter Viggo Bargmann, who served with the 50th Infantry Battalion. He was tragically killed in action on June 12th 1918 and is buried at Villiers Bretonneau, France, alongside so many other brave men who gave their lives to help make Australia the free ad prosperious nation it is today. We remember him with pride.
Lynn Thurley, Ssey Qtrathpine Qld: In memory & thanks to my father Alistair William Ramsey QX44423, who served AIF as a private from 5/12/1942 to 10/07/1946. My grandfather – Trooper Martin O’Brien (322) of the 11th Light Horse Brigade. Our memories hold you both dear to us. We love you.
Janice McDonald, Beacon Hill NSW: Thank you DAD xx
Lyn Keane, Castle Hill NSW: “Your sacrifice will live in our nation’s heart forever”
Jan Cook: Dedicated to Arthur Roy Halgren, died of wounds 1/10.1918, 24 yo and William James Cook, Palestine 13/8/1917.
Jenny Foster, Templestowe Vic: My grandfather, Keith Wark, and his brother, Blair, were amongst those fortunate to survive World War 1. They were both decorated and Blair was awarded a Victoria Cross which is currently on display at the Australian War Memorial, on loan from the Queensland Museum. I therefore made these poppies as a small tribute fot those with whom they served but did not come home.
Irene Baran & Marie Kuzyl, Oak Park Vic: Dedication to Wally Magalas, a Vietnam Veteran, who passed away April 2018 RIP.
Suzanne Bates, Rowville Vic: Thinking of my father in law, Stan Bates, & my uncle Alan Polson. Both whom fought for our country & sacrificed much for us.
Maxine McEwen, Riverton WA: Two poppies in remembrance of my uncle, Joseph Jackson who died in France 1918
Jeanette Reimero, North Toowoomba Qld: Dedication to my father and mother who both served during WW2. Pte John Charles Robert Carter 1920-1925 Aust Army served at Morotai, near New Guinea. Aircraft Women Vera May Carter 1925- still going strong. RAAF served in Aust. Was due to go overseas when peace was declared. I am very proud of the sacrifice my parents were willing to make for our freedom.
Rhonda Cowin, Shailer Park Qld: I dedicate these for my Grandpa, Robert Olding WW1, my DAD, Colin Robert Olding, WW2, my Father In Law, Harry Francis Cowin WW2.
Charmaine Leech, Mt Ommaney Qld: Dedication for my family members who have serve & continue to serve. Thank you!
Judith Buist, Turramurra NSW: Honourings service of Ernest Kranzcke killed in 1st World War. Brother Richard & 14 yo Walter. 26 Villas Brettoneux, Garden Court, Belgium. Stormy Trench, Memorial Panel 69. Ernest was my great uncle.
Mrs Janice C Donovan, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island Qld: I am dedicating these poppies in memory of the sailors from the HMAS Perth on which my Uncle SN 24382, Clifford Isaac Winnett, survived its sinking, was forced to work on the Thai Burma Railway, and survived, only to be put on the Rakuyo Maru and sunk by torpedo on 12/9/1944 age 22years 11 months.
Simone McManus: Our G7c teacher Gabrielle Wise completed these poppies whilst teaching our students to knit at Guilford Young College Hobart. In remebrance of sacrifice, courage and memory of live lossed. Sincere appreciation.
Petra & Wayne Johnson, West Hobart Tas: We’d like to dedicate our poppies to the memory of our grandfathers who were survivors of WW1 and both served in France. Both lived full ives into their eighties. :WILLIAM TURNER TATNELL AND HENRY CHARLES BERRY
Sandra Ryan, Highton Vic: Dedication for my great uncles who fought for our freedom: PRIVATE HARRY NORMAN MCGANN 44 AND PRIVATE VICTOR LESLIE MCGANN 2656
Jola Masojada, Woollahra NSW: Dedication for Josef Noel – with love and gratitude.
Elizabeth Johnstone, Rozelle NSW: In honour of all Australians who gave their lives in World War 1, with special thoughts for those in the 20th & 42nd Battalions. May their sacrifice never be forgotten.
Fiona Parker, Cooroy Qld: Dedicated to Gordon Doughlas Garwood 42243 Sgt 161 Battery RN Artillery Vietnam 1967 & 1969
Louisa Chuyl, Chandlers Hill SA: Thanks – your sacrifice enabled me to make & enjoy making these poppies.
Mevrynn Walford, Engadine NSW: In memory of the Light Horse at Beersheba
Elanora Library, Elanora Qld: Lest We Forget. Thank you to the dedicated library customers who gave their time to this course.
Carol Neumann, Williamstown Vic: For my father who served in bomber command flying Lancasters in WW2 and all those other brave men & women who fought.
Evelyn Pepper, Williamstown Vic: In memory of Alf Kuhne Age 20 Missing in Action, believed killes at the Battle of Polygon Wood Sept 1917. His name is on the Menin Gate
University of Wollongong Staff & Students, Wollongong NSW: Would like to pay tribute to all current and former members of the Australian Defence Force. We honour the memory of those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to serve our country.
Belinda Brooks, South Australia:Dedicated to Thomas Edward Brooks 26-7-1888 to 4-10-1918 Australian Field Artillery 8827 5th Bde Buried – Bellicourt France and my dad Desmond John Brooks 14/1/1941 – 24/09/2105 Australian Navy R57222
Lenah Valley RSL, Lenah Valley TAS: Knitted with love and pride from members of the Lenah Valley RSL and local community. “Lest We Forget”
Carol & Michelle Hook, Lenah Valley TAS: Donated in loving memory of Ernest William Hall, 12th Infantry Battalion, AIF Service Number 4806. Died in France 22 February 1917.
K Childs, Claremont Tas: In memory of three brothers who fought in the First World War, Charles Albert Billinghurst 15140 (My Father), David Billinghurst 614 Wounded, George Billinghurst 2520 Killed in Action
M Mullen: David Billinghurst T884 Wounded, Charles Billinghurst 15140 (Father), George Billinghurst Killed in Action. These poppies have been knitted with love and respect to honour the men named above and their colleagues who fought together in the Great War – some making the ultimate sacrifice.
Leanne Barrie, Romsey Vic: To my husband’s great uncle. Thomas Ritchie, who gave his life for the Empire, at Gallipoli, Turkey May 5th 1915. Aged 33 years.
Peta Jeffery, Kingston TAS: Dedicated with thanks, admiration and pride to my family who fought, and those who participated at home.
Natalie McMillan, Camp Hill: Thank you to all who served our great country for your bravery and honesty.
Beryl Harris, Soldier’s Hill Vic: In memory of my Dad’s brother – my Unlce James McCrae who died in France – 1st World War.
Mrs Janice Leys, Leumeah NSW: Dedication to Frederick Bryen (2nd Cousin) KIA at Passchendaele and Roy MCTernan (aka) Hubert McLenan (Great Uncle) KIA at the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Jerrie Hutchison & Ian Hutchison, Douglas Townsville Qld: These poppies are but a small means of honouring our forebears many of whom paid the ulitmate sacrifice. To our forebears, Alex John Morris, Walter Robert Morris, Oswald Turner, John Wilson, we say thank you.
Mrs Sheila McMillan, Birkdale Qld: To all the women and men who have put their lives on the line at considerable risk. You  have given us the gift of peace in Australia.
Yvonne Richards, Banks ACT: Thank you to all the men and women who have and do dedicate their lives to making the world a better place. Thank you to my husband for his service in the airforce. You all make me proud to be Australian.
Sue Brasser, Swan Hill Vic: In memory of Sgt John (Jack) Bailey 19144, 4th Battalion Grenedier Guards, wounded and died same day, at Ypres France, 19th July 1916 Aged 29 years and Corporal Harry Bailey 33004 1st Canadian Contingent, 2nd Field Ambulance C.A.M.C killed on the Somme, France, whilst attending the wounded, September 17th 1916 aged 22 years.
Roslyn Wolter, Elermore Vale NSW: I would like to dedicate the crochet poppies I have made for the 5000 Poppies Remembrance Day 2018 to my grandfather CHARLES WILLIAM SEELEY. My grandfather Charles William Seeley was born in Wallaroo South Australia in 1892 and joined the Australian Imperial Froces on the 23 April 1917 at the age of 25 years. His service period with the Australian Imperial Forces took him to serve in France and Great Britain – a total of 2 years and 126 days. Whilst in Great Britain he met my Grandmother Beulah Ruddick from Carlisle and thery married on the 21st August 1919 in London. They to returned to Australia to live the remainder of their lives in Wallaroo SA and Newcastle NSW. After their passing my family found some wonderful photos and docuements from Grandfathers war service.
These poppies are for rememberance of the end of WW1 1918, to remember the lives of brothers William, Richard & Francis Bond, Hugh Bond survived to return.
Mailer Kenney, Bundeena NSW: My father served in the Australian Army for 37 years after the first WW, going to Korea. I honour all serving personal past & present.
Debra Wain, Boronia Vic: Dedication to Private Vicent Gerald LEE, service number NX67340, Unit – 2 Company Australian Army Services Corp WW2. Died POW Burma. An Unlce I would never know & get to love. Uncle Vince we all wished you had made it home. Vincent Gerald Lee. Born 17th August 1915, Wollongong NSW. Died 25th September 1943, Burma, Thailand. Aged 28. Cause of death Beri Beri.
Helen Walker, Diggers Rest Vic: This dedication is for my grandfather Private Frank Kenneth Swan 6354 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion. Shot in upper leg on 9/4/17 – Somme France. He was only 18 years old when he left Sydney to fight on the Western Front. I am so proud to be his granddaughter.
Georgia Kemp-Batchelor, Jindera NSW: Dedication to William Alfred Daniels. Served 1940-1942 Malaysia (Grandfather): Roger MacDonald Daniels Served 1918-1919 Israel, Middle East, France – 1940-1945 Nth African, New Guinea (Great Uncle): Herbert George Roberts Served 1939-1946 Middle East, Africa, Java, Thailand POw 7/3/42=45 (Burma Railway) (Grandfather in law)
Ruth Clark, Watson ACT: These poppies are for my grandfather ‘poppy’ who served in WW1 – AIF – William Robert Clark. He enlisted on 7th May 1915 Serv No 3526. He saw action in France,The  Somme & Fromelles. He was discharged on 3rd May 1919. The other dedication is for my father, who served in WW2 – RAAF – William Ralph Clark DFC. He was attached to RAF LIght Bomber Squadron 692 Serv No. 430569  He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He died on 11th May 2018
Rosamund Atkin (nee Hunt) & Alfred Kelly, Portland Vic: Dedication In memory of our men KIA France for (Alf’s descendants) (maternal gr uncle) KIA William George Cust 4472 6th Aust. Inf Battalion, (paternal g father) Alfred Ernest Kelly 6766 46th Aus Inf Battalion. (Rose’s descendants) (paternal g father)  Sydney Walter Hunt 4348 7th Aust Inf Batt KIA France: (g uncle KIA Arthur Hunt 692 14 Machine Gun Company: (maternal great uncles) Stephen Ramsay Beatty 1851 13th LIght Horse, Arthur Wilson Beatty 2639 4th Light HOrse – Author of the poem “Beersheba” and Myall Beatty  2640 4th Light Horse.
Dianne Harriss, Colonel Light Gardens SA: Dedicated to My dad/father Lance Bombardier Allen Ronald Bauer WW2 SX 12161 2/3rd Australian Field Reg Returned Home: My mum – Thyra Margaret Bauer (nee Cockrem) She wanted to enlist and be a WRAN but was not permitted to do so by the Government because she was considered to be doing vital work already (as a clerk in a shipping office in Cairns): My uncle (mother’s brother) Harry William George Cockrem Pilot Officer Royal Australian Air Force. Sadly did not return home. Killed in Action, buried in Honover (Germany): My uncle (father’s brother) Colin Rex Bauer – served in RAF in WW2 and returned home: My uncle (fathers brother) Oscar Herbert Bauer – served in the AIF (Army) & returned home: My husbands father James Joseph Harriss: He wanted to enlist but was considered medically unfit (heart condition):My father in law Ronald George Head (569643) – served in the RAAF & returned home: My husbands Grandpa Herbert J Davidson served in WW1 & home: Vietnam Veterans: Voluntary Defence Corps (Home Guard – Dad’s Army) for my maternal grandpa George Cockrem & my uncle (mums brother) Allen Cockrem, one was too old to serve, the other to young so they were part of the VDC – very important because of their location (Cairns region Nth Qld): My childhood friends Dads. They were all returned service men from all 3 armed services. We were part of the AMP Scheme based in Brecon in the Upper South East of South Australia – a scheme much like the Soldier Settler Schemes in other parts of Australia. There were many “characters” amongst that group!!! To the CATERERS – men/women need food & lots of it to function properly so thes people served a vital role during the war in hazardous conditions: Nurses & Doctors who served our troops during the War: The Indigenous poeple who served our country in War – be they Australian Natives or Papua/New Guinean’s (or any others who helped). The ANIMALS that served in the war. Where would we be without their invaluable help – be they pigeons, horses, dogs, donkey etc?
Mrs Donna Mary Mignon Brooker nee Buchanan, Singleton NSW: Poppy 1 For War Memorial with gratitude: Private Perce Charles Davis: Killed in Action on August 11 1915. Remembered with honour on the “Lone Pine Memorial”, Gallipoli , Turkey: Poppy 2 Major George Donald Duncan Buchanan Cdeg (Belgian – Croix de Guerre) Served in the Boer War, 1900-1901 .. 3rd NSW Imperial Bushman, than as the 13th Light Horse Regiment: Lone Pine-Gallipoli: France and Flanders 1916-1918: Pozieres: Arrar: Bapaume: Ypres: Albert: Amiens: Somme: Poppy 3 Son of Major: the late Trooper John Donald Arthur Buchanan NX69639 6th Light Horse/Headquarters 1st Armoured Brigade. Defender of North West Australia. Poppy 4 Daughter of Major: The late Jean Mary Buchanan NF 390349 – Driver Australian Women’s Army Service. Poppy 5 Husband of Jean: The late Trooper Jack West Mitchell NX 87237 Headquarters 1st Australian Armoured Brigade. Defender of North West Australia. Poppy 6 My mother, the late (Mrs) John Donald Arthur Buchanan nee Carla Mignon McNabb. Poppy 7 Mothers’s father.. Western Australia Driver Francis McNabb 36172 12th Brigade Field Artillery. Aged 21 years and 4 months, the youngest member of the Brigade. Poppy 8 Son of driver McNabb: The late Corporal Frank Lindley McNabb …Western Austalia Royal Australian Survery Corps. Cartogragpher on Morotai Island. Poppy 9 Son of Driver McNabb The late Lieutenant Ian Stewart Lindsay McNabb…..Western Australia Royal Australian Survey Corps.  Poppy 10 Son in law of Driver Frank McNabb Flight Lieutenant John Groves RAAF 406846….Western Australia. Poppy 11 My husband’s uncle: The late Trooper Samuel George Brooker 1575 – Boer War 1899-1902 2 NSW MR. Poppy 12 Wife of Major D D Buchanan CdeG The late (Mrs) Mary Buchanan nee Crawford…WW1 nursing sister. Poppy 13 Brother of Major D D Buchanan CdeG Colonel Charles Arthur Buchanan Poppy 14 “I AM”

 

April 2018 Continues:

Kyneton Horticultural Society, Kyneton Vic: Dedicated to the infantry of the Macedon Ranges who did not return home after WW1 & WW2
Tanya Lockhart, Windang NSW: Dedicated to AR277579 Henry Holly, Merchant Marine 1939-1945: 432 Henry Hartog, 33rd BN 1915-1918: N2318 Roy Lockhart 23 L H Regt NAOU 1939-1945: B/3106 Cecil Stokes HMAS Perth 1939-1945
Vicki Atkins, Tom Price WA: Dedication for all the brave soldiers who fought so I can enjoy freedom. For “Pop” served in the Navy & was very proud to do so.
Jean Robinson, Gladstone Qld: Dediated Thomas William Horrocks enlisted January 1916 – Grandfather Roderick George McLeod – Awarded Military Cross 1917 – Husband’s Family Relative.
Paulette & Chloe Brosnan, Home Hill Qld: Dedicated to Robert “Bert” Ferguson, (grandfather & great grandfather respectively)
Robyn Ayers, Kincumber NSW: Dedication for Pte Charles Thomas Ayers, 55th Battalion – Enlisted at : Cootamundra 08/08/1915, Killed in Action: Polygon Wood 26/09/1917, Memorial on Menin Gate and Lieutenant Sydney Winton Ayers, A.I.F Flying Corps, DOD 24/11/1917 Aged 24, Buried Lebecquiere Cemetery. The above dedications is for my late husbands two uncles.
In loving memory of my father Eric Victor Pailthorpe QX 32806 Served dring 1939-1945 War, recipent of Pacific Star and Australia Service Medal
Helen Bridgeman: My uncle, Frederick Grant was in the Great War and my other Uncles and all my Cousins went to the Second World War and believe it or not they all came home to South Australia. My poppies are in remembrance of them and all the ones which fought for the freedom of our Country, which we all enjoy today.
Linda Flanagan, Barney View Qld: Dedicated to 2 Grand Uncles WW1, Private George William Rose and Private John August Herman Gabriel and Private Patrick James Flanagan Ww2, and to all men & women who fought in Past, Present wars.
Marianna Pettolino, Reservoir Vic: Dedicated to my dear neighbour, Douglas Roy Wilkie and his Korean Veterans, who together, fought for peace. Doug dedicated his life to service: in the military, as a Justice of the Peace, and providing support at the Repatriation Hospital Heidellberg, Melbourne, where a knitted poppy sits by his image that is etched into the Chapel window.
D Date, Frankston Vic: In memory of my grandfather William Charles Broadbent, enlisted on 10th July 1915 in the 57th and 59th Battalions, 10th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the Rank of Private, Number 3535, engaged in battles of Heurbaix, Ville Sur Anere and Fromelles
Margaret Graham, Donvale Vic: In memory of my great uncle John Brennan – 9th Light Horse No. 378 – died of wounds – 16/10/15 on hospital ship Delta of Gallipoli and his comrades & nurses.
Mrs J Richmond, Mitcham Vic: These poppies have been made in recognition of my husband’s father’s service. He passed away from war injuries when my husband was six months old.
Paula Clynk (Robinson) & Joanne Clynk: Dedicated to Stafford Higgins, Killed in Action 25/02/18 France: James Edward Higgins, Killed in Action 20/04/17 France: Arthur Isac William Baxter wounded Gallipoli, Hospital Cairo, came home: William Stephen Baxter, wounded, Served?, came home: Frances Baxter,  Crimea to old to go overseas WW1 so served at home: George Edward Robinson, served?, stayed in England as Policeman, came home: Jack Nettey Robinson WW2 (my father) served Mid East, Walter Edward Baxter, served the islands (my uncle)
Carolen Young, Avoca Vic: Dedications to Sydney Claude Young 1895-1956, enlisted for the Great War at Wedderburn on 1 October 1914, some eight weeks after his brother, Percy. Left Australia HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915 and returned to Australia aoard ship Kashmit on 30/04/1919 and he was discharged on 09/08/1919 and Percy Robert Young 1884-1957, enlisted for the Great War on 20 August 1914. He left Austrlia aboard ship Shropshire on 21.10.1914 and returned to Australia aboard ship H.T. “Suevic” on 05/01/1919. On his discharge certificate dated 6 March 1919 it states he served 1660 days and 1539 of those days were served abroad. Both men were born at Majorca, a small town outside Maryborough Victoria and had six siblings. Another brother Leslie Arthur Yound was exempted from enlisting.
Rebecca Travers, Harrison ACT: In memory of family who served in both WW1 & 2 and since: Robert Travers, Raymond Travers, Charles Travers, Arthur Pape, Ernest Lambert, Benjamin Lambert, Lesley Lambert, Sidney Dent, Paul Ainsgough
Leah & Roma Kelly, Brisbane Qld: Alfred Kelly inspired us to contribute to the poppy project. He was a gunner in the 6th Field Artillery Brigade A.I.F, from Bundaberg Queensland, enlisted March 1916. He served in France and was medically discharged August 1918 due to an injury received in battle. He lived in Brisbane after he returned. We were very fortunate to have had my Grandfather, this true Australina character until he was 86 years old. Thank you for this opportunity to contribute and spend time thinking about our world war one veterans courage, sacrifice and huge contribution to whom we are today. Incredable how they are still having an influence on us all.
The Aid & Recreational Assoc for the Disabled, Wynnum North Vic: These poppies were made by the disabled clients and volunteer of ARAD, ” In memory and appreciation of the sacrifices made by all Australian service personnel, who participated in the First World War, with the hope of securing a lasting peace for us all”
Pamela Broughton & Susan Hickman, Highton Vic: Dedicated to all the Australian men & women who lost their lives on the field of battle.
Val Hammond, Cleveland Qld: Dedicated for all who served.
Jackie Horsburgh, Highett Vic: Dedication to John Bertram (Bert) McCarthy, regimental no. 355. 13th Light Horse Regimen C Squadron, died 19 Sept 1915, buried Beach Cemetery Plot 11 Row 1 Grave 21 Gallipoli. Great Uncle of Jackie Horsburgh.
Val di Virgilio, Bentley: Dedicated to SGt Duncan Bain, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Killed in Action Walker’s Ridge 07/08/1915
Marjorie Wallinga, Mitcham Vic: Poppies made in memory of Bill Wycherley, dad of Marjorie, grand daughters roslyn, Sharyn, Genine, Andrea, Great Grandaughters, Hannah & Shelley, Grat Grand Dau. Tyra (3 1/2) with help from Grandmother Roslyn. L/Cpl William Ignatius Wycherley b. 29/07/1896, enlisted 01/09/1917. In his letter mentioned serving Polygon Wood, Metren, Hugele, Fleurs, Paschendale, Baileul, St Quentin, St Martins Wood, Amiens. Wounded 29/08/1918 he thinks St Martins Wood. Discharged 15/04/1919. RTA Lt “Ceramic” embarked 23/03/1919

 

PHQ April

Pam Freeman & Carol Meade, Brighton East Vic: In memory of those who served our great nation.
Trica Lewis, Yerrinbool NSW: I would like to dedicate these poppies to my brother, John Francis O’Loughlan who served in  World War 2, and my brother-in-law, Kevin Wilfred Cook, who served in the Korean War.
Debbie Findlay, Deagon Qld: Dedication to all falllen soldiers.
Jennifer Jarrett, Glen Osmond SA: In memory of my great uncle, James Burns Barry, Service No. 3238, First World War, Date of Death 04/09/1916
Amy Martin, Pakenham Vic: These poppies are dedicated to my grandfather John Taylor, Service No. VX34483, 2nd/24th Battalion.
Pakayvanh Flake, Duncraig WA: These poppies have knitted by memmers of the Relief Society of the Duncraig Ward Congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Western Australian in rememberance of those who gae the ultimate sacrifice.
Sharyn Dennis, Newport NSW: Knitted with memories of my father (POW) uncle (Burma Railroad) & other members of my family generations.
Cath Hastings, Tamwoth NSW: We remember and thank those who have & continue to serve our country. Our sincere appreciation. These poppies are from Staff & Clients of the Tamworth community Health Services.
Gail van Riet (Lawson), Sherwood Qld: Dedicated to Cpl William Norman Lawson 2/2 Reserve Motor Transport Company, POW Camp Fakuoka #7 Omuta, Kyusha, Japan.
Shirley Hardy-Rix, Castlemaine Vic: In memory of Sgt Allan Noble, killed at Gallipoli, October 17 1915 and Lt Francis John Goulburn Noble killed in France August 31 1918 – my great uncle & his cousin.
Sue Starreveld, Normanhurst NSW:  Tow of my mothers brothers served and they returned and lived on after the World War 2. Ron Jackson was on the last boat ourt of Singapore before it fell. Peter Jackson was in a friendly fire incident. Both came back changed men.
Lisa-Jane Walmsley, Ringwood Vic: The Norwood Secondary College community proudly donates these poppies in the memory of all Australians who lost their lives in WW1. They will be forever in our hearts.
Jenny Walker, Maroochydore Qld: When I was a teenager I typed copies of the pencil written letters that my great uncle, Roy Brewer, sent home. This was because my mother was concerned that they were fading badly and she felt they were too important to be lost. The impact on my reading those letters was quite astounding and I believe it made me a more compassionate person. I dedicate the poppies I have knitted to all who served in World War 1, and in particular to the five soldiers named below: With gratitude and respect to four cousins from my family, three of whom were killed France: Private Roy Thomas Brewer (MM) SN 5540, died in France 5th September 1918, Private Thomas Francis Edward Fisher SN 2408A died in France 17th April 1917, Driver Rupert John Fisher SN 9393 died in France 2nd May 1917, Private Alfred George Brewer SN 11037, survived the war. Also for Roslyn’s father who was seriously wounded, but fortunately came home. Private Eric Davenport Saunders SN 25567, survived the war.
Margaret Whiting, Riverhills Qld: On behalf of the my late friend, Mary Moore, whose uncle , Pte Paddy Bugden, 31st Batt AIF, died at the Battle of Polygon Wood on 28/09/1917 and was posthumously awarded a VC and Eric Chapple Flay, Sapper 11th Field Co, Australians Engineers. Died 04/10/1917. Buried at Ypres. Great Uncle to my children.
Mrs Jean Marshall, North Coburg Vic: Dedication to my uncle Peter James McCourt, killed at Normandy. Grandfather was in army WW1
Mrs Patricia Roberts, Newtead TAS: To the honour of the memory of Sergeant Hector Leslie Hallam. Died of  wounds 6th May 1915 Gallipoli. Campaingn – 8th Infantry Battalion. On behalf of Mrs Clara Annie robinson nee Hallam – Sister (Deceased) Dr Mary Hallam Knappstein nee Robinson, Niece (Deceased), Mrs Patricia Mary Roberts nee Knappstiein, Great-neice.
Bruna Hodda, Albury NSW: To all of those who sacrificed their lives for peace
Suzanne Williams, Jewells NSW: Dedication to W.J. Williams, Royal Australians Engineers, NX 45986
Helen Martin, Temora NSW: Dedication to my grandfather Cyril Ingle was in the 6th Light Horse in WW1
Quota Interantional of Kyogle Inc, Kyogle NSW: As a Community Service Club we, at the Kyogle Quota Club, have kntted these 110 poppies asa tribute to the young men from Kyogle and District who volunteered for combat
Ann Louise Gilmore: In memory of my father Robert Bruce Gilmore 25/01/1920 – 11/11/2014. My father Robert Bruce served in the Air Force in New Guinea (1945)
Elaine Spoctor, Bundoora Vic: Knitted with love fro my Grandfather who returned from Palestine also for my Great Uncle who did not return.
Joanne McLennan, Wagga Wagga NSW: In memory of Corporal Harold McLennan, Australia Army (1942-1946) my grandfather.
Janet Rosa, Newborough Vic: I like to dedicate these poppies to my father who served in the British Merchant Navy in World War 2
Dianne Best, Adelaide SA: In loving memory of a much loved son, brother & uncle sadly lost his life in Borneo, SN VX4917 (1st Tour) SN VX56416 (2nd Tour) Austrlian Infantry. Buried Labuan Memorial, pane 16, death 21st June 1945 ( aged 26 years). Rest in gods care. No know grave.
Annette Stevanz, Magill SA: I have made these poppies in memory of my great uncle William Murphy, who fought at Gallipoli in 1915 with the 10th Battalion from South Australia. He also fought at various locations in France for the duration of the war. With heartfelt thanks for your contribution and sacrific. Words are not enough.
Bernardita Banez, Kellyville NSW: I had a terribe accident that made me become dizzy and lost memory. My close friend gave me this task to do to help me recover. I aksed how it would help me but it did, with my mind focused on the sacrifices of the military men who fought to restore peace which we are all enjoying now. I offer my prayers for them too.
Linda Eggleton & Jenny McKee, Cowra NSW: In rememberance of our father/pop Arthur Herbert Bentley #1877 45th Battalion.
Anne Porter, Valentine NSW: To all of the courageous daughters and sons of Austarlia who fought and gave their lives to defend our precious freedom. Thank You.
Hilary Davies, Petersham NSW: I made these for my mother’s uncle and my father’s uncle. Both men were killed on the Western Front one month after leaving Austalia. Devastating for their families. Lest We Forget.
Annis Foster, Bray Park Qld:  I would like to dedicate my poppies to all the brave Australian who fought in all wars to protect us. A special dediction to my father: Cyril John Edgar Wright, WW2, SN NX154465 (N53752), signalman 2/1 Aust, TK/A Sig Sect, spent 868 days in New Guinea, and also my great uncles: John Wright, WW1, SN 1992, 41st Battalion – died 28/03/1918 France – aged 22 years, William Wright, WW1, SN 2178, 42nd Battalion – returned 25/03/1919: Edgar Harry Hoskins, WW1, SN 4525, 47th Battalion – died 09/08/1916 – aged 23 years: James Gilbert Hoskins, WW1, SN 4526, 45th Battalion – returned 13/04/1919, also served in WW2 – Corporal, 4th Bat. Volunteer Defence Corp: Joshua Guilfoyle, WW1 SN 376, Machine Gun coy, 12 Reinforcement 5 – retunred 1919
Anne Stewart, Canberra NSW: Dedication to Private John (Jack) Patrick Phillips -SN 3422A – KIA 19/07/1916 Fromelles and Corporal Archibald McKellar – SN 367 – KIA 04/10/1918 – The Last Australian Fight – the Capture of Montbrehain. My two great uncles.

 

Canberra April

 

Wendy Norman, Macgregor ACT: To my grandfather Robert John James. Ex Royal Marine Colour Sergeant who fought and died for his country.
Anne Haydon, Deakin ACT:  I have dedicated my poppies to members of my family who served in both wars. First World War: Mother: Nurse LINDA IRENE DANIEL. Father: NORMAN CULLEN HARGREAVES, MM. Uncles: GEORGE AND FRANK HARGREAVES. Second World War: Husband: JOHN A HAYDON – VX2413. Brother: PHILIP W HARGREAVES, Lancaster Pilot.
Heather Mackinnon, Forbes NSW: Congrats on a wonderful project. Here is my contribution. Included is a special ‘Padre’ poppy for all the denominations who served in all wars. My father was a Padre in the Australian Army.
Lynn Addison: Edward James Frank ASPINALL 1st Light Horse, my maternal grandfather who returned after serving in Egypt and the Western Front. Frederick John Stevens ASPINALL (his brother) was my Great Uncle, sadly killed in action at Fleurbaix, Fromelles 19.7.16 day of major battle (#3230 53rd Battalion). Samuel KIRKPATRICK (3rd Battalion 23rd Reinforcement) is my paternal Great Uncle, also sadly killed near Polygon Wood and Zonnebecke Belgium 4.10.17 while serving as a stretcher bearer. We were lucky enough to travel O/S to the Somme area last year where I left a wreath of the same poppies at their Memorial sites at VC Corner and the Menin Gate. When I read that there was a disply of knitted poppies happening at the ACT War Memorial I thought it would be nice to be able to recognise them again.

 

End of March Dedications

Norelle White, Mt Lofty Qld: In loving memory of John Henry White, R54728, Warrant Officer -Cook, Royal Australian Navy, Vietnam Verteran 01/01/1938-07/10/2009
Heather Margaret Ross, Toowoomba Qld: To my mother’s brother Major Stewart Clarence Foote, 6th Division, 21st Anti Tank Regiment WW2 Dob 02/06/1911 – 31/05/2003
Beverley Bain(Thomas), Kingsthorpe Qld: Dedication to Henry Hardy Freyer (Grandfather) Pte H H Fryer 2527 47th Batt 12 Brigade (WW1) from Springsure Qld:William Thomas Fryer (Grandfather’s brother) Pte W.T. Fryer 3043 49th Batt 12th Brigade (WW1) from Springsure Qld: George Thomas (Father) Private George Thomas QX 37102 (WW2) 2/2 Machine Gun Battalion from Springsure Qld.
Stewart Bain, Kingsthorpe Qld: Dedication to Gnr Henry Alexander Bain (Father) Ql 61745, 19th Aus Heavy A A Bty AIF, Australia, Darwin, Timor, Melville Is. From Brisbane WW2
Eva Wallwork, Gawler South SA: To my dad – Don Mostyn who served in the navy during the Korean War. To my Uncle Wayne Rivett who also served in the navy during the Vietnam War also to my nephew in law Graham Spackman who is in the army and very recently served in Afghanistan without all our serving men and women where would ourt freedom be – I cannot thank you enought. God Bless you all.
Galia Hardy, Hawthorn East Vic: Dedication to Allan Noble SGt 466 25th Battalion and Francis John Goulburn Noble Lt 20th Battalion.
Lyn Reeves, Montrose Vic: Poppies in memory of Spencer’s – Dartmoor – Victoria WW1 & Bruce Coutts – (Fought in New Guinea WW2)
Louise Kenny, Paddington Qld: Made with love and respect for those who fought and died for our freedom
Amanda O’Brien, Loganholme Qld: I would like to dedicate these poppies to my maternal Grandfather Geoge Stanley Holmes who was born in London, England but moved to Australia as a yound boy. He grew up in Perth WA and enlisted in the Australian Army (#WX36911) 3 Mar 1943 in Darwin. He was discharge in 24 Feb 1947 as Lance Corporal. Posting at Discharge: 1 Sound Ranging Bty RAA. No known honours or gallantry. Also, my Great Uncle, alfred Ernest Holmes (AA#WX5940) enlisted in Northam, WA on 29 June 1940, discharged as a Private 2 2/2 F Park 7 Div 25 Sept 1945 – no known honours or gallantry. Also, my Great Uncle Thomas William Holmes, enlisted 11 July 1942 in Perth, discharged as a Driver on 24 Nov 1947 to 38 Works Company – no know honours or gallantry. Also my Great Uncle Henry William Stanley Wesfall (RAAF #29726), enlisted 28 Jan 1941 in Perth, discharged as Corporal on 13 Dec 1945 to 75 Operational Base Unit. And although no an ANZAC, my paternal Grandfather William Frederick Chape was RAF TRE pilot and Squadron Leader, a Liberator captain who served in the Coastal Command at Defford, UK in WW2. White at Defford, Bill flew a wide range of twin and four engine aircraft, including Liberator, Lancaster, Fortrees, Wellington, Hudson and others.
Anne Phelan, Dublin Ireland: To all the Australian soldiers who gave their lives. Also to my maternal grandfather, John McGrath and my paternal grandfather James Phelan of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Aviva & Rebecca Lacey, Leichhardt NSW: 12 poppies to represent 3 generations of the Lacey Family of Leichhardt NSW, headed by Barry Lacey who served in the Australian Air Force. We honour those who served and especially those who lost their lives so that we may live in peace.
Angie Poure: Made with love in Rememberance of our dear Grandfathers who all made it safely back from World War 1. In memory of all the Brave Men and Women who didn’t make it home.
Ronda Dahlen, North Rocks NSW: I would like to commemorate the life and service of my realtions who died in WW1 namely: 3218 Sydney Victor Kellett 27/09/1917: 1626 Goswell Ernest Daley 28/09/1917: 3241 George Phillip Guyer 01/10/1917: 2912 Winton George Peter Daley 01/10/1917: 104 Walter Murray Jarrett 12/10/1917: 3064 Claude William guyer 04/11/1917: 4655 George Joseph Allan 16/07/1918 and 5653 Roland Hector Best 16/01/1919 (UK Influenza)
Lilibeth Holdsworth, Jimboomba Qld: Dedication to Grandpa Walter Holdsworth, Uncle John Holdsworth, Dear friend Keith Turrel
Christine Fairman, Beckom NSW: Our families will be ever greatful for the sacrifices of the men and women who fought for our country. Words will never be enough. The Beckom Ladies NSW 2665
Jennifer Jorgensen: Dedicated to my father William McIntosh, my brother Raymond and William and my daughter Aimee who is currently serving as a proud member of the Australian Army. Lest We Forget
Louisa Kingsford-Smith, Banksia Beach Qld: Dedication for my brother Colonel Michael Kingsford who passed away in May 2013 aged 48. Michael was a career soldier and served in Townsville, Iraq, Afghanistan, London and various other locations. 50 Poppies completed with buttons from our grandmothers stash.
Lois Morrissey, Frankston Vic: I would like to dedicate these poppies to my three sons, two were in the navy, one was in the army. I was very proud of them then, and equally very proud of them post their service.
Marguerite Sharman, Nedlands WA: Dedication to grandfather W E Bamford (died at Bullecourt, WW1), father A W Bamford (3 1/2 yrs POW, Thai Burma Railway, WW2), Husband J P Sharman (Vietnam), Uncle E Lepoigneur (Z Force WW2), Nephew W A Bamford (serving currently)

 

Teresa Thomas, India: My dedication to all the men, women, service and civilian from across the globe. Respect those who fought for our country and for our freedom. Highly appreciate those soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families for fighting for our freedom and for our future. So on April 25th and 11 November, let’s all come together as a nation, and pay tribute to these brave men and their families, let there be pride for the service as well as sorrow for the sacrifices they have done for our country. We will remember them with lot os respect and gratitude and sadness that they paved the beautiful countries we are living now. They fought together as brothers in arms they died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation. Women who stepped up were measured as citizens of the Nation, not as women. This was a people’s war…and everyone was in it.
Jocelyn Nadin, Hackett ACT: My father, Andrew Cochrane, was in the 6th Light Horse , at Gallipoli, BeerSheba and Palestine

 

Carolen Young, Avoca Vic: I have enclosed a few dozen poppies that I have made to go toward your project. It has been my pleasure and honour to make these and I would like to dedicate them to two brothers – our Great Uncles – Sydney and Claude Young. Both men were born at Majorca, a small town outside Maryborough Victoria and had six siblings. Another brother, Leslie Arthur Young, was exempted from enlisting. Sydney Claude Young 1895-1956. Enlisted for the Great War at Wedderburn on 1 October 1914, some eight weeks after his brother, Percy. Left Australia HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915 and returned to Australia aboard ship Kashmit on 30/04/1919 and was discharged on 09/08/1919. Percy Robert Young 1884-1957. Enlisted for the Great War on 20 August 1914. He left Australia aboard ship Shropshire on 21/10/1914 and returned to Australia aboard ship HT ‘Suevic’ on 05/01/1919. On his discharge certificate dated 6 March 1919 it states he served 1660 days and 1539 of those days were served abroad.

 

Wendy Beumer, Runaway Bay Qld: In memory of my kind Grandpa, Ernest William Wood, who was injured at Passchendaele. His memorabilia is on display in the Memorial Museum Passchendaele. I have also sent a poppy to them, and it will be put on his display. My father, Ernest John Wood served RAN, World War II. Also acknowledging other men in our family: Uncle Harold Wood – Korea, Nicholas Edward Beumer – currently serving Army, Jesse Daniel Beumer – Army reserve.
Mr and Mrs Murray, Belconnen ACT: Dedicated to Flt Sgt Colin Hemingway RAAF, Official Number 417839. Hi plane was Lancaster ‘D’ for Dog. The plae was part of the 463 Squadron RAAF and they formed in Waddington in the United Kingdom. 463 Squadron was equipped with Lancaster heavy bombers and formed part of 5 Group RAF Bomber command. They perfored night raids on Berlin on sites used to assemble and launch V1 flying bombs and rockets against Britain. Colin was the air gunner and the plane had a crew of 7 personnel. On 3rd January 1944 the plane made a raid on Berlin and the plane was shot down on Pointe du Hoc which covered ‘Omaha’ beach. All seven crew perished and Colin’s body was washed ashore and found at Zwollecho Vasre near Wollenshove and he was buried in the Wollenshove Cemetary (Netherlands) (Row 1, grave 225). Colin Hemingway’s name is located at panel 109 in the Commemorative area at the Australian War Memorial.

 

Margaret Thorburn, Beaumaris Vic: Frederick Alexander SPURRELL, signaller. Private AIF 23rd Battalion 9th regiment. Died 6/8/1916 of wounds received in France, aged 19 years.
Kelly Bodimeade, Naremburn NSW: At least four of my great uncles were in the First World War. Three were in the Light Horse and one of those was killed in action. A number of other cousins of my grandparents, one of whom, Michael Shanahan, was immortalised in the book ‘Bill the Bastard’ also enlisted. They were all wonderful horsemen. I hope these red poppies help in some way to acknowledge their war efforts.
Colleen Riley, and the proud women of the Hibiscus Noosa Outlook Retirement Village QLD were marshalled by their Generals to answer your call. They gathered in public halls and living rooms alike, where their NCOs issued them with their assignment. With great enthusiasm the troops tackled the task laid out before them but none could have known how arduous the challenge would be. These brave women battled long and hard with blistered fingers and aching joints. Under a hail of art and craft supplies they soldiered on, their duty clear and their determination unshaken. None would stop until the job was done. Each and every trooper put their best foor forward when they volunteered for duty and they did so without hesitation or regard for their personal wellbeing. I am pleased to report all soldiers executed their orders to the fullest extent and none were left behind. Now, with their task completed, these proud Australians are delighted to present to you a gift of 369 red poppies for your cause.
Robyn Giblett, Kianga NSW:  My poppies are dedicated to all those men and women who fought and died during World Wars, especially my grandfather who served in North Africa during WWI. In WWII he was ‘too old to enlist so volunteered at home. Also my father who enlisted in WWII.
Robyn Newton – Sylvania Probus Club: With sincere gratitude to all those who have dedicated their lives to the defence of our country and peace in the world. Thank you.

 

Beth Seedsman, Qld: From the family of Robert G Smith, Regimental Number 2835, enlisted on 8th Oct 1915, Sapper 7th Field Company Engioneers, discharged 14/08/1919.
Germaine White, Cowra NSW: In memory of Hilton Griffiths (1620), my nanna’s uncle who was killed in action 7th June 1917 and is buried in an unknow grave somewhere in Belgium. Lest We Forget.
Gail Walker, Sebastopol Vic: Forty two for what you could have been, forty three forever free, forty four forever more.
June Stockton, Harrington Park NSW: 210 poppies, to honour her great grandfather, father in law, preceious husband Allan and loved nephews Greg Cullen and Jamo. We must not forget their bravery and sacrifice.
Margaret Warner, Keiraville NSW: My sisters and I would like to dedicate our poppies to the soldiers who fought in the battle of Lone Pine. In particular we dedicate our poppies to the memory of Mark smith whose brother Benjamin sent a pine cone home to his mother fromt he battlefield where his younger brother Mark had died. The tree grown from the seed in that pine cone stands in the grounds of the AWM today, a living national symbol of rememberance.
Anne Berrigan, Bellerive TAS: To all soldiers wounded in the Vietnam War in particular in 2RAR and 7RAR and those wounded in Korea in 2 RAR.
Michelle G Kelly, Bundanoon NSW: for my dedciation I have written a poem in honour of the fallen “For our Australia of today”:I know not the excitement, )f signing up for adventure, I know not the camaraderie, That they made together, I know not the nervous bravery, Coursing through their veins, I know not the noise of combat, Coming like thunderous rains, I know nto the fear, As they drew near the shore, I know not the sorrow, Of losing a loved one to war, I know not the sadness, Of losing my best mate, I know not the despair, Of running for the gate, I know not the soldiers, Who gave their all, I know not the sacrifice, Made upon their fall, I know not the joy, Of knowing they survive, I know not the elation, Of seeing them arrive, BUT, I do know that I want to say, And this down to the very last, For Our Australia of today, Is due to our most courageous past, With utmost gratitude and thanks.    Michelle G Kelly 1 Feb 21018.
Marion Martin, Westfield NJ USA: Dedication to Pte Alfred Pratten husband of Nessie Pratten, Meridan Plains Qld, my longtime penpal & friend who recently passed.
Sharyn Ginders, Tanjil South Vic: Dedication to my great great uncle who died at Gallipoli, William Kingston and my great grandfather Arthur Lambert who both fought in WW1, and my grandfather Jack Clarke who was a POW in WW2, we say “Thank You”
Suellen Hazell, West Ryde NSW: These poppies are dedicated to all who defended Austalia, not just my descendents. Lest We Forget.
Edna Timmins, Boronia Vic: Members of our family joined the forces during WW2. All returned home after doing all that was asked of them. None where the same as when they left. Whether lost or left behind that part they lost for us all.
Brenda Barry, Yeppoon Qld: May all those who sacrificed their lives be long remembered. I dedicate my small offering to my grandfather Richard Birchley who fought so valiantly, suffered injuries and continued to fight on throughout life.
Pauline Garner, North Haven SA: Dedication to Archibald Walter Hammond, who served in the British Army WW1. Born in North London, Died 1916.
Carmel Byrnes, Applecross WA: To all the lives before us taken by wars. Bless you. With Love.
Dina Knowles, Palm Beach Qld: Dedication to Uncle Harry Knowles, enlisted in UK, lost his shoulder under fire. Awarded medals for great courage. One of our Hero’s to make the world a better place for future generations. Dedication to Uncle Cyril Griffiths:  Chaos, Carnage and Courage, Cyril’s luck of invasian, a survivor’s tale documented. Born in UK, Wales. He lied about his age to join the war. He witnessed the death of many of his mates. His courage has been honoured and he was invited to attend a presentation and awarded a book in Holland about his courage and survival. I translated the Dutch book for him. Immagating to Australia he became a lighthouse keeper and the Georgetown RSL has his war memorabillia on display. He didn’t talk about his experiences until our daughter hat to interview and write an assignment on meeting a War Hero. He truly was a hero and whilst his is no longer with us, his involvement in the war has created a better world for us and our children & grandchildren. RIP Cyril Griffiths, David and Dina Knowles
Deb Platz, Park Ridge Qld: I would like to dedicate my contributions to my son Graham Spackman (28) who is a currently serving veteran – Army ( 11 years this year.)
Julie Adamson, Towen Mtn Qld: I would like to dedicate my poppies to my great grandfather Leonard Willmer Smith who lost his life on the battlefields of Flanders. He and thousands of other Unknow soldiers from UK, Australia & New Zealand have my upmost respect.
Irene: In memory of my grandfather, James Ryan who fought and was twice wounded in Gallipoli & France in WW1 and I know as a girl suffered dreadful PTSD as a result. And equally remembered was my dear husband Peter who died of an “Agent Orange” ….at age 41 following Vietnam Service leaving me a War Widow with 4 yound children to bring who also send their love with these poppies.
Kerry Boulton & Lorelle Jones, Noosaville Qld: In memory of our dear Dad, Malcolm Rex Dodd who served in and survived WW2
Rachel Ezzy, Toombul Qld: Dedicated to the memory of Albert Edward Henderson – lost in World War 1 (From his relatives) and five poppies dedicated to the distant Ezzy relatives who gave their lives for our freedom in Australia. Two Ezzys in World War 1. Three Ezzys in World War 2. We are forever grateful for your ultimate sacrifice. Rachel
Beth Miller, Traveston Qld: In honour of my grandfather – Charles Grissell and all who have served and are still serving.
Carolyn Millard, Goodwood SA: Dedication to Graham Leonard Norley, Service No 43058, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, died Vietnam 26th January 1968
Helen Duffy, Londonderry NSW: In memory of my father who served in New Guinea in WW2.
Catherine Condren, Mount Pleasant Qld: Dedication to William Lawerence Edwards served at Tobruk
Redlynch State College, Cairns Qld: These poppies are in memory of the fallen soldiers from Cairns and surrounding Region.
Joyce Hall, Blackburn Vic: In memory of Thomas March Hall killed at Polygon Wood, 26/09/17. (My husband’s uncle). Also a tribute to my own father who served with the London Scottish Regiment in WW1, and my husband’s father who also served in WW1. Both returned safe.
Pamela Pearson, Ridgewood WA: To my father Henry Hamstead and father in law Clifford Pearson. My father was injured in France aged 19 and Clifford at the Somme. They both suffered from their injuries until passing 1952-1953. The 200 poppies are to remember them and all who have been lost in war.
Carol Ferguson, Woongarrah NSW: To all the brave soldiers who lost their lives or served THANK YOU.
Vanessa Bailey, Kurri Kurri NSW: These poppies are dedicated to all the men and women who served for Australia, and also my husbands father Private Errol John Bailey who was killed in the Vietnam conflict and never got to see his son grown into the wonderful man he his. From all of the stories I am told it is like father like son.
Wendy Hammerton, Vermont South Vic: My poppies are in remembrance of my Dad, Jack Walters who was a POW on the Burma Railway for 3 1/2 years. Fortunately he came home. Also in rembrance of family members & anyone who fought in any war. Thank you to them all.
Aileen Castillo (McColl), Carnegie Vic: In memory of my uncles, Walter Stewart McColl, Charles Donald Stewart McColl and Alan Stewart McColl, who were involved in World War 1.
Frances McGlead, Foster Vic:  To all the families who have lost loved ones and to all who have served their country.
Mapleton Craft Club, Mapleton Qld: To all the cavalry men & horses. William Young killed near Somme.
Jennifer Rainnie, Hillman WA: For my grandfathers both in WW1, Pte William Grainger #2908 – 48th Batt, Pte Robert Wandless #704 – 57th Batt, Pte Thomas H Wandless #3302 – 48th Batt (G Uncle KIA 1916 France)
Judith Hancock, Hillman WA: Knitted while sitting with husband undergoing chemo, thankfully still with us.
Pauline Stamp, Hillman WA: Our dearest 91 year old friend dedicated to her father, she was a nurse and sadly we lost Pauline last Friday (16/02/2018)
Helen & Prue Munro, Heathmont Vic: In memory of my uncle & Prue’s great uncle, who died in WW1
Carol Harris, Patchwork Ladies of Gundagai NSWm Coolac NSW: Dedication for all the men and women who gave their lives, came home to loved ones and those that are still serving from our region.
Janine Forrest, South Windsor NSW: Dedication to Hilton Thomas Weir from Hill End NSW, Service No 6106. 19th Reinforcements 1st Batt. Killed in Action 14th April 1917, buried in Pozieres. Harry Lawrence Weir from Hill End NSW, Service No. 5111A. Lance Corporal , 33rd Batt AIF, KIlled in Action 16th July 1917, buried in Bethleam Farm West Military Cemetery. Also in memory of Norman McLean, Service No. NX73801. doed 14th May 1943 as a result of enemy action presumed drowned on the Hospital Ship “Centaur”
Jenny Fox, Terrey Hills NSW: Dedicated to our Grandfather and Great Grandfather, Sgt Norman Andrew Nelson (Vic) AIF, WW1. In very grateful recognition of his efforts for his country and future generations. Grandchildren: Jenny Fox and Graeme Nelson: Great Grandchildren: Matthew Fox, Katie Fox, Emma Nelson, Christopher Nelson.
Susan Gonzalez, Lurnea NSW: Happy to contribute to such a great cause. Thank you for the opportunity
Michelle & Suzanne Sandusky, California USA: Made in honour of all the brve men and women who helped save the world
Jacqueline Jackson, Safety Beach Vic: Dedication to Andrew Cross Craig Vx63272. Died as a POW at Sandakan Borneo. A grandfather who we never had the chance to  meet and a father who will never be forgotten.
Patsy W Osmond, Carrum Vic: For all the Australian soldiers who fight for us and our great country. You will always be remembered. Past, Present and Future.
Nicole Riley, East Bentleigh Vic: Thank you to all who did what they had to do, so we may do what we wish to do, we are grateful.
Vivienne Honey, Denistone NSW: In honour of my grandfather, Percival Chinn. With love & admiration.
Denise Thomas, Clayfield Qld: In memory of my maternal grandfather Bertie Marsh, Bristish Army died 1942 in Burma. My grandmother Win (Winifred, Berties wife, taught me how to knit as a child.
Susan Walsh: In memory of her mum, and two friends from signals WW2, Josie Ligertwood (Thomas), Hetty Hall and Wardy. In memory of CPL MG Inverach, current serving member 8545075.
Liz Devenny: In dedication to Chief Petter Officer, served in tours in Iraq and now on Australia’s newest warship The Hobart.
Bruce Higgins: For his great uncle in memory of Pte William Bruce Higgins, killed Fromelles. Grazier from Gloucester, Upper Hunter NSW, buried in Pheasant Wood, 30th Batt.
Rex & Kris Zerbst: For their great uncle in memoy of Pte King Frederick Zerbst killed in action 4/10/17, Labourer from Diapur, Vic. Fought in Pozieres, Ypres, battle of Menin Road. Buried Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres Belgium, 59th Batt. And 7th Batt- 12 reinforcements.
Nicola Daws, Wymondham Norfold UK: In memory of my great uncle who died in Northern India (now Bangladesh) during World War 2. Buried at Chittagong CWGC. Cpl Bernard Charles Thomas Franklin 2148570 Royal Engineers, died March 24 1944 age 30 years.
Kay Johnson, Benalla Vic: My dedication is to all the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.
Loom Room – Crafters, Williamstown Vic: Dedication to Raymond Abbey and Donald Abbey and those dedicated on the Monument Fersuson St Willaimsotwn
Barb Bloomfield, Lucknow NSW: My husbands great uncle Albert Collins & my mums uncle George Finersan were both killed in Europe. Dad’s cpisom was injured in Gallipoli on the 6th August & survived to tell the tale, Weston Floyd
Gary & Heather Simmons, Narre Warren South Vic: In remeberance of those who gave their youth and lives in the defence of freedom. We Will Remember Them.
Jill Stephenson, Upper Ferntree Gully  Vic: My poppies are dedicated to Leiutenant Frank fogden, 1st Battalion Infantry Brigade. Wound in Action, Dardanelles 28/04/1915. Lance Corporal Edward Barr Fogden, Unit 10th Batt, late of the 5/27th Brigade, wounded in action, France 20/09/17. Private William George Fogden, 25th Batt 8th Reinforcements, died of wounds while POW in German hands. (Wounded in action 29/07/16) Died 30/07/16, age 19, buried Achiet Le Grand Communal Cemetery France. Private Francis Duncan McInnes, 25th Batt 7th Inf Brigade, Service No 916, wounded in action with 31st Batt 26/09/17 Gallipoli.”LEST WE FORGET”
Cheryl Samuel: In loving memory of grandfather who fought in World War 1 – Mark Burt Williamson, Service #462, 7th Light Horse Regiment, injured during the battle at Gallipoli.
Linda Bell, Bakewll NT: Dedication for wartime nurses.
Bellbowrie Community Church Knit & Natter Group, Bellbowried Qld: Dedication to all soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country.
Noelene Beardsley, Windsor NSW: Dedication to Thomas Norman Wright (Born 15/07/1885), 9th Batt, Essex Reg, Killed in Action on 3rd July 1916 at Albert, Somme Picardie France. “Time will not erase the sacrifice you made”
Joanne Sparkes, Ferny Grove Qld: My contribution also reflects the time that my grandfather service in WW1, my husband’s grandfather who served in the British Army and went to Gallipoli on 2 occasions, my husband who is currently servicing in the RAN (43 years), my son who serviced in the RAN for 8 years, his partner who is still serving in the RAN, my daughters parnter who is in his 2nd year with the ARMY and my son in law who service in the Scottish Air Force.
Ann Woods, Williamstown Vic: Dedication to Private 9555 William Morris, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, killed 31st October 1914, Gheluvelt, Belgium. And Private 1556 William Hubert George Howse, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment, killed 22nd August 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Ernest Dobbin, Coomabah Qld: Dedication to Ernest Albert Taylor, Born 19th April 1891, Paterson NSW Australia, Occupation – Farmer, Regimental No 3052, Died in Action 12th October 1916 is Armentieres France. Buried Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Plot 3 Row A No 35, Armentiers France.
Sue Babbs, Northfield Illinois USA: In honour of my paternal grandmothr’s two brothers, Albert Hulse Basnett (b.1894) & William Andrew Basnett (b 1899) who emigrated from England to Australia on 18th January 1912. I was told both returned in 1914 to fight in WW1 & thankfully both survived. I only have Albert’s military details – No 260, Sergeant Albert Hulse Basnett, 2nd Battalion C Company, 1st Infantry Brigade & later 1st Machine Gun Battalion. He also served as Acting Lieutenant in WW2, No 69307

 

 

 

Royal Military College Duntroon

42 Officer Cadets Graduates Killed in World War One.

CSC44 – LT L.W.H. Anderson  ….    CSC13/80 – LT T.V.W. Hill …

CSC64 – CAPT C. Arblaster    …..      CSC116 – CAPT H.B. Hinson (NZ)

CSC42 – LT N.E. Biden  …    CSC52 – CAPT C.B. Hopkins

CSC101 – CAPT A.R. Bretherton     ……             CSC46 – MAJ A.J.S. Hutchinson

CSC117 – CAPT F.V. Brown (NZ)      …….         CSC90 – CAPT E.W. Jenkins

CSC35 – CAPT C. Carrington (NZ)      …..    CSC82 – CAPT M.S. Kennedy

CSC48 – CAPT F.G. Chabrel               ……          CSC50 – CAPT W. Lang

CSC88 – LT W.A. Coward           ……                 CSC55 – LT K.A. Macleod

CSC70 – LT A.H. Curwen-Walker      …..             CSC57 – LT S.A. McWilliam

CSC60 – LT C.C. Dale     …..                         CSC142 – MAJ T. Morell, MC

CSC10 – LT W.H. Dawkins         ……            CSC4 – CAPT P.J. Morgan

CSC59 – LT N.H. Durston       ……             CSC114 – CAPT K.M. Mortimer

CSC123 – LT A.N. Dyson  ….  CSC29 – LT P.J. Patterson

CSC43 – MAJ T.P. Elliott   ..     CSC102 – MAJ W.A.R. Peart

CSC131 – LT N.D. Freeman       CSC149 – LT D.F.C. Penny

CSC65 – CAPT A.L. Fulton  …     CSC111 – CAPT G.G. Robertson

CSC84 – LT A.E.C. Gepp   ……               CSC15 – LT E.W.T. Smith

CSC132 – CAPT G.J. Greenshields        ..         SC58 – LT. A. Thorne

CSC51 – LT W.H. Hamilton   ….                  CSC49 – LT L.J. Waters

CSC32 – CAPT D.F. Hardy      …               CSC150 – LT C.C.G. Wedd

CSC85 – MAJ A.T. Hatton      ….             CSC19 – LT C.W. Wolfenden

Thank you Anne Stewart and WO Stephen Medforth (curator at the Army Museum, Duntoon.

 

 

Jill Gill,Coffs Harbour NSW: I dedicate all of my 130 poppies to the remembrance of the following family members and to all who served their country and especially those who paid the extreme sacrifice;

WW1 ….”To all the Walker, Murray and Dorrington family members from the New England area of New South Wales, who served in the first world war. Rest in Peace, Lest we forget.”

WW11 …. to the following family members ;

My father…………………… Pte. CECIL LEOPOLD WALKER …… A Coy 13th Batt. N296830     Buried at Coffs  Harbour NSW.

My paternal uncles……… Pte. SPENCER STUART WALKER……. 32nd Aust employment Coy. N297450.       Spencer received a bite on his leg from an  unknown source whilst in New Guinea which  made him a TPI pensioner for life. He is buried  at Bendemeer NSW.

…….. Pte. EDWARD ERNEST WALKER…… 114 General transport Coy. N296544. Buried at  Coffs Harbour NSW.

…….. Pte. HENRY HERBERT WALKER……. B Coy IIB N297689   Buried at Bendemeer NSW.

The “Walker boys” were sons of George and Voleska Walker (nee Tilse) of ‘Brooklyn’,  Watsons Creek via Bendemeer NSW.

My maternal uncles……Lance Corporal COLIN BRUCE MURRAY…… 13th/33 Batt, then 2/9th Batt AIF NX121740   He was listed as Missing in Action at Buna,  New Guinea.

……     Pte. HAROLD WILLIAM MURRAY……. 2/9 Batt  NX118031  He was wounded in  New Guinea and sent home to recover. He  was sent back and then  was wounded a second time. Buried Coffs Harbour NSW

…….. Pte. ALAN RONALD MURRAY …… 14th Aust field regiment  NX150527  buried at  Bendemeer NSW.

The ‘Murray’ boys were sons of William and Bertha Murray (nee Dorrington), ‘Hilltop’, Bendemeer NSW.

My father-in law…………. Sapper DOUGLAS ST CLARE GILL…. 27 Field Coy.Royal Australian Engineers  NX87544     Enlisted and buried at Coffs Harbour NSW.

Douglas was the son of David and Carlotta Gill (nee Orchard), Kingston-on Thames, Surrey, England.

 

 

 

 

Canberrra…..

Joan Kirk, Higgins ACT:105 poppies – one for each day my brotherin-law was in Vietnam. He was KIA on 11th May 1969. Lieutenant Errol John LEE. Service No: 235328. Unit: 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. Service Between 29/01/1969 and 11/05/1969. Last Post Ceremony at the War Memorial was held on 10th December 2017.
Vicki Franklin ACT:Dedicated to my great uncle Colville Edwin O’BRIEN. Enlisted 29 September 1915. Service # 4489, 26 Infantry Battalion. Date of embarkation 30 March 1916 on HMAT Star of Victoria A16. Died 8 August 1918. Buried Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetary, France.
Poem written by Marlene Axton, Stirling ACT : I started knitting poppies, what a strange thing for one to do. Well actually I quite enjoyed it and I knitted quite a few. ‘What are you going to do with them?’ you asked me, being unaware. ‘They’re going to be planted round the War Memorial’, I answered, whilst sitting knitting in my chair. ‘Well, of course you’ve heard of Anzac Day, remembering the soldiers served in the war. Well, volunteers have been knitting these poppies and they all know why, and just what for.’ ‘Oh, I’m sorry about my ignorance. Maybe I could make a few. Tell me what colour wool should I buy – would it be maybe yellow, green or blue?’ ‘Well, if you can knit they would be delighted. They need thousands and that’s for sure. A pair od number eight knitting needles and bright red wool from the BW Store.’

 

 

 

 

Sande Bamford, Flaxton Qld:  These poppies are submitted in memory of family members who served. From Queensland: The Isdale and Schulkraft families Tewantin and Bundaberg. From New South Wales: The Leader, Larken and Scott families, Inverell district. From Western Australia: the Bamford and Green families of Bassendean, Mandurah Pinjarrah. Sacrifices remembered.
Mrs Dawn Ryman, Quirindi NSW:Enclosed are 100 poppies I have made to be placed amongst the 60,000 on the War Memorial to mark the Centenary of the end of WWI. In memoriy of my Pop, James Edward Foster – 54th Battalion. Joined 12/12/15. Also in memory of all our brave soldiers who served. “Lest We Forget”.
Caroline Nott, Ainslie ACT:  We shall remember them.

 

Mary Anne Bleazard:There are 101 poppies here. One for every year since my great uncle, Walter John (Wa;) Bleazard, was buried in Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery. Wal was a painter before he enlisted as a stretcher bearer at 19. He landed at Gallipoli on 27 April 1915 where he stayed until 14 December 1915. He then moved to the Somme Valley where he saw action in battles such as Pozières, Albert, Contalmaison, Mouquet Farm and Thiepval. In September 1916 he arrived at Hopoutre, near Poperinghe, then Reningheist. In October 1916 he moved back to the Somme Valley. Early June 1917 saw the Fourth Field Ambulance and its stretcher bearers in the Battle of Messines and subsequent encounters in the Third Battle of Ypres leading up to the first Battle of Passchendaele. Wal was reported wounded on 21 October 1917. He was evacuated to the No 17 Casualty Clearing Station at Remy Siding and died there on 28 October 1917. There was nothing special about Wal. He was a loved son, brother and friend, but to me he was extraordinary, and we will never know what and who he may have become. In fondest memory. Lest we forget.
Judy Green, Collaroy NSW:I would like to dedicate some of my poppies to Clive Green who served in PNG during WW2. He survived being a POW during the end of the war by the Japanese, worked as a painter after leaving the army, finally passing away from mesotheleoma in his 91st year.
Sue Nuss and Phyllis Maxson, Oxley ACT: In memory of my father Herbert William Bennett, served in Japan in Occupation Forces (army). In memory of Harry Neil Maxson, served in Darwin WWII in Airforce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuggeranong 55 + Knitt & Natter, Greenway ACT: Arthur Frederick JESTON was born in 1896 in Berry, New South Wales, Australia, to William Green JESTON and Amy Victoria WHITE. Arthur Frederick died in 1938, aged about 42, in Sydney NSW. Arthur Frederick was known as Arty by his family. Whilst Arty was at school, he was a Junior Cadet in the school Cadet Unit for 2 years. Records indicate that after his schooling Arty was employed as a Junior Porter. He may not have continued in this career for very long as he then had 2 years compulsory army training then spent 14 months in the Regular Army in the 16th Australian Army Medical Corps before joining the AIF at the ripe old age of 18 years and 9 months. Arty joined the AIF 18 July 1915. He was 19 when he enlisted in 19th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement. The unit embarked from Sydney, NSW, on board HMAT A14 ‘Euripides’ on 2 Nov 1915. They headed for Tel-el-kabir then to Alexandria, Egypt and finally disembarking in France. He was wounded in France 16 Aug 1916 (gun shot wound hand and thigh) and on 18 Oct 1916 he was declared not yet fit for service. He proceeded on detachment to England from Re-enforcement Camp in Staples, 28 Mar 1917. He embarked on the HS Barambah on 5 Apr 1917 via Plymouth, arriving in Australia and was discharged 6 Jul, 1917. Arty never recovered from his injuring suffered in the war and found it difficult to hold a job. He died from Gas Poisoning in 1938, a legacy of his service in the war.

 

More March …….

Helen Rohr, Mudgee NSW: A poppy in memory of my Uncle Richard, my Mother’s eldest brother. SN 3431, Rank Private, Unit 53rd Batt, DOD 01/09/2018, France. KIA
Wendy Phelps, Longreach Qld: To the many man in our cemetery that took their own lives as a result to the horrors they experienced at war and carried with them through their lives. May they find peace.
Helen Lowder, Culburra Beach NSW: Dediction to Johno Stuntz, Killed 1917 Flemalg? MIA, Reg Lowder, Died 1942 on training Adelaide: Biffin, Died Air Battle over Holland 1943>
Wendy Martin, Wilmington SA: In the memory of my 2 great uncles – William Frick & Walter Frick from Wilmington in Sth Aust. They both served in WW1 with Uncle Bill being captured & held as a POW by the Germans. Both were lucky to return to their family.
Wendy Womersley, Cleveland Qld: These 21 poppies are to honour the fallen and their families in New Zealand. I crocheted them on a recent visit to the North Island, one for everyday I spent there. The buttons came from a charity shop in Rotorua.
Lynore Rookyard (nee Foster): Made with love and rememberance for all who served to keep our country safe for all future generations. To members of our family who have served in both wars: Alfred Ernest Heaydon: Albert Stelle (KiawwI): Raymond Steele: Percival Steele: Thomas Williams KIA WW1: Walter Dodd: Thomas Sharpe: Abraham Clouten: Leslie Clouten KIA WW1: William Goodsir: Albert Goodsir KIA WW1: Wilfred McKey: Edward Sinclair: Leslie Dartnell: Norman Heaydon: Allen Reynolds: Norman Rutledge: Muriel Rutledge: Kenneth Doust: Frank Laverty: Thomas William Heaydon.
Marian Edwards, Sheidow Park SA: Dedication to the Vietnam Vets
Kym Totten, Mount Gravatt Qld: Dedication to my great uncles for your service: Alfred Cecil Greber, 52nd Batt AIF, Killed in Action 25/04/1918 in Ypres France, buried Villiers Bretonneux France: Albert Christian Greber, 41st Batt Inf, Killed in Action 05/01/1917, buried Bonjean Military Cemmetry Armentieres France: William Ernest Greber, 49th Batt, Died of Wounds, 16/11/1917, Salisbury Plains England: Ernest George Greber, 31st Batt, returned to Australia, received Military Medal
Catherine O’Keefe, Croydon NSW: Dedication to my grandfather Thomas Craig Wilson of the 36th Batt injured on 12/10/1917 in the battle of Passchendaele, we all owe you a great debt of gratitude. We could not be what we are today without your thoughtless sacrifice.
Judy Taylor, Turramurra NSW: In memory of my grandfather Angus Cameron McPherson, 34th Australian Infantry Battalion, Service No. 54233, First World War 1914-1918, Date of Death 11/10/1918
In memory of my grandfather Thomas Breen
Yolande Pannam, Thornlands Qld: My dedication goes to my Grandfather-in-law Pt Arthur George Pannam No.3877 with the 7th Batt & 59th Batt 1895-1965
Redlands Centre for Women, Cleveland Qld: To all of the women and families who have been affected, and continue to be impacted by war and violence. May they find peace and well being through the connection with and support from other women around the world. On behalf of the Redlands Centre for Women.
Lesley Morgan, Mudgeeraba Qld: 44 poppies dedicated to all those who paid the ultimate price. Lest We Forget.
Robyn Reeves, Tingalpa Qld: Made with love and respect for those who fought and died for our freedom
Marilyn Hadfield, Birchgrove NSW: Dedicated to Clarice Halligan, died 16th February 1942, when Imperial Japanese soldiers machine – gunned 22 Australian Army Nurses on the beach at Bangka Island, Indonesia. Vivian Bullwinkel alone, survived. Our broken hearts, remember Clarice forever.
Joanne Bros, Underdale SA: In memory of Sapper Patrick George Maher (AIF). He spent 586 days in the jungles of New Guinea and 203 days in Borneo between 1942-1945. And Sapper Patrick Maher who died in 1919 of an illness the weekend he was to board the ship back to Australia.
Marion Glendinning, Middle Park Qld: Dedication to all those who lost their lives to protect Australia
Helen Savins, O’Connor ACT: With gratitude to those who have served. From the South Ballina Crochet Club
Mrs Beris Tune, Kenmore Qld: Dedicating a poppy to my dad who served in the 1st World War. Enlisted Mt Morgan September 1915 aged 20yrs & 4 months. Joined the 25th Batt sent to France & fought in the trenches, Flers, in Somme Valley. Wounded by a gunshot to his left arm. Unfit for active duty repatriated Nov 1914. And dedicating a poppy to my mother’s cousin Stanley Alexander Littleboy. Enlisted Brisbane 12th July 1915. Killed 20th April at Bapaume, Somme, sector of France. Buried Lebucquire Communal Cemetery France.
Barb Bolden, Birchip Vic: In memory of my dear DAD, Kenneth Kemble Kemp DFC who was in the 2nd World War, and my grandad Robert Arthur Kemp DCM who was in the 1st World War.
Annie Heydon, Cotswold Qld: Poppies made in remembrance of the son (Robert) and grandsons from Glen Innes, NSW of Sarah Heydon (nee Hutton) who was born in 1833 and died in 1923: Frederick Doust, KIA (13th Batt): Harold Doust, KIA (30th Batt:Frank Heydon Williams, KIA (3rd Batt): Harold Heydon, 2nd Batt: Cleve Heydon, 4th Batt: Wattie Heydon, 5th LIght Horse Regiment: Robert W Heydon, 33rd Batt: Vince Heydon, 12th LIght Horse Regiment: Olaf Doustm, 1st Batt: Roy Doust 54th Batt.
Margaret Mildenhall, East Maitland NSW: I dedicate these poppies to all the women who sacrificed hugely in WW1…..those who lost husbands, sweethearts, father, sons and brothers…..those who never had relationships or choldren because of the shortage of men…those who served in the war, or made parcels to send, as nurses/others, or worked at male jobs.
Lorraine Cherry, Geraldton WA: My dad served in the army as a Lance Bombadier. 1 Sound Ranging Battery Roayl Australian Artiliery. Served Citizen Military Forces Feb 6th 1941-2 Mar 1943, Australian Imperial Forces Mar 3 19432 – Feb 24th 1947, Darwin Fortress Company RAE, also I know he had done sometime in Queensland. I am sending these poppies to recognize the personnel, who served in all forces and not able to return to loved ones.
Michele Streight, Pyrmont NSW. Our grateful thanks to the men & women who gave their lives freely so that we may enjoy freedom & peace. Every poppy stitch is in remembrance of their sacrifice and dedicated to my Father: George Herbert Williamson WWII, Grandfathers: John Archibald Graham WWI, Herbert Hamilton Williamson WWI, Great Uncles: George Stevens WWI KIA Poperinge Belgium, Harold William Williamson WWI KIA Neuve Eglise Belgium, George Nixon Williamson WWI KIA Neuve Eglise Belgium and Arthur James Ralston WWI.

 

 

March Continues

 

 

Margot Walter, Ocean Grove Vic: In memory of Geoff Whitby
Michele Thomson, St Ives NSW: Dedication to Lawrence Whittaker WW1, Orphan – enlisted age 14 – died, grave Belgium, grateful for his sacrifice, originally came from England.
Zelda Feigen in memory of Dennis Feigen (Corporal), Mick Finkelstein, Maurice Indyk, Morry Lewis. Peter Lewis -Walter Maurice Lewis and Ruth Port in memory of Louis Jacob Bortnoski.
Kerry Reed, Barwon Heads Vic: In memory of my late husband Colin D Reed. Made with Love
Jacqueline Loreta: Dedicated to the memory of my Uncle: Pilot – Flying Officer Alfred Desmond John Ball 427182 RAAF, Flying Squadron 462 April 1924- April 1945
Katrina Ford, Eagle Vale NSW: Dedication to Charles Percy Williams and David Ford, Black Watch.
Barbara Dent, Surfers Paradise Qld: Dedication to the memory of my brave Unlces and grateful thanks to my Grandparents whose loyalty to the Commonwealth was passed onto their sons (6) who fought with courage in both World Wars. Particularly Alex Patterson MM who was Killed in Action 27/08/1916 aged 19 years.
Margot Barden, Surrey Hills Vic: Dedication in memory of my husband’s father Francis Barden. He enlisted at 19 years of age, and joined 39th Battalion. He survived the war (World War 1) and lived to be 75 years old.
Anne Burgess, Ascot Vale Vic: In memory & recognition of those who gae their lives for our great nation. These poppies were made during our workplace morning tea time. RMH Royal Park Driect Access Unit.
Mrs Marisa Stephens & Mrs Kathleen Cowling, Gorokan NSW: In loving memory of John A Gillespie – RAN S?4839, Ronald Gillespie – Army NX 126578, Alberts GS Cowling – Army NX163246, Spencer Brown – ARMY NX104090,  Ronald D Coughtrey – ARMY NX190672, Desmond L Coughtrey – RAAF 444489, Albert EJ Coughtrey ARMY – NX90063, Neville WF Myles – ARMY NX118448
Sandra Handley, Millswood SA: Dedication to William (Bill) J Howiss, 460 Squadron RAAF, A418842, flight Sargeant RAAF, Rear Gunner Lancaster Bomber JB742. Crew of JB742 lost over Germany, 25/26 February 1944 on an opeation to Augsburg. Father of Suzanne & Stephen.
Sandra Marston, Ayr Qld: Dedication to Great Great Great Uncle Frederick Benson WW1, Great Grandfather WW2 LDG STD Edward Cecil Johnson (Navy), Father in law Sapper Laurence Williams (Army)
Mrs Frances Muscat, South Wentworthville NSW: Dedication to Joseph Muscat – British Army WW2, migrated to Australia, Harry Newhouse – Australian Army, survived the war. Died in his 101st year, Service No. 1453 4th Australian Infantry Battalion, George Newhouse – Australian Army died in battle, Service No. 1415, Private 4th Australian Infrantry Battalion, Date of Death 2nd May 1915, Place of Death – Gallipoli, Dardenelles, Turkey. No known grave – Lone Pine Memorial.
Carole Jung, Coolangatta Qld: (I stole this from the web site as thought it beautiful) ” Lest We Forget”: For all those who went to war – We Remember You! For all those who sent to war – Blessed Souls We Remember You! A Grand Father I Knew – My Heart Remembers You! My Dad who went and  came home again – I Remember You! For all who fought the fight for our Country’s plight WE THANK YOU!”
Anne Crawley (Great Neice): Dedication to Thomas Reginald Part L/Cpl 77 AIF 2nd Division Signals Compnay late 24th Battalion. Thomas Killed in Action 25/04/1918, Lavieville, France
Tania Stagg, Moonah Tas: Dedicated to my Great Grandfather Walter John Henry How, joined 12th Battalion & then the 52nd. He returned to us on 31st March 1919. died 19th July 1975, Deloraine Tasmania. And also to my cousin Ashley Werner, The Australian Army, 2003 – present. Deployments: MIddle East 2007/2008, Soloman Islands 2012 & Op Resolute 2014
Pam & Sharon Taylor, Diamond Creek: In memory of John Banks Hughes (Pozieres, France 1917)
Maureen Cawe, Willagee WA: Dedication to all from Tasmania: Harold John Holt WW1 Gallipoli (My Grandfather), Patrick Joseph Holt WW2 & Korea – POW (My uncle), Lyle Norman Holt Korea (my uncle), William Garret (Robinson) WW2 Killed, wason the Tamahoko Maru (Cousin), George Collis Robinson (Holt) WW1 Died Poperinge Belgium (Cousin) and from NSW Edward Sydney Cawe: WW1 Killed Pozieres France (Cousin) July 1916 aged 16 yrs, Villers Bretonneux Memorial Somme France.
Stowport Morning Tea Group Tas, Grance Urszulak, Christine Atkinson, Natone Tas: Thank you for this opportunity to pause, make a poppy with thanks & in memory of those wonderful women & men. Who gave their lives for our freedom. God bless them and your outstanding project.
Susan Rainbird and Marion Bowen-Price: Dedciation Lest We Forget, In memory of those who gave their lives and of those who lost beloved family members. For those who returned traumatised, injured and damaged by their experiences. The heartacke, hardship and sadness of the war filtered through families for genertions. Lest We Forget. In memory of the Rainbird, Clegg, Day, Smith and Ludwig Families. Cramp, Fairfead, Roberts, Cooper and Bradfield families. Bowen-Price, and Mortimer families. Lest We Forget.
Yanco Agricultural High School, Yanco NSW: Dedications from students. Ned YR10: Dedicated to Ned’s Great Great Grandfather, Walter Routley. He was in the infrantry at Gallipoli. He was wounded and suffered shell shock, recovered on a hospital ship and was then sent to France to fight on the Western Front. Once again he was wounded and this time sent home. We have his diary and copies of letter sent home from his time in Egypt training, Gallipoli and France. Will YR12: Dedicated to Will’s grandfather William Dallas Brooke NX 130026 Army WW2, Great uncle Robert Alfred Brooke NX155627 Army WW2, and Great Uncle, Patrick Brooke Army WW2. Three brothers went to war, all three brothers came home. Kai YR8: Dedicated to the following relatives who served in the Armed Servcies, Victor, Alf, William, Edward, Stanley and Betty Maltman. Les and Fred Hammond. Ray Piltz. Conor Yr10: Dedicated to Cornor’s Grandfather, Cecil Irwin Nelson Johnston (1920-2008) Australian Army (NX96311) 2/45 Transport Platoon.Vincent YR9: Dedicated to Vincent’s family members, Frank Ridley WW1 Australian Infantry, Stuart Badgery WW2 Army – Gunner, Tom McCarthy WW2 Air Force – bomb aimer (G for George – Australian War Memorial, Canberra: Alice Yr7, Grace Yr9 Molly Yr 10: Dedicated to their great grandfathers, Flight Lieutenant Harry Albert Duffin, Royal Australian Air Force. Service Number – 253364. Discharged from service 8/8/45 and Lance Corporal Harry Tiver Sara. 33rd Unit Light Horse Brigade, Egypt: Archie Yr9: Dedicated to Archie’s Great Great Uncle, Flt Sgt Alexander Douglas Finlayson DFM, Yerong Creek, died 31st August 1943 flying for the 199 Squadron, Royal Air Force, lost on operation over Europe, buried in the eindhoven-Woensei Cemetery in the Netherlands: Alex R Yr8: dedicated to Alex’s family members who have served, Clarice Sarah Searle Watson – WW1 womens’s RNS< Sgt Samuel James Watson WW1 Australian Field Artillery Gallipoli & France also served WW2 8th Batt, David goad Watson WWs AIF, Allan Watson WW2, Corp Irene Alice Watson WW2, Harold Charles Faucett WW2:Amber Yr8 dedicated to Amber’s Great Uncle, 2nd Lieutenant Terrance Edward Langlands who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Vietnam War: Ashley YR12: Dedicated to Ashley’s Great Grandpa, Norman Lewis Evans V103841 2/8 Aust Field Reg Graded 2 signaler, served in the MIddle East and Borneo, Great Grandfather Digger Lambert who served in WW2 and  Great Uncle, Roby Lewis Manuel who served in the Australian Imperial Force – Aust Flying Corp WW1: Tilly YR10 dedicated to Tilly’s Great Grandfather William Joseph Stephenson WW2 36th Battalion Kokoda Track front line soldier: Andrew S YR7: dedicated to Andrew’s maternal grandfather, Raymond Bahr, served 5 years in Army all overseas during WW2 and his paternal Great Grandfather Ernest Smith, served WW1 on the Western Front for 2 years: Edward Y7, George Yr9, Max Yr 12: dedicated to their grandfather Christopher Golsby 19/08/1946-04/09/2016 Vietnam National Service 2787037 Private 9th Battalion RAR 1967-1969 and their Great Grandfathers, Richard Golsby WW2 and Camden Roberts WW2: Georgia Yr10, Ryan Yr 11: dedicated to the following family members, (Ex-Yancoian) – TPR Cameron Read – RAAC-2016-current. Officer Cadet Lauren Read 2014-2017. Lieut Brendan Dumbrell 2006-2016 Afghanistan conflict. Petty Officer Richard Wilson 1960-1999 Borneo/ Indonesia confrontation and Vietnam: Sunny Yr`12, dedicated to Harold Oxley WW1 (killed), Arthur Dignam WW1 (killed), William Retmock WW1, James Glasheen WW2, Jack Browne WW2, Christopher Simpson Vietnam, DEan Retmock RAAF: Noel Yr12: dedicated to Noel’s Great Uncle James Henry Williams WW2 421459 RAAF, killed 1944 afed 24years: Claire Yr8, Sarah Yr8, Justine Yr 11: dedicated to the following relatives WW1, Arthur VL Hull, Norman Gribble, Clement Gribble, Arthur Gribble, Richard Bardney, Eric Alexander and Wal Alexander. WW2 Norman Hopwood, Geoff Hopwood, Roy Gribble, Arthur Reily, Phil Reily, Aub Gribble, Viv GRibble, John Alexander and Harold Barwick: Connor Yr8 dedicated to Connor’s family members Daniel John McVeigh WW2 and Eric Leo Paget WW2: Brooke Yr 7, Siana Yr7, Bianca Yr11 dedicated to their grandfather Pte Raymond William Frauenfelder 2790338 served with 5RAR, 6 Platoon, B Coy in Vietnam in 1968/1969: Toby Yr 9 dedicated to Toby’s family member Air Cadet Robin Overton Bowron 1 Elementary Flying Training School Parafield Salisbury SA, died on service 19th March 1940: Tom Yr9 dedicated to Tom’s grandfather Private William Bernard Horan NX163919 (25th Nov 1922- 9 Apr 2010) 26th Aust Inf Batt. Enlisted 12 may 1943, discharged 13th June 1946, Active service days 1724, 518 outside Aust on Rabual, Horn Is, & Bougainville Is whre they were fighting the Japanese until they surrendered on the 15th Aug 1945 ‘Lest We Forget”: Hayden Yr 11, Lauren Yr 9 dedicated to their father Andrew Brewer who servedin the Navy as a Submariner for 15 years, completed service in 1999: Hannah Yr 10  dedicated to Hannah’s mother Kellylee Dunn who served in the RAAF for 12 years – enlisted 1994 served overseas and in Aust. Also her Great Grandfather who was in the Army for 14 years during WW2: Ella Yr10 dedicated to Ella’s Family members who served in WW2 Alfred Lawrence Oppelt, great Grandfather 25/08/1921-10/08/1987, Corp Transport Div United State Army and Alan Gilroy, Great Great Uncle 31/01/1915 – 26/10/1942 New Zealand Infantry, Died El Alamein, Egypt and buried El Alamein War Cemetery: Tye Yr10 dedicated to Tye’s great uncle Henry Charles Sibraa, service number NX35515. He was in 2/3 Pioneer Batt and fought at El Alamein where he was captured and sent to an Italian POW camp in 1942. He managed to escape over the Swiss Alps and he worked with partisans until the end of the war, when he returned home: Jack Yr10: dedicated to Jack’s Great Great Grandfather, Samuel Thomas Archiblad Marcus who fought in WW1, Unit & LHR he also enlisted for the 2nd WW but passed away before he left to fight and Jack’s Great Grandfather, Ellis Francis Kirkup who served with the Royal Aust Airforce during WW2 in Borneo and Malaya:Reba Yr10, Abbey &r12 dedicated to their Great Grandfather Claude O’Bryan who served in WW1 – 7th Batt (1915) and 17th Ambulance Brigade (1919) whe he left the army:   YANCO AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY REMEMBER AND DEDICATE THESE POPPIES TO THE PAST STUDENTS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AS A RESULT OF WAR: Ivan Leslie Baker 435543 No 179 Squ (RAF), R.S.Bickett Trainee Teacher KIA, Edward Anthony Bogan 424320 No 98 Squa (RAF), Robert Douglas Boyd 419026 No 101 Squa (RAF), Harold Adrian Bradford NX26792 2/33rd Aust Inf Batt, Rex Ray Cameron NX3660 2/1st Field Co, Thomas Eric Charles 412902 No 97 Squa (RAF), George Walter Clarke 405042 1 Operational Training East Sale, J.R. Cooper, James Green Courtney 404092 No 150 Squa (RAF), Godfrey Charles H Croll NX29998 E SEC 7FD Security Wing, Jack Llyod Davies NX56212 2/19th Aust Inf Batt, L.J.Davies, Francis Carlyle Dempsey Nx6070 2/3rd Aust Inf Batt, George Wilde Evans NX97346 2/7th Independent Co, John Ferguson NX55455 2/18th Batt (Inf) att. HQ22nd Inf Brigade, P Freeman, Donald Murray Gibson 413982 5 Operational Training RAF,Harold John Gillies 422042 No 2 Squa (RAF), Reginald Allan Goodhew 403332 No 452 Squa (RAF), Douglas Boyd Hamilton 423722 No 460 Squa (RAF), Allan robert Hart 412434 No 97 Squa (RAF), John Llewelyn Heckendorf 412442 No 50 Squa (RAF), REginald Richard Hinton 412613 1 Advanced Flying RAF, Gordon Fairfax Hough 420389 No 86 Squa (RAF), Robert Thomas Jamieson NX22103 2/6th Field Co, Ian ManDougall King 402697 No 148 Squa (RAF), James Ronald King NX59193 2/18th Aust Inf Batt, Roy Mackay NX31176 2/31st Aust Inf Batt, Frederick James Maloney 411248  No 100 Squa (RAF), Hector Arthur Martin Nx53833 2/19th Batt att. 2/20th Aus Inf Batt, John William Maskus NX35717 2/19th Aust Inf Batt, F.Matthews, W.R. Matthews, Angus Albert McGrath 429239 No 103 Squa (RAF), Gordon McMaster 423845 No 15 Squa (RAF), Frank Milthorpe VX136261 24th Aust Inf Batt, John Geoffrey Moore NX36769 2/13th Aust Inf Batt, William David Oag NX31462 2/19th Aust Inf Batt, Kenneth George O’Sullivan NX15509 2/4th Aust Inf Batt, George Parksinson QX7830 19th Aust Inf Batt, Leonard Keith Shannon VX41225, Arthur Godfrey Thompson NX13413 2/31st Aus Inf Batt, Robert Douglas Wells 403388 No 455 Sqad (RAF), Donald West NX202503 57/60th Aust Inf Batt, Simeon Levi West NX27211 2/3rd Anti Tank Reg, Keith Neville Windus 420419 No 626 Squa (RAF), John Charles Harley Young 403065 No. 103 Squa (RAF).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canberra Dedications February 2018

 

 

 

 

Jane Tuckwell, Hawker ACT: Here are 92 poppies for your project, in memory of my father, John Denis Ramsbottom, who lived 92 years. He was an English ex-serviceman, who emigrated to Australia in 1964.
Val Davies, NSW: My Poppy contribution towards the WW1 Anniversary in November 1918 was instigated by the Honour Roll Copper Plague (postcard copy enclosed), on which are listed the names of my grandfather, his brother and three cousins. These boys enlisted from the small community of Tea Gardens, Myall River, NSW. This copper plaque still remains within the township of Tea Gardens. Of the 22 named enlistments, five did not return. My grandfather, his brother and three cousins all survived the ordeal. Happy to contribute. Valerie Davies.

 

Danette Rowe, Blue Mountains NSW: From Blue Mountains Gazette 20 Nov 2017. Danette Rowse, whose life has changed irrevocably after a brain injury sustained during a car accidentn in 2013, calls into her 93-year old Hazelbrook neighbour Patricia Williams five afternoons a week. They’re making poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War I in November 2018. It is hoped knitters Australia-wide will create 60,000 poppies – a poppy for every Australian life lost in the war – to carpet part of the grounds at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in time for commemorations. Mrs Williams was raised in Woodford and her parents Nell and Charles Laffinn both served in the Medical Corps of the Australian Army. Nell trained at Bathurst hospital and nursed soldiers at Lemnos, Egypt and in England. Her first fiancée, Will Rose, was killed at Fromelles. “Will lay in an unmarked grave for over 90 years until DNA testing of graves in Pheasant Wood allowed identification and a headstone,” said Mrs Williams’ niece Sue Tongue. “At a Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Patricia’s and Will’s families were able to re-unite his two sergeant’s stripes. He had inscribed the back of one with love to his mother and the other with love to Nell before he went to the Western Front.” After the war, Nell and Charles helped many soldiers who struggled to recover from their experiences. Mrs Williams’ older brother John wrote extensively about the war and helped estabish the Families and Friends of the First AIF. He also wrote of the family’s life in Woodford in his autobiography A Kindn of Immortality. Mrs Williams remembers World War II when she was working in Sydney for a shipping company. “It was not a very happy job. I heard about ships sinking,” she recalled. When the war ended she was asked to give up her job for the man who had it before. She happily obliged. Mrs Williams had many happy years with her first husband Glenn Hart, who was an accountant with Qantas, before he died at just 49. She remarried, an Englishman George Williams, spending 15 years in England before returning to Australia. Mr Williams died in 1997 at age 73 from deep vein thrombosis sustained during a long-haul flight. Mrs Williams has lived in Hazelbrook for the past 17 years and only met Mrs Rowse last year when she had a fall and was assisted by Mrs Rowse’s husband Evan. Since then the two women have enjoyed each other’s company. “Danette is wonderful,” Mrs Williams whispered to the Gaxette while her friend was out of the room. So far they have a tally of 41 poppies, and plan to create hundreds more before next November.

 

 

 

Anne Maher and Johan Osborne, Whittlesea Vic: Please find attached a collection of knitted poppies as a contribution towards the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI. Some of the poppies were knitted on a handmade ‘french knitting” device made from a toilet roll and 4 paddlepop sticks. These were knitted by my grandson, Jonah Osborne, who is 8 years old. He lives in Agnes Water in QLD. I told him about his great great grandfateher – my grandfather – who fought for Australia in France and won a Military Medal for bravery under fire. He survived the war, thankfully, and we live to tell his story and to honour those who died by knitting poppies. His name was Pierre Langier. My husband’s grandfather, whose name was George Graydon, joined the 4th Light Horse and fought in France and the Middle East. Thankfully, he also survived. Both our grandfathers returned to Australi, married and raised families of which we are grateful to be part. These poppies are a small token of our whish to honour those who did not return.
Kaye Parnaby (nee Lester), The Ponds NSW: George Lester (grandfather). Service No 5819 18th Battalion. Died 2nd battle Bullecourt 3 May 1917. Joseph Sydney Weston (Great Uncle). Service No 355 2nd Battalion. Died 25 July 1916.

 

Joy Dillon: 3753 Sylvester John Frost 4th Battalion 12th Regiment KIA 21 April 1918 Hazebrouck
Cheryl Towers, Greenaway :Thomas Ridley was born in 1884. He enlisted at Liverpool, NSW, on 2 February 1915 at age ’30 years and 8 months’. He was 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall and weighed 153 lbs. His number was 989. He was posted to the 17th Battalion, 2nd Division and left Australia for Egypt on TSS Themistocles on 12 May 1915. The Battalion arrived at Gallipoli on 20 August 1915 and remained there until the evacuation in November. The unit was then posted to France and arrived there on 23 March 1916. Tom was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) following an action at Pozières on 11 October 1916. He became Company Sergeant Major (CSM) in May 1917 and was posted to the Officer Training Battalion at Trinity College, Cambridge from where he was commissioned as an officer. Tom was seriously wounded at the battle for Mont Saint Quentin in August 1918 in an action which saw him awarded the Military Cross. He died of his wounds on 10 September 1918 and is buried at Rouen. Dedication supplied by Pam and Malcolm Murray.

 

Kathryn Longmuir, Seven Hills NSW: in memory of my great uncle William Oscar Gorton, KIA 2.10.17, Passchendaele, Belgium. Still remembered.
Claire Rothheudt, Cowra NSW: My contribution to the Poppy Project is enclosed. I have one particular poppy, for my Great Uncle – Arthur Roy Halgren – KIA 1-10-1918. Service No: 4300. 54th Infantry Battalion. Bellicourt France. I know numbers have been reached but if this poppy could be placed at the AWM display it would be greatly appreciated.
Bronwyn Mitchell, Isabella Plains ACT: In memory of David Gillespie WWI, Harold Gillespie WWI, Jim Collins WWI, Grace Foley (malaria in Greece) WWI nurse, Hector Tudor (gassed) WWI, Christopher Tudor WWI. All who returned to Australia and most I knew personally.
Amita Monterola and Merilyn Tandukar, Holder ACT: Dedicated to the relatives of the Monterola and Mathews Families who served in the First World War. They include Alfred Giles, William Benjamin Giles, James Carter Potts Junior, killed at Bullecourt, Henry John Pavlich killed at Lone Pine, Oliver Broughton Mathews killed near Peronne and Ernest Arthur Wilfred Mathews killed at Baileul.
Meredith Atilemile, Palmerston ACT: To the memory of the crews of the HMAS Sydney II and HMAS Perth. Sydney and Perth were ‘Leander’ class light cruisers that served in the Second World War for the Royal Australian Navy. Both served with distinction against the Germans and Italians in the Mediterranean Sea during the early years of the war. Sydney returned to Australia to great acclaim and spent most of 1941 patrolling the east and west coasts. During November 1941, while returning from having escorted army reinforcements to the garrison at Singapore, she disappeared with virtually no trace. The only account we have of her demise comes from German survivors of HSK Kormoran, the German navy’s largest auxiliary cruiser (a converted freighter), well-armed with guns, torpedoes and mines but carefully disguised as Dutch merchant ship MV Straats Melakka. Her role had been to operate alone in the Indian Ocean, successfully picking off unescorted merchant shipping. Kormoran’s disguise led Sydney into dangerous range of Kormoran’s gunfire and torpedoes. Although she fired back and ensured the Kormoran’s destruction, Sydney was last seen in flames disappearing over the horizon. About 300 of the Kormoran’s crew survived and were picked up by search parties one week later. All that was found of the sydney and her crew of 645 was a very badly damaged Carley Float. Sydney’s loss remains Australia’s worst ever naval disaster. HMAS Perth began 1942 in South-East Asia, working with Dutch, British and American navies against the advancing Japanese. In the Battle of the Java Sea (27 February-1 March 1942), HMAS Perth was lost along with  several other allied ships. 357 Australian sailors were lost in the battle. The remaining 320 were picked up by Japanese warships and became prisoners of war. 105 of them did not survive this experience. The loss of these two ships’ crews made up almost one half of the 1,951 members of the Royal Australian Navy to die in the Second World War. In Waters Deep.  In ocean wastes no poppies blow, No crosses stand in ordered row, Their young hearts sleep beneath the wave, The spirited, the good, the brave, But stars a constant vigil keep, For them who lie beneath the deep. ‘Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer On certain spot and think, “He’s there.” But you can to the ocean go… See whitecaps marching row on row, Know one for him will always ride… In and out with every tide. And when your span of life is passed, He’ll meet you at the “Captain’s Mast.” And they who mourn on distant shore For sailors who’ll come home no more, Can dry their tears and pray for these Who rest beneath the heaving seas… For start that shine and winds that blow And whitecaps marching row on row. And they can never lonely be For when they liveed… they chose the sea. (Eileen Mahone). Lest We Forget.
Joanne Towner, Fisher ACT: In memory of my husband’s grandfather, John Yorke Foster, who served at Fallipoli and on the Western Front.
Jacinta Lewis, Sutton : For my great-grandfather, and my Pop. Both brave survovirs of war.
Di Davey, Nowra NSW: In memory of my grandpa who fought and survived both Gallipoli and the Somme. Thank you Grandpa.
Jenny Kingma, Fisher ACT: In memory of all who fought, and who fell, defending their country.
Lee Ryan, Belconnen ACT: Thank you for protecting our country.
Anne O’Hara Kambah Act:Allan Douglas McGlew – father, Papua New Guinea. Albert John Proctor Lockyer – grandfather, Gallipoli.

 

Joan Christie, Kaleen ACT: To our father, Colin Kendall Kinlyside. NX86251. Served as a transport driver in the Northern Territory WWII 1942-1945. The best father in all the world. Dearly loved by his family and friends.
To Duncan Ridley our friend from Corroboree Park. Served in the RAAF WWII
To James Priestley AIF WWII. Our dear Uncle Jim.
To Mr Jack (John) Kimber AIF. Our dear uncle who served in the Middle East during WWII.
To Mr William Charles Priestley AIF WWII. Our beloved Uncle Bill.
To Mr Tommy Price of Corroboree Park. Our Dad’s good friend and army buddy.
To Mr Alan Shirlaw of Lane Cove NSW. OurDad’s good friend and army buddy.

 

Judith Roberts, Wallaroo ACT: Dedication to Lance Corporal Gerald Calcutt, Service Number 474, 7th Battalion. Killed in action 24th May 1915, aged 25. Lovingly remembered by his family and commemorated at the lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey and Williamstown War Memorial, Victoria.
Dedication to Private Brendan Calcutt, Service Number 2124, 14th Battalion. Died of septicaemia whilst a prisoner of war on 18th December 1916, aged 20. Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Lovingly remember by his family and commemorated at the Williamstown War Memorial, Victoria.
Dedication to Lance Corporal Thomas Clark Wilson, Service Number 76, 3rd Battalion. Killed in Action, 25th April 1915 aged 24. Lovingly remembered by his family and commemorated at the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum (NZ)

 

Carol Oksanen, Macgregor ACT: Edward Richard Cook – DMZ 137975 ASC and Frederick Cook – 5361 AIF 17th Reg 8th Batt who was killed Somme, France, 6/11/1916. Two brothers from Birmingham England fighting for two countries for the same cause. Thank you to both and all others that fought for the future, with their lives. My great grandfather and his brother.
Belinda Peacock, Roselands NSW:WWI – Great Grandfather Private George William Swinton, No 1985. Enlisted at age 15 years 8 months under the name George William Wilson on 5/1/1916 35th Battalion. Great Grandfather 2nd Corporal William Wallace Murray No 4505. Enlisted 7/1/1916 3rd Light Railway Operating Company. Grandfather Sapper John Thomas Pamment No – N187583. Enlisted 15/4/1942 17 Field Company. Grandfather Flight Lieutenant Douglas No – 412893. Enlisted 15/8/1941 10 Flight 2 Squadron 3 Operation Training Unit (Posting @ discharge).
Jennifer Blood, Garren ACT: In memory of my great uncle, Private Alfred Henry Lippingwell, who died in the Battle of the Somme, 1916
Sandy Patterson, Gooseberry Hill WA : #1233 A K Clarence, Light Horse. #6111 D Fitzsimmons. #1095 E A Clarence. #2266 H E Clarence. #1098 R F Clarence. #9438 R G Fitzsimmons.
Kathi Gau, Tweantin Qld: In remembrance of all those, both home and abroad, who died serving their country, so that we can live in freedom.
Kathleen Moore, St Ives NSW: 20 poppies to honour our son, Chris Moore, who served 20 years in the Army on multiple deployments and operations, warlike and humanitarian, and was medically discharged in 2018. The camouflage material and buttons used on my Poppies are from one of his uniform jackets worn on many of his deployments. His role in contributing to the preservation of the modern history of the Australian Defence Force with his photos and videos ensures that others he served with, many of whom did not return to their home and family, will not be forgotten. Thank you to you all for enabling our family to be part of this special project. Huge respect and thanks to all the hard working people behind the scenes who are working on making this project happen.
58 Poppies to honour our 3 generations of Moore family members who have contributed 40+ years of service to the Australian Army 1914-2018. John Malcolm Moore. Geoffrey William Scholes. Ian Scholes Moore. Joseph Malcolm Moore. Christopher Loughlin Moore.
Tuggeranong 55 plus Knit n Knatter and Murrumbidgee Ladies Golfers, per Cheryl Towers, Greenaway :We have dedicated our poppies to all those brave souls that lost their lives for their country

 

March Dedications

Narelle Robinson & Ellenore Lynam, Chermside West Qld: Dedication in loving memory of deceased members of the Woods & Lynagh families who served in WW1 & 2. R.I.P.
Nicky Kosterman, Woori Yallock Vic: Dedication to Papa, Sergeant Keith William Cockman VX5833 – 2/17 Battalion who escaped Crete in WW2. ( Always remembered the dressing gown he bought back for my Nana>)
Tracey Pilgrim, Eastwood NSW: Dedication in loving memory of all Australian service men and women and especially my grandfathers and great grandfathers & uncle: 3975 Corporal Douglas Arthur Radburn AIF, 3996 Sapper Leonard Charles Radburn AIF, C/4301 Cpl Walter Cecil Radburn BEF Killed in Action, 18 years, Stuart James Robert Rae NX 100579 AIF, George Laurence Pilgrim 67585 RAAF
Lyn Duffy, Sunbury Vic: Dedicated to my grandfather – Herbert Alfred Morey who fought in WW1. Thankfully he returned home after the war, but sustained an injury which caused hime to lose a lot of his hearing.
Liz Brill, Calwell ACT: Dedication to Clarence James Brill (SN 3009) Killed in Action 14/03/1917 Private 56th Australian Infantry Battalion, James Leslie Brill – Gunner 3 Anti Tank Regiment POW Stala #A (SN NX56242), Leslie William Brill – (SN 40) Sergeant 12th Australian Infantry Battalion, Stanley Curtis Brill – (SN 34212) Corporal 38 Squadron, Edward William Brill – (Sn NX 179709) Private Australian 2nd Infantry Battalion.
Janis King, Huntly Vic: Thank you to all defence force members past, present and future, for your service which keeps our great country safe.
Helen Briscoe, Ashby NSW: Fifty poppies for the men and women of the Lower Clarence, those who went away and those who stayed behind. Lest We Forget.
Annette Tebb, Kentlyn NSW: Dedication to Ernest Augustus Jentsch, 3331 53rd Battalion, Died in Battle of Fromelles 19th July 1916. Was one of the lost soldiers of Fromelles, identified in 2010. And “Boy Soldiers” (9)15 year old boys who died in WW1….Private James Martin 1553, Reginald Keyth Cooper 4452, Private Leslie Thomas Prior 5071, Leslie William Henry Earl 6902, Private Robert Warner 4927, Private Albert Cramer 1582, Private John Gordon 1130, Lance Corporal John Auguste Emile Harris 2251, Private Charles Frank Church 4752. All these were nearly 15 or just over 15 years.

 

 

End of Feb 2018 Dedications

 

Kay Blanchard Picken-Barroudi, Gawler SA: Lest We Forget: Poppies made with love for service men and women who loss their lives protecting our countries and for all that serve and came back. Thank you

Sue Dickson, Seaford Vic: Dedication to Lance Corporal WW2, Ian Devine (Phillip Ian Lindsay) VX 56922 112th Light Anti Aircraft Darwin NT Australia.Pvte James Roy Devine VX5008 24th Battalion WW1 Villers Brettenaux France.

Catherine Joye, Parkinson Qld: Dedication for my brothers: Be-joh Goon Chew (CPL) currently serving with the Commando’s and Charlie Goon Chew (CPL) ex SAS
Rhonda Minchinton, Sippy Downs: In memory of my Great Uncle Ernest Minchinton WW1. Killed in Action 10th May 1917. Buried at Villers Bretonneux, Somme France and Great Grand Father Frank Leslie Protheroe WW1. Fought on the Somme France. Returned to Australia to continue to serve with Australian Army. Frank Leslie retired as Lieutenant Colonel in August 1951
Penny Rose, Collingwood Park Qld: My grandfather was a Light Horseman in WW1 and have many other family members in other wars. I now have 2 daughters in the Army.
Lesley Murphy, Beaconsfield WA: In memory of Private Leslie Harold Bower SN 2918 KIA 8/8/1918 (Interestingly, I was born on the 8/8/1955 and named Lesley, although my mother did not know of her uncle Leslie’s existence!!): Private William Michael Joseph Maloney SN 3535 Returned from WW1 only to die in 1936 from tuberculosis contracted in the trenches. His children became wards of my grandfather below: Lieutenant E.C. Rogers MC SN 911 my maternal grandfather and among the founders of Legacy WA: Gilbert Peerless, about whose service record we sadly know very little. I’ve also made a few extras, for my own father, uncle and husband who have also served in WW2 and most recently my husband in various operations with the SAS.
Betty Kington, Miriam Vale Qld: Dedication to my father Herbert (Bert) Porteous (QX 23277) 13th Army Transport. RAE (Japan, New Guinea), my father in law Ambrose Kington Q5839 (QX 37861) 5th Motor Regt. (New Guinea) Both werein WW2.
Janelle Skinner, Grafton NSW: I made them for my grandfather’s brother, Charles Cromack, who fell at Bullecourt in 1917.
Mary McCormack, Myrtleford Vic: Dedication to Ernest McCormack 3447 5 Div 14th Bg 55th Btn Died of Wounds 20/10/1917 Received in Battle for Broodseinde Ridge. Murdoch McKenzie 2883 5Div 14th Bge. 60th Btn Died of Wounds Received at Fromelles 19/07/1916: R C Chaplain Fr John Joseph Kennedy D.S.O 5Div 14th Bge. 53rd Btn – ‘The Whale Oil Guards’ Fromelles.
Betty Leard, Wodonga Vic: I am dedicating these knitted poppies to my father Edward Alfred Butler DOB 07/11/1892 DOD 11/03/1985 Service NO. 492 Service No. 86069 & 62128 and for my grandson who is still on active service his name is Cheyne Toby Truelove. Service No. 3816393 2001 DOB 17/05/1984 currently a sargent in Bandiana.
Margaret Weirick Carosi and Prudence Weirick Letis, Torino Italy: We dedicate our poppies to our great-uncle Sergeant William Thomas Flood (Born Balmain NSW 1887) Died Beersheba 31st October 1917. William was killed in action 12th Battalion Light Horse Brigade.
Catherine Bateson, Annandale NSW: Dedication to Roger Bateson, Lance Sergeant 29th Infantry Battalion AIF Enlisted March 1916 Demobbed May 1919. In Memory – an with love to all those that died and were wounded in fighting any wars!! For my dad, Roger Edward bateson, pilot, Korean & Vietnam wars – RAAF Sqn 37
M J Batten, Weetnagera ACT: I dedicate these poppies to Percy George Dewhurst. Killed Lone Pine 1915, Cliff Jones Killed 18th June 1918 buried at the Adelaide cemetery near Amiens France, and my grandfather, Ernest George Batten who served with the Aust Army Services Corp of the 3rd Division in Belgium & France and survived the War.
Jane Willcocks (nee Kelly), Murrumbateman NSW: These poppies are in memory of my three great-uncle killed in France and Belgium in WW1 (also remembering my grandfathers;s survival from a sniper bullet through his jaw on Gallipoli in 1915): Private Clarence Swan Padman 6891 8th Company, Australian Machine Gun Corps Killed in Action, on 29th November 1916 at Beaulencourt on the Somme, France. Aged 23: Lance Corporal Eric George Padman 2857 50th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF Killed in ACtion on 27th September 1917 Polygon Wood in Belgium. Aged 21: Private Nelson William Kelly 5045 48th Battalion Australian Infantry AIF KIlled in Action on 3rd May 1918 at Villers -Bretonneux, France Aged 19. My grandparents, their remaining siblings and my great-grandparents found the loss of these fine young men very hard to bear.
Robyn Pridue, Warners Bay NSW: Dedication to and in loving memory of Private William Tunan Pozieres 1916 and CFN (Craftsman) Beau Pridue, East Timor 2011
Andrea Waterston, Armadale Vic: In loving memory of eternal gratefulness for the sacrifices made, espectially to my pop ‘William Allan “Starry” Hartley 38th Battalion 1915*1919 and my great grandfather, “William Webster” Salford Battalion, Lancashire Fusilliers 1914-1919
Leonie Atkin, Brim Vic: Dedication to Lloyd George Atkin WW2 Passed away 1986 Age 70 WW2 and Elaine Norma Atkin Passed away 2015 Age 94 WW2 Wireless Div
Denise Bartlett, Orroroo SA: Dedication to great uncles, Lance Corporal Rueben Lloyd No 1952 MM 48th Battalion, Roy Lloyd No4552 32 Batt of Black Rock SA, Stanley Watkins No 2077, Private 3rd Light Horse Killed in Action France, Edgar Watkins 6105 Lance Corporal Died of Wounds Belgium, Ewart Watkins Private 62185 10th Battalion.
Megan McCormack, Dubbo NSW: In honour of Francis Norman Walsh – my grandfather who served in WW2.
Susan Smart (nee Jones), Carlingford NSW: Dedication to Private Albert Jones (my great-uncle) SN 2854, 45th Australian Infrantry Battalion AIF. Killed in Action in the trenches at Pozieres on 6th August 1916 aged 41years. No known grave. Remembered with honour on the Villers-Bertenneux Memorial. AWM Roll of Honour Panel 139. Last Post Ceremony 27/04/2017 was dedicated to Albert. Lest We Forget
Norma Valez-Benzie, Sydney NSW: To honour the life of James Riddell (I.C.C.) who served at Gallipoli. James was my husband great uncle.
Jill Turner, Yarrawarrah NSW: I dedicate these poppies for Rememberance Day to: my great uncle Cecil George Leeson Died 27/04/1915. Killed in Action aged 25 at Gallipoli, Dardanells, Turkey, a private in the 2nd Australian Infantry Batt. Buried at Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli: my uncle John Denniss, private, 2/10 Field Regiment, Australian Army POW in Changi, Burma and Japan WW2 and my uncles Alan Denniss, Corporal Advance LHQ (land headquarters), Max Leeson, Sapper 58FD PK (Australian Field Park Company) and Ray Leeson Sergeant 29 Operational Training Unit – all in WW2.
Donna Dwyer, Bakewell NT: I dedicate my poppies to my grandfather Robert Barker who served in Borneo during WW2 and my grandmother Winnifred Barker
Coral Jones, Wonthaggi Vic: I wish to dedidicate my small contribution to this project to the following members of my own and my husband’s families: Charles Edgar Blackwell British Army 48388, Gilbert Darlow Blackwell 4137, Robert Bernard Blackwell and Robert Blackwell 53566 and 81303, Albert Dawes 736, Edmund Withers Dawes 2368, Gladstone Dawes 4178, Clifford Doyle Dawes 5086, Raymond Oswald Dawes 2368, Victor Dawes 430, Walter Dawes 4093, Harold Halstead 191, Harry Miller British Army 20210, John Joseph Bannan 1126, Francis Thomas Bannan 1878, William James Bannan 1783, George Jones 4093, John William Jones 32, Albert Frederick Sullivan 4937, Clarence Archibald Sullivan 2215, Daniel James Sullivan 14360/22552, Ernest Edmund Sullivan 6717. And to all those family members not mentioned hre who served in WW1 and all those who gave brave and heroic service in all the wars.
B Young, Coffs Harbour NSW: In memory of my great uncle Private Alfred Mendes 3972, 49th Bn, AIF Died 05/04/1918 and my late father Francis Ernest Bettridge WW2 veteran.
Julie Daly, Abbotsleigh Girls School, Wahroonga NSW: Dedication for all those young people who left school early and never saw their futures unfold as they would have imagined – we thank you for the futures you have enabled us to have.
Catherine Newell: These few poppies are dedicated to my grandfather who received a gunshot wound at Polygon Wood on Oct 4th 1917 and was subsequently sent home to Australia. This turned out to be a miracle as the great battles of Paschendale began 2 days later and he probably would not have survived to marry, raise 2 children, and leave behind 8 grandchildren, 12 great grand children, and many great great grandchildren still arriving. We all owe our lives to this momentus day in 1917.
Michel Kibley: In memory of my great uncle – Captain Thomas Oscar Smith aged 37 who was killed at Gallipoli on 3rd May 1915.Also have an extra 10 poppies in memory of the nurses who served tirelessly.
M Lee, Springfield NSW: Dedication to William Charles Wales AIF SN VX100542, Sergeant, 136 Aust Supply Depot Platoon AASC, Burma NG, Bougainville. May 1943 to 2nd January 1946. Had a brother Ernest Stephen Wales who also served WW2 & Ernest’s son Walter Wales served in Vietnam
Amanda Kirkpatrick, Ballajura WA: My husband and I both had grandfathers who served in WW2 and my great grandfather served in WW1 suffering the loss of an arm. My poppie are dedicated to them and all the other brave men and women who served and still serve today.
Irene Turner-Sheather, Wagga Wagga NSW: My tribute is to my uncles who served in WW2. Ian (Jim) Sheather, Jack Sheather, Edward (Ted) Daley from Nangas NSW and John (Jack) McMillan, RAAF – LAC serviceman from Sydney.
Angali Wirsinha, Vaucluse NSW: ………I am greatful to the men and women of the defence forces and police who have served in the past, currently serve and will serve in the future, for putting their lives at risk and being prepared to sacrifice their lives to keep us safe.
Colleen McLean, Currimundi Qld: Dedication for my 2 uncles who fought in WW1. Basil Kelly and Jim McKeown. Both men survived the war and spent their long lives developing their soldier settlement blocks in Elarish, North Queensland into successful cane farms. For my father in law Gerald Young McLean who fought in WW2 and died defending his country. He was survived by his wife Alnid, daughter Deirdre and his unborn son Duncan, (my husband). These poppies are for three brave men and their descendants.
Ellen Walker, Rankins Springs NSW: Dedication to Frank Ernest Walker – enlisted 14/06/1915 AIF: Eric De Witte Talmage Walker – enlisted 12/01/1914 1st Battalion, AIF. Died at Gallipoli August 1915 and Thullier Lake Carden – enlisted 23/06/1915 54th Battalion AIF. Died at Fromelles, July 1916
Vickie Maclean: It has been a privilage to make these poppies in honour of all my ancestors that fought.
Lessa Woodhead, Diamond Creek Vic: Dedication to Charles William Johnson VX 20409, Martyn Charles Johnson 3796645, Charles Jervis Johnson 4064, William Henry King 163, Marie Louise Johnson (nee King) VF396551
Maggie Keating, Godwin Beach Qld: To my grandpa Joseph Edward Hurley Coonan (Ted) who lied about his age (he was only 16) and served in the army in WW1. To my dad Edward Raymond Coonan (Ray) who served in the army in WW2.
Rosemary Poole, Trott Park SA: To all the young men and women who fought and gave their lives so that we all can live in comfort and a free country. Especially the nurse”s who were captured and killed by the Japanese in the Second World War. It is 76 years since this occured.
Mrs Rachel Craig, Broadbeach Qld: In loving memory VX 21275 RAE L/C William Thomas Plumridge believed died 09/02/1942 Singapore. So loved.
Marion S Larkin, Tamworth NSW: I have made 30 poppies , 10 each for my maternal grandfather and his two brothers. Horace Joseph Taylor (my grandfather) SN 204, 34th Battalion enlistment date 26 Novemeber 1915, aged 21. Served on the Somme France, wounded in Battle on three occassions before being discharged to returne to Australia 1 august 1918 at age 24, died 1969 age 75 years. 10 poppies for Robert Stanley Taylor, enlisted 21 January 1915, regimental No. 2006, Private 15th Battalion. Killed in Action, battle of Lone PIne, Gallipoli 7th August 1915, age 27, Roll of Honour AWM 178, last 10 poppies for my grandfathers last brother – Herbert Harold Taylor enlisted 28th August 1916, regimental no 6627. Killed in action Belgium 22nd December 1917 age 34. Roll of Honour Panel AWM 109. 26th Battalion . There were other members of family from both sides of the family but these are the ones I know the most about from my brothers research of 19 members of the Larkin & Taylor families only 5 inlcuding my maternal grandfather were luck to return.
Cynthia Turton, Sevill Grove WA: These poppies are made in memory of my mother-in-law, Patricia Mary Turton who served in the Australian Womens Land Army from 1944-1945. She was obne of the first group of girls to be trained at Fairbridge Farm in the South West of Western Australia. (Land Girl 260)
Belinda Peacock, Roselands NSW: Great grandfather Private George William Swinton (1985) 35 th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 5.1.1916 aged 15 years 8 months under the name George William Wilson. Discharged 22/03/1918 aged 17yrs 2 months. Whilst serving in France was found Guilty of desertion due to being shell shocked, was sentenced to death but was communted to 20 days in the Pokey as he was underage. Great grandfather 2nd Corporal William Wallace Murray (4508) 3rd Light Railway Operting Company. Enlisted 07/07/1916 Discharged 20/09/1919 medically unfit due to effects of mustard gas. Grandfather Sapper John Thomas Pamment (N187583) 17 Field Company AIF. Enlisted 15/04/1942. Discharged 30/08/1946. Grandfather Flight Lieutenant Douglas Broadfoot (412893) 10 Flight 2 Squadron Enlisted 15/08/1941. Discharged 14/12/1945.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Feb Dedications

Alvie Bergin, Vasse WA: In loving memory of my uncle Ormonde (Digger Bergin) V502883 14 Works company and his cousin Reginald Francis Bergin VX124717 Aust General Hospital
Jessica Hazlewood, Shewood Qld: My poppies are dedicated to our two family relatives who served in the Great War and to those soldiers whose bodies were never found. The parternal great uncle of my husband, (Robert John Hazlewood) : Private Albert John Clapham of ‘B’ Company, 7th Battallion, Bedfordshire Regiment was killed in action in the third Battle of the Scarpe at the Western Front on 3rd May 2017. His body was never found, his name is inscribed on the Arras Memorial and also on a memorial at Waterford. We have no photos and know very little about hime except he was 37 and from Waterford, Hertfordshire. We also believe that my husbands grandfather served in the Great War but we have been unable to find any details, many war records were destroyed in the blitz. My paternal Great Grandfather Edward Mulhall was a Quartermaster Sergeant in the Great War with ‘D’ Company, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding Regiment) and served in France from July 1915 to February 1918
Gary & Wendy Wallace, Blair & Liliana Kinsland, Peregian Springs Qld: “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains” On the 11th of the 11th we will remember them.
Faye Leary, Rokeby Tas: I’m honouring my grandfather Reginald Reid who served in WW1, prisoner of war in Germany (But thank god he made it home). His brother Edward Reid killed in action at Gallipoli & three great uncles, Samuel Wain & William Wain & David Pahl all served overseas, all made it home. Also my parents who served in WW2, Lloyd Reid & Pattie Reid nee Pahl.
Kristen Cantrill: In loving memory of William Thwaites and George Lambert – my grandfathers. Also to honour my husband who serves currently.
Jillian Ferguson, Humula NSW: In memory of my uncles Tom, Sydney & Walter Burgess. For their commitment to the Australian Army. For all the fallen who shall never be forgotten.
Jenny Morton, Old Junne NSW: Made with reverance and love by the people of Junee Shire. “Their names shall live forever more”
Dianne Cripps, Upper Natone TAS: May our hearts and love be with them all
Anne Saw, Ardross WA: To my grandfather James Unsworth who fought in the 1st WW. Then again in 2nd WW – became a survivor of Changi. To my father James Gordon Unsworth who fought in 2nd WW – part of occupying forces in Japan after bombs. ‘Lest We Forget’
Anne Shields, Wamberal NSW: In memory of Private Herbert George Compton and his mates in the 54th Battalion AIF who died on 15th May 1917 during the 2nd Battle of Bullecourt.
Marie Tame, Young NSW: My donation of poppies in honour of my gg uncle William Henry Windred, First WW 1914-1918, Date died 12/09/1918 SN 3013
Robin Rae, Figtree Pocket Qld: In loving memory of all the wonderful soldiers who died as heroies – my uncle, and my husband’s uncle were fortunate enough to return home.
Allison Rodgers, Spring Hill NSW: In memory of Albert Goodacre (Pte) 2167 !st Australian Infantry Battalion, died 6th Oct 1917 aged 20. Albert was the nephew of my great grandmother. Albert is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Jalena Martin, Centenary Heights Qld: Dedicated to all those recently commissioned for service and currently undertaking Officer triaining at ADFA, Canberra
Margaret Moon, East Corrimal NSW: In memory of Albert Goodacre (Pte) 2167 1st Australian Infantry Battalion died 06/10/1917, aged 20 buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Albert was my grandmothers newphew.
Carolyn Cunningham, Exmouth WA: Dedication for all the people lost in wars.
Ann Benwell, Speewah Qld: Dedication to Patrick John Drew Service No VX148490
Denise Adamson: Private Adrian Groese, Service No 1634, 35th Battalion, Australian Infrantry, AIF. KIA 11/3/1917 in France. We commemorate your sacrifice and thank you. Remembered always by the descendants you never knew. Denise and great great grandson Christopher, currently serving in the ADF, and all the others.
Barbara Derriman, Tamborine Qld:  To every one who went to war for our country. Especially my father Norman McManus – New Guinea, Valerie Nuthall (McManus) Australia.
Pamela Howard, Fannie Bay NT: Dedication for my three uncles, Colin Ray McPherson, Millett Nicholls James Harris and Arthur Croft Harris, who all served in World War 2.
Paula West, Madora Bay WA: Dedication to Ethel Maud Thomas – VAD as Matron WW2 (great grandmother): William (Bill) Travis Hill – 28 Battalion WW2, Egypt & New Guinea (Great Uncle): Alan John West – Counter Intelligence Vietnam – Father.
Lisa Dean, Kingsville Vic: In the memory of my grandfather George Arthur Dean (No 230) 57 th Australian Infantry Battalion. Previously served in the Boer War. Five years overseas, including Day 1, 25th April 1915 at Gallipoli. Live to tell the tale, but only told it through his eyes.
Jayne Lindsay, Dulwich London England: In memory of Private Arthur Frederick Harrison (1137), 7th Australian Infantry Battalion, 1st AIF. Born in Adelaide SA in 1888 and living in Aspendale Vic when he enlisted in September 1914. Missing, presumed killed, at the Second Battle of Krithia, 8th May 1915. Survived by his wife Annie Elizabeth Harrison (nee Baldie) and his 2 year old daughter, my grandmother Annie eleanor, (later LIndsay). I have made 26 poppies, one for each year of Arthur’s short life. Lest We Forget.
Rona Day and Deborah Larkin, Henley Brook WA: Dedication to WW1, Great, Great, Maternal Grandfather Comrie Turner Hill, born in Newcastle Upon tyne, Durham, England he was a master saddler by trade. Went to Canada in 1913 to try and make enough money to take his wife and family of two sons and two daughters to join him. That was not to be. In 1914 the war broke out and he retuned and joined the Army. Staff Sergenat Comrie Turner HIll. Royal Expeditionary Force. Cavalry Corps and because of his trade as a Saddler.: Father in law Fred Day, Born 25th November 1896 Hunslet, Yorkshire, England at the age of 17, he was in the Territorials. (Reserve). At the outbreak of the war Pte Fred Day 3036 joined the West Riding Regiment, (this later became  The Duke of Wellington Regiment) and then because he was either wounded or sick he was transferred to the Labour Corps Pte 563288 : Great Uncle Joseph Thomas Lane Born 1896 in Liverpool England and Died in France on 8th July 1916. He joined the 19th Manchester Regiment, and enlisted on 10th December 1915 no 25066. He embarked on “Golden Eagle” 25th May 1916 and was sent to France. He was wounded in action on 8th July 1916 and died. He is buried in the War Cemetery at Corbie in Northern France.
Anne Wilde, St Ives NSW: Dedication to the Allen Brothers, Thomas William Allen, SN 2561 Returned after the war, Edward Allen SN 2326 Killed in France on 19th May 1918 and George Walter Allen SN 6517 Killed in Belgium on 20th November 1917. The three brothers all came from Coolamon NSW.        Les Ray WW1, the Great War, name is on Colac Victoria War Memorial.
Keith Wilde, St Ives NSW: Dedication to John Alphonus McCrae Born 18/11/1892 Died 18/01/1966, WW1 War Service, AIEF 7th Reinforcements Coy, 58th Battalion, 18th Brigade, 5th Div SN 2936, Private, Enlisted 11/09/1916 aged 23 + 10 months. Embarked Sydney 02/11/1916 Disembarked Uk 09/01/1917 (Plymouth) to France 21/03/1917 Take on Strength 26/03/1917,Hospitalised France, Gassed Embarked UK 26/09/1917 Disembarked Aus 25/11/1917 Medically discharged 27/02/1918 WW2 Service NZ MIl Forces 10th Railway Construction Coy NZ Engineers. SN 11816 Sapper Enlisted 1939 age 45 + 10months put age back to 35 + 10.and did not disclose past military service nor prev WW1 medical discharge. Note that NZ official max enlistement age was 35.
Beryl Ivey, Hornsby NSW: Dedication to Daniel Robert Weeks, Lieutenant Reg no. 210 and 1. DOB 25th Jan 1871, London England OCC Soldier, Married 8th March 1905 Wife Priscilla Weeks, East Ballarat Vic.Served with The Royal Fusiliers, 70th Inf Reg (Militia) Ballarat Instructor and Staff Segeant Major. AIF 8th Battalion. Operations Gallipoli. Wounded in action Gallipoli, retuned to Melbourne 1915, returned to duty at Broadmeadows Camp as Adjutant. Re embarked 1916 with 19th reinforcements 8th Batt. Opertions France and Flanders Bapaume. Discharged 24th Jan 1931 as Honorary Liet. in Melbourne at Vic Barracks.

Feb Continued

Petra Bruins, (Goodstart Early Learning), Capalaba Qld: I would like to thank the Educators and families who have donated wool, money and those who contributed by crocheting. We have made 324
Narelle Nevin, Bargara Qld: I haven’t dedicated each of my poppies as I don’t have any family of which I can name, so I really want my efforts to be dedicted to my fellow nurses who served!
Roberta Payne, Fortitude Valley Qld: I have dedicated them to my Uncle Les Connell who lost part of one of his legs at Gallipoli. He came home, married my Aunty Edna and fathered two children. As a child he used to show me his “fake” leg and I found it fascinating. We never heard the details of what happened but from my parents I was told he was left to die before someone realised he was still alive.
Jennifer Foster, Ormeau Qld: Dedication to Tom Simpson 1st Division AIF. Tom Simpson my grandfather enlisted in the Great War in 1915 Ist Division AIF #534. He was involved in many battles from Turkey as an ANZAC to France, Europe. Tom was wounded twice “Gunshot’ to arm. On the second occasion he was returned to Australia. He did not take this lightly and re enlisted within 3 months as Thomas Simpson #1886 34th Battalion where he remained unto the end of the war 1918. It was said the “Lucky Ones’ returned. He lived and breathed deep in his mind & sole the ‘Hell’ of war for some – until his 86 year. There is no name on a memorial wall for those who gave their lives yet returned. ‘They gave their live’ – in meaning never to be the person they were before the war, never to life the same. They continued life with hardships  – injury & for many mental injury. Tom/Thomas was a quite silent man& not until I became an adult & looked at war through the eyes of others did I realize a man of great strength & courage. I read all about him from what war records there were. A brave man. A holder of the DCM. With great courage……….. Tom my grandad was just that – loving gentle & a very quiet man. To him & many others I give Thanks for my enduring freedom & have the upermost respect for those before – past, those – now present & those in the future that wear the uniform of Armed Service Men. Those that live & those who sadly did not. My second dedication is to my daughter-in-law grandfather, WW2 Navy Mr James Henry Chantlar Costello for his service in the Second World War. Galant & courageous. He was ‘a lucky one’. For both men my thanks Jennifer Foster (Simpson)
Rose Waterson, Knitting & Natting Group St Lukes Green, Woolloongabba Qld: Made with love for all our service persons (& animals) who didn’t returne from War or were victims of War! Rest in Peace, They shall not grow old. Lest we Forget.
Anne Donnelly, Bayswater WA: Dedication to Paddy Bugden -VC- family and Craig Roberts – Partner – Ex-Navy
Judi Johnson, Maroochydore Qld: My grandfather Walter Radford Harsant enlisted in 1918 Aged 19 years. Due to his age he was first put in the Reserve Unit (War Babies). In due time he trained and was marched in his Company – 6th Reinforcements on 01/09/1918 through Sydney on the SS Bakala  and transported to Belguim.
Diane Collyer, Ferntree Gully Vic: Dedicated to all New Zealand service men and women .
Wendy Kaplar, Caroline Springs Vic: In remembrance of my father, grandfather, uncles & other relatives. WW1 & WW2. Thankfully they all returned home. WW2: Alexander Duncan, Herbert Andrew Duncan (DAD), William Alexander Duncan, Ronald Leslie Matcott, George Alfred Simmons, Frederick Allan Rudd. WW1: Patrick John Maddern, Albert Ernest Matcott, Enoch Tony Chenhall, Alfred Langdon Chenhall.
Julie Lawrance, Gemma and Samantha, Ourimbah NSW: Dedication to Private John Sharpe Service No 1385 died of wounds on 26th April 1915 at Gallipoli campaign. A poem learnt by my grandmother, Florence Lily Moore: KNITTING    KNITTING, KNITTING, KNITTING, SOCKS KHAKI AND GREY, KNITTING SOCKS FOR SOLDIERS, IN A LAND SO FAR AWAY. KNITTING  KNITTING KNITTING, WITH A PRAYER IN EVERY ROW, THAT THE ONES WE LOVE SO DEARLY, WILL COME SAFELY HOME AGAIN.
Penny Windosr, Sans Souci NSW: In loving memory of all those who gave their lives for us
Karen Di Nicola, Coffs Harbour NSW: I have made these in memory of the Grandfather (whom I never knew). I have attached a phot of him also, his name was Sydney Claude Wilson 6/19th Battalion on 5th August 1915, he departed Australia on HMAT Euripides on 2nd November 1915, he and his brother both served in France and he was wounded in action at the Battle of Pozieres on 28th July 1916 when he lost both of his legs. He survived and was taken to London and finally came home on the hospital ship Karoola on August 30th 1917. He was met off the ship by his mother and insisted on walking on his new artificial limbs, although his stumps had not healed properly.
Jeanette Broadley, Oatley NSW: I have seen fields of red poppies, a beautiful sight I treasure. The men & women who fought are treasures also. I dedicate my poppies and I so enjoyed crocheting them and thinking of what they will be part of.
Christine Carr, Cornubia Qld: My poppies were made with much respect and love in memory of my grandfather (Arthur Gilbert) who fought in WW1 and dedicated to all who served.
Tricia Lihou, Tweed Heads Sth NSW: Dedicated to my father J.M. Glennon who fought in World War 2
Mrs Maureen Lockyer, Atwell WA: to all our brave men & women who sacrificed their precious lives in two world wars, so that further generations could live in peace. Thank you to each & everyone of you brave souls.
Mrs Marian Schulke, Monto Qld: Not actually a dedication but I have made one poppy for each man that lost his live in the war from our local shire
Sally Kent, Glen Waverley Vic: In honour of my maternal grandfather – Cpl William Frederick Martin WW1 – 1st Div AIF, 2nd Ammunition Column Service 1914-1918 Gallipoli, Middle East, Western Front
Linda Gerekink, Kanimbla Qld: Dedication to Vietnam Veteran Herman Francis Gerekink, my husband. Roy Keighley WW2, my father. William Gardner WW2 – my half brothers father, Colwell Boys – WW2 – my mother brothers whose names I don’t know.
Robynne White, Dubbo NSW: Dedication to Bertie Raymond Jenson Army No. VX63213: Gone, never forgotten.
Julie Harvey, Chatswood West NSW: Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this project.
Angela Philbey, Kingston Qld: Dedication to Arthur Leslie Philbey Killed in Paschendale – Flanders WW1 and Harry Butler Killed at Lone Pine WW1. Neither Person was found.
Judy Lindeman, Woonona East NSW: In memory of 2 great uncles, both killed at Lone Pine, Gallipoli during the same period 7-14th August 1915. They were Arthur Burrill 1893-1915 and Vivian Gwynne Dawson 1895-1915.
Grace Scott, Malvern SA: These poppies are dedicated to all the brave men and women who gave their lives in the dreadful conflict of 1914-1918. May we never forget their courage and sacrifice.
Katrina Herring, Cherrybrook NSW: We would like to dedicate these poppies to the memory of Ronald Francis Herring, who served his country for 20 years, including two tours in Vietnam, as well as our nephew who has chosen to serve in the airforce. Lest We Forget.
Silvana Russell, Kellyville NSW: A big thankyou for letting me participate in this wonderful cause. I dedicate these poppies to all the wonderful men and women who serve and those who fought and gave their lives for our freedom and to my two wonderful grandfather who served. Thank You. Made with love and thanks.
Meredith Murdy, Woodville West SA: Dedicated to Harry Roy Quin, Enlisted 12/07/1915, SN 2035, Sapper-Corporal, Unit 6th Field Engineers, Gallipoli – Landed 04/09/1915 Left Dec 1915 (Rear guard evacuation support), Battle of Poziers – won Military Medal – 26th August 1916 – Mouquet Farm. Second battle of Bullecourt – Badly wounded – 4th May 1917, leg amputated, died of septicaemia – 6th July 1917, Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France and Alfred Ernest Hughes, Enlisted 23/02/1915, SN 836, Unit 27th Infantry Battalion, Gallipoli landed 04/09/1915, badly wounded – 19th September 1915, shot in back, shoulder, chest and throat, evacuated to Birmingham Hospital and Malta, back to unit 01/07/1916, Battle Of Poziers, Killed 04/08/1916, Buried Coucellette British Cemetery, Picardy, Somme, France: BATTLE OF POZIERS AND MOQUET FARM ; AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES – 23000 – 6800 DEAD, MORE THAN THE WHOLE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN

Feb Continued

Lorraine Jones, Esperance WA: Dedicated to all past and present Service Men and Women and to all who have sacrificed their lives during wars, serving their country so that future generations continue to enjoy living in a free and peaceful country.
Wendy Griffiths and family, Deuchar Qld. Lenon and Griffiths: Words can never be enough to express our thanks for all you have done for us: To our Servicemen Past and Present ….Thank you!!!
Wilma Naylor, Kellyville NSW: dedication for my darling brother and wll his mates. Bless you All.
Meredith Sims, Castle Hill NSW: In memory & thanks to those who so willingly gave their lives so that we can live in peace.
Vicki Andrews: In memory of Lt Colonel Leslie Williams died 1917 the Somme and Flt Sgt Maldwyn Williams died 1944. Great Uncle and Uncle, who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Chris Bramley, Kybunga SA: To my Grandfather Cornelius Vincent O’Neill – WW1 – New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade. To my father John Francis Wallace – WW2 – Aust. Army. To my Uncle Lawrence Vincent O’Neill – WW2 – RAAF. To my Uncle Thomas Joseph O’Neill – WW2 – RAAF and to all of the brave ANZACS who fought and died for their country.
Jann Richards, Ainslie ACT: Most people living in Goodwin have experienced war in some way, in uniform, know casualties, or have themselves lived through the horror of war. Each poppy is knitted in remembrance of one of the sixty two thousand killed in the Great War, and any others in subsequent conflicts. The poppies come with love and the hope and a powerful message of love, honour and respect to our servicemen and women and their families, for their contribution to the lives we safely lead in our wonderful country.
Gillian Ingram, Subiaco WA:  My grandfather, Ernest Farries, of Carlisle (Cumbria England), who suffered mustard gas attacks in the WW1 trenches, which affected the rest of his life.
Jann Horvatic, Kurri Kurri NSW: I would like to dedicate these poppies to my mum and dad who both served in WW2 and to my Grandfather who served in WW1. Dad: Harry Galloway Hutchison: Mum: Katherine Mary Hutchinson nee Rae: Grandpa: Norman Gordon Rae.
Judith Thurgood, Goonellabah NSW: I would like to dedicate some of these Poppies to my father, Vic (Herbert Victor) Andrews from St Marys NSW. He enlisted in the AIF in 1916 aged 18 years, Service No. 2517, and joined the 5th/38th Battalion. He saw fighting at Messines, Ypres, Broodseinde, Passchendaele, Somme and Ancre regions and in April 1918 suffered multiple wounds in both legs by a “bomb blast’ and was invalided out to Australia with a permanent partial disablility. Nevertheless, he re-enlisted in September 1940, Army No. N77361, as a Driver with 11th Garrison Battalion and served nearly four years until diagnosed with diabetes. The rest of the Poppies are dedicated to his nine cousins and an uncle who also enlisted in the AIF in WW1 between September 1914 and November 1917. Two cousins were killed in action, and two were left partially disabled through major leg wounds. These young men wre all either sons or grandsons of the Andrews and Chesham families, from the small community of St Marys in NSW>
Wanda Oram-Miles, Flynn ACT: These are for my uncles: Pte Albert Charles Pike 5092 18th Infantry Battalion 1-13 Reinforcements Killed in Action in the Somme his name is on the Menin Gate: Maj Raymond Oram NX112 2/1 Australian Infantry Battalion WW2 POW Stalag VIII :Lamsdorf. Pte Albert Charles Pike N21706 36th Battalion Aust Military Force.
Patricia Lipponen, Higgins ACT: Our thanks for your sacrifice is eternal.
Elizabeth McKenna, Sandgate Qld: Dedication to Robert Tilbury and Herbert Tilbury
Robyn Watts: As I knitted I thought of the many sacrifices made by so many people. It is reassuring to be able to do something that pays tribute all those brave men & women.
Catherine Marceau, Blaxland NSW: In memory of my relative 2LT John Harold McIntyre (SN 554) b1893-d1916 Killed in action in Flers, France 05/11/1916. Age 23 No known grave. Name on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Also in memory of these men, unknow to me, but now have a place in my family thanks to Poppy Park: (4663) John Leonard Brown DOD 18th August 1918, (2480) John James DOD 7th June 1917, (2183) Louis Victor Parker DOD 8th Aug 1915. LEST WE FORGET
Alison Kelly, Belmont NSW: Dedication to my grandfather Mr Henry William Smith, (Grenadier Guard) UK. His son, my uncle Norman Henry Smith, Brighton UK. Thank You
Zena Thomas, Epping NSW: To the mothers, wives, fiances & friends of those who served in all the wars in which Australia was a participant, and to those who, for various reasons, were not able to enlist in the armed services but served Australia in many ways on home soil. LEST WE FORGET
Rachel Bale, Aundel Qld: Dedication for Albert Arnold beloved brother of my grandfather.
Marie Whylind: A special memory of my dear father-in-law James Whylind & all his comrades in the 61st “Cameron Highlanders” Battalion who fought in Milne Bay and PNG in WW2
Janet Punch, Warrnambool Vic: I dedicate my poppies to my great uncle Ken Laird who died on Flanders fields in July 1916. My father was born the following May and named after his uncle. My father served in WW2 and was a Rat of Tobruk.
Maxine Jobbins, Kambah ACT: Dedication to Second Lieutenant William Wand 1268 Second Lt Wand 36th Battalion D company was a labourer in Singleton NSW before enlistment. He embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Bettan on 13th May 1916. He was promoted, and wounded, in action several times. Second Lt Wand died of wounds received at Passchendaele on 13th Oct 1917. He is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery in Belgium.
Jane Morrow, North Fitzroy Vic: Dedication for my father John Harrison Morrow and my grandfather Luke Bunter. Thank you for your sacrifice. Love Jane.
Kathleen Cordeux, Beverley O’Brien, Sue Hilton: we did not know you but we will never forget you.
Lyn Lazarus, Ermington NSW: My thoughts are with all our service ment and women & their families. A special mention of Uncle Dave Jones aged 20 died in the Middle East during the Second World War
Lousie Davis: These poppies are dedicated to my grandfather and great uncle: Lance Corporal William Frank Knight 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion WW1 Awarded Military Medal and Captain Norman Sydney Cains 34 Australian Infantry Battalion WW1 Awarded Military Cross
Maureen Welsh, Belmont Vic: Dedication to my dad, William Patrick Sexton #VX53091 Austalian Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Service from 09/04/1941 Middle East, 05/08/1942 Port Morseby New Guinea, 15/10/1942 Evacuated to Australia – Malaria, 11/04/1945 Morotai- British North Borneo and my son in law _ Gareth Guy 2nd Cavalry Regiment. 2/14 Light Horse Regiment Queensland Mounted Infantry. Served In Timor

 

 

 

February Dedications 2018

 

Marie Williams, Mackay Qld :This is 1 of 5 parcels. 350 poppies with names of all the soldiers from the Mackay and District Area.

This is 1 of 5 parcels. 350 poppies with names of all the soldiers from the Mackay and District Area. It would be lovely if they could all be kept together.

Marie also sent in some lovely photographs with the following: This is my personal tribute to the 349 soldiers from the Mackay and District Area. 128 Streets, Roads etc have been named after the fallen soldiers. 100 Years Anzac Day 1915-2015. I knitted 100 poppies and made it into the shape of Australia. I donated the Australia Poppy Map to the Manly Lota RSL Club in Brisbane. They framed it with a plaque on it: “Donated by Marie Williams etc”. It hangs up in their club room RSL.

349 Poppies plus one for ‘Unknown Soldier’. Total 350 poppies. (Each poppy had a name attached to it):

NUGENT, John Fitzgerald. GRAHAM, Frederick William. GARRAWAY Alan Edward de Jonyn. JEWELL, James William. EDWARDS, Stanley George. GALLANTY, Jean Louis Michel, MM. LLOYD, Richard Serjeanstson. MARRYATT, Halford William James. MacARTHUR, Roy Westgarth. CONNOLLY, Francis Aloysius. CUMMING, John Wilton. Dalrymple, Hew (Norman). McEWAN, Alexander (Alick) Hunter. McINTYRE, Walter Christian Colquhoun. BRADLEY, John Bernard. ISAACS, Morris Myer. NEELAND, Robert. PORTER, Robert Woodward. SMITH, Thomas George Walter. HILTON, Leonard. WALSH, Patrick Joseph. JOHNSON, James Christopher. HEAD, Thompson. NIELSEN, Harold Vivian. FARRELLY, Herbert Owen. IWERS, Frank Grainger. GEOGHEGAN, Arthur Michael Creagh. HARVISON, Thomas Sydney. McNICHOL, Robert. HAYES, William Leslie. HANSEN, Carl Henry. SHAW, William Ernest. POPE, James Richard. KEMP William Henry. LEIGHTON, Frank Sheldrake. FLAHERTY, Patrick Bryan. LACY, Francis Prior, MC. JOYCE, John. PALMER, Charles William. O’KEEFE, Patrick Joseph. PAGAN, John Purker. PATTEN, Murray Forbes. O’GRADY, William James. MUNCE, Edwyn Gerald, MM. LACY, James Dyson. LAWSON, William Charles. LAKE, Charles Norris. LEGOOD, George William. JONES, John. KIPPEN, Robert. PETERS, Francis William. LOGAN, John Wilson. FARRELL, Michael. PASTORELLI, Ernest Richard. PUNZELL, John Joseph. PENN, Charles James. JOHNSON, William Frederick. WOOD, Sydney Francis. WOODBURN, John. PENNY, Charles. BEER, Ernest Wills. PATCH, Noel James Stanway. CLEMENTS, Edward James. SOUTHGATE, Samuel. CONLEY, Ralph Gordon. GRENDON, Thomas Percy. POULTON, George Henry. WARDROP, Adam Gladstone. CUTHBERT, Niven. CONNELLY, Percy Francis. RAYMOND, Harold Valentine. TOMLINSON, John William. FREEMAN, Frederick Charles. FOX, Albert Henry. MacGREGOR, Neil McEwan. POULSON, Vivian John. READ, Eric Falconer, MM, C de G. RANDELL, James Archibald. McMURDO, Walter Scott. COLE, James. THOMAS, Tommy. FORD, George William. LOWTHER, William Montgomery. McLENNAN, Roderick Dhu. TRELOAR, Harold Thomas. TURNER, Francis Percival. TOWNSHEND, Samuel Edward. TOOHEY, Cecil. BRIDGEMAN, Francis Harvey. McMAHON, Richard John. CHRISTENSEN, William. PRATT, David. FROSTROP, Patrick John. LONG, Albery George Francis. BROWNE, Daniel Cornelius. TURNER, Reginald Graham Tillyer. BOHANE, Thomas. DIXON, Edward Charles. CAVEN, Hugh. HEMMINGS, Thomas John George. PACEY, Montague John Durnford. HANSEN, Arthur William, MM. DONALDSON, Robert Smith. MATTHEWS, Thomas Milo. HOWELL, William Robert Cook. MARTIN, Robert. SMITH, Ernest John. SCANLON, James. HAYES, Richard John. JACKSON, Alfred Herbert. TURNER, Robert West. TEMPLE, William Fairbairn. COLLINS, Henry George. SHAW, Richard Stewart. BELDAN, Thomas James. MACLAREN, James George. HARVEY, Thomas James. PAGE, Henry. CAMPBELL, Robert Ferguson. PLACE, Edward Henry. GILLAN, Robert. PEARSON, Edwin Stevens. GRIFFIN, Harry Leslie. RAE, John McLean. FRAZER, James Thomas. DOUBLAS, John. GARDNER, Thomas. McLEOD, Robert. SCULLY, James. WOODHOUSE, Frederick John Joice. MORLEY, Charles Reginald. THOMPSON, Abraham John. GRAHAM, Robert William. KINSELLA, Michael. PERRY, Eric Horatio. HAMILTON, Alexander. CLOUGH, Richard Henry. EARLEY, William George (Bill). ROY, William. EVANS, Harry. FARR, Arthur Thomas, MM. BYRNE, John Henry. MURRAY, James Martin. BRIERLY, Alwyn Huard. RANDELL, Alfred Ernest (Paddy). SMITH, James. RASMUSSEN, Carl Henry. DAVIES, Arthur Tasman. QUINTRELL, Gladstone Lee. EDWARDS, Sydney Herbert. BEGOURIE, Henry Daniel ‘Harry”. WATERS. George Young. GRAHAM, Dugald Maxwell Lockwood. JONES, Alan Stoakes. KENNY, Charles. MOODY, Charles Edward. RAWSON, Lionel Reginald, MC. MUDIE, John. DONALDSON, William. HIRST, Joseph Mark. DONALD, William Edwin. GRIFFIN, William Alfred. GARDNER, James, MM. GRAFFUNDER, Albert Christopher Julius. EVANS, Hugh Colman. BROWN, Arthur Charles. STEVENSON, John. JONES, Benjamin Alfred. FITZHANNAM, Charles Edgar FitzWilliam. BROWNING, William. MORLEY, Rupert George. SYMONS, Charles Willie. ROSIER, Frederick Roger. CRAIG, John. PORTER, Simon Fahey, MC. LUSCOMBE, George Thomas. GIBSON, Gregory James. PETERSEN, Albert Magnus. HALLORAN, Thomas. JOHNSTONE, Irving Robert. PIRIE, Robert. FORBES, Andrew Edward (Teddy). DOBSON, Joseph Francis Tasman. MICHIE, William. MORLEY, John Herbert. DOWNIE, Alexander Mark. WOOD, John William Thomas. MILNE, James Spence. CAMPBELL, Malcolm John. HERON, Leslie Lionel. THOMPSON, Robert John. GARDINER, Alexander. BODDINGTON, George Keith. FITZPATRICK, James. TAYLOR, Henry Joseph. DOWNS, John. WOOD, John Robert Henry. FLOWER, Allan Lindsay. DUNCAN, Charles. HUGHES, Richard Douglas. WARD, Denis Rowden. GARDINER, Alfred John. WILLIAMSON, David John. HUNTER, Hugh, MM. BISSET, John Brown. SCOTT, William Kemp. CHRISTENSEN, James Walter. ALFORD, George Henry. DAVIDSON, George. STOCKER, Thomas Werner. RYCROFT, Harold. HUGHES, William Whitall. HUGGINS, Charles Frank. STODDART, Thomas George. BUZZA Hugh. DAVIES, Alister James. CLARKE, Charles Henry. BELL, George Richard Arthur. HIGGS, John. LORD, Ashley Codrington. DEE, Henry Joseph. CLARK, Alfred Arnott, MID. PRITCHARD, James Henry. DUNCAN, William Henry (Harry). WATSON, John Alexander Dow. WALLER, James David. WRIGHT, Harry Edwin. THORNING, George Flethcer. GIBSON, Andrew Shirwood Douglas. WALKLING, Edward John. FOSTER, Robert. GRANT, John MM. CHAMBERS, Stuart. HOOPER, John. CLARK, Peter, MM. SMITH, Herbert William James. McCLELLAND, Arthur. HOWELL, William, MID. ENGLISH, Michael Joseph. GILLESPIE, Robert. SWANN, Henry Alfred. FREEMAN, Arthur. ASKIE, Charles. HINE, George Edward. McANDREW, Anderson. WATSON, Robert. MACARTNEY, Harold Eric Joseph. TAYLOR, William Goerge. BAGLEY, Herbert George. FERGUSON, Robert. FURNEYVALL, Edmund James. HARRISON, Herbert Mackay. RILEY, Albert. BAXTER, John William. MEENIN (MEENAN), William Patrick. CAMPBELL, James Eric. STATHAM, Sydney Joseph. McDAM, James. GIBSON, Obadiah. McDOWELL, John Kissock, MM. DUNTON, Harry. RAYBOURNE, William Ross. McDOWALL, Thomas Leslie. KARELSEN, Konrad. MacGREGOR, Donald Neil. STEVENS, Harold Rowton. WENTFORD, Jack Frederick James. AVERY, Wilfred Percival. GILMORE, James. HAMILTON, Thomas. COFFIN, Carl Douglas. HINTON, William Henry. WILLIAMSON, Andrew. SIDDLE, Arthur Tait. RONALD, John. COX, George Sandrord. MARTIN, George Thomas. SNEYD, Rex. PHILLIPS, William Henry. MAGSON, Amos. PIRIE, Daniel Devine. SLEEP, George Henry. HUCKER, Albert James Arthur. KNIGHT, William Alfred. AMIOTT, Charles Cecil. STAYT, Henry Joseph. CORNFORD, Henry George, MM. STOTT, Frederick David. ARNOLD, Guy Hartley. BAMFORD, Arthur. SMITH, Robert McLuckie. SMITH Norman. COOPER, Albert Edward. WILLIAMS, Henry Stuart Homer. STATHAM, George William, FUDGE, Edgar. ASHDOWN, Edmond Arthur. ARMSTRONG, Thomas Acheson. CLARK, Robert John. ARCHBOLD, William James. FERNYHOUGH, Sydney. KINNON, Robert Richard. ROACH, Frederick Marcus. BARBER, Henry Augustus. WEBBERLEY, William Harold. COYNE, Patrick Edward (Ted). CROMPTON, Major Lionel. McINTOSH, John. WILKINSON, Sydney. REYNOLDS, William George. GLASSEY, William. SMITH, Walter. ROBERTS, Samuel Ross. COSTELLO, Dominick John. BEAGRIE, Robert John. MAYBIN, James Henry Thomas. COTTELL, Herbert Vincent. WILLIAMS, Edward Homer. AITCHESON, William Gladstone. WHITE, William. BOURKE, James. ROACHE, Michael. KIRBY, James. BAXTER, Walter Allen. FARRINGTON, Martin Henry. McCLAY, James. CORBETT, (Michael) Vincent. BALL, James. TOFT, Cecil George. WOOD, Allen Douglas. BELL, William John. BODDINGTON, Frederick

 

Eckersley. VENTON, George John. HOWARD, Walter. McBRYDE, James, MID. CLARK, William Gordon. COYNE, David Emmett, AM. SLEIGHT, Thomas Robert. COLLET, Herbert. ARNOLD, Rupert John. WILSON, Graeme Lang. AVERY, Reginald Edgar. WATT, Herbert. BARRY, Daniel Joseph. WHITEFORD, James. WEST, Arthur, Nowell. WHITE, Thomas. COWAN, Robert. BOYLE, Joseph Patrick. The Unknown Soldier.

Anne Horan, Bayswater North Vic: Here are one hundred kitted poppies for the 2018 Remembrance Day ‘Field of Poppies’. This is the second hundred I have created with fond memories of my family folk who served for our country.
Jenny Cantlon , Canberra ACT: My poppies are to honour relatives of Jan Dudley whose father fought at Gallipoli and Beersheba. I work with Jan. Trooper George John Comerford, Trooper 12th Light Horse WWI Service Number 117 (Father). Pte Lawrence William Comerford, Driver, 18th Battalion WWI, Service Number 2039B (Uncle). Pte Patrick Joseph Comerford, 30th Battalion WWI, Service Number 854 (Uncle). Pte Simon Phillip Comerford, Driver, 18th Battalion WWI, Service Number 189 (Uncle). Pte Lionel Edgar Hatch, 11th Battalion, 13th Field Ambulance, Service Number 7181 (Uncle). Cpl Bernard George Comerford, Sigs Section, Service Number NX 173474 (Brother).

Rosalie Callan, Bonython ACT: In memory of Private E W Stewart. Service No 1866. 36th and 33rd Battalions, 1st AIF.

Wendy Furze, Gordon ACT:To the memory of my grandfather: 1688 Alexander Gordon Cameron. 4th Light Horse Regiment and 1st Cycle Corp AIF WWI. Embarked 29/10/1915 and served in Heliopolis, Alexandria and Marseille. Returned ot Australia 5/7/1919.
Judith Buist, Huon Park Craft Group: In memory of Ernest Krnzcke. Killed at Brettoneux-Gaudancourt, Belgium. Stormy Trench. (Panel #69). Ernest was there with his brother Richard W Kranzcke who survived. Another younger brother aged 14 years was sent back to his mother and had to work at kitchen duties until he was sent back! These men were my great uncles.

 

 

Jennifer Leahy, Girgarre, Vic: Dedicated to Harold Maxwell Smith and Reginald Weymouth-Wilson
Merelyn Rostron, Rochedale Qld: Dedication to all who fought for our security
Beverley Lyons (91), Noble Park Vic: In memory of Frederick Glenn, We will remember them.
Trudi Mayfield, Orange NSW: These 2000 poppies were made by the people of Orange NSW to commemorate the districts 2000 WW1 service men and women. Www.centenaryww1orange.com.au
Deb Sharpe, Ashmore Qld:  To my Pop, Leondard Desmond Harris WW2 VX107561 and to my Nan, Doris, who taught one to knit and gave me these buttons, some of which were from Pops kit.
Pauline Calvert, Blakeview SA: In memory of all Australians that fought in all wars & especially all our family members that were involved. Unfortunately some didn’t make it back home. Rest In Peace: WW1 1. Chenoweth, Edgar William 2602 KIA France 27-06-1916. 2. Tudor, Sydney Ernest 1784 KIA France 30-07-1916. 3. Chenoweth, Oscar Albert 2153A KIA France 02/04/1917. 4. Ellis, Reburton Robert 1650 Died in Field Hospital France 12/02/1919. 5. Tudor, William Henry 7539 Returned home wounded, Discharged 20/01/1920. 6. Chenoweth, Sidney Melford 5670 Returned home wounded Discharged 20/11/1920.   WW2 1. Barter, Reginald Henry 60200 Died in New Guinea Place Accident 28/01/1945. 2. Tudor, Edward Belmore NX34547 POW Thailand Retuned home Dishcarged 26/07/1945 3. Barter, Joseph Neville N104732 & NX41942 2/3rd Commando’s Returned home. 4. Wyatt, Ralph William SX29812 Returned home.
Margaret Thornburn, Beaumaris Vic: In memory of signaller Frederick Alexander Spurrell aged 19 23rd Victoria Battalion AIF Died of wounds received in France Aug 6th 1916
Donna Heffernan, Hobart Tas: For my dad Sgt George Edward (Jerry) Tyres, :213776 Armoured Regiment Korea & Vietnam
Kim Flannery, Dunlop ACT: Dedication to Francis Victor (Frank) Flannery my husbands grandfather who served in the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War
Narelle Jackson, Murwillumbah NSW: These 25 poppies were knitted in honour of my father, Sgt Bert Cook, who served in New Guinea during the Second World War
Denise Kyle, Brisbane Qld: In memory of my grandfather Richrd Davis Tainton who served on the Western Front WW1
Cate Sattler, Glenside SA:  To all those who didn’t come home, made with love
Bennie Marie, Qld: My 2x great uncle died in WW1, my dad’s uncles. One @Villers Brettoneuc and one Messines – gassed,
Joan Alexander, Killara NSW: I hope these poppies are all right as they are made with respect for my late Father and two Uncles who fought in the Great War.
Bobbie Harries, Heathcote NSW: Made as an acknowledgement of the death of my great uncle on the Somme and in momory of my grandfather who was buried alive abut resuscitated after 3 days (He was forever claustrophobic after his physical recovery)
Pat Brown, Tanilba Bay NSW: In memory of my grandfather Pvte Ausgustus Hendrickes 5121 1st Btn AIF d 04/10/1917 @ Broodsiende Belgium. Gone but never forgotten. We never got to sit on your knee, to hold your hand or see your similing face you gave your life so willingly for all of us. We will never forget your sacrifice.
Robyn Pluim, Upper Ferntree Gully Vic: Dedicated to my grandfather Pte George Aras Doak, 1152, 23rd Infantry Battalion, for his service in WW1.
Lorraine Stallard, New Lambton NSW:  To honour the service of Richard Bezzant AIF killed in action WW1, Alyn Stallard WW2, Harry Gould WW2, Ken Gould WW2 and all who fought to bring peace to our world.
Maree Stobbart Gipplands Vic; Lace used in poppy centres is from my great aunt whose brother was killed in action in France August 1917, Wallace Irwin Fitzroy Issell Service No 3366
Shirley, I wish to dedciate to 1. James Thomas Thompson my father 12th Light Horse WW1 also served in WW2. 2. Stanley Parsons my maternal uncle WW1. 3. My last husband Ken Lundie Jenkins WW2. 4. Richard Melton WW2. 5. Jack Turner WW1 &2. 6. Lesley Maloney WW2. 7. Claude Pertzel WW2. 8. Neville Muir WW2. 9. Jack Hunt WW2. 10. David Chatfield Vietnam.
Joyce Hammond, Walkley Heights SA: Dediction to my father, William Hardwick was the only brother of my Uncle Frank. Killed in Action on 30/10/1917. Uncle Frank is remembered at Tyne Cot.
The Twinklies, Brisbane Qld: Dediction to all servicemen and servicewomen – past and present. Thank you for your service and for protecting Australia and Australians.
Janelle Fawkes, Medowie NSW: In memory of my beautiful father Keith Edwin Lawless 19/12/1924 to 16/05/2017 served in WW2 in Bouganville Dishcharged 29/10/1946
Wellsprings for Women Inc – Craft Group, Dandenong Vic: Wellsprings for Women Craft Group wish to dedicate these poppies to the memory to all men & women who served. Also to the families/friends who supported them and the children who were affected. Lest We Forget.
Nicola Maguire, East Corrimal NSW: we will never forget
Marjie James, Robinvale Vic: I had the intention of knitting more poppies, but I onely ended up knitting five. The five poppies are for the memory of my two brave great uncles: George Pendlebury and Tom Pendlebury. Both lost their lives and those who knew them are long gone, but their braveness in World War One is still remembered by their family.
Jennifer Lyons, Minto NSW: Dedication to 2408 Private Rowland Lyons 28th Battalion 5th Reinforcements
Michelle McNamara, Wodonga Vic: I would like to dedicate my poppes to my stepson Danny McNamara who served in the Australian Navy for almost 10 years. Unfortunately we lost him to suicide in September last year. I miss him everday and wish for the impossible to have him back.
P Barnett, Panania NSW: Dedication to E R Wilson, S C Wilson, F A Dyson cousin missing 95 years, Fromelles France. Found together in a mass grave. B Dyson still missing . W P Clegg Etaples France.
 

 

Ken & Deidre Swan, Woollamia NSW; Dedicated to Harold Rodger Farr – KIA at Pozieries July 1916 (great uncle to husband), Arthur Leonard Swann died from gunshot wounds Polygon Wood 1917 (husbands realtive), my dad Danile Carr – WW2 2.4 Field Co 7th Div AIF 1941-1945 Palestine & New Guineas Borneo, and all my relatives who served in all wars. (Boer to Current)
Barbara Buckeridge, Eleebana NSW: Dedication to Buckeridge – Charles Stanley of Kogaran and my husband’s uncle. He was wounded at the intial ANZAC landing sent to Egypt to recover. He was then sent to Lone Pine, where he was killed in August 1915, aged 23

 

Maureen Gilbertson, Warwick Qld: My poppies are dedicated to Arthur Lehmann of Swan Reach South Australia. Art was a friend of my late parents. He was in the 1st AIF and served in France. His name my have been anglicised on the records.
Jo Minehan, Reservoir Vic: Dedication to my grandfather Lewis Victor Tuckett. Enlistment date 1st September 1915 as a private. He was 19. He was in the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement. His unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT All Ascarnus on 10th Novemeber 1915. He returned to Australia 03/07/1919. He fathered 6 children and died on the 28th July 1983 at the age of 87.
Claire Dacy, Sassafras Vic: To the memory of my grandmother’s loved brothers: 1. James Henry Hackett, enlisted 9th August 1915, 59th Australian Infantry Battalion, returned home. 2. David Hackett, enlisted 3rd July 1915. medically discharged. 3. Walter Hackett, enlisted 21 July 1915, 54th Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, KIA 22 October 1918, buried Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, far from home. And to my own dear grandfather, Gladstone Alexander Olney, enlisted 31 May 1918 Australia LIght Horse, set to sail when thankfully the war ended.
Lyn O’Regan, Wandin North Vic: Honouring all who have served our country – Thank you !!!
Sue Wilson-Roberts: In memory of Albert Amos Howes 12 Feb 1892 – 29 Aug 1916, who died at Moquet Farm, France (my grandfather’s brother) and Frederick Golden Howes 30th Sept 1863- 24 Jan 1915, who died in Madang, New Guinea (his uncle)
Maureen Berry, Elizabeth East SA: Our family did not lose any members, so these poppies are for all the fallen who gave their life for us.
Sue Frederick, Cranbourne North Vic: These poppies are dedicated to all those who served but especially my uncles, Roy G. S. Spiers  WW2 Western Europe Campaign 1944, George E Spiers Japanese POW Dec 1941 died at sea Oct 1942, Great Uncles Frederick C Spiers Flanders Fields 1914, William H Spiers Ship “Triump” 1915 Dardenelles Campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue McCormack, Leighhardt NSW: My Poppies are dedicated to three very special people: My late father-in-law Leslie Raymond McCormack. Les served in the Regulary Army (Artillery) from 1934 until 1941 when he transferred to the 2nd AIF and joined the 2/15 Field Regiment. He served in the battles against the Japanese forces in Malaya and Singapore before the allies’ surrender and spent 3 1/2 years in Changi Prisoner of War Camp. He was demobilised at Concord Repatriation Hospital in 1946. Les died on the 42nd anniversay of the fall of Singapore, 15th February 1995. My step father-in-law, Howard Lockwood. Howard served with 2/27 Battalion (Infantry) from 1940 until demobilisation in 1946. During World War 2 he fought the Italian and German forces throught the North Africa campaigns and is one of the few serviving Rats of Tobruk. Following the African campaingns he stayed with the 2/17th Battalion and, after retraining in Australia, saw active srvice against the Japanese army in the Salamaua-Lae, Huon Peninsula and Borneo campaigns. After the war Howard joined the Regular Army and served until retirement as a Warrant Officer Class 2 in 1961. He is now 97 years old. My mother-in-law, (Muriel) Patricia Lockwood, who served in the Australian Army Nursing Service from 1944 until the end of the war in 1945. Pat served in Sydney and was nursing at Concord Repatriation Hospital where she met Les in 1946. She has just turned 95. It has been an honour to contribute to such a worthy project that honours so many dedicated people, in whatever way thery served our country.
Lyn Schuh: In memory of Louis George Hodges, my husbands great uncle who fought at Gallipoli, was taken Prisoner of War and died of war wounds at 20 years of age. Last April we were fortunate and grateful to visit Louis; resting place at the Haidar Pasha Cemetery. Istanbul.
Victoria Hamilton Russell, Merewether NSW: Dedicated to great Uncles: Christian Nicholas Harth D 02/08/1916 Aged 21 Poziers France and Edward (Ned) Henry Harth D 02/08/1917 aged 27 Ypres Belgium. Both unknown graves.
Bea Burkhill, Violet Town Vic: I wish to dedicate my rembrerance poppies to Bombadier Gordon Burkhill of the 2/23 Field Regiment, 9th Div, 2nd AIF, his brother Petter Officer Stoker Lloyd Burkhill of the Fairmile Ships of the Royal Aust Navy and Petty Officer Stoker William Joseph Reece DSM, HMAS Perth, Royal Aust Navy. Lest We Forget.
Linda Rawson dedication to William Walter Clarke (who died at Gallipoli)
Sue McGregor Parker, Redland Bay Qld: Dedication to Raymond Halls Richardson No 4761 25th Battalion 2nd Division First AIF Enliste 01/04/1916 Served 3 years on the Western Front Wounded 4 times including being gassed. Enlisted again in the Second World War to do his bit again. Lest We forget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Harrington, Darwin NT: Dedication to my grandfather, Frederick George Pardon who fought in WW1 and was in the 3 Machine Gun Company: To my father Sydney Gordon Jackson who fought in New Guinea in Ww2 and was in the Occupatinal Forces in Japan. On elistment he was in the 26th battalion and finished in the 47 Austalian Infantry Battalion: To my father in law, Kevin James Harrinton who served in WW2: To our late Uncle Matthew Crannich who served in WW2 on the Burma Death Rail, and was in Changi Prisoner of War Camp. He survived both and returned home and raised a family in Queensland.
Julie Jackson, Collingwod Park Qld: My dad. Joseph Edward Jackson 1914-2003. Served WWII Palestine and New Guinea.
Susan Nery, Baulkham Hills NSW:Reginald Harry Cornish 3392. 52MQ Aust IMF Wounded Pozières, Died Etaples 9-9-16 Aged 25
Carolyn Dwyer, Mittagong NSW: These poppies are knitted in loving memory of my father and grandfather and grand uncle who served in World War I and World War II. Flt Lt Thomas King RAAF (New Guinea) 1920-2016. Captain George King SERN 18491 (Western Front, France) 1875-1962. Captain Albert King (Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Palestine) died in action 1917 .
Rhonda Cameron, Blacktown NSW :In memory of Fredrick Illingworth WWI – like a grandfather while I was growing up. George Alfred Rule Civil Construction Corps Darwin – Grandfather I never met. Arthur William Cameron WW2 55/53 Battalion – Father-in-law
Carol Cathercole, Forest ACT: Poppies delivered with two laminated photos of the following: Pte Arthur Oakes, Killed at landing of Fallipoli 1915 (cousin-in-law). Ron Stone NX56099 AIF Malaya 01/02/1942 (cousin-in-law).

 

 

2018 Dedications…………………

 

Radhika Ram, Bardwell Valley: In memory of all those who served in the South Pacific

Margaret Magi (née Murray), daughter of Anzac #151, Ernest Murray

 

Pat Hodson, Forbes NSW: Enclosed is my small contribution to your poppy collection. My only connection to former servicement is my husband’s father as follows: William Bede Hodson. DOB 24/7/1909 DoD 4/9/1970. Enlisted 4/6/1940, Discharged 7/1/1946. Service No NX28202. Posting at time of discharge: 2/15 Field Regiment. Had been a POW in Changi.

 

Sandra Kearns, Kingston ACT:  In memory of Frederick Myers Feb 12 – July 18 1917. Medically discharged. It has been a privilege to make poppies for the centenary 2018 a small amount for the fallen soldiers.

 

Margaret Dudley: For her father, John Augustus McMurdo

 

Stephanie Milne: For my father, Herbert Smith 2/34th Bn. Served in New Guinea

 

Joan Christie, Kaleen: Volunteer at the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre. To John Francis Christie (junior). Awarded the Australian Defence Medal on the 8th September 2006 for services with the Australian Defence Force. JFC was a Platoon Sargeant with the CMF C Company Royal NSW Regiment. Born 3/8/37 died 3/7/2014. To Private John Francis Christie (Senior). Number 3865. Argyll and Sutherland Highland Regiment – The Black Watch – Jock was gassed by the Germans and lost an eye. The men had no protection from poison gas. Ypres WWI. My father-in-law died in 1957, 2 years before I married his only son, John Francis Junior. To all the young men from Hall. WWI – 40 of you, 3 did not return. Malcom

Southwell, died in 1916. Clyde Hollingsworth, died in 1917. Morley Brown, died in 1918. They paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

 

Janey Fry, Central Coast NSW: For Charles Herbert Fry. Royal Australian Air Force 1942-1946. RAAF Station, Port Moresby.

 

Mavis Ross, Broadmeadow NSW: In memory of her father, Sapper John William Parsons. 21840. 8th Field Co Engineers 5/9/14-21/8/1919. France and Belgium. He also served in WW2: NX73060. 2/3 Mac Driver. 23/3/1940 – 12/7/1945. Died POW Rangu, Borneo, aged 49.

I am 12 years old and this is my first attempt at crocheting more than a long chain. Last August my family visited the War Memorial to honour my great, great, great Uncle Harold Wilthew. My Nanna heard about the ‘Poppy Appeal’ and she showed me how to crochet poppy flowers. I hope these help the appeal.

 

Maureen Monsour, Sandgate Qld: To Pte Hubert Lancelot Taylor #955 42nd AIF. Pte Leslie Arthur Taylor #2168 42nd AIF. Pte Ernest Taylor #52174 1GSR. Pte Robert Greenbury #1638 14 Field Amb. Pte Harold Peter Greenbury #6201 Eng Dtls. Pte Percival Herbert Cos #2811 Sig Squdn AMD. Pte David William ,Albury  #3227 11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade.

 

 

Sandy Sweeney, Bittern Vic: Dedicated to my dear Pop Lavis. Rowland John Lavis NO. 6554 13th Battallion who served on the Somme in France 1916,1917 and 1918. Wounded twice as a stretcher bearer and made it home in 1918. A quiet private man. I wish I was old enough to learn more about his experiences. Sandy Sweeney (Lavis) Granddaughter.
Annette Pedersen, Harkness Vic: A poppy each to remember 1. Christian Severin Pedersen – my husbands great uncle, died 1917 in France WW1. 2. John Conway – my husbands great uncle in law, died in WW1. 3. John Edmund Marshall – a third cousin died Aug 6th 1915 at Lone PIne. 4. Christian Walter Pedersen – my father in law who served in WW2.
Rosalie Naylor, Mt Waverley Vic: Poppies are displayed in proud remembrance of those brave men and women who served in the defence of freedom.
Judy Werner, Fig Tree Pocket: To the great-uncle Stephen. Who I never met  – Sgt Stephen Joseph Booth who died in France at the age of 24. Thank you for your supreme sacrifice and service for Australia.
Juliw Croucher, Algester Qld: Dedicated to the following family members: Grandfather Helmer Harris served in France in 13th/15th Battallion, Father William Harris served in the Australian Air Force and two uncle Harold Croucher and Leonard Crouvher who were both in National Service in the 1950’s.
Patricia Smith, Port Macquarie NSW: Dedication to past family members who served in the armed forces including my own son who is a current member and has served in many overseas campaigns including Afghanastan x 3
Gabriele Driver, Palmerston NT: To my son who is currently in the military forces. To past and present men and women for their services to our country. Love, respect, honour

 

 

Alison Moran, Holland Park West Qld: I made these poppies in memory of my father (Arthur Harold Riley) who fought in France and ended up being gassed and repatriated back to England.
Jacinta Frater, Adelaide SA: For Donald H Frater – father, grandfather & great grandfather with love Jacinta Frater
Anne Wood, Nowra NSW: Dedication to Private Ernest Ayers (aged 34 years) 42625 4th Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment. To my Grandfather Ernest Ayers. It is 100 years since your fought in World War 1 in France and never returned to your young family. We still think of the sacrifice you made for your family and country (England) on the battle fields of France 1914-1918. NOvember 11th 2018 Lest We Forget Your Granddaughter Ann Wood nee Davies.
Jean Clarke, Kenmore Qld: Dedication to Private Clarence Freeman 10th Battallion Army (AIF) Died 02/10/1917 Killed in Action Aged 21. Body never found. Name on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. Great Uncle to Russell Clarke. Clarries’ father and Charles Henry Freeman’s fahters were brothers. Lance Corporal Charles Henry Freeman 4th Division Signal Company Engineers. Died 23/10/1918 Aged 24 Died of pneumonia. Buried CWGC cemetery, Rouen, France. His father and Clarenence’s father were brothers. Grandfather to Michael Ross.
Mary Maxwell: In memory of those who left no trace in history – who have no known grave and no known relatives left to mourn them.
I would like to make my dedication to 2 young relatives who lost their lives in France during the first world war. (WW1) Private George Edwin Jones. 35 yrs 5368, 16th BN Australian Infantry, AIF 30/08/1916. and Private Christy Walter Allison Jones. 18 yrs 1626A, 27th BN Austraian infrantry, AIF 05/11/1916. Both, at memorial Villers-bretonneux War Graves.

 

Hilary Marks, Lilydale Vic: Dedication to to my great uncle, Charles Liddle Fuller 1883-1918. He was born on 21st August 1883 in Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The son of Emmeline and George. He married Ada Violet Butler on 23rd October 1911 in South Africa. He died on 1st October 1918 on Bellicourt, Aisne, France at the age of 35, and was buried in Picardie, France. No 3663
Elizabeth Vaschetty, Kotara NSW: Dedication to Phil Vaschetty 2nd World War and Fred Vaschetty 1st World War
Jenny Kirkby dedication to love ones: Grandfather, Pte W.H. Blake 4942 51st Battalion Unit 5/11 1st AIF WW1 and Father, Pte A J Blake WX 13932 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion WW2. Both were wounded
Roberta Rose, Hamersley WA: My mother Roberta wrote a poem for the ANZACS, “You enlisted and went far away and in our hearts you foever stay, we owe our freedom and way of life to you all for your sacrifice. We will remember you forever and ever: Roberta Rose Perth WA
Billie Goffage, Kenmore Qld: In memory of my great uncle Archie McDonald Hogarth who was 2/Lieut. A/104 Brigades Royal field Artillery. He died from his wounds on 09/07/1916 and is buried at Dartmoor Cemetery. Becondel-Becoust, France. . And in memory of my great uncle Joseph Hogarth who was a member of the 26th Australian Infantry Battalion. He was wounded while fighting in France, transported to England for treatment and died on 09/03/1918. He is buried in the St Mary Churchyard, Harefield, England. and in memory of my great uncle Alexander Hogarth who was member of the 11th Australian LIght Horse Regiment and deid on 6th August, 1915 in Egypt and is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. REST IN PEACE
Karen Selff, Sutherland NSW: Dedication to Sgt Trumpeter Norman G Selff (511). Norman was a member of the 1st Light Horse. He survived Gallipoli, but sadly died of wounds in Sept 1916 following the Battle of Romani.
Debbie Jess, Wingham NSW: Dedication for my great grandfather Private Frederick William Bubb 1914-1918 3rd Battalion 1st AIF, Egypt, Gallipoli, Dardenelles and my great uncle Sergeant Keith Lange 1940-1945 2/12th
Marina Moananu, Sefton: Dedicated to everyone who served
Mrs Zoe Jamieson, Hamilton South NSW: I had 2 uncles who served and died in the 1st World War. Bombardier Erle Weiss. Service No 11147 – Umit 1 Brigade Field Artillery and Private Frederick Alfred Weiss Service No 3578A Unit 53rd Battalion (Infantry) 2nd world War. Harry Weiss killed working on the Burma Railway Thailand.
Jenny Metcalf, Monterey Keys Qld: My family were very fortunate in that all the men that went to war – came home. I would like to dedicate all of my poppies to everyone who fought so that wer could enjoylife in this wonderful country the way we do. “Lest We Forget”
Debbie Findlay, Deagon Qld: Dedication to Michael Kalinowski Service No Q153742. To all the fallen soldiers
Leanne Allen, Janet Champion, Ros Maynard, Dot Clarke, The Vines WA: In rememberance of all the brave who served and sacrificed for our safety and freedom. Thank You.
Margaret Barker, Manly Qld: To all the brave soldiers and families who fought to save our country
Marjorie Trundle, Castlebar Qld: Made in loving memory of my Grandfather, John Warrington Hill who joined the NZ Army during WW1 in France
Jo Lewis, Manly Qld: Two of my Great Uncles (they were brothers) Harold Walter Lewis – Killed in Action on Dec 1st 1915 at the Dardenelles. He is buried at Shell Green Cemetery Gallipoli Peninsula. Robert James Lewis – Killed in Belgium on June 7th 1917 and buried at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Flanders, Belgium.
Canadian Pines Residents, Ballarat Vic: Dedicated to all our loved ones who have or are currently serving and who have sacrificed for us. Our way of showing respect and remrememberance to all ANZACS
Linda Gerekink, Kanimbla Qld: Dedication for my late Husband, A Vietnam veteran who died at the age of 64. For my father who fought in WW2. For my half brothers father who died fighting in WW2. For my mothers many brothers who died fighting in WW2
Kaye Dorian, Neerim South Vic: Dedication to Edward Dorian – Ser No 98 – WW1- on Gallipoli – 7th battalion – Injured – repatriated. Edmond Butterworth Danaher – Ser No 477 – 7th Battalion – Killed in Action – 25th april 1915 on Gallipoli. Donald jame Newcombe – RAAF – 33 Squadron – saw action in New Guinea – W. T Operator (Air)
Ine Horions-van Bergen, Belgium: I want to pay my respect to all the young soldiers who died at World War 1 in Belgium.
Yvonne Toohey, Point Vernon Qld: Dedication to Leslie Benjamin Skinner S/No 1828 4th battalion C.S.M. Veteran of Gallipoli, awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field at The Somme 1918. Period of service abroad 4 years 121 days. Died 1938 aged 47 years
Trudi Skene, Croydon Hills Vic: These 21 poppies are dedicated to my son who is 21 years old and joi9ned the army last year (2017).
Chris Mair, Wendoree Vic: In memory of all who have fought for Australia and New Zealand and paid the ultimate price. In particular my great uncles Richard Frances Morgan – New Zealand Died 02/06/1915 aged 28 The Dardenelles and John (Jack) Edward Morgan – New Zealand Died 12/10/1917 aged 23 Paschendale.
Mary Verus, Malak NT: Barney Mungoven. My uncle Barney turns 93 on the 19th Feburary 2018. He was a member of the 9th Division at Tarakan, Borneo in the late stages of World War 2. He has always been so proud of his service and until 2 years ago, when he had a fall, regularly attended the ANZAC day march. He received an OAM for his services to the Catholic Church at North Sydney as an archivist over two decades of voluntary service. My father died when I was 2 and my brothe and I hew supported my mum (His sister) both financially and emotionally during the tough years of bringing us up. He is a wonderful man, sin so many ways and has helped many more people, in his quiet way, through the years. Our extended family is so proud of hime and we hope to be thre for his 100th birthday.
Narelle Adams, Kallangur Qld: I would like to dedicate these poppies for my Great Uncle Robert Walter Currey No 2284 who was a Private in the 41st Australian Infantry Battalion in the 1st World War 1914-1918. Served from 23/06/1916 to 12/06/1919. Lest We Forget, all who fought for all Australians. Thank You
Diane Clarke, Roodepoort South Africa: Dedication to Walter Frederick William Clarke: Amazing father & phenomenal grand-father who served bravely in the Pro Patria Regiment with the South African Armed Forces, throughout North Africa & the Italian Campaign during Ww2. These poppies are in remembrance of you, Daddy, & for the passionate interest you sparked in me for Military History. RIP. We shall remember them…..
Lauren-Lee Turner, Carrum Vic: In memory of you Grand Dad. For your bravery and all the love you gave us in our short time together. You and all your brothers will never be forgotten. Love you.
Carol in’t Veen, Wingham NSW: All are dedicated to all that were lost in WW1
Julie Whitmore, Scottsdale TAS: Dedication by Julie Whitmore for members of our extended family who gave their lives serving our country in WW1: On my Dad’s side: Kenneth James Gittus was killed in action on the 2nd of April 1917 during the battle for Ecoust. He is remembered with Honour at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust – St Mein. His brother Leslie Albert Gittus was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Ypres 3rd Novemeber 1917 and is remembered with Honour at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. On my Mum’s side: Private Louis Fredrick Cooper enlisted 29 October 1916 and after two years of service became seriously ill with pneumonia and passed away 24th July 1918 at the Military Hospital in Tidworth, England R.I.P. On my husband’s side: Horace Gurney Whitmore enlisted 4th August 1915 was wounded in action during the battle for Mouquet Farm on the 3rd 0r 4th of September 1916 suffering serious abdomen and back wounds, succumbing to these on the 3rd of October 1916. He is remembered with Honour at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Jan Johnman, Point Lookout Qld: Dedication to Stanley Frederick Crowther 1921-2016 served 2nd WW AIF 1940-1945. Served in England, Egypt, Tobruk, New Guinea, Borneo etc. A very beautiful, patriotic man much loved by his family
Mareylene Williams, Dernancourt SA: Dedication to Private Charles Frederick Williams 23373 1st/5th Battalion & 9th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Wounded at Salonika 1918 Died Lancaster 1969: 3062 Private John Hough 1st/5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Died of Wounds 11th april 1917:Anne Watkins Bennett Vize Purcell Army Nurse – Rank Sister WW1″ James Osmond Purcell 23rd Battalion AIF WW1 Gallipoli:William clive Purcell 44th Battalion AIF WW1
Julie Moretti: Dedication to grandfather Cloude, Milton Gale (Frederick) Served 1914-1919
M Wehrle, Winmalee NSW: Dedication for my 3 great uncle killed: Harold Walters Lewis killed 1st Dec 1915, buried at Gallipoli. Harolds epitaph reads, To Live in Hears, We Leave Behind is Not to Die: Robert James Lewis killed 7th June 1917. buried at Menin Gate, Flanders, Belgium: Earl Sydney Lancelot Swift, killed in WW2 on Kokoda Trail, PNG
Leisa Lance, Cedar Creek Qld: In memory of Cyril Wesley Grimmett, private in 26 Infantry battalion 13-18 reinformcements and James Shelton Grimmett, Corporal in 3 Radion Installaion and Maintenance Unit
Meredith White, Toowoomba Qld: Dedciation reads a small token of remembrance of the sacrifice and valour of so many: but thinking particularaly of 2 of my great uncles (brothers) Frederick & Albert White. Joined 25th Battallion Sept 1915. Died (Fred attemtoing to rescue injured Albert) between the lines 3rd battle of Moulancort June 10 1918. they had suffered numerous wounds & illnesses prior. Fred had been a Light Horseman, mounted infantry for 7 years prioe to 1915. relatives still feel their loss. Both buried Beacon Cemetery Sailly-Laurette (Closes village to battle site)
Jill Elvy-Powell: Dedication to my grandfather, William Scott MacLennan fought in WW1 and my father William Forester Fisher MacLennan fought in WW2
Heather Smith, Forest Lake Qld: My poppies are in honour of all the Rhodesion soldiers who fought with the Allies. Always remembered.
Angela White, Craigieburn Vic: In memory of my father
Susie North, North Bondi NSW: Dedication for Matthew Carr, a dedicated and brave soldier and a kind and loving son, husband and father. Hew was courageous to the very end.
Roberta Hodgson, Eleebana NSW: Dedication to the men who suffered and died in war – 2nd WW, Vietnam Afghanistan
Kylie Bilney, West Pymble NSW: These poppies are dedicated in loving memory of my grandfather Aaron Lipman Hoffman. A Captain in RAEME Corp, he served 2068 days between 1940-1946. Ron was an amazing father, grandfather and great grandfather and is missed every day.
Susan Oliver, Kanahooka NSW: Dedication to Private 1600 James Foley, was the son of Edward and Eliza Foley of Kew, Melbourne. He enlisted on 29th March 1915 and was killed in action in France on 24th august 1916 after service at Gallipoli Peninsula and France. He was only 19 years old. In The Age newspaper dated 30th September 1916, there was written “Foley. K.I.A. France 24th August, Private James Leonard (Son) Foley. Dearly loved youngest sone of Edward and Eliza Foley of 3 Foley  St Kew, after 15 months active servie, Anzac & France, 19yrs and 9 months. “Our darling boy, God knows how er have looked for your return” and his brother, Corporal 717. John Henry Foley, also died of illness on 26th October 1917 in Netley, England after service in France, aged 26. James Foley is remembered with honour at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. A very handsome young man who enlisted with his father’s written permission due to his age. He saw WW1 as his duty to serve his country. His name was inscribe on a Roll of Honour at the Town of Kew in 1918.
Julie Wardell, Coledale NSW: Dedication to Private Rueben George McCallum enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces from 3rd November 1939 – 8th November 1944 at the age of 19 because he wanted to serve with his older brother Roy. Rueben drive ammunition trucks in many different countries during his service, the most significant being The Tobruk Siege in 1941 (Rueben was one of the Rats Of Tobruk) where he lost one of his closest friends. Rueben returned home to his family a very different man but was proud to have served his country.
Marilyn Robinson, Clifton Beach Qld: Dedication to the four generations of my family that sacrificed so much in order that we could all live in peace. Lest We Forget.
Philippa Stanley, Taroona Tas: In rememberance of my great uncle Leo Kemp who died in France 1916. Also my grandfathers Norman Kemp and James Thomas who both served in WW1>
Dianne Cragg and Pauline Kitson, Leichhardt NSW: Our poppies have been knitted in dedication of the following men: Dianne Cragg: SGt Douglas Haig Fyfe BEM – WW2 and Vietname and Pauline Kitson: Lieutenant Percival Waters MX WW1 Ypres – and WW2 New Guinea, Sgt Peter Kitson WW2 – Transport Division New Guinea and Borneo, Pt Henry Kitson WW1 – Ambulance Driver Gallipoli. To our great relief all these men came home.
Mairi Neil, Mordiallo Vic: To our family’s ANZAC – Private George Alexander McInnes 6th Btn Australian Infrantry died aged 19.
Lindy Hemsley, London UK: Dedication to Allan Claude Whitney, No 111 5th Australian Infantry Battalion AIF Died 18th June in Egypt after Gallipoli of enteric fever Age 23 from Campbell Town Tasmania.
Dedciation to my grandfather Henry Graham WW1 left on 12th November 1915 1st Remount Unit & 11th Field Artillery Brigade Squadron 1 returned to Melbourne 21st March 1919. My great uncle (grandfathers brother) Victor Graham WW1 9/21st Battalion POW WW1 (escaped from German camp three times) Both served in France on the Western Front.
Lia Versaerd, Chemainus Canada: I have been coming to visit and work in Australia since 1988. I love the Australian spirit and know those who gave their lives 100 years ago shared this spirit. They will never be forgotten by me or by anyone who continues this commemoration.
Rosemary Poole, Trott Park SA: This is dedicated to Private William George Sutton. Service Number 57165 3rd Light Horse Brigade.
Dianne Woods, Castle Hill NSW: Dedication to Norman Bernard McGill – 1st Australian Infantry Batallion and Harold James McDonald – 1st Australian Artillery Brigade
Roslyn McBaron, Whiteside Qld: LEST WE FORGET
Marilyn Rowe, Dunolly Vic: Dedication to 1. Service No 1880 Ernest Sydney Henderson Unit 13/4 Light Horse Reinforcement Enlisted 16th August 1915 Discharged 4 May 1920:  Born 1896 Cranbourne Victoria: 2. Service No 82532 James Henry Ivory born 1880 Islington London UK. Unit 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry – Britich Army Killed in Action 14 October 1918 Buried – Belgium 157 Dadizaale New British Cemetery
Fiona Frame, Ingleburn NSW: Dedication to Walter George Collins, Private. You were so young when you joined the Waratah March in Nowra in 1915. You travelled half way around the world only to die, buried by a high explosive shell at Pozieres in July 1916, aged only 19. You did not get to return, see your family, and go on to have your own family. Know, however, that your nieces and nephew and their descendants have not forgotten you. These poppies are a token of our thanks to you, Walter, and to all Diggers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War. Your Great Neice, Fiona Frame.
Elizabeth Wilmot, Blackbutt Qld: 63 poppies. One for every year of my life (so far). A poor thank-you to all those who sacrifice their lives, loves , sanity, limbs & futures so I could live a free life.
Margaret Barker, Manly Qld: To all the brave soldiers and families who fought to save our country
Marjorie Trundle, Castlebar Qld: Made in loving memory of my Grandfather, John Warrington Hill who joined the NZ Army during WW1 in France
Jo Lewis, Manly Qld: Two of my Great Uncles (they were brothers) Harold Walter Lewis – Killed in Action on Dec 1st 1915 at the Dardenelles. He is buried at Shell Green Cemetery Gallipoli Peninsula. Robert James Lewis – Killed in Belgium on June 7th 1917 and buried at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Flanders, Belgium.
Canadian Pines Residents, Ballarat Vic: Dedicated to all our loved ones who have or are currently serving and who have sacrificed for us. Our way of showing respect and remrememberance to all ANZACS
Linda Gerekink, Kanimbla Qld: Dedication for my late Husband, A Vietnam veteran who died at the age of 64. For my father who fought in WW2. For my half brothers father who died fighting in WW2. For my mothers many brothers who died fighting in WW2
Kaye Dorian, Neerim South Vic: Dedication to Edward Dorian – Ser No 98 – WW1- on Gallipoli – 7th battalion – Injured – repatriated. Edmond Butterworth Danaher – Ser No 477 – 7th Battalion – Killed in Action – 25th april 1915 on Gallipoli. Donald jame Newcombe – RAAF – 33 Squadron – saw action in New Guinea – W. T Operator (Air)
Ine Horions-van Bergen, Belgium: I want to pay my respect to all the young soldiers who died at World War 1 in Belgium.
Yvonne Toohey, Point Vernon Qld: Dedication to Leslie Benjamin Skinner S/No 1828 4th battalion C.S.M. Veteran of Gallipoli, awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field at The Somme 1918. Period of service abroad 4 years 121 days. Died 1938 aged 47 years
Trudi Skene, Croydon Hills Vic: These 21 poppies are dedicated to my son who is 21 years old and joi9ned the army last year (2017).
Chris Mair, Wendoree Vic: In memory of all who have fought for Australia and New Zealand and paid the ultimate price. In particular my great uncles Richard Frances Morgan – New Zealand Died 02/06/1915 aged 28 The Dardenelles and John (Jack) Edward Morgan – New Zealand Died 12/10/1917 aged 23 Paschendale.
Mary Verus, Malak NT: Barney Mungoven. My uncle Barney turns 93 on the 19th Feburary 2018. He was a member of the 9th Division at Tarakan, Borneo in the late stages of World War 2. He has always been so proud of his service and until 2 years ago, when he had a fall, regularly attended the ANZAC day march. He received an OAM for his services to the Catholic Church at North Sydney as an archivist over two decades of voluntary service. My father died when I was 2 and my brothe and I hew supported my mum (His sister) both financially and emotionally during the tough years of bringing us up. He is a wonderful man, sin so many ways and has helped many more people, in his quiet way, through the years. Our extended family is so proud of hime and we hope to be thre for his 100th birthday.
Narelle Adams, Kallangur Qld: I would like to dedicate these poppies for my Great Uncle Robert Walter Currey No 2284 who was a Private in the 41st Australian Infantry Battalion in the 1st World War 1914-1918. Served from 23/06/1916 to 12/06/1919. Lest We Forget, all who fought for all Australians. Thank You
Diane Clarke, Roodepoort South Africa: Dedication to Walter Frederick William Clarke: Amazing father & phenomenal grand-father who served bravely in the Pro Patria Regiment with the South African Armed Forces, throughout North Africa & the Italian Campaign during Ww2. These poppies are in remembrance of you, Daddy, & for the passionate interest you sparked in me for Military History. RIP. We shall remember them…..
Lauren-Lee Turner, Carrum Vic: In memory of you Grand Dad. For your bravery and all the love you gave us in our short time together. You and all your brothers will never be forgotten. Love you.
Carol in’t Veen, Wingham NSW: All are dedicated to all that were lost in WW1
Julie Whitmore, Scottsdale TAS: Dedication by Julie Whitmore for members of our extended family who gave their lives serving our country in WW1: On my Dad’s side: Kenneth James Gittus was killed in action on the 2nd of April 1917 during the battle for Ecoust. He is remembered with Honour at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust – St Mein. His brother Leslie Albert Gittus was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Ypres 3rd November 1917 and is remembered with Honour at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. On my Mum’s side: Private Louis Fredrick Cooper enlisted 29 October 1916 and after two years of service became seriously ill with pneumonia and passed away 24th July 1918 at the Military Hospital in Tidworth, England R.I.P. On my husband’s side: Horace Gurney Whitmore enlisted 4th August 1915 was wounded in action during the battle for Mouquet Farm on the 3rd 0r 4th of September 1916 suffering serious abdomen and back wounds, succumbing to these on the 3rd of October 1916. He is remembered with Honour at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Jan Johnman, Point Lookout Qld: Dedication to Stanley Frederick Crowther 1921-2016 served 2nd WW AIF 1940-1945. Served in England, Egypt, Tobruk, New Guinea, Borneo etc. A very beautiful, patriotic man much loved by his family
Mareylene Williams, Dernancourt SA: Dedication to Private Charles Frederick Williams 23373 1st/5th Battalion & 9th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Wounded at Salonika 1918 Died Lancaster 1969: 3062 Private John Hough 1st/5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Died of Wounds 11th april 1917:Anne Watkins Bennett Vize Purcell Army Nurse – Rank Sister WW1″ James Osmond Purcell 23rd Battalion AIF WW1 Gallipoli:William clive Purcell 44th Battalion AIF WW1
Julie Moretti: Dedication to grandfather Cloude, Milton Gale (Frederick) Served 1914-1919
M Wehrle, Winmalee NSW: Dedication for my 3 great uncle killed: Harold Walters Lewis killed 1st Dec 1915, buried at Gallipoli. Harolds epitaph reads, To Live in Hears, We Leave Behind is Not to Die: Robert James Lewis killed 7th June 1917. buried at Menin Gate, Flanders, Belgium: Earl Sydney Lancelot Swift, killed in WW2 on Kokoda Trail, PNG

 

 

December Dedications 2017 Continued:

 

Ledy Rowe, Crace ACT: 1. 982 LCPL Andrew Jamieson Woolnough, 7th Battalion, WWI. 19 Aug 14 enlisted, embarked for Europe 19 Oct 14, RTA wounded 21 Mar 15. He wanted a brown eyed grandchild – I am the only one and I was born on 19 Oct, ten days after he passed away from ‘consumption’, now known as TB. 2. Bill Painting, RAAF, WW2 my Dad. He flew 59 bombing missions over Germany and served as a member of the RAAF, with 320 Royal Naval Dutch Squadron (a long story). 3. Allen John Painting, my uncle, killed on his first bombing mission.
Patty Shaw, Campbell ACT: To the memory of Arthur Egbert and Mervyn Hugh Phillips, two country boys from Victoria and younger brothers of my grandfather, who joined the AIF to fight in The Great War, sailed to France, fought their battles – and gave their lives.

 

Marguerite Sharman Nedlands WA: In honour of (1) my grandfather: C E Bamford, died at Bullecourt, May 3, 1917 (28th Battalion) (2) my father: A W Bamford, 3 1/2 years POW in Thailand (2/4th Machine Gunners) (3) husband J P Sharman – Vietnam (4) nephew W A Bamford, current member of armed forces.

 

Michelle Ferguson, Jewells NSW: In memory of our service personnel during World War 1: Harold Carruthers Wood 1878-21916 (Aust Light Horse) Le Trepost: Ernest Albert Southall 1874-1916 (AIF) Pozieres KIA: Also 6 brothers in the Royal Navy: IDE Family: Boer War: John Henry Forbes: WW2: Robert John & Ernest George ferguson RAAF: Vietnam Conflict: Edward Joseph McCabe-RAAF: Barry John Ferguson-Nasho Psych. Corps. We will rember them.
Carol Balshaw, Werribee Vic: These poppies are dedicated to the men of the 6th Machine Gun Co. (which latter ecame the 2nd M.G. Battalion). My grandfather Harry Balck (H.G. Black #1502) who enlisted on 29th March 1915 at Lilydale, Vic was a member of the 6th MG Co. from its inception until he returned to Australia in Feb 1919. He had been injured in an accident on the 15th April 1918 and spent the remainder of the war in England recuperting. Harry had kept diaries during his service and while two diaries were lost we have the remaining four diaries and as a family we continue to share the story with the younger generation.  Pte B e Gale #201, Pte E. O’Neil #1337: Pte A.F. Matthews #472: Pte H.H. Matthews: Sgt J.W. taylor#457: Pte F.A. Anders #1280: Pte H. Buckley #94: 2nd Lieut. F W Matthews DCm: 2nd Lieut A,L. Newland: Sgt E A Duncas #3800: Pte A. Napper #5169: 2nd Lieut G.E. Rennie: 2nd Lieut F.G.D. Hamilton MM and Bar
Bronwen Hashorn, Panania NSW: We are honoured to have medals from 3 wars. WW1 British medals belonging to my grandfather. WW2 Australian medals belonging to my father and conscription medal belonging to my husband. While I don’t have his medals my uncle was a POW in Sandakan. I dedicate my first 100 poppies to them.
Jenny Muirhead, Newcastle NSW: My grandfather fought in France in WW1 and I had lovely memories of him when knitting these.
Samantha Penny, Perth NSW: dedciation to Arthur Charles Penny, a man who served his country while manning a machine gun, my great grandfather fought in World War 1.
Ella Kohlbach, Wingham NSW: Dedication to Henry Loban Montague, Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Killed 15th April 1918, Buried in Bretonneux, France.
Robyn Jones, Croydon Vic: My second box of poppies is dedicated to my father William Turnross, WW2, Merchant and Royal Navy, HMS Activity & HMS URSA. My grandfather Arthur William Turnross, Navy, WW1 and WW2. My uncle Arthur Turnross Royal Navy ww2.
Julia Smith, Llandilo NSW: In memory of soldiers from Windsor NSW and Districts, who enlisted and sacrificed so much for our local community and wonderful country.
Anne Peake, Allambie Heights NSW: Dedicated to my grandfather Lieutenant Colonel Robert Scobie, 2nd Australian Infantry Batallion. Injured at the landing at Anzac Cove. Returned only to be killed in action at the Battle of Lone Pine 06/08/1915, aged 44. To all the brave men & women who have lost their lives in conflict. Lest We Forget.
Narelle Cody, Allambie Heights NSW: Dedicated to our great uncle, Sapper Joseph Williamson, No 1 Mining Corps, 2 & 3 Reinforcements. March – April 1916, Service No 2509
Carol in’t Veen: With love and respect for those young men who died for our freedom, my grandfather being an original ANZAC.
Robyn Strambi: For grandfather, Harold Higgins WW1 and for brother Denis Bresnan Vietnam
Mrs Joan Smith, Stratton WA: My mother-in-law, Hilda Smith (nee Rennie) had a brother named Arthur Rennie of Euroa, Vic: Who died at Gallipoli aged 18 years.
Jill Lambert, Kiama NSW: Dedication for Stanley George William Miller. Born at “Renfrew Park” Gerringong NSW on 27/07/1889. Served in 24th Unit of 6th Light Horse Regiment 1915-1919. Discharged 26/05/1919 and returned to the family dairy farm “Innisfail” in Gerringong.
Tabitha Egan, Mitchelton Qld: Dedications to Harold (Harry) Evans, Service NO. 1194, Private, Australian Machine Gun Corp, 1st Battalion, AIF. Went to Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. KIA 13th April 1918 at Hazebrouk, France. Buried Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France: Jack Jarrett S/No 3756, 45th Batt AIF. KIA 28th Oct 1917, in Belgium. Memorial Ypres (Menin Gate): William Stephen Jarrett, S/No 6062, 13th Batt AIF. Died of wounds 12th April 1917 in France. Buried Vaulx Hill Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery, France: John Edward Nix, Captain, 25th Btn. AIF, KIA 4th November 1916 in France. Memorial Villers-Bretonneux.
Helen Blake, Morphett Vale SA: Dedication: The story of the boys from Ucolta SA. Ucolta was a very small farming area in the mid north of SA. When the first WW broke out the strapping young lads of the locals and surrounding areas, wanted to do their bit and signed up to fight. Fourteen left. Seven returned home. My great uncle, Edwin Clapp, one of 13 children, joined the 27th Batt in 1916. Two of his brothers, Albert and Wesley, signed up later and were all in different batt’s. Edwin was part of the final push through the Hindenburg LIne in the early hours of 3 Ocitober 1918. From research gathered it appears he and others were killed by their own artillery on that morning. Sadly, the battalion was withdrawn from the front line after that. Two of his comrades, H Pumpa of Eden Valley and F Norton were killed alongside him, they are buried side by side in the Villers-Faucon Cemetery in northern France. Albert and Wesley Clapp returned safely and were met by their sisters Hetty and HIlda. Until then they had not known of the fate of Edwin. Albert lived for 97 years and Wesley for 80 years. The McNeil family suffered a heavy loss with all three sons failing to come home. Alexander McNeil’s Service Records contain a letter from his mother to the Officer in Charge requesting details of his grave at Pozieres where he fell in August 1916 and a copy of the booklet Graves of the Fallen. And yet another letter dated 1922 to Mrs McNeil regretfully informing her that there is no burial site for her beloved son as the area of his interment had since been the site of heavy fighting and was obliterated. Arthur George Perkins was the only son of his parents so his death on 8th June 1917 would have been a shock. The Dann brothers, George and John died within 3 months of each other. John was also in the 27th Batt like Edwin Clapp. The people of Ucolta built a Hall in the early 1920’s and dedicated a memorial to the boys who did not return. The Hall partially built by my great grandfather, Henry Rasmus, had to be raxed in the last few years due to it being unsafe. The old memorial plaque now sits on a newly built one together with one to commemorate those who fought in WW2. For such a small and strong community, the loss of these seven young men was huge. LEST WE FORGET
Barbara Derriman, Tamborine Qld: Dedication to my maternal grandfather and his brother-in-law. Both served in WW1 and came home. Leslie Albert Nothall. SN 2913 1892-1942. Wounded but came home. Henry (Harrie) Joseph Cave SN 3900 1891-1929. Came home but life shortened. Fraternal grandfathers elder brother William John Andrew McManue SN 499 ANZAC 1891-1962
Joseph Montgomery, Tamborine Qld: Dedication to grandmothers brothers: Harold Francis Spruce SN 5424 1895-1917 Died in France, Unmarked Grave Bullecourt France: Henry Russell Spruce Sn3971 WW1 and 422122 WW2 1892-1954: Edgar William Spruce SN 846 1898-1959
Ariett Iwanowski: Dedication these poppies to the inspiring ladies (& gents) behind 5000 poppies! You are all doing a great job in promoting the real essence of “Rememberance Day”
Rita Brunsden, Collingwood Park Qld: Dedication to Alexander Elmore: James Frederick Elmore, Died 23/05/1945 Ambon: Winifred Ursula McLaughlin: John Godfrey O’Brien: William Ernest Brunsden
Pam O’Brien, Kew Vic: Remembering my grandfather and four uncles who fought in two world wars.
Lyn Langridge, Traralgon Vic: Dedicated to my great uncle Ernest Henry Meyers KIA Aug 1916, aged 19 years – Mouquet Farm SN 924, 21st Aus Inf Bat, Poziers British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Bosselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France.
Pauline Reeve, Aireys Inlet Vic: To be dedicated to my late husband Max Reeve (Flt Lt) 200 Squadron RAAF. He flew in Liberators.
Bronwyn Richterjork and Sharon Lim, Camp Hill Qld: These poppies were made in dedication of our grandfather William Edgar Murphy. Enlisted Sep 1914, returned home to Adelaide with having suffered 4 gunshot wounds April 1917. Alexandria, Gallopoli, Marselles, England, then home to recover.
Dorothy Wynd, Launching Place Vic: In loving memory of my father Alec Pearman. Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 148126, served in Moratai and Balikpapan 1944-1946.
Alvie Bergin, Vasse Wa: In loving memory of my grandfather Thomas John Peel. 6th Batt, SN 842. 1914-1918. A proud Irish-Aussie who also served with the Irish Rifles in the 2nd Boer War. Thank you Grandpa.
Sandy Patterson, Gooseberry Hill WA: Dedication to Clarence, Alton Kingsley SN 1223: Clarence, Kenneth Kingsley WW Merchant Navy: Fitzsimmons, Doughlas SN 6111: Clarence, Edgar Aubrey SN1095: Clarence, Harold Edgar SN 2266: Clarence, Ralph Fry SN 1098: Fitzsimmons, Robert Gordon SN 9438: Clarence, Reginald SN 64051.
Shirl King, Dimboola Vic: Dediction to the 320 men from Dimboola Vic, 73 of them paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Joan Paterson, Narre Warren Vic: These are in memory of my grandfather killed in WW1 31/07/1917, his brother was killed 3 months later age 21. GF – Alfred Cochrane, Guncle – Harry Cochrane. Both laid to rest in France/Belgium. Lest We Forget
Leanne Parnell, Daegu South Korea: For all those that have served on overseas deployments that have been mentally & physically injured. Also yellow and black centred poppies for men & women that served at Kokoda.
Kaye Mancinelli, Wood Wood Vic: Dedication for my father, Frank Saunders, who was in Darwin during the bombing, served in the signal corps of the airforce and the CMF. A military man all his life. Gone but never forgotten.
Christine Foley, Melba ACT: Made in memory of my uncle Ernie Costello who was a POW in Sumatra in WW2. He died on malaria just before war’s end. The Chaplain who attended his burial spole of his unselfishness to his fellow soldiers who were equally ill & much younger than him. Uncle Ernie gave his medications to them so they would survive as they had young families.

 

Janelle Denniss, Bateau Bay NSW: Dedications too: Private Arthur William McGlashan, born 1895, SN 2418. Enlisted 13/07/1915, Embarked from Sydney 05/10/1915 with 17th Batt (5th Reinforcements) to Gallipoli, then Poziers, Somme Sector, France where he was killed in action 26/08/1916. He was just 20 years old. He was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery: Private Fredrick William McGlashan, born 1894, SN 1359, enlisted 06/04/1915, embarked from Sydney 25/06/1915 with 18th Batt D Co to Gallipoli Turkey. Killed in action 22/08/1915 at Hill 60 Gallipoli 1st Charge, 600 men died in this charge. He was 21 years old: Lance Corporal William Robert Bulloch, born 31/08/1897, SN 4020 2nd Aust Inf Batt B Co, enlisted 27/07/1915, embarked from Sydney 30/12/1915. Killed in action 05/09/1916 in Ypres Belgium. He was 19 years old: Private Charles Fredrick Poulter, born 1897 SN 2869, enlisted 02/09/1915, embarked from Sydney on HMAT Euripides A14 on 02/11/1915 with 18th Aus Inf Batt, he was killed in action 06/08/1916 at Poziers, France, he was 19 years old.
Mrs Noah’s Quilting Group, Kath Chambers, Buderim Qld: Dedication to Private Charles John Bird, my great uncle, 23rd Aust Inf Batt, killed in action on 3rd May 1917 at Bullecourt, France.
A & K Griffen, Mount Gambier SA: Dedication to Reginald Theodore Griffen, Second Lieutenant, 32nd Aust Inf Batt, AIF. 1914-1918, DOD 20/07/1916, France, killed in action age 24. Buried Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Lille France.
Marsha Dias dedication reads I made this poppies in memory of my dad Eugene Tony Pfliger who was in WW2 with six of his brothers. Seven joined and six went overseas and all came back safely. Also, my grandfather Augus Pfliger who was in WW1. I don’t have any more details except my dad was a Gunner on a Tank
Alison Moran, Holland Park West Qld: I made these poppies in memory of my father (Arthur Harold Riley) who fought in France and ended up being gassed and repatriated back to England.
Jacinta Frater, Adelaide SA: For Donald H Frater – father, grandfather & great grandfather with love Jacinta Frater
Anne Wood, Nowra NSW: Dedication to Private Ernest Ayers (aged 34 years) 42625 4th Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment. To my Grandfather Ernest Ayers. It is 100 years since your fought in World War 1 in France and never returned to your young family. We still think of the sacrifice you made for your family and country (England) on the battle fields of France 1914-1918. NOvember 11th 2018 Lest We Forget Your Granddaughter Ann Wood nee Davies.
Jean Clarke, Kenmore Qld: Dedication to Private Clarence Freeman 10th Battallion Army (AIF) Died 02/10/1917 Killed in Action Aged 21. Body never found. Name on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. Great Uncle to Russell Clarke. Clarries’ father and Charles Henry Freeman’s fahters were brothers. Lance Corporal Charles Henry Freeman 4th Division Signal Company Engineers. Died 23/10/1918 Aged 24 Died of pneumonia. Buried CWGC cemetery, Rouen, France. His father and Clarenence’s father were brothers. Grandfather to Michael Ross.
Mary Maxwell: In memory of those who left no trace in history – who have no known grave and no known relatives left to mourn them.
I would like to make my dedication to 2 young relatives who lost their lives in France during the first world war. (WW1) Private George Edwin Jones. 35 yrs 5368, 16th BN Australian Infantry, AIF 30/08/1916. and Private Christy Walter Allison Jones. 18 yrs 1626A, 27th BN Austraian infrantry, AIF 05/11/1916. Both, at memorial Villers-bretonneux War Graves.

 

Hilary Marks, Lilydale Vic: Dedication to to my great uncle, Charles Liddle Fuller 1883-1918. He was born on 21st August 1883 in Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The son of Emmeline and George. He married Ada Violet Butler on 23rd October 1911 in South Africa. He died on 1st October 1918 on Bellicourt, Aisne, France at the age of 35, and was buried in Picardie, France. No 3663
Elizabeth Vaschetty, Kotara NSW: Dedication to Phil Vaschetty 2nd World War and Fred Vaschetty 1st World War
Jenny Kirkby dedication to love ones: Grandfather, Pte W.H. Blake 4942 51st Battalion Unit 5/11 1st AIF WW1 and Father, Pte A J Blake WX 13932 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion WW2. Both were wounded
Roberta Rose, Hamersley WA: My mother Roberta wrote a poem for the ANZACS, “You enlisted and went far away and in our hearts you foever stay, we owe our freedom and way of life to you all for your sacrifice. We will remember you forever and ever: Roberta Rose Perth WA
Billie Goffage, Kenmore Qld: In memory of my great uncle Archie McDonald Hogarth who was 2/Lieut. A/104 Brigades Royal field Artillery. He died from his wounds on 09/07/1916 and is buried at Dartmoor Cemetery. Becondel-Becoust, France. . And in memory of my great uncle Joseph Hogarth who was a member of the 26th Australian Infantry Battalion. He was wounded while fighting in France, transported to England for treatment and died on 09/03/1918. He is buried in the St Mary Churchyard, Harefield, England. and in memory of my great uncle Alexander Hogarth who was member of the 11th Australian LIght Horse Regiment and deid on 6th August, 1915 in Egypt and is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. REST IN PEACE
Karen Selff, Sutherland NSW: Dedication to Sgt Trumpeter Norman G Selff (511). Norman was a member of the 1st Light Horse. He survived Gallipoli, but sadly died of wounds in Sept 1916 following the Battle of Romani.
Debbie Jess, Wingham NSW: Dedication for my great grandfather Private Frederick William Bubb 1914-1918 3rd Battalion 1st AIF, Egypt, Gallipoli, Dardenelles and my great uncle Sergeant Keith Lange 1940-1945 2/12th
Marina Moananu, Sefton: Dedicated to everyone who served
Mrs Zoe Jamieson, Hamilton South NSW: I had 2 uncles who served and died in the 1st World War. Bombardier Erle Weiss. Service No 11147 – Umit 1 Brigade Field Artillery and Private Frederick Alfred Weiss Service No 3578A Unit 53rd Battalion (Infantry) 2nd world War. Harry Weiss killed working on the Burma Railway Thailand.
Jenny Metcalf, Monterey Keys Qld: My family were very fortunate in that all the men that went to war – came home. I would like to dedicate all of my poppies to everyone who fought so that wer could enjoylife in this wonderful country the way we do. “Lest We Forget”
Debbie Findlay, Deagon Qld: Dedication to Michael Kalinowski Service No Q153742. To all the fallen soldiers
Leanne Allen, Janet Champion, Ros Maynard, Dot Clarke, The Vines WA: In rememberance of all the brave who served and sacrificed for our safety and freedom. Thank You.

Margaret Barker, Manly Qld: To all the brave soldiers and families who fought to save our country
Marjorie Trundle, Castlebar Qld: Made in loving memory of my Grandfather, John Warrington Hill who joined the NZ Army during WW1 in France
Jo Lewis, Manly Qld: Two of my Great Uncles (they were brothers) Harold Walter Lewis – Killed in Action on Dec 1st 1915 at the Dardenelles. He is buried at Shell Green Cemetery Gallipoli Peninsula. Robert James Lewis – Killed in Belgium on June 7th 1917 and buried at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Flanders, Belgium.
Canadian Pines Residents, Ballarat Vic: Dedicated to all our loved ones who have or are currently serving and who have sacrificed for us. Our way of showing respect and remrememberance to all ANZACS
Linda Gerekink, Kanimbla Qld: Dedication for my late Husband, A Vietnam veteran who died at the age of 64. For my father who fought in WW2. For my half brothers father who died fighting in WW2. For my mothers many brothers who died fighting in WW2
Kaye Dorian, Neerim South Vic: Dedication to Edward Dorian – Ser No 98 – WW1- on Gallipoli – 7th battalion – Injured – repatriated. Edmond Butterworth Danaher – Ser No 477 – 7th Battalion – Killed in Action – 25th april 1915 on Gallipoli. Donald jame Newcombe – RAAF – 33 Squadron – saw action in New Guinea – W. T Operator (Air)
Ine Horions-van Bergen, Belgium: I want to pay my respect to all the young soldiers who died at World War 1 in Belgium.
Yvonne Toohey, Point Vernon Qld: Dedication to Leslie Benjamin Skinner S/No 1828 4th battalion C.S.M. Veteran of Gallipoli, awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field at The Somme 1918. Period of service abroad 4 years 121 days. Died 1938 aged 47 years
Trudi Skene, Croydon Hills Vic: These 21 poppies are dedicated to my son who is 21 years old and joi9ned the army last year (2017).
Chris Mair, Wendoree Vic: In memory of all who have fought for Australia and New Zealand and paid the ultimate price. In particular my great uncles Richard Frances Morgan – New Zealand Died 02/06/1915 aged 28 The Dardenelles and John (Jack) Edward Morgan – New Zealand Died 12/10/1917 aged 23 Paschendale.
Mary Verus, Malak NT: Barney Mungoven. My uncle Barney turns 93 on the 19th Feburary 2018. He was a member of the 9th Division at Tarakan, Borneo in the late stages of World War 2. He has always been so proud of his service and until 2 years ago, when he had a fall, regularly attended the ANZAC day march. He received an OAM for his services to the Catholic Church at North Sydney as an archivist over two decades of voluntary service. My father died when I was 2 and my brothe and I hew supported my mum (His sister) both financially and emotionally during the tough years of bringing us up. He is a wonderful man, sin so many ways and has helped many more people, in his quiet way, through the years. Our extended family is so proud of hime and we hope to be thre for his 100th birthday.
Narelle Adams, Kallangur Qld: I would like to dedicate these poppies for my Great Uncle Robert Walter Currey No 2284 who was a Private in the 41st Australian Infantry Battalion in the 1st World War 1914-1918. Served from 23/06/1916 to 12/06/1919. Lest We Forget, all who fought for all Australians. Thank You
Diane Clarke, Roodepoort South Africa: Dedication to Walter Frederick William Clarke: Amazing father & phenomenal grand-father who served bravely in the Pro Patria Regiment with the South African Armed Forces, throughout North Africa & the Italian Campaign during Ww2. These poppies are in remembrance of you, Daddy, & for the passionate interest you sparked in me for Military History. RIP. We shall remember them…..
Lauren-Lee Turner, Carrum Vic: In memory of you Grand Dad. For your bravery and all the love you gave us in our short time together. You and all your brothers will never be forgotten. Love you.
Carol in’t Veen, Wingham NSW: All are dedicated to all that were lost in WW1
Julie Whitmore, Scottsdale TAS: Dedication by Julie Whitmore for members of our extended family who gave their lives serving our country in WW1: On my Dad’s side: Kenneth James Gittus was killed in action on the 2nd of April 1917 during the battle for Ecoust. He is remembered with Honour at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust – St Mein. His brother Leslie Albert Gittus was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Ypres 3rd Novemeber 1917 and is remembered with Honour at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. On my Mum’s side: Private Louis Fredrick Cooper enlisted 29 October 1916 and after two years of service became seriously ill with pneumonia and passed away 24th July 1918 at the Military Hospital in Tidworth, England R.I.P. On my husband’s side: Horace Gurney Whitmore enlisted 4th August 1915 was wounded in action during the battle for Mouquet Farm on the 3rd 0r 4th of September 1916 suffering serious abdomen and back wounds, succumbing to these on the 3rd of October 1916. He is remembered with Honour at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Jan Johnman, Point Lookout Qld: Dedication to Stanley Frederick Crowther 1921-2016 served 2nd WW AIF 1940-1945. Served in England, Egypt, Tobruk, New Guinea, Borneo etc. A very beautiful, patriotic man much loved by his family
Mareylene Williams, Dernancourt SA: Dedication to Private Charles Frederick Williams 23373 1st/5th Battalion & 9th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Wounded at Salonika 1918 Died Lancaster 1969: 3062 Private John Hough 1st/5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Died of Wounds 11th april 1917:Anne Watkins Bennett Vize Purcell Army Nurse – Rank Sister WW1″ James Osmond Purcell 23rd Battalion AIF WW1 Gallipoli:William clive Purcell 44th Battalion AIF WW1
Julie Moretti: Dedication to grandfather Cloude, Milton Gale (Frederick) Served 1914-1919
M Wehrle, Winmalee NSW: Dedication for my 3 great uncle killed: Harold Walters Lewis killed 1st Dec 1915, buried at Gallipoli. Harolds epitaph reads, To Live in Hears, We Leave Behind is Not to Die: Robert James Lewis killed 7th June 1917. buried at Menin Gate, Flanders, Belgium: Earl Sydney Lancelot Swift, killed in WW2 on Kokoda Trail, PNG

Margaret Barker, Manly Qld: To all the brave soldiers and families who fought to save our country
Marjorie Trundle, Castlebar Qld: Made in loving memory of my Grandfather, John Warrington Hill who joined the NZ Army during WW1 in France
Jo Lewis, Manly Qld: Two of my Great Uncles (they were brothers) Harold Walter Lewis – Killed in Action on Dec 1st 1915 at the Dardenelles. He is buried at Shell Green Cemetery Gallipoli Peninsula. Robert James Lewis – Killed in Belgium on June 7th 1917 and buried at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Flanders, Belgium.
Canadian Pines Residents, Ballarat Vic: Dedicated to all our loved ones who have or are currently serving and who have sacrificed for us. Our way of showing respect and remrememberance to all ANZACS
Linda Gerekink, Kanimbla Qld: Dedication for my late Husband, A Vietnam veteran who died at the age of 64. For my father who fought in WW2. For my half brothers father who died fighting in WW2. For my mothers many brothers who died fighting in WW2
Kaye Dorian, Neerim South Vic: Dedication to Edward Dorian – Ser No 98 – WW1- on Gallipoli – 7th battalion – Injured – repatriated. Edmond Butterworth Danaher – Ser No 477 – 7th Battalion – Killed in Action – 25th april 1915 on Gallipoli. Donald jame Newcombe – RAAF – 33 Squadron – saw action in New Guinea – W. T Operator (Air)
Ine Horions-van Bergen, Belgium: I want to pay my respect to all the young soldiers who died at World War 1 in Belgium.
Yvonne Toohey, Point Vernon Qld: Dedication to Leslie Benjamin Skinner S/No 1828 4th battalion C.S.M. Veteran of Gallipoli, awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field at The Somme 1918. Period of service abroad 4 years 121 days. Died 1938 aged 47 years
Trudi Skene, Croydon Hills Vic: These 21 poppies are dedicated to my son who is 21 years old and joi9ned the army last year (2017).
Chris Mair, Wendoree Vic: In memory of all who have fought for Australia and New Zealand and paid the ultimate price. In particular my great uncles Richard Frances Morgan – New Zealand Died 02/06/1915 aged 28 The Dardenelles and John (Jack) Edward Morgan – New Zealand Died 12/10/1917 aged 23 Paschendale.
Mary Verus, Malak NT: Barney Mungoven. My uncle Barney turns 93 on the 19th Feburary 2018. He was a member of the 9th Division at Tarakan, Borneo in the late stages of World War 2. He has always been so proud of his service and until 2 years ago, when he had a fall, regularly attended the ANZAC day march. He received an OAM for his services to the Catholic Church at North Sydney as an archivist over two decades of voluntary service. My father died when I was 2 and my brothe and I hew supported my mum (His sister) both financially and emotionally during the tough years of bringing us up. He is a wonderful man, sin so many ways and has helped many more people, in his quiet way, through the years. Our extended family is so proud of hime and we hope to be thre for his 100th birthday.
Narelle Adams, Kallangur Qld: I would like to dedicate these poppies for my Great Uncle Robert Walter Currey No 2284 who was a Private in the 41st Australian Infantry Battalion in the 1st World War 1914-1918. Served from 23/06/1916 to 12/06/1919. Lest We Forget, all who fought for all Australians. Thank You
Diane Clarke, Roodepoort South Africa: Dedication to Walter Frederick William Clarke: Amazing father & phenomenal grand-father who served bravely in the Pro Patria Regiment with the South African Armed Forces, throughout North Africa & the Italian Campaign during Ww2. These poppies are in remembrance of you, Daddy, & for the passionate interest you sparked in me for Military History. RIP. We shall remember them…..
Lauren-Lee Turner, Carrum Vic: In memory of you Grand Dad. For your bravery and all the love you gave us in our short time together. You and all your brothers will never be forgotten. Love you.
Carol in’t Veen, Wingham NSW: All are dedicated to all that were lost in WW1
Julie Whitmore, Scottsdale TAS: Dedication by Julie Whitmore for members of our extended family who gave their lives serving our country in WW1: On my Dad’s side: Kenneth James Gittus was killed in action on the 2nd of April 1917 during the battle for Ecoust. He is remembered with Honour at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust – St Mein. His brother Leslie Albert Gittus was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Ypres 3rd Novemeber 1917 and is remembered with Honour at Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. On my Mum’s side: Private Louis Fredrick Cooper enlisted 29 October 1916 and after two years of service became seriously ill with pneumonia and passed away 24th July 1918 at the Military Hospital in Tidworth, England R.I.P. On my husband’s side: Horace Gurney Whitmore enlisted 4th August 1915 was wounded in action during the battle for Mouquet Farm on the 3rd 0r 4th of September 1916 suffering serious abdomen and back wounds, succumbing to these on the 3rd of October 1916. He is remembered with Honour at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Jan Johnman, Point Lookout Qld: Dedication to Stanley Frederick Crowther 1921-2016 served 2nd WW AIF 1940-1945. Served in England, Egypt, Tobruk, New Guinea, Borneo etc. A very beautiful, patriotic man much loved by his family
Mareylene Williams, Dernancourt SA: Dedication to Private Charles Frederick Williams 23373 1st/5th Battalion & 9th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Wounded at Salonika 1918 Died Lancaster 1969: 3062 Private John Hough 1st/5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Died of Wounds 11th april 1917:Anne Watkins Bennett Vize Purcell Army Nurse – Rank Sister WW1″ James Osmond Purcell 23rd Battalion AIF WW1 Gallipoli:William clive Purcell 44th Battalion AIF WW1
Julie Moretti: Dedication to grandfather Cloude, Milton Gale (Frederick) Served 1914-1919
M Wehrle, Winmalee NSW: Dedication for my 3 great uncle killed: Harold Walters Lewis killed 1st Dec 1915, buried at Gallipoli. Harolds epitaph reads, To Live in Hears, We Leave Behind is Not to Die: Robert James Lewis killed 7th June 1917. buried at Menin Gate, Flanders, Belgium: Earl Sydney Lancelot Swift, killed in WW2 on Kokoda Trail, PNG

DECEMBER DEDICATIONS 2017

Eyvonne Sonsie, Welshman’s Reef Vic: My dedication is to both my Grandfather-Mr William Langshaw and my father in law – Mr Eric Sonsie, both of these gentle men served many years proudly for their country. Thank You
Penny Brown, Yakamia Wa: Dedicated to my family members (R to L) Eoin Stanley Gordon McRae WWII
WX33413 25th Australian Line Section
James Hugh McRae WWI
Service No 158 No 2 Field Ambulance
Gallipoli & Western Front
WWII service No W18447 Canteen Service
Stanley Gordon Wise WWI
No 2253 Bombadier 5th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Gallipoli and WF KIA 16/8/1917
Harold Milton Wise WWI
No 2755 6/57th WF KIA 25/2/1918
Reginald Mullett WWI
No 2727 6/28th Battalion
Thank you for letting me participate in this great project
Jillian Heslop, Heidelberg Vic: To my grandfather who survived Gallipoli – though shot – then sent to the somme where he was shot thru the chest and listed as lost in action, but survived, and to all the brave men who fought for our freedom.
Glenda McIntosh, Black Mountain: dedication to Martin christiansen ( Gt Grandfather), Boar War – 3rd Qld Mounted Infantry, WW1 – 3rd D.A.C.: Ernest James Greensill (2nd Cousin) 20./26th Battn: Walter Joseph Greensill (2nd Cousin) 15/15th Battn:Walter Frederick Greenstill (2nd Cousin) 4/41st Battn – Killed in Action 31/07/1917: Leonard Draper (2nd cousin) 23rd/15th Battn KIA 18/09/1918: Andrew Joseph Greensill (Uncle) 2/15th Battn – KIA 13/12/1943
Leanne Arthur, Paynesville Vic: To all our soldiers who fought in both WW1 and WW2. Lest We Forget
Sue Milne, Bligh Park NSW: In memory of 3 x great uncle, Sam Colclough, B 1897 D 26/07/1917, Remembered with Honour, Vlamertinghe, France —and for those who have died in war since.
Judy Sanday, Rose Bay NSW: In rembrance of my grandfather Ray Edwin McKellar, 57th Battalian AIF, who fought on the Western Front and was wounded at the Landing of the Dardanelles.
Katrina Ford, Eaglevale NSW: Dedication to Frank Carney – Private, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Killed in Action – 7th of August 1915, Gallipoli Turkey
Lynettte Wardrop, Riverview NSW: Dedication to all the brave men and women that made our way of life possible.
Jo Chapple, Orange NSW: In memory of the brothers and cousins of my grandfather of the Chalmers family, who served in WW1: Robert Hamilton Chalmers, Frederick Reyden Chalmers, Colin Edmund Alleyne Chalmers, Lionel Eric Chalmers, George Raymond Chalmers, Claude Henry Chalmers, Rohan Tapfield and Maynard Cruickshank. Of these men Colin, Lionel and Rohan were KIA. Also in memory of my great grandfather and his brothers of the Fleming Family: Andrew Cumming Fleming, Norman Reid Fleming and Percy Fleming. Andrew and Norman were KIA
Ruth Dallas, Camp Hill Qld: Dedication to 2nd Lt Kenneth Clinton McKie (my GG Uncle), B 15/12/1889 Enlisted 15/11/1915 Embarked 16/08/1916 Died 09/06/1917. Kenneth received multiple gunshot wounds during the Battle of Messines Ridge, Belgium on 7th June 1917 and died of wounds 9th June 1917. He was 27 years old. He is buried at Trois-Apres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France>
Fran Donaldson, Sherwood Qld: In memory of my uncle Jack Gordon who died Milne Bay New Guinea 1943
Peter Smith, Peregian Beach Qld: Dedication to Pte Charles Stanley Smith #6596, 9th Aust. Infantry Battalion WW1: In loving memory of my father’s uncle, Charles Stanley Smith of Montville, Qld, a private in the 9th Australian Infrantry Battalion, who died of wounds received in battle in France on 17th May 1918. He was 34 year old. He is buried in the Eblingham Military Cemeter, Eblingham, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Great Uncle Charlie’s brother, Frederick Urban Smith, (my grandfather) also fought in WW1, serving with the 2nd LIght Horse Regiment in the Middle East. Fred returned home. Pte Edward Charles Short #6468 26th Aust INf Batt, in loving memory of my mother’s uncle Edward Charles Short of Toowong Qld. A Private in the 26th Aust Inf Batt, who died of wounds, received in battle in France on 3rd Oct 1917. He was 26 years old. Edward is buried in the Etaples MIlitary Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France.
Denise A Paech, Robina Qld: Dedicated to all the men and women who served, particularly: my father, Max Colin Paech, Australian Army, Signals and my husband’s grandfather, John Edward Swann, Queen’s Own Lancashire Regiment, British Army. And to all those who supported our servicemen and servicewomen in so many ways, particularly: my father-in-law, Jack Swann, who was required to remain in his essential service industry at home and those who provided many hours of additional voluntary work during the day and at night after their normal jobs, including my mother, Joyce Paech, month-in-law Pearl Swann, and their extended families. We hae recently coe to realise that the yound woman who later became my mothr-in-law may well have made and srved sandwiches and tea to my father at Quorn, South Australia as he travelled to the Northern Territory with the Signals Unit.
Rhonda Frost, Lilydale Vic: Thank you to all who gave their lives – we will remember them.
Margaret Graham, Donvale Vic: Dedication “for my great-uncle. Pte John (Jack) Brennan Reg No. 378, 9th Light Horse, commemorated at Lone Pine, Gallopoli”
Pauline Garner, North Haven SA: Dedication to Major Benjamin Leane, 48th Battalion, Killed in Action at bullecourt. 10/4/1917, WW1 from Prospect South Australia
Susan Sinclair, Umina NSW: In memory of loved family members who served in the forces to make us who we are today
Dianne Dahl, West Pymble NSW: Dedicated to Sapper John Dahl 9445 11th Field Engineers, Killed in Action in France 24th December 1916
Wendy Stephens, Tamborine Mountain Qld: I dedicate these poppies to all who served in WW1 and WW2 to make the lives of future generations safe. Special dedication to my father Sgt Kimberley Murray McNae 6055, Petrol Company NZASC, who was critically injured in the Battle of Crete May 20th 1941, was presumed missing for two weeks, found hiding in a cave near Galatas Crete, became a POW – No 39484 and spent the rest of the war in Stalag !c & V111B
Jenni Horton (nee Purbrick), Kilsyth Vic: Dedication to 13 members of our family who served both WW1 and WW2.WW1…… John Smyth, 39th Battalion, Wounded at Villiers Bretonneux, while being carried out on a stretcher he was shot and killed – Aged 19; Frederick Norwood Horton, 28th Battalion, Killed in Action – Aged 20: Rupert Benjamin Purbrick, 7th Batt, wounded on two separate occasions, receovered and returned to duty, then Killed in Action – Aged 28: Frederick Purbrick, 2nd Pioneer Batt, wounded on two separate occasions, returned to duty, returned home safe: Kenneth Purbrick, 7th Batt, returned home: Edwin Purbrick 6th Batt, returned home. WW2…. Brothers: Eric, David, John, William Purbrick, Brothers: Russell & Keith Purbrick: Annie Lillian Smyth…all the above family returned home safe.
Anne Pacram, Hawthorn Vic: Dedicated to Richard Edwin Nicholls, DCM, MM Private 46th Battalion, Battalion Runner, dying of shrapnel wounds, the Somme, France 18/08/1918, Age 19 years. Buried Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery. Never Forgotten.
Kay Paton, of behalf of the Yendon History Group….serviceman who are commemorated on the Yendon Honour Board in the Avenue of Honour. AMOR Sgt William: BOAK Pte Alexander, Cpl Leslie, Pte William: BATT Pte William: BOYCE Air Mech James, Sapper Richard, Sgt Alexis: Callister Lt Reginald, Chemist Cyril: CROSIER L Cpl Edward: DOBBIN Pte Hugh: GRAY Pte David: GALLAGHER Pte Victor, Pte Edward: HORE Pte Richard: HARLAND Ord Seaman Charles: MORRIS Pte Francis; O’TOOLE Lance Sgt Lawrence: OXENHAM Pte Samuel: RODGERS Pte John, Pte William: SCOTT Lance Cpl William: SMITH Artificer Harold, Pte Cecil, Chaplain Sydney:TIERNEY Pte James, Tpr Edgar, Sgt Leslie: YUNG Lance-Cpl Ernest: WOLFF Navy Cook Oswald: WEBB Navy Bandsman Vincent, Lance Spt Lawrence, Pte Leslie: FISKEN Lt Archibald: HILL Pte Ernest: NEWITT Pte Arthur: BROCK Driver John, Pte Patrick: CAHIR Staff Sgt Frank: MAYO Lance Col George: MCCULLOCH Lance Cpl John: URQUHART Lt Torquil: WADDELL Pte John
White Tags: George Rennison SN 3230854 WW1: Sister Edith Ann Moorhead 2nd General Hospital: Neil Baxter – 1308 – Gallipoli 1915: Pte Richard Martin 1359, 47th BN: Capt Alfred Shout VC MG Ist Battalion: 2 Lt Francis Degenhardt 2347, 27th BN: Pte Edwin Fardel 847 2nd Bat: Sgt Raymond Fountain 54, 18th Bn: Anton Kaissidis WW2: Luka Lazorka WW1: Capt Harold Waliss 23542, 14th BN:Ralph J Jordan R.No 1214 WW1: 982 LCPL A J Woolnough 7 Bn: 389 CPL Alexander Burton, 7th Bn: 4785 Pte Albert White 25 BN: 1752 Sgt J McHugh 28 Bn: Lt William Chisolm, 1st Bn Lancashire: WO Albert Edmond Bartholomex No 1 Coy Aust Ord.: MAS Eric Winfield Connelly 10 Inf Bat HQ: Lt Frederick Harold Tilley, 7th Bn: Elwyn G Hould, 27th Bn AIF: Edgar Farquarm 10BN AIF 6734: Clifton shepher 33rd Bn 194:Harry Thorpe 7 Bn 5459: Bruce Arnott 57 Bn 676: Pte George Douglas East Wood – HMAT Ceramic – A Coy 118th Bn:John W Ellis Merch Navy WW2: Pte Frank Whitehead SN# 3501: John W Ellis SN 245403 WW1: Pte John Simpson Kirkpatrick: Pte Thomas George 48 Bn AIF

 

November Contributors continued

Regina Chapple, Caboolture Qld: Dedication to David Chapple and Harry Giebel, members of the Australian Home Guard during WW2.
Karen Couch, Curdievale Vic: As far as I am aware, I have no family connection involved inWW1. With this in mind, I hope you will allow me to dedicate my poppies to those who served with Field Ambulance. I currently work as a Community Officer with Ambulance Vic, and I hope my contribution is a small tribute to their service.
Louise Read,  Thornlie  WA: In memory of all those lost in every conflict Australia has been involved in but especially two great uncles, Frank Barnard Lock and Richard Lock both serving in WW1, and buried in Belgium.
Louise Read and Frances King, Thornlie WA: Dedication to our Father William John Gates who served in WW2 with RAAF in North Africa and England
Anne Carruthers, North Blackburn Vic:  A Poppy for Arthur Woods. Dedicated to Private Arthur Woods no 870 6th Battalion A.I.F. Arthur was my father’s cousin. He embarked on the troop ship “Hororata” in Melbourne on 19/10/1914 and landed in Gallipoli on 25/04/1915. He was wouned in the knee and was admitted to a hospital in Alexandria on 30/04/1915. Arthur rejoined his unit on 19/06/1915 and was killed in action on 14/07/1915. He is buried in Plot 2, Grave No 30 at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey.
Sharyn Millar, Wellard WA: Dedicated to all those who served and those that lost their lives in all Wars.
Anne Maree Evans and Margaret Costelbe, Ocean Grove Vic: We dedicate these poppies to all those who gave their lives for our freedom but especially to my Great, Great Uncle Matthew Farrelly who was killed in action on 20/09/1917 in Belgium. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Mrs Roberta Hodgson, Ellebana NSW: To all those who suffer in war – not only those in the frontline but those who nurse and care for those suffering afterwards. My father was inprisoned in Changi and my mother 2 brothers and I felt deeply the impact it had on him. I could never cope with it all till recent years. Knitting these poppies along with friends from church and a seniors group at Belmont has brought healing. Lest We Forget………..
Anne Amey, Golden Grove SA: Dediction to Alfred Robert Amey
Ken Kearney, Toowong: dedication to Frank Herbert Saunders – The Great War (1917-1919) returned home to his beloved family
Caroly Collins, Drayton Qld: In memory of all Australian and New Zealanders who have fought for the freedom we enjoy. Lest We Forget!
Dorothy Wynd, Launching Place Vic: Dedication in memory of William George Pearman, Private 5th Battalion B. Compnay Infantry Service No 153
Judith Shiel, Mooroolbark Vic: Especially remember my husband’s grandfather, who fought WW1 in 13th Battalion, William Ingham, service no. 7031. (served in France in trenches)
Judith Nicholson, Gracemere Qld: Dedication to three young men who served in WW1. My great uncle Charles Stanley Burton (#778) died on the battle field in Belgium. He was 31 years of age. Interestingly, he had just returned from leave in England visiting his brother who had been repatriated to Eastbourne Hospital after he had been wouned. They were never to see each other again. Uncle Charlie is honoured on Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres. My other great uncle, George Ernest Doddridge (Mick) enlisted in September 1914. He spent a short time at Gallipoli but seemed to spend more time in Malta recovering from Influenza or dysenter. it probably saved his life ultimately. He too was laterinjured in France resulting in the loss of his leg but he lived to be an old man. My grandfather, Herbert James Charleton Burton (#877) enlisted with his brother. Charlie at Burra (SA).  They set off togerther on a fabulous adventure for king and country. They enlisted in June 1916 and left Australia on the HMAT Afric from Adelaide. My grandfather was critically injured in Belgium and wasn’t expected to survive. He lay in a muddy trench with a bullet to his heel and his dead mate beside him for three days. He recovered and retunred to his home leaving his brother and leg in France. He went on to meet and marry my grandmother and together they raised 5 children as a gardener. I don’t believe he ever got over losing his brother and he never spole of war. A favourite trick though was to get his grandchildren to tie the shoe of his false leg telling us to pull the laces tighter as he couldn’t feel his toes. It took me years to learn there were not toes in his shoes. To me he was Poppy, tricster, larrikin and hero and these poppies were knitted to honour hime and the other young soldiers who forfeited their live for our freedoms today.
Anna Commissione, West Pennant Hills NSW: I dedicate these poppies to all those who have given their life, who with their sacrifice, they ensured that we now have the freedom and peace which we enjoy today!!. May they rest in peace.
Penni Brewer, Southport Qld: too 2 great uncle, Fromelle Army), dad WW2, 6 uncles WW2 and 2 aunts WW2 army, 2 brothers Vietnam army, 1 great nicece navy peacetime , 1 grandson peacetime.

Lyn Slee, Adamstown NSW: I made these to remember my uncle Lieutenant Thomas Kan Ferguson 2/47 Battalion A.I.F Killed in Action 11/10/1916, buried Ridgewood Military Cemetery, I mile SE Dickebusch. He is recored on an Honour board in Bangalow, NSW.
Katie Riise, Cos Co USA: thank you for your service! From one Army (US) wife to another, I thank you
Christine Walls, Caboolture Qld. The members of CKC family day care dedicate these poppies to all our grandfathers and great grandfathers that  served in WW1 and WW2. Our children will carry the memory and significance of the poppy with them always. And to Andrew Wells (survivor) Gunner L/10483, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery WW1, James Hamilton Wells 1924-22016, Merchant Navy…(SS Tamaroa)… Engineer/gunner, Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945
Penny Ford, Seaforth Qld: Made with love and in memory of all fallen soldiers, nurses, doctors and animals. “Lest We Forget”
Mrs Margaret Burns, Mudgee NSW: Dedicated to the memory of Privte Harry Hopetown Wharton 19/11/1889 – 29/04/1915, 2nd Battalion. He was listed on the 17th Casualty List dying 5 days after receiving wounds in action on the first day of fighting against the Turks at Gallipoli on April 25th 1915 . Harry was my great uncle.
Ye Crafty Yarners, J Miller Horsley NSW: To all who served in our Armed Forces with our grateful thanks.
Janet McLean, Keysborough Vic: In honour of my maternal grandfather George Hogetts Palmer 13th Light Horse Regiment WW1. Awarded the Military Cross 1918 Bellicourt.
Carissa Carson, Chuwar Qld: I dedicate these poppies to those who came before and the ones to come in the future. I dedicte them to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, the ones who came home physically and mentally injured and those that came home. I dedicate these poppies to never forget.
Corinne Elizabeth Strong, Everton Hills Qld: Dediation to Richard John Lever deid age 93, Alfred Hubert Lilley died age 89, John Gerard Lilley died aged 63, (able seaman), Roy Woodland died aged 86, Mathew Lian James died age 20 (Gunner) and Ben Woodland died aged 18 (Sapper)
Patricia Nester, Gympie Qld: Dedicated to all the servive men and women, particularly to 1. Charles Henry Relton, my husband’s maternal grandfather who was wounded in France in 1918. @. Louis Victor Johnson, my husband’s paternal grandmother’s first husband who was killed in action at Gallipoli in May 1915. 3. Arthur Reinhold Bowden, my father who served in New Guinea in WW2 before contractin Malaria.
Lisa Henley, Wheelers Hill Vic: Dedicated to  my great grandfather, Private Leslie Clement Arthur Hunt, 5597, 22nd Battalion AIF,KIA 03/05/1917. also dedicated to my husband’s great uncle Private Charles Victor Henley, 1836 , 12the Battalion, AIF, KIA (aged 20) between 19-22 August 1916. Both remembered at Villers Bretonneux Memorial, and visited by my daughter in rememberance during September 2016
Ms Candice Park, Oxenford Qld: I would like to dedicate these poppies to the following relatives and to all the service men and woman who partiicpated in all forms of duties during and after the First World War. Thank you Spr Thomas David Lawson #2705, 4th B.G. RLY.OP COY, Pte George Oliver Edward Lydeamore, #2637, 5th Pioneers, Pte Thomas Arthur Harding, #1865, 46 th Battalion, es “Euripidies”, Sgt William Sherman Markwell #3090, 43rd Battalion, Alfred Earnest Park, lived Collie WA 6225 – I’m not sure of his number or battalion. Died from wounds sustained in WW1 – police officer.

Margaret Krelle, Rainbow Vic: Dedication to No. 2772 Pt Frederick John Smith 6th Reinforcements/24th Battalion/6th Infrantry Brigade. I never had the chance to meet him, but the stories my Nana told me about Fred, he was a special man, and wanted to do his family proud.
Lyn Moloney, Upper Fern Tree Gully Vic: Lest we Forget
Brenda Collier, Gold Coast Qld: To my great great grandfather Peter Keith Cowan & his brother Charles Cowan whom took part in WW1 1914-1918. Both were wounded and are mentioned on the Roll of Honour on Lion Rock located at Piha Beach, New Zealand
Beverley Runcie, Killcare NSW: Dedication to Hedley Alexander Browne who was killed and is listed on the Memorial at Villiers Bretonneaux. Two brothers also joined the forces.
Donal Runcie, Killcare NSW: Dedication to John Cullen Browne was awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Two brothers also joined the forces, Hedley A. Browne was killed and John C Browne survived.
Barbara Longland, Auchenflower Qld: In memory of all those who have gone before who have no grave. The Longland Family. For George Paige who fought on Kokoda Trail and brought joy with his trumpet, In remembrance, Sergeant, 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion SX10210, for his sacrifices in Vietnam

Peter John collas. In memory of my grat uncles Tom & James Flockhart died in WW2 submarine. Resting at sea and all 18 Flockhart men who fought and died in WW1.

Marie Faulkner, Toowong Qld: Dedication to Joseph Francis “Frank” Coughlan. My great uncle Frank was deployed to France on 14th December 1916 on the “Princess Hebnrietta” Frank survived 1 1/2 years in France. Frank was “killed in action” on the Western Front on the 3rd July 1918 aged 23. He is buried in Beacon Cemetary, Sailly-Laurette in the Somme, France.
Alna Johns, Wynnum: Dedication to Karlis Kulikovskis, Oskars Skadins, Lucija Skadiw (nee Julikovskis). Endured hardships and survived
Susan Hill, Pullenvale NSW: Dedication Joseph Cullen Browne enlisted and became a lighthorseman in 1st Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement Austrlalian Imperial Force. He returned to Asutralia on 22 May 1919 after service in France, following service in Beersheba.
Anna Dell’Agostino, East Bunbury WA: In memory of the fallen soldiers. “Lest We Forget”
Jane Mackay-Clift, Avondale Heights Vic: Dedication for all the unnamed soldiers
Edilia Ford dedicated a poppy to commemorate my late father and his mates whos saw active service WW2 in 77 Squadron. Lest We Forget.
Jo’Anne and Pat Baker, Bathurst NSW: We have 2 brother/uncles who both fought in WW2, both were fortunate to return home with only minor injuries. Have made these poppies as a sign of extreme gratitude & thankfullnes for the sacrafice other Australian’s have made for our way of life and freedom.
Gladys Sharkey, Kingston SE SA: dedication for my grandfathers Jess Mazly, Royal Field Artillery and William Crofts, Royal Navy. Who both served in WW1
Gill Snook, Woodcroft SA: Dedicated to Pte Oswald Rudolph Duldig of World’s End Creek, South Australia who embarked on the HMAT Anchises on 28/08/1916 and was killed in action 20th September 1917 -most likely in the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Served in the 10th Infantry Battalion (my great uncle)

Schoolmeester Family, Darwin NT: In memory of those who served and did not returne and with gratituede to those who currrently serve. Grandpa Kees and Grandpa Jim,you are alive in our memories.
Barbara Clapperton, Porepunkah Vic: dedicated to Harold Ross Pagram who was killed in action in Libya in 1941. SN VX4363, Private, 2/6th Australian Infrantry Batt, WW2 Harold was the great uncle of a dear family friend.
Browyn-Peter Lott: with grateful thanks for all who served. Lest We Forget
Vivien Whitfield, Belrose NSW: I dedicate my poppies to all who gave their all to give myself and my family the life we now live.
Julie Adamson, Tower Mountain Qld: I would like to dedicate my poppies to my Great Grandfather Leonard Willmer Smith who lost his life on the battlefields of Flanders. He and thousands of other Unkonwn Soldiers from UK, Austalia and New Zealand have my unmost respect.
Joanne Briggs, Rossmoyne WA: Dedication to all my fellow ADF nurses, past and present
Elizabeth Robertson, Clayfield Qld: In memory of 15 brave men.
Karen Worley, Georges Hall NSW: In memory of Uncle Private Ronald Nicholson, NX 165360, DOD 19th June 1945, New Guinea, Bougainville. 57/60th AUST INF BATT. Australian Army WW2
Kerry Sinclair, The Oaks NSW: Dedicated to Private James Brogan killed on the 23rd September 1917 in Glencourse Wood Belfium. He was 34 years old and was my great uncle. 56th Infantry Battalian AIF. SN 3762
Carmel Collins: dedicated to Frank Osborne Gibbs, Staff Sgt QX16517, 2/26th Battalian, died of illness in Thailand May 31st 1943, age 27 years
Christine Shearman, Shailer Park Qld: dedication to James William Thomas (my father) 9th Aus Div ASC WWZ
Pauline Garner, North Haven SA: dedication to all British Merchant Seaman lost at sea, before offical registrations were started in 1917, the numbers will never be know, their names will never be spoken
Louise Davies, Lowood Qld: In loving memory of Cecil Clow Ross, who was killed 6 weeks before armistace day and my husband’s grandfather killed in 1916. In loveing memory Margaret Gzelpagher-Lowood
Julie Myslinki, Auchenflower Qld: Dedication for Robert and William Marcombe from Elger Evans. So many liftetimes without you both.
Kathy McMonagle, Cobinda Qld: I would like to dedicate my poppies to John Durkin who died on the Western Front 1918. Also a dedication to the men who died in WW1 from Texas Qld.
Lorraine Adams, Murarrie Qld: In memory of my uncle William (Billy) Fullerton Jardine who died at sea 13/02/1945 aged 24
Denise McClure, Balwyn Vic: I have made these poppies for remembrance day 2018
Wyee Point “Teapot and Craft” Group, Wyee Point Vic:  Knitted with gratitude and remembrance, for all our soldiers who have fought for Austrlia, but especially for the WW1 men, at this anniversary time.
Hella Hanus, Campbelltown NSW: Dedicted to all the Australians that gave their in war, particularly those whose graves we touched and whose footsteps we walked in at V.B and the Somme, whose names we read on the Menin Gate & whose names are whispered through the trees at Polygon Woods.
Judy Elgers, Kulvin Qld: Ronald James Parker No: 54868, Lance Corporal, South Vietnam 1966-1967, William Horace Love Serv No. VX34801, Gunner A.I.F 4A/Tk Regt Died 18-11-1944, Royal Australian Artillery
Lae Waters, Beulah Park SA: Remembering all families and friends connected with war
Bernadette Henningse: In memory of my great uncle Michael Roache, Died 24/08/1914 on 1st day in battle. He was shot near cappy (Froissy Beacon). Died after a few hours later in a holding area at Proyart. Buried 1000 yards due west. Re-interred at Villers Brettoneux—No marked grave ——-“Soldier Known Unto God.
Zena Thomas, Epping NSW: Dedication to Eric Hyde  NX 39996- AIF L/Cpl ArCG RAE Egypt & Syria, Richard Hyde – RANn S4831 Corvets Ord Seaman AB, Alan K Thomas – NX 41096 2/12 Field Ambulance, Died 14/05/1943 on “Centaur” Hospital Ship, Cecil L Stace – NX85116 Borneo, Frederick M Mansfield – Royal Army Doctor Suez, Alexander Macauley – WW1 – Light Horse Beersheba, Bert Hyde – NX 204363 – Japan – Hiroshima.
Jill Hargraves, Dunlop ACT: To my many family members who have served: My maternal uncles – Frederick James Cannard served in France in WW1 – 22nd Battalion, Awarded the Military Medal, served again in WW2, Charles Edward Cannard – 60th Battalion WW1, Augustus Gorden Cannard WW2, John Cannard WW2, Aaron Cannard WW1. My paternal uncle, Percy Arthur White – 4th Battalion – France, Wound in Action, my father: George Hector White, Darwin Coastal Artillery WW2, my son: Dean Neil Hargraves, RAME – Royal Australian Mechanical Engineers 1997-2001.
Sophia, Annabelle, Alexander, Sarah Laventure and Adian Longland, Auchflower Qld: A poppy from each of us for our great nana Susan Mitchell (nee Flockhart also known as Collas) Royal Australian Air Force WW2. Thank you for allowing us, our parents and grandparents to grow up having such a happy and healthy childhood due to your sacrifices especially as some of you were only children when you went to fight for our freedom.
Mary Oliver: dedicated to nurses who died in WW1, Louisa Bicknell, Kathleen Brennan, Emily Clare, Ruby Dickinson, May Hennessy, Hilda Knox, Irence McPhail, Edith Moorhouse, Norma Mowbray, Gertrude Monroe, Letitia Moreton, Lily Nugent, Amy O’Grady, Rosa O’Kane, Katherine Porter, Kathleen Power, Doris Ridgway, Elizabeth rothery, Mary Stafford, Ada Thompson, Fanny Tyson, Jean Walker, Beatrice Watson, Charlotte Berrie, Narrelle HObbes, Myrtle Wilson, Louisa Riggall, Norah Lehmen, Rachael Pratt. List provided by Mary Oliver.
Bernardine Cuy-de Kart: in memory of my families history, these poppies are to remember all fallen during World Wars.
Catherine Meara, Carindale Qld: In memory of my grandfather John Crilly who died 25th May 1919 from illness that resulted from his service in Tunnelling Co. France WW1. He died when my mother was just over 1 years old – a father, never know, for me a grandfather I would have loved to have met. “I give these crotched poppies, as red as red can be, to show that I remember, those who fought for me”

 

 

 

Lynette Galvin, Newport Qld: Dedication for Herbert George Hunter McLennan WW2, POW in Singapore, died Burma Railway, Edward Kenealy & Edward Joseph Kenealy- Anzacs- Gallipoli. Bernard Lewis Kenealy, Rat of Tobruk, William Patrick Galvin – Gallipoli – Wounded, Charles Frederick Smith- Somme.
Melinda Adams, Beekenham WA: Great Uncle Thomas Carson Harvey, 12th Battalion AIF, killed in ac ction on 25th July 1916 in France. Uncle tom was 19 years of age at the time of his death. In memory of Uncle tom and all the other brave men & women who fought and died to help make Australia the great country it is, I would like to dedicate my poppies.

 

November 2017 continutes

The Glebe Society, Glebe NSW :I have pleasure in enclosing the Glebe Society’s contribution of hand-knitted poppies ot the community appeal for the AWM Remembrance Day 2018. In 2015, the Glebe Society mounted a commemorative exhibition, one component of which was a tribute wall of hand-knitted poppies, each of which represented one of the 201 Glebe men who fell in World War I. These poppies have been retained for local further use in our 2018 commemorations. Our enthusiastic knitters exceeded their target and the Society now has the opportunity to respectfully contribute these excess poppies to the AWM Remembrance Day 2018 project. We wish the project every success. Ted McKeown, Chairman, Heritage Subcommittee.
Anne Dehlsen:  In memory of the Grandfather I never met, and the trauma that my Granny, Dad and his brothers suffered after the First World War. My Grandfather survived the Somme, was wounded by an explosion and returned to his home a damaged man. He drank himself to death. He wasn’t violent at all, but the problems his drinking caused had a negative impact on the whole family. Several of our other relatives died in the same war, in France. May we remember how appalling war is, and never glamorise it.
Bega and Tathra Kniting and Crochet Groups, Bega and Trathra NSW: Best wishes from the Bega and Tathra Knitting and Crochet Groups. We hope these poppies will join in with the efforts of many in honouring the soldiers of World War I. We especially had in mind William Gray – great uncle of Sandy Burns, our leader of the gorup and Andrew Graham, my grandfather, both returned though injured.
Sandra Pricolo, Tuross Head NSW:   My grandfather was Herbert James Barker Navy Reserve on the HMAS Sydney when the EMDEN was sunk in 1914. He lived till 1969. He was a lot luckier than the over 60,000 Aussies that were lost.
Carol Jonstone: These poppies are dedicated to my Great Uncle Peter Zeisser who died in the Lone Pine assault. In loving memory.
Jennifer Smith, Harrison ACT:   In memory of my father and 2 of his brothers who all fought in France in SSI. Dad – Private Robert (Bob) Conway – 13th Battalion. Uncle Herbert Conway – 14th AASC. Uncle Thomas Conway – 14th AASC. Despite serious injuries to Herbert and Bob, all three survived and returned to Australia at the end of the war. They were all much loved by their families. My Dad, Bob Conway, was one of the soldiers who captured a German messenger dog. They named him “ROFF” and he became a mascot for them. Some of the men of the 13th Battalion made a little cart for him to pull. After his death he was stuffed and is on display in the AWM.
Dedicated to: George Foster and William Foster. Fought for our country in WWI and WW2.
Judy Jones, Thornleigh NSW: 1. Great Uncle: George Clissold 19-11-1916. 18th Battalion France. Commemorated at Australian National Memorial Villers-Bretonneux France. 2. His son: Charles Albert Clissold 1917. Commemorated Menin Gate Panel 25. Ypres, Western Flanders, Belgium. 3. Uncle: Clarence Noble. 58th Infantry Battalion, part of 15th Brigade attached to 5th Australian Division. Arrived France 23-6-1916; Battle of Fromelles/Arras/2nd Battle of Bullecourt. Western Front, returned home wounded 1919.
Ros Bevis, Cairns: To all the previous and current serving defence members. Thank you.
Roseanne Galbraith, Mawson ACT: To my grandfather Reginald MURRAY, who served in France, WW1 and his return. For his brother, Francis, who was killed in action May 1917 and buried/remembered at Villers-Bretonneux, France. To my uncles, Reginald Murray, and Harold Murray, who both served in the RAAF, WW2, and returned.
R Tidy,  Point Cook Vic: QX500259 CFN. A E Tidy AEME. Corporal Alexander Ross 1115287 No 108 Squadron Royal Air Force
Allan and Wella Lechmere, Wodonga Vic: Please find enclosed herewith details of my grandmother’s two brothers, Rockley and Charles Loftus who fought in WW1. Rockley (45th Battalion) fought in France, experienced a gunshot wound and gassing in the trenches. He was a builder by trade and made ‘duckboards’ whilst serving in France. He wrote to the Army requesting the whereabouts of his younger brother (copy enclosed). Unfortunately his younger brother Charles had been killed 2 weeks beforehand in Ypres, Belgium. Details of Charles are also enclosed herein. Rockley later died of septicemia in Sydney whilst building his home for him and his fiancee in 1924 aged just 32 years. Charles died in Belgium aged 22 years. Both men came from a large Walbundrie family and we have placed a plaque on their parents grave for Charles. Rockley’s grave is at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney. I have knitted two poppies for my great uncles to be included in your Remembrance Day commemorations if that is OK.

 

 

Lorraine Castley, Giralang ACT: in remembrance of my great uncle Robert Charles Caleman from Berridale NSW
Gaye Broadbent, Flynn ACT: What a privilege it is to be a part of this wonderful community project, which has at its heart the single intent of Les We Forget. The fact that this project has already engaged and united thousands of poppy makers from within Australia and now from overseas is truly inspiring. As I knit my poppies I am mindful of family members who have answered the call whenever Australia has been involved in times of war. From the Boer War through to the present day we have always had family members proudly wearing the uniforms of our services, including the Light Horse Battalion, the Navy, the RAAF and the Merchant Navy. The most recent service members were my own family until my husband’s retirement from the RAAF … to this day he still comments that age enforced retirement was the saddest day of his life! I’d like to add a dedication to my parents, Bryan and Aileen Saxby, who both served in WW2 … my mother in the Signal Corps of the Army and my father in the merchant navy, who married during the war years. My arrival coincided with the end of the war and the prevailing happy, joyful and optimistic mood influenced the choice of name for their baby girl, Gaye. As a registered nurse, I find that my thoughts also go to those members of my family who joined the Army Nursing Corps when it was in its infancy. Weren’t they courageous young women, sailing off into the unknown with hardly any idea of what lay ahead of them? We now know that the sight of our girls in their nursing uniforms wearing their veils brought huge comfort to our troops … it was only a piece of fabric but those veils became the symbol of hope for thousands of our boys at the front and the legacy of caring compassion that those girls showed then lasts to this day within the nursing profession. I am enjoying adding different coloured centres to the finished poppies and have made many with purple buttons for the Light Horse while those with white lace at their centres are for our service nurses, both past and current. We salute you all. Lest We Forget. Gaye Broadbent (on behalf of the Bailye, Longmire, Hain, Saxby and Broadbent families.

Julie Gordon, Hamilton Vic: In memory of my two great-uncles, Len Stanford (Tyrendarra) Killed in action on the Western Front and buried in France and his odler brother, Bill (Tyrendarra) who died later of his wounds received in same battle, with love, respect and admiration for these two men, and all soldiers.

Kaye Marion, Brunswick East Vic: dedication  in memory of Great Uncle Jack. 4640 Corporal John Mott Marion MM, 10th Infantry Battalion, 1st Australian Div, AIF. He enlisted on 9th Aug 1915 in Adelaide, SA, aged 22 from Millicent, SA. He was awarded the MIlitary Medal (citation follows) for action near Louverval, France 15th May 1917, reported missing in action on 24th April 1918 bt is was not until 20 Feb 1919 that it was recorded that he had been KIA near Meteren, France. And it was not until 27 April 1921 that his mother Sarah Marion was official informed that “he was buried in the Meteren Military Cemetery.” 28 Nov 1921 – awarded posthumosusly 1914/1918 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal. The citation for the awarded of the MIlitary Medal to Cpl Marion reads: “Near Louveral, on the night of 8/9th April 1917 Cpl Marion rendered most valuable service in patrolling the front prior to an attack by his Company on an enemy strong point. The information he gathered and communicated to his Company materially assisted in the success of the opertion. He displayed great bravery throughout. His contempt for German snipers and his clever avoidance of flares enable him to reach within a few yards of an enemy post where lying concealed he was able to make out the extent of the position and in what strength it was held. Without delay he returned with his valuable information”

Robyn Smith, Toowoomba Qld: dedication to my dad Walter Hardcastle was a WW2 soldier who was captured by the Japanese in Singapore and spent 3 years in Changi prison. My mums first husband Trevor Davies was also a prisoner of my dad’s best mate, who unfortunately died in the camp. He asked my dad to look after my mum if he didn’t come home so these poppies are to honour them both.

Patricia Brennan, Narwee NSW: dedicated to William Charles Wilson – No 9104, Goulburn. Enlisted 924 years 1 month, 20th Aug 1915, (FATHER)

Lee-Anne Willis, Woodroffe NT: these poppies were made with love and in honour of my wonderful grandfather Private John Francis Willis. AIF 1944-1947 Interim Army 1947-1952, Lest We Forget.

Marylyn Byles, Sandgate Qld: to my father James Wills and father in law, Thomas Byles who served in the 2nd World War – and safely returned and my son Timothy Byles currently serving in the Navy who has been in the Gulf War, Desert Storm, and Afghanistan.

Carla Morris, Applecross WA: dedication for two of my great-grandfathers, who fought in the Great War: Frederick George Casey, who fought for Australia, including at Gallipoli and Frank George Maud, who fought for the Great Britain, possibly in Mesopotamia.

Lynnette Letch, Greenock SA: This poppy is dedicated to the memory of John Anthony Letch, (12/09/1923 – 31/12/2007), husband of Lynnette Letch and father to David and Julie Letch. John enlisted in the Australian Army in 1940. at the age of 17. In 1942 he transferred to the AIF, serving with WA’s 2/28th Battalion in Libya, New Guinea (Lae), Borneo (Labuan) and the Borneo mainland. John served with BCOF in Japan and served two tours during, the Korean War, retiring from active service in July 1964.

Laura Chandler, Lysterfield Vic: In memory of my six great uncles who all fought in WW1 and also my Uncle Harry who was in the RAF and shot down and killed over Berlin in WW2 aged 20.

The Craft Group of Stocklands Bellevue Gardens, Port Macquarie NSW: in memory of the 100 year centenary of ANZAC

Joy Dodd, Glebe NSW: for my grandfather – fought in Gallipoli and my father – fought in New Guinea

Lorelle Saul: my poppies are dedicated to my great -uncle Private Patrick James Moynihan, who, along with so many others, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.Constable with the Queenland Police Service, born 19th Aug 1888, graduated 4th July 1913 (Constable) Enlisted in WW1 on the 17th October 1914, Private 1130, 9th Battalion, killes and missing in action on 25th April 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey No known grave. Name on Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey AIF.

Russell Edwards, Corio Vic: dedication to the members of the Australian Light Horsemen and their beautiful resilient waler horses in WW1. Lest we forget.

Robyn Prescott & Carmel Riddington, Balgowlah NSW: dediction with our love

Joan Matthews, Fulham SA: I would like to dedicate my poppies to my great uncle Frederick Thomas Byrne, 3321, who fought with 7th Reindorcement Regiment, the 57th and 59th Battalions. Frederick was 17yrs 8 mths when enlisted, and died on 19th July 1916 at Fromelles aged only 18 years 8 months. He is buried in “No Mans Land”, his name appearing on the VC Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles France and on panel 167 of the Australian War Memorial.

Ann-Louise Walton, Caringbah South NSW: dedicated to the memory of all those who have suffered in wartimes. Particular dedication to those who served in WW1 and 2 from the Walton, Bassett, Copeland and Gleeson families.

Jo Briscoe, Highgate SA: in memory of my dad, Keith Ronald Purdey, 13th Field Regiment WW2. Based in Port Moresby, New Guinea

Madeleine O’Keefe, Eastwood NSW: dedication to Will O’Meally, 4th Div, 13th Battalion 14=13 , Mick O’Keefe, 2nd Battalion – 14-18, Pte Victor McDonald, 45 th Battalion 14-18, Jimmy Adams, Light Horse.

Pam Murray, Tathra NSW: dedication to John Thomas (Jack) REEDY. Served in WW1 in the 29th Battalion. Awarded the Military Medal (MM) for bravery in the field. Your family are forever grateful and proud of you and your service. You were a great soldier who lost many of your mates on the battlefields. But if you  hadn’t returned safely then none of us would be here today.

Brenda Williams, Devonport Tas: dedicated to my great aunt Claire Deacon. I’d like to dedicate these oppies to her. Also all the other men & women in all our wars.

Jackie Lipiec, Perth WA: dedication to Joachim Rakowicz missing (presumed killed) in 1940: Ewa Rakowicz (1890-1983), Maria Pipczynska (nee Rakowicz) (1922-2002) and Katarzyna Hanf (nee Rakowicz) (1934-2011) who survived the 1940 deportation to Siberia: Czeslaw Hanf (1926-2013) having survived forced labour in Germany 1942-1945 served in the Polish Army 1945-1947: Benedykt Pipczynski (1915-1981) Sergeant in the 1st Polish Army Division until 1947: Also Stanislaw Lipiec (1915-2000) Sergeant in the 1st Polish Armoured Division until 1947: Anna Dabrowska (1910-1978), Karola Lipiec (nee Dabrowska) (1928-2015) and Marian Dabrowski (1930-2012) who survived the 1940 deportation to Siberia.

Joyce Hampton, Oxley Qld: dedication to my father George Messenger, fought in the Middlesex Red UK RIP Somme and my father in law Daniel Hampton the Somme and my late husband Daniel Hampton, REME, Palistine 3 years. “Lest We Forget”
Terry and Maureen Sims, Rutherglen Vic: these poppies were made in memory of my husbnd’s great uncle Percy James Sims. Born in Springhurst Victoria in 1896. He enlisted in Melbourne  28/07/1915. Enlistment no. 6262 then became a Lieutenant in the Australian Flying Corps. Percy enlisted together with his elder brother, Arthury Victor Sims. Enlistment no 6261. Their embarkation from Austrlain was in November 1915. Percy transferred to the Australian Flying Corps to become a fighter pilot, flew combat/offensive missions/patrols. Percy was last seen on a combat/offensive mission North East of Tournal on 29/10/1918. He was listed as Missing in Action at this time, German records later confirmed that he was shot down and killed on 29/10/1918 behind enemy line in Belgium. War ended 11/11/1918. Percy was stilled listed as Missing in Action. His parents were officially notified on the 15/05/1919, their som P J Sims was Killed in Action 29/10/1918. My husband’s grandfather who was Arthur Victor Sims after fighting on the Western Front, and at the battle of Villers Bretonneux was awarded a military medial for his bravery. He returned home safely in early 1919.
Ann Hodgens, Inverell NSW: these poppies are dedicated to the 200 men from the Inverell district NSW who lost their lives during WW1 whilts serving our Country. We remember them.
Sandy Laing, Scoresby Vic: dedicted to Great Uncle Harold Missen, Killed on active service WW1
Celia Moxon, Wellington Point Qld: dedication to honour my beloved grandfathers who fought so bravely in the First World War: Eli Stephens an infrantryman (UK) and Cyril alfred Millhouse, a rear gunner in the Royal Air Force and Royal Naval Air Service (UK).
Mrs Mim Sinclair, Bundaberg Qld: My grandfather: Andrew Arthur Anderson WW1, my great uncle William Grafton Tritton WW1, my uncles Rene Walter Anderson WW2 and all those who served.
Sascha Langley, Safety Beach Vic: In memory of Walter Bath, HMAS Sydney 1941
Natalie Morris, Bellaburra NSW: Dedicated to the memory of William Alfred Forsythe. Served as a Liutenant in the Boer War, 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse. Returned home and served 6 years with militia units. Appointed a Lieutenant in the Australian Inperial Frose 14 Novemeber 1914. promoted to Captain 22 December 1914. Served as Captain at Gallipoli, 13th Battalion, C Company. Wounded in action 29 May 1915 at Quinn’s Post, Gallipoli. Returned home in 1916. Served 1917-1919 as Commanding Officer at Karrakatta Training Camp. Western Australia. My husband Stephen Morris is Capt. Forsythe’s great, great nephew.
Nicky Cooper, Penrith NSW: dedicated to Private George Verner Benson #840,20th Battalion RIP 19th July 1916, Fromelles, France.
Maria Safranko, Mascot NSW: dedicated with love to my son-in-laws great uncle PTE. Jack Hardisty, Service NO. 4442, 17th Aust Inf Batt. He left Sydney on board HMAT Nestor on 9th April 1916 and was killed in action at Passchendaelle, Ypres Belgium on 9th October 1917, Aged 19 years, and all those that have made the sacrifice that allows us to live freely today.
Margaret Milne, Wynnum Qld: Poppies from me, in honour of my 2 grandfathers who fought in WW1 in France and Belgium, Charles Alexander Milne, DOB January 1892, Service No 3581, enlisted 19/08/1915 at Enoggera, Brisbane age 23 years 7 months, Rank Lance Corporal, Unit 25th Batalion 8th Reg 8th Reinforcements – then 2nd Pooneer Battalion. RTA 20/05/1919. Many episodes of being gassed in the trenches of Belgium/France with periods of treatment in Britain. Alfred Atkinson, DOB Sept 1896, SN 6221, Enlisted 23/01/1916 in Cairns, age 19 years 5 months. Rank: Private, Unit 15th Inf Batt, 20th Reinforcementsns. RTA 12/12/1918. Medial discharge due to gas poisoning – TPI

 

Margaret Bowen, Seven Hills NSW: I have knitted in the memory of Albert Arthur Turner who was killed on 22nd July 1916 at Pozaires, France, his body was never found. Albert Turner was my grandmother’s brother.
Jan Tyrrell, Duncraig WA: dedicated to my husband’s grandfather Corp Albert Rex Tyrrell – 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion Australian Infrantry. Who died as a Prisoner Of War in Sandakan, Borneo 1945, age 40 years
Heather Harrington, Mount Gambier SA: in memory of my Dad’s sister Grace Fowler (nee Ferguson) who served in WW2 as a nurse and to all the other dedicted nurses.
Margaret Hardy, Birkdale Qld; in memory of Frank Wroe 11/10/1895 to 27/07/1918, age 22 years, Corporat Manchester Regisment 12th Battalion Service Number 21629, died in action WW1 son of william H and Martha Wroe, Heaton Park Manchester, Harponville Communnal Cemetery Ext. Somme Grave Ref F20
Suzette Powell, Algester Qld: these 100 poppies are dedicated to my father-in-law George John Leslie Powell, MBE 13/07/1913-23/2/2006

 

November 2017

Jackie Hall, Ulladulla NSW: dedicated to John Charles Mayo, my great grandfather. R/N    5402, unit 2nd Battalion, 17th Reinforcements killed in action 15th May 1917 at Bullecourt France.

Mrs Bronwyn Lyons, Kelleyville NSW dedication in memory of Alan Richard Myers NAA:B2455, Service Number 1791. A dearly loved great uncle.

Tina Batey, Mundaring WA dedication reads love and heartfelt thanks to all our armed forces past and present for defending our country and fighting to uphold our freedom.

Maria Tsaoucis, Kuraby Qld :dedciation to Private Charles William Antaw 33rd Infantry Battalion AIF WW1 Charles was my great Uncle. I am also dedicating these poppies to all of the brave Men & Women who served ourt great country. Lest We Forget. Made with love and honour.

Mrs Wendy Margret Cross, Strathfield  NSW: These poppies honour my grandfather, George Hubert Harold Griffith, a Gallipoli veteran and farmer, “Poppa” to his 7 grandchildren. He was shot at Gallipoli and often said it was his lucky bullet, because it got him off Gallipoli and onto the hospital ship. He was deeply loved by his family and it was an honour to have known him. He passed away in Nov 1969, at the age of 76.

Yvonne and David Goggin, North Ryde NSW:  To the memory of our family members who served in both World Wars. Lance Corporal Alexander Gammie. 1108, 4th Battalion AIF. Killed in Action 6-9th August 1915, Lone Pine. Sapper David Patterson Gammie, 20708, 1st Field Company Engineers WW1, Mentioned in Despatches. Private Thomas Wyatt Goggin,

1353/NX71224, 53 rd Battalion AIF. Sergeant Ronald Wyatt Goggin, 21023/NX82270, 3rd Battalion R.A.R, Private Thomas Smith Richardson, 1985, 53 rd Battalion AIF, Private Henry Stanley Richardson, 1984, 53rd Battalion, Private John William Richardson 60028/N347793, 53 rd Batalion AIF, Private Thomas Stanley Richardson, 21660/NX5704, 2/13th Battalion, 9th Division AIF – Rat of Tobruk, Private David William Richardson, N436696.

Catherine Hill, Helensvale Qld, dedication to my grandfather, JAMES ‘ROY’ GEORGE regt.no. 6099, 20th Battalion, who was wounded in the Battle of Menin Road in Polygon Wood, part of the Passchendaele Campaign in Flanders (Sept 1917). He survived, to return to the front where he contracted typhus. He spent many months deathly ill but survived that too, and returned to Australia where he lived to 88 years, beloved and always remembered by his family. Passchendaele claimed 38,000 Australian casualties, 12,000 who died. Around 350,000 allied soldiers were killed and around 250,000 German, in this campaign.

“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses row on row….” John McCrae

Harry, Joe & Lily Kearsey, Waratah West NSW; dediction in memory of our great grandfathers, William Kearsey – WW1, William Ernest Brooks – Ww2 and Gordan Clive Barnes – WW2

 

Heather Wakefield, Wangaratta Vic: dedication in loving memory of my grandfather Pte. Lawrence John turner Irons, Reg No 7491, 4th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement, War Service Western Front.

Joyce Croft, Winston Hills NSW; dedications read, Pte David Harold Ellem, Service NO. 888, 15th Battalion Australian Infantry, died 01/05/1915, Quinns Post – Gallipoli, Sgt Boyd Alexander Ellem, Service NO. 642, 41st Battalion AIF, died 29th September 1918, Hindenburg LIne – France.

Helen Copas, Cath Hoornick, Figtree NSW; dedication to all those who serve

Barbara McLean, Fullarton dedicated to the memory of Pte. David Harold Ellem, Service No. 888, 15th Battalion Australian Infrantry, died 01/05/1915, Quinn’s Post – Gallipoli and to the memory of Sgt. Boyd Alexancer Ellem, Service NO. 642, 41st Battalion AIF, died 29th Sept 1918, Hindenburg Line – France.

Rebecca Achterberg, Sunbury Vic: dedication to my father, Rae Allen Butt, MV45233, 58/59 Batt, Aust Inf

Barbara Rafter, Keilor Vic: poppies in memory of father, uncle and great great uncles, who served in wars.

Ann Bronnen, North Balwyn dedication in rememberance for all those that have given their youth and lives.

Sue Fisher, Austinmer NSW; dedicated to Private Ivor McDougall Sinclair, 2/10th Field Ambulance. Died March 1945, POS Sandakan.

Helen Neal, Herne Hill Vic: A family member has just deployed in the Navy, these are made for those aboard, Helen writes “Safe Sea’s & fair Sailing” to them all.

Sandy Patterson, Gooseberry Hill WA; dedication to Alton Kingsley Clarence S/N 1233, Douglas F

Edgar Clarence S/N 2266, Ralph Fry Clarence S/N 1098, Robert Gordon Fitzsimmon S/N 9348, (Great Uncles), all returned but some damaged forever.

Chris Penfold, Cowaramup WA: My great uncle Pte William Edward Brudellin served in WW1 paying the ultimate sacrific e when killed in action in Belbium in 1917. I did not know about hime until recently when researching family history – he was my father’s mother’s brother & died before my father was born. My father was an RSL member after returning from WW2 serving in Borneo & New Guinea in 2/1 Pioneer Battalion where he was awarded the Commonder- in- Chief’s card for distinguised services in the South West Pacific area in 1944

Karen Palmer, Harkness Vic: These poppies are a dedication for my grandfather, Frederick Alln Beer who served in the Army.

Gail Haworth, Doubleview WA dediction to the “unknown” soldier.

Jacqueline Peberdy, Kellyville NSW; dediction to Frederick Thomas Smith Peberdy, born 28th June 1895, Killed In Action (Missing), 20th July 1916 in France

Leura Evening CWA, Pam Stewart, Hazelbrook NSW: dedication to all the men and women who served in all arms of the Australian Armed Forces and especially those who gave their lives to bring peace to our trouble world.

Johana Budiono, Killarney Height NSW: these oppies are dedcated with love to the brave and courageous men and women who fought the great fight for the freedom the future generations, Lest We Forget.

Lyndall Stuart McLean, Wendouree Vic: dedicated to Colin Murray McLean, Flight Sergeant (P) RAAF 438434 WW2

Pam Whitten (nee Clifford), Highton Vic: In memory of 6003 Private C W R Clifford 6003 , Private Charles William Richard Clifford, D Company 14th Battalion, Joined 5th April 1916, Killed in action 11th April 1917, aged 24 at Bullecourt. Memoial at Viller Bretonneux. Witness – machine gun bullets to chest at foxhole nect to barb wire at start of battle . Body not recovered.

Carmel Jolley: dedicated in memory of my grandfather, Michael Delaney, 22nd Battalion, his brothers Henry and Edward both of who died on the Somme. Great aunt Kitty McNaughton, nurse on Lemos and Western Front. Father John Delaney – RAAF WW2. Mathew loghman, my husband’s  cousin who died in Vietnam. Nephew ,Benjamin Trash who is currently serving in Afghanistan.

Fran Davis, Belmont Vic and Lyn Holz (nee Davis) Belmont Vic:  In memory of Private T H C David Vx 47656 (Rat of Tobruk), Private Thomas Herbert Davis 2/23 Battalion AIF, VX 47656, enlisted 19th July 1940, captured 17th May 1941 in Tobruk, escaped 9th September 1943 in Italy, finally arriving in Switzerland on 31st July 1944, discharged 14th June 1945

Jen Jacobs, Mullumbimby NSW: Dedciation some of these poppies have purple button centres, for the horses and other animals that srved and died in WW1. And also for my great uncle, John Allan McIntyre, born 1892, and died at Passchendaele. Never forgotten by his sister May, and her family. These poppies are a small gesture to acknowledge a generation of young men who went to war and never returned. And for those who came back, but were itzsimmons S/N 6111, (Grandfathers), Edgar Aubrey Clarence S/N 1095, Haroldnever the same. Crocheting these has given me a small connection with the women who waited at home, making socks etc for soliers, while picking up the work that had to be done.

Deborah Bowen, Glenelg East Vic: I don’t have anyone to dedicate a poppy to, but feel free to dedicate a poppy to someone that does not have one. Thank You.

J Jackson, Gladstone Park Vic : In memory of J G Groat, 2/22 Lark Force and all lost on board the Montevideo Maru.

Karen Binns, Engadine NSW: In memory of our fathers, Kevin Binn (NX22192) Middle East And POW Burma Thailand Railway, George Prince (N241798) New Guinea, who served our country in WW2.

Mrs Wendy Phillips, Athol Park SA: In memory of my uncle, Private Keith Byers McCall, NX 45708, 2/20th Battalion. Australia Infantry. Held in Sandakan POW camp, North Borneo. Died aged 24 as prisoner of Japanese 12/04/1945.

Susan and Fred Fowke, Tolga Qld: I made them in memory of my great, great uncle Victor Stanley Rowe, who died in the battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium 12/10/1917 and my husband’s great uncle Frederick Fowke, who died in the same battle on 09/10/1917.

Beverley Feeney, dediction to Henry James Ball B 05/03/1894 and died 21/09/1916, Auckland Infantry Regiment, ……..”Harry Ball lost his life in the second battle of the Somme, 21 Sept 1916. The family story of Harry’s death was that he was a battlefied casualty and being taken to the dressing station when he saw a soldier who he considered to be in worse shape than himself. He insisted the other man be attended to first. When the stretcher bearers returned to Harry, his condition had deteriorated and he died a the the frontline dressing station” And To John Jospeh Cullen, RN 3120 , enlisted 18/07/1916, Private 45th Battalion, 8th REinforcement, KIlled in Action 07/06/1917, Serena Ridge , France age 41, commermoated The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 27 Belgium.

 

Yvonne Hands, Sherwood Qld:  In memory of David Ernest McCann, 37th Battalion. Died of wounds 14 October 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. And his nephew Alfred James Wesdman, 2/9 Field Ambulance. Killed in Action Singapore, 9 February 1942.

 

Terry and Maureen Sims, Rutherglen VIc:These poppies were made in memory of my husband’s great uncle Percy James Sims. Born in Springhurst Victoria in 1896. He enlisted in Melbourne 28/7/1915. Enlistment number 6262 then became a Lieutenant in the Australian Flying Corps. Percy enlisted together with his elder brother, Arthur Victor Sims. Enlistment number 6261. The embarcation from Australia was in November 1915. Percy transferred to the AFC to become a fighter pilot, flew combat/offensive missions/patrols. Percy was last seen flying on a combat/offensive mission northeast of Tournal on 29/10/1918. He was listed as MIA at this time, German records later confirmed that he was shot down and killed on 29/10/18 behind enemy lines in Belgium. War ended 11/11/1918. Percy was still listed as MIA. His parents were officially notified on 15/5/1919, their son PJ Sims was Killed in Action 29/10/18. My husband’s grandfather who was Arthur Victor Sims, after fighting on the Western Front, and at the battle for Villers-Bretonneux, was awarded a military medal for his bravery. He returned home safely in early 1919.

Browyn Lott: With grateful thanks for all those who served in WWI, and in special memory of my parents who both served in the Middle East in WW2.

Karen Finemore, Wagga Wagga NSW: My dedication is to my great uncle Lieutenant George Parkinson. Service # QX7830. Date of Birth: 4 March 1918, born in Cowangie, VIC. Date of Enlistment: 18 June 1940, at Cairns, QLD (22 Years 2 months old). Date of Death: 16 August 1943, 1700hrs, @PNG. Posting on Death: 19 Australian Infantry Battalion. Roll of Honour: Weethalle, NSW. Next of Kin: Joseph Parkinson (father), “Nyntie” Weethalle, NSW. 41 lapel poppies. Copy of Nominal Roll and photographs included.

Anne Horan, Bayswater North Vic:I was inspired to create these knitted poppies for the display to be held for the remembrance of the 100th Anniversary since the ending of WWI to be held there on 11/11/2018. A few of these poppies I have created have button centres, these buttons are from the WW2 uniforms of my father HG Collis RAAF and my father-in-law RW Mason RAN. I thought it appropriate to include them as a symbol of their participation in defending our wonderful country. My husband and I travelled to Canberra for the ceremonies of ANZAC Day in 2014 and intend to visit for this significant remembrance also. As a child growing up in Ainslie with my grandparents, I walked with my Grandfather to each Anzac service foro many years. I have fond memories of those services. There are 100 Poppies in this package.

Anne Starr:In memory of my grandfather Fredrick John Rainbird AIF 18th Battalion ANZAC Campaign 1915

 

Caroline Coombes, Macgregor ACT:  Dear Dr Nelson and Committee for the Handmade Poppies for Remembrance Day 2018. We congratulate you on this wonderful initiative and the opportunity to participate in such a worthwhile project. Enclosed are 150 stem poppies for the 60,000 poppy display and 100 brooch poppies for RSL members. We are currently making a further 100 stem poppies and 50 RSL poppies that we will deliver to you when they are finished. My friend Liz Myzska made the crocheted poppies, and mine are the knitted ones. War has touched both of our families in different ways. My grandfather’s brother, Ambrose Ernest Schultz, survived Gallipoli and died at Bullecourt in April 1917, aged 24. He left a wife and young daughter. Two other brothers also served overseas, Alexander Schultz WW1 and Charles Frederick Schultz in WW2. Both returned to Australia, however their health was compromised. My grandmother’s brother, Joseph Barling also served in WW1. He returned safely. My father Ambrose Ernest Schultz (names after his uncle) served in WW2. One of the last things my father said to me before he died was ‘Remember me each April’. For the past 33 years my family and I have attended Dawn Service in Canberra. We have seen it grow from a small number of people standing around the Pool of Remembrance to the many thousands who attend today. I feel such pride in knowing how much so many people value the contribution our past and present Army, AirForce and Navy have made, and continue to make, to keep our country and its people safe and secure. Liz is Polish by descent. Her mother’s first husband was killed in WW2, leaving her with two young children to protect and raise. She was forced to work in German factories, leaving her young children at home alone. Liz’s father was a POW. Liz’s parents met in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, and lived there from 1945 to 1950. The family migrated to Australia in 1950. Liz and her brother were born here. When I mentioned the poppy project to her, Liz immediately wanted to be involved as she saw it as a wonderful opportunity to show her thanks to Australia for providing a safe haven for her family, and where her parents could rebuild their lives in freedom and safety. Her parents worked hard, built a home and educated their four children. The children grew up with plentiful food on the table, warm beds at night and a happy life that was carefree and lived without fear. The poppies are a way of showing her gratitude to Australi for the good life her family has enjoyed for the past 67 years. We very much look forward to seeing our poppies on display at the Australian War Memorial on Remembrance Day 2018.

 

Lynne Rees,  Kooringal  NSW:  I dedicate my poppies to my Dad, John (Jack) Mangelsdorf, who was a wonderful father and family man, a proud Aussie and a brave digger who served in WWII to keep our beautiful country safe.

Linda Mason, Mt Lofty Qld: In memory of Craig Mayne Mason’s great uncles Frederick Avery and George Avery who died WW1.

Paula Foster,  Port Macquarie NSW :Enclosed are 5 poppies to go towards your project for the special installation at the War Memorial in November 2018. I would have loved to have knitted more but the old arthritis in my left hand couldn’t cope in doing more. In some ways it is a blessing that I did as many as I did as there were four relatives of mine and one of my husbands who served in France, four of whom served from 1915 to end of war. Two of these were nursing sisters and were sisters, Fanny Isobel Catherine (Topsy) Tyson and Theresa Adelaide Tyson. I wish to dedicate all Poppies to the AANS (Australian Army Nursing Service). Topsy did not return home as she died of the influenza in April 191 in England and it is said she was the last AANS nurse to be buried on foreign soil for WW1. Of the five, Topsy was the only one not to return home.

Janette Hornsey, Port Macquarie NSW :In thankfulness we remember the sacrifice given. Not for personal glory but to uphold our freedoms and beliefs. Many didn’t come home to girlfriends, wives, children, families and we remember.

Sarah Renwick , Darling Point NSW :This poppy is knitted to commemorate the sacrifice of Lieutenant Athol Gladwyn Adams, 5th Battalion, 1st AIF. He took part in the historic landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and was wounded 4 times in the first ten days of that campaign. He later served in the Imperial Camel Corps Western Desert Campaign, Egypt. After qualifying as an observer, he served with ‘A’ Flight, 1 Squadron, AFC. He was killed on 19 February 1917. His story can be found at http://notmentionedindispatches.blogspot.com.au/ . AWM’s Last Post Ceremony for Lt Adams was held on 26 June 2015. Lt Adams was one of the first 5,000 to enlist in Melbourne shortly after war was declared. This portrait was taken at the Broadmeadows camp shortly after enlisting and being assigned to ‘F’, the public schools Company within the 5th Battalion. This poppy is knitted to commemorate the sacrifice of 2nd Lieutenant Valentine Harold Adams, 70th Squadron RFC. Lt VH Adams (known as Harold) was an elder brother of Lt Athol G Adams who also gave his life during WW1. Harold was killed on 4 May 1917 – less than three months after his younger brother. They both served as airmen. Harold’s Story can be found at http://www.misx.airwar1.org.uk/adams.htm . Leaving the farm ‘Bidgeemia’ in the Riverina where he was farming with his brother, Arthur, Harold paid his own way to the UK in order to learn to fly and serve. He was trained as a pilot at Gosport in the UK and was appointed Flying Officer on 21 October 1916. He left for France that November and was attached to No 70 Squadron, RFC, flying long range reconnaissance planes. After only a few months with the Squadron during the bitter winter, Harold and his observer Lt Pinson, were brought down behind enemy lines on 4 May. Pinson was seen to fire a coloured flare signifying that they would be forced to land. Other members of the Squadron observed them gliding down under control until quite low. They were reported ‘missing’. It is recorded in the Red Cross eye-witness accounts (file A17898) that Lt Pinson was wounded and that the pilot (VH Adams) removed his flying companion from the plane after landing. The pilot (VH Adams) set fire to his machine as instructed so that it did not fall into enemy hands. German soldiers arrived at that time and fired on the airman who raised his arms making to sign that he surrendered. He fell on his knees with his hands still raised but the German soldiers continued to fire on him. When the German officers arrived, they made the men to cease firing but Harold had already been killed. The German soldiers took the injured Lt Pinson to hospital where he died. Both Lt Pinson and Lt Adams are buried in the neavy village Linselle.

Joy Law (Getters), Mt Austin NSW :It is a pleasure to make and send 125 crochet poppies to add to the efforts and respect of others to celebrate the end of WW1. 9 cousins died in that conflict at Gallipoli (charging up Hill 60 with only a bayonet) and Pozières and Passchendaele, and 4 others in WW2. They are all remembered but they leave gaps in the family tree. My own Dad served in NG. I know the cost of war! The ones who returned were never the same somehow, but they did their best. My story is like so many others, pride, sadness, respect, remembering. Hope these blend in well and that it’s magnificent next year.

 

 

Elizabeth Jaunay, Glandore SA: To the memory of 2518 Private Allan John Johnson who enlisted on 22 February 1915 and embarked from Adelaide on 21 September 1916. He was killed in action on 2 April 1917 with the 50th Battalion near Noreuil, France.

Bronwyn Joyce, Wurtulla Qld: Please accept these 53 poppies as my contribution to your appeal for help with the display in 2018. As a family we were very lucky to not have been touched by the death of a loved one in World War One but I did visit Gallipoli in 2015 for the 100th anniversary. As part of the Australians and New Zealanders visiting the sight on a charter ship, we made and placed poppies on the headstones at Lone Pine Cemetery. Good luck with the activity.
Jenny Stillman, Boulder WA: Dedication to the World War One Service: Lance Sergeant Albert Herbert Bouquet. Service Number 103. Australian Army 1914-19. Campaigns: Gallipoli, France. Age 21 Years. Killed in Action 23rd July 1916. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. I am sending 30 poppies for your display in November. I have been making poppies for our display in Kalgoorlie/Boulder WA. I only saw the story on FB 2 weeks ago or I would have made a lot more I am sending a poppy to be put on the wall for my great uncle Albert Herbert Bouquet (NB: Done by Kerry Apted). I hope you have enough poppies for your display. If not, let me know. We have been making red, white and purple to be put on a poppet head. I’m sure it will look great.
Wayne and Rhonda Delahoy, Duffy ACT. Dedicated to the sacrifice of our respective great uncles Private Hubert James Delahoy (39th Australian Infantry Battalion) and Pilot Officer Charles Keightley Smith (460 Squadron) and to all who died to protect our freedoms.
Dorothy Spence: 60 poppies knitted in memory of my Uncle Emil Janetzki, born on 14.8.1895. Died 13.7.1918. He served in the AIF First Pioneers.
Sallee Harman, Blackheath NSW:  In memory of fallen in the Great War. And in honour of my Grandfather Ronald Victor Williams. Service No: 3101. Rank: Private. 40th Infantry Battalion 1-9 (July-Oct 1917)
Lorna Meldrum, Noorat Vic: These were my uncles: H V Ward DOW September 30, 1917. G Ward KIA June 8, 1917, Ploegsteert Belgium
Jean Crook, Flinders Vic. I hope these few poppies are of some use to you. I am 87 years old and made them in memory of my Father who served in World War 1. His name DENSEM Richard E. 2nd DAC and 13th Light Horse, served in Egypt and France, wounded at Ypres. Later returned home discharged 2-8-1919.
Mrs Judith Weller, Boronia Heights Qld:  Dear People, I’ve knitted 3 poppies for your drive. My Uncle Jack survived the Great War – he went out with a mate to rescue someone in a shell hole and another shell landed killing two people – only his officer’s boots saved him. John (Jack) Romberg Cartwright/Meikle. 2 for those who lie in Flanders and one for luck.
Paula Jenkins, Terranora NSW: My poppies are sent to commemorate my uncles : Starr brothers. Michael Francis-Frank: killed by sniper. 28 years Passchendaele 4.10.17. Patrick James: killed by shell fragment 22 years. Passchendaele 4.10.17. John Robert : Gallipoli – returned injured. Philip Henry: Villers Bretonneux – returned PTSD.
Carolyn Ward, Paddinton NSW: I knitted poppies last year when I was visiting The Somme and I had these left over. I hope they can be added to your project. I was very excited when I saw it mentioned on television on the weekend. I lost 2 great uncles in The Somme in The Great War. I visited the grave of one – Kenneth Sithers – in Aeroplan Cemetery in Ypres and the other one – Charles Corbett – is on the memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. It was a most moving time for me. They are, of course, both on the Memorial Wall in Canberra. I do hope you will accept this small contribution.
Leonie Simmill, Clontarf Qld: To all past and present RAAF members. My Dad served in WWII and my son is currently serving. Thank you.
Leonie Simmill, Clontarf Qld: To my grandfather and Pop Reg, who fought in and survived WWI. Greatest respect and thanks.
Cath, Jude and Joanne Mackson : In memory of L/C Thomas Walsh and Sgt Karl Ferguson
Kaye Adams, Evatt ACT: In honour of my great uncles – Arthur, Leslie and Sidney Smith (WWI) and Stanley Smith (WWII). All returned home safely. Also, in memory of my late brother-in-law’s uncle, James Grieve, who lost his life in WWI.
Jenny Southwell, Duffy ACT: Remembering my father William Mundy WW2 and his brother Alick Mundy killed WW2.

 

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Joy Ray, Kilsyth: dedication for my uncle, Francis (Frank) Chund, who was with the 39th (Chocos)!. He survived Kokoda and lived a long life but suffered with Marlia for the rest of his life. He’s in the Damian Parer photo & movie. The short guy with the shock of black hair as his father was Indian.
Canadian Pines Residents, Canadian Vic: Dedicated to all our loved ones who have served and sacrificed our way of showing respect and rememberence to all ANZACS.
Helena Boylan, Tumby Bay SA: Dedication reads as we commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1, may we recall the thousands of lives lost that there may be peace in the world, and may we never forget. My husband’s Uncle, Hero Boylan, died in France.
Lois Thomas, Rankin Park SA: to all the brave women and men, who gave their all to make our lives better. I try everyday to live up to them, to make sure their sacrifices were not in vain.
Gayl Vidgen, Sunshine Bay NSW: To honour the sacrifices and in hope for a future without conflicts, wars and lives lost.
Robyn Jones, Croydon Vic: dedication to my grandfather, Bernard Roy O’Meara, France WW1, his brother Leonard Lewis O’Meara, killed in action 20/03/1917 aged 24, my grandmother’s brother, William Henry Trew, killed in action 12/021917 aged 19
Helen Munro, Frankston Vic: Dedicated to the memory of Pte Thomas Munro, killed in action 1st July 1916, and to Flt Lieut Thomas Munro D.F.C. (1913-1976)
Lana Le: dedication to all Vietnam Veterans.
Mrs Heather Butler, East Tamworth NSW: dedication to James Sylvester Buttler, NX 167706 C.F.N., Service in Borneo.
Annette: dedicated reads these are made for rememberance of George Sligar, died 5th Feb 1945, Borneo. He was shot on Sandakan Trail, days after the war had ended. He
Jenny Gardner, Leopold Vic: dedication to commemorate the Australian Light Horse victory at the charge on Beersheba on 31st October 1917.
Jennifer Mellody, Mount Kuring-Gai NSW: In memory of my grandfather Private Sidney Daw. Who helped to capture and bring back to Brisbane the German tank ‘Memphisto” in WW1.
Louise Bird, Rosewater SA: dedication for 2 great great uncles, I never met, Charles Edward Street, killed 30th September 1917, Polygon Wood by friendly fire. Arnold Needham killed 19th July 1916 and still missing, he was kindly buried by the German soldiers in Pheasant Wood Fromells. And for my 2 grandfathers who returned Norman Bird and Kevin Robertson who both served in WW2.
Maria Szilagyi, The Villages Florida USA: dedication reads made in memory of my great-grandfather (killed WW1), a family friend dec. (WW1 and WW2), my grandfather dec. (WW2) and my godfather dec. (WW2). Dedicated to the digger sellings poppies outside Young and Jackson opp Flinders St Station in Melbourne March 2009. You are remembered! #Lest We Froget.
Colleen Brigham, Riverhills Qld: I would like to dedicate these poppies to George Henry Brigham. He served in the 42nd Battalion from Brisbane & became part of the 11th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division sharing its numeric title with the Scottish Regiment “The Black Watch”. The 42nd Battalion was known as the “Australian Black Watch”. This Battalion was recognised with a Bagpipe Band. It took part in many of the major Battles. Messines 1917, Ypres 1917, Polygon Wood, Brooseinde, Passchendaele, Somme 1918, Hamel/Amiens, Albert 1918, Mont St Quentins, Hindenberg Line, St Quentin Canal, France & Flanders. George was as a Signaller (1916-1919), & wounded in the ankle in 1917 during the Battle of Paschendale. He was treated in England & returned to his Battalion in 1918. They engaged in the Battle of Hamel & the allied advance to the Hindenburg Line. The Battalion’s final operation was during the battle of St Quentin Canal. The 42nd Battalion was ordered disband but the men mutinied & they fought in their last battle of St Quentin’s Canal. They finally disbanded on the 22nd October 1918 to provide reinforcements to other Battalions. George returned to Australia, due to a recurrence of the ankle injury, in 1918.
Chris Slapp (nee Bigby): They are made with love in honour of my father, David Henry Bigby, who was a POW at Changi in WW2. Although he came home his health suffered badly and he died aged 46 leaving mum to raise 4 children. My brother Raymond John Bigby was a Vietnam Vet. Again, although he came home, his health suffered too and he died aged 47. Everyone gave up so much for us and our beautiful country. This small effort helps keep their memories alive and our gratitude ongoing.
Kay Paton, Yendon History Group, Yendon Vic: Dedications from Kay Paton, 61 soldiers and sailors spent part of their lives in the village Yendon (near Ballarat) before serving in WW1. Most of our information about them comes from a book, handmade in 1920 and kept in the school until it closed. This LIst if of the 17 who did not return. I have written this in case they have family members who recognise them and with to contact Yendon History Group. (Their 17 poppies were delivered to the AWM on the 12th October: Alexander Boak, Lance Corp, France, Villers Bret Mem: Bertram Boyce, Corporal, Boer, France, VillersBret Mem: Denis Brock, Private, France, Strand Cem, Belg: Thomas Fenner, Private, France, Villers Bret Mem; John Howarth, Sergeant, Boer, Gallipoli, Beach Cemetery: Frank Kemp, Trooper, Gallipoli, Lone PIne Mem: Lewis Lewis, Sergeant, Gallipoli, France, Villers Bret Mem: Hugh McGregor, Private, France, Villers Bret Mem: John Morris, Pte, NZ Reg., France, Lussenthoek, Belg: Leo O’Toole, Private, France, Fouguescourt, France: John Scott, Private, France, Franvillers, France: William Slattery, Private, France, Queant Rd France: Richard Smith, Lance-Corp, Gallipoli, France, Messines Ridge, Belg: Albert Tierney, Private, France, Belgium, Peronne Comm, France: Roland Webb, Private, France, Villers Bret Mem: James White, Private, France, Villers Bret Mem: George Yung, Private, France, Belgium, Menin Gate Mem.
Mary Oliver dedications to the memory of my husband;s relatives who served in WW1. Timothy Hennessy, S/N 63, 5th Queensland Inperial Bushmen. Sth Africa 1899-1902 (Boer War): Patrick Hennessy (Brother of Timothy) S?N 12/1079 (NZ). Patrick was living in NZ, enlisted in NZEF Auckland Regiment 1st Battalion. KIA 03/07/1916 Somme, buried Cite Bonjean MIlitary Cemetery, Armentieres: Walter Boswood (AKA Wallace Edward Boswood) S/N (841,3010), 9th Battalion, wounded in France, RTA 3rd Feb 1915, re-enlisted 21st June 1915, 49th Battalion, Died of wounds, 4th Sept 1916, Abbeville Communal Cemetery. David Damke Wall, R/N 2393, 5th Light Horse AIF (RTA): Robert Thomas Robson, S/N 3621, 31st Battalion, KIA Polygon Wood, 26th Sep 1917, Belgium, No known grave, Memorial Ypres, The Menin Gate Memorial: Thomas Henry Robson, S/N 2628, 1MT BTY (Gunner), RTA, died of wounds related to war injuries. War grave, Toowong Cemetery Brisbane: Robson James Francis, S/N 3620, 31st Battalion AIF, RTA: Lancolt Webb (Curly), S/N 2541, 22nd Battalion, RTA: Hudson Cox, S/N 6922, 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company, DOD, 13th Dec 1917 (illness), Grevillers British Cemetery, Grevillers PIcardie France: Thomas John Moore, S/N 861, 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion, KIA, Belgium 5th July 1917, Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders Belgium: Mary Oliver’s mothers relatives who served in WW1: Maurice Edward O’Neill, S/N 1960, 24th Batt AIF, KIA 30/06/1916, France, Ration Farm France 82, Military Cemetery, La Chapelle D;Armentiers: Joseph Geoffery O’Neill, S/N 2060, 24th Batt AIF, RTA: Simon John, S/N 1958, 5th MT Coy, RTA: Herbert Lawrence Costello, 13th LIght Horse Regiment A Squadron, RTA: Frank Raymond Massie, Liertanant, S/N 253, MC, 12th Australian LIght Horse, DOD, 15th Oct (illness), Damascus, English Protestant Cemetery, Grave NO. 58m, full military honours (surname misspelt in records, Massey): Hugh Vaughan Massie, 2nd Lieutenant, S/N 1980, 22nd Inf Batt AIF, DOD, Died of wounds, 8th March 1917, France, Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, Douchy-les-Ayette, Nord Pas de Calais, France: Glen Edward, S/N 2173, 59th Batt AIF, RTA: Edwin Walter Gasson, S/N 2793, MM, 7th Batt AIF, RTA: Silas Randolph, S/N 69037, 5th Batt AIF, RTA: William John McCoy (Boer War S/N 411) & WW1, 2nf Batt Aust Comm Horse, RTA: Frederick Charles McCoy, S/N 1246, MM, 28th Batt AIF, RTA: William Percival, S/N 7583, 7th Batt AIF, RTA: Abraham Wigg, S/N 22473 GNR, 7th Batt FAB AIF, RTA 10/04/1919: Samuel Wigg, S/N 3412, 46th Batt AIF, RTA 22/09/1919: Roy William Turnbull, S/N 69332, 2nd Batt 3rd Pioneers AIF, RTA: Alexander William Jessep, S/N Lieut, Aust Field Artillery, 12 Howitzer Battery, 4 FAB: Alaistair James Jessep, S/N 1047, AAMC Details, RTA, 37th Inf Batt: Mary Oliver’s Fathers Relatives who served in WW1: Charles William Heyne, S/N 64, Trooper, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen Sth Africa (Boer War), WW1, 2nd Field Engineers AIF, KIA 19th Aug 1916, Mouget Farm, Villers Bretoneux Memorial, Villers Bretoneux, Picardie, France: Herman Lewis Heyne, S/N 1526, MM, 2nd MCB, AIF, RTA: Robert Alfred Price, S/N 3441, 37th Battalion AIF, KIA, 29th Jan 1918, Berks Extension Belgium: Charles William Price, S/N 3440, 37th Battalion AIF, RTA 20/11/1918: John Robert Parkes (Jack), S/N 1891, 37th Battalion AIF, RTA 1/05/1919: William Henry (AKA John), S/N 1517, 9th LIght Horse AIF, RTA, April 1919: Samuel Sargent, S/N 63, 4th LIght Horse AIF, RTA: Cecil Day, S/N 4649, 14th Inf Battalion AIF,RTA: Charles and Herman Heyne are brothers and uncles to Robert and Charles Price: Robert and Charles Price are brothers: John Parkes and William Henry are brothers and cousins to Robert and Charles Price.

 

 

October 2017 continues…..

Brenda  Brooks, Patterson Lakes, Vic: In loving memory of my father, Harry Marshall, who served with the British Army during WW2, and all who served with him,                                Lest We Forget

Veronica Beath (nee Stibbard), Curtin ACT: dedicated to Pte Thomas Slater 1734/A 56th Battalion (Infantry) killed in action 20th August 1918 – Age 22 buried France, 699 Certsy – Gailly Military Cementry Aust War Memorial  :16372. I will always remember the sadness of the family

Linda Gray, writes I am dedicating to Aboriginal Servicemen

Jucy Storelli, Greenwith SA: tribute to my beautiful family who migrated to Australia and made Australia home.

Dorothy Mahony, Redan Vic: Dedicated to Norm and Tom

Judy Mckay, Whittlesea Vic: In memory of H J Atkins (1881 – 1915) died 8.8.1915, Gallipoli, Killed in Action and 12 poppies, one for every member of my immediate family

Linda Cain, Berwick Vic: I would like to dedicate these poppies to my father in law who served in the Second World War, his name is Alan Bracewell Cain. He didn’t talk about the war much. I think it was to traumatic for him as he was a very gentle man.

Lisa Brown, Seaford Vic: I’m dedicating these poppies to my friends Maxine and David Auld and their friend Kelly Walton and her daughters, Sarah and Kale. In memory of their friend, partner and father, Lance Corporal Stjepan (Rick) Milosevic who tragically lost his life in Afghanistan in August 2012

Barbara Hill: Dedication reads: ….to her grandfather Percy Rhodes, who was killed in action in WW1 in France.

Rita Van Munster, Parkdale Vic: In memory of Robert Halsoll, my great-uncle, missing in action – presumed killed – during WW1

Judith Middleton, Wonthaggi Vic: With eternal thanks and love to: my great uncle: William Thorneloe, killed in action in Belgium WW1 and my husband’s uncle: Dough Middleton, killed in action in Malaya WW2. Rest In Peace

Amanda Mar, Blaxland NSW: Remembering Sidney James Huxtable, 17th June 1877 – 11th Feb 1917.CSM 4365, 4th Australian Infantry Battalion

Robyn Kerrison, Medowie NSW: For my great uncle Frank Molony Reg No 3961, Ist Battalion, killed in France 22/25 July 1916. Aged 20 years

Janice Simpson nee Faroe, Edenhope Vic: In loving memory of Sgt Norman Faroe, Regimental No. 16, 1st Signal Troop AIF (Great uncle), Edwin Yorston, merchan seaman, he look after horses on the ships going to the front (grandfather) and John Williams 40th Battalion T4710  (great uncle)

Doriane Rout, Palmerston NT: Dedicated to Phillip Leake who served in Darwin with the 110th Light Ack Ack as a gunner and who saw active duty on a number of occasion being straffled by enemy Zero’s in his gun position a the mouth of Rapid Creek.

Rose Rogers, Shailer Park Qld: I am dedicating my poppies to my father, Joseph Rimmington who served with the 12th Infantry in WW1, he left for France on 20/04/1916 at the age of 22 years. And to my nephew John Cannon who served in the Royal Australian Navy for 31 years. Serving on HMAS Yarra, Whyalla, Wollongong, Sydney, Jervis Bay, Darwin , Hobart, Newcastle and Kanimbla, and who sadly is no longer with us.

Kerrie Vandenbergh, West Haven NSW: In grateful rememberance of those who served, especially our great uncle Pte Bert Vandenbergh #4572, 3rd Battalion, AIF, 14th Reinforcements, who along with 5000 other men lost his life at the battle Pozieres, July 1916. Lest We Forget The Vandenberg Famil. ( I have gifted 27 poppies – one for each of Bert Vandenberghs life)

Grace Scheller: My uncle Ernest Kuplov was killed on the 04/10/1917 in Belgium

Therese Nutt, Kelly Ville NSW: to my great uncle, Clement Alfonso William Hatch, who was killed in Gallipoli when he was 18 years old. His service no. was 1123

Mrs Jenny Geczy, East Maitland NSW: To my Uncle James MacMahon, though no londer with us, shall remain in our memories as a returned soldier.

Robyn Pidcock, Doncaster East Vic: Dedicated card read, Frederik William Perrett (1893-1980), served Gallipoli and France, trained as an officer at Cambridge, trained with the Flying Corp. Survived the war but never spoke of it on his return.

Judy Joukador, Gwelup WA: In memory of my grandfather, Francis William Joseph Nagle, (18th Infantry Battalion) and my father, Jack Edgar Booker 925th Operational Base Unit RAAF) Lest We Forget.

Annette Whalley, Bethania Qld: In loving memory of my dad – Lance Plumb

Linda Cain, Berwick Vic: Dedication to my father Alexander Harold Nash who joined the army in the beginning of WW2 and served until the end of the war. He went away to New Guinea as a transport truck driver and when he came home he was a greatly changed man.

He didn’t talk much about the war except for same funny stories about the natives. The fuzzy wuzzy angels, who were a wonderul help to “our boys”. I know his job was to bring back the bodies of our dead and this disturbed him a lot.. To Thomas William Price, who served in the airforce in WW2 as a Steward member no 145151 RAAF LAC. No a lot is known about his service only that he tried to inlist twice and was successful on the second try in 1943. I would like to dedicate these poppies to y grandfather who was alight horseman. Harold Mervyn Nash who served in WW1 in doing so came home with many health problems he was one of a very small group of men who held a bridge fromt he invading army and was awarded medals and a copy of  a very large painting thaw was in the Canberra War Memorial.

Alan T Verey and Maureen E Verey; dedicates there poppies to family members, WW1 James Forbes Taysom (great uncle of A T Verey), Patrick J J Harding (grandfather and adopting father of M E Verey) WW2 Patrick J J Harding (grandfather and adopting father M E Verey, Alan Carlyle Verey (father of A T Verey), Colin John Ayre (birth father M E Verey) and Brian Patrick Harding (brotherof M E Verey)

Mavis Roberts, Walkley Heights SA: For all the men in my family that went to war and the women that stay home and did the men’s wor- our gratitude always’s.

Rhonda Bartlett, Wonnerup WA: Dedication to John James Blyth. I made this red poppy with love and with pride, I have shed tears that I still cannot hide, for my grandfather who I never knew, You fought for your country. So brave and so true.

Cheryl Hoban, Mount Martha Vic: My grandfather Maynard Crichton was in WW1 in France. He was gased for a short time,lost his sight. My father was in the 2/4 Australian Squadron in WW2. I am still associated with the Aust Commondo Assoc, in a supportive role

Dedication to Josie Grace Ligertwood (nee Thomas) 23-7-23 to 22/12/2014. My mother Jesie served in the army during the second WW at both Fawkner and Albert Park Barracks. She was in the signals regiment and received messageson her teleprinter of the men and women who perished in the war. She often cried. She was one of about 8 couples who were friends from her army days and ment everymonth for an evening together at each others homes until they all passed away (approx 70 years). Some of the army women she was friends with wre Hetty Hall, Betty Bruns (nee Bathard), Elva Brown, Meryl Slutzkin and Wardie (we don’t know her real name.) Mum had 9 siblings, Rae, Jean, Elsie, Irene, Simon, Joe, Matt, Reg and Bill. Rae, Jean, Elsie and Reg were in the Army. Simon and Joe were in the airforce. Mum and dad (Frederick William LIgertwood) had a good active life and are survived by 5 granchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

 

October 2017

Nancy Thomas and Colonel Light Gardens Legacy Club, Daw Park SA: dedication reads these poppies were created by the women of Colonel Light Gardens Legacy Club, all of who had husbands and other loved ones in WW2. These poppies are dedicated to all the men and women who unselfishly fought and gave their lives, so that future generations could live in freedom.

Mary Crutcher, Brisbane Qld: Dedication reads they are in memory of my grandfather John Henry Tracey who was at Gallipoli and my uncles who were in the army in WW2. My dad Charles Tracey was in the navy. The grandfather of some of the children, Herb Helmore and varoius other members of our family.

Joan Dusting, Keysborough Vic dedication to my uncle lost his life at Broodseinde Ridge 100 years ago. My mother was 8 years old at the time and it was a huge impact on the family

Wendy Griffin, Flagstaff Hill SA: dedication reads knitted to honour those who served their country during the First World War, especially 3 of my Father’s cousins who were all killed in 1917; Captain Jack Rylott Eddy 23, Passchendale Belgium, 4th Octobert 1917 – Australia: 2nd Lieutenant Percy Norman Peebles 20, France 9th April 1917 – England: Lance Corporal James Thomas Wilson 19, Polygon Wood Belgium, 26th Sept 1917 – Australia.

Joan Manfield, South Brighton SA: dedications to my father and his best friend who was awarded MM. Luckily both came home but war took a terrible toll on his best friend. My mother had 8 brothers and 5 were at war one injured at Gallipoli, one deafened, 2 gassed at Somme and one came through uninjured.

Gwen Jones, Gin Gin Qld: dedication to dad served in Navy WW2 – He was so proud and used to tell us stories of the good times he had – and some of the not so good. Love you DAD.

Nola Finn, Ascot WA dedicated to Andrew Eric Muir 58th Australian Infantry Battalion, died in France on 18th July 1916, aged 22. Never forgotten.

Rosemary Barr, Buninyong Vic: In memory of Geoffrey Thomas Saville, served 1939-46 in the Royal Australian Navy. Miss you DAD, Rosemary x.

Heather Wakefield, Wangaratta Vic : dedication in loving memory of my brother Chief Petty Officer Marine Technical Propulsion, Barry John Irons R95431, HMAS Stalwart, Commendation for Bravery 1986 HMAS Stalwart, served on HMAS Sydney during Vietnam War

Bev Ellis, Toowong Qld: dedication to Alfred Richard Knapman, died 7th April 1917 in Bapaume-Pas-de Calais, France. Aged 22 years “Driver”. Alfred was my uncle.

Catherine Wagstaffe, Port Macquarie NSW: dedication to David Carr RN4144. Served Western Front (Grandfather), William Johnson Williams NX45986. Died POW 2nd WW (Uncle), Mostyn James Carr QX24267 Occ. Force Japan WW2 (Uncle), Arthur Ernest Crawford NX118504 WW2 (Father), Gordon Ded Carr (McInnes) Died Milne Bay 09/09/1942 (Cousin), David Alexander Carr Died Battle of Damascus, Syria 22/06/1941 (Cousin), and for all who died for their country R.I.P. Lest we Forget, as well as all who have served. Thank You.

Waverley Clark, Mundaring WA: dedication to Thomas Ledger Hardingham (Ledge) was my great uncle. I heard his story from his sister Vera, my grandmother. I met his 5 brothers and 2 sisters and I’m sad I didn’t know him. Ledge was wounded at Gallipoli and subsequently died of his severe wounds. His mother, my great grandmother (turned 100 in 1961 when I was 11. She died 2 1/2 years later when I was 13 years old.

Irene Preston, Moruya NSW: dedication in memory of Trooper Jessie Kempster who died in Palestine, 22nd Oct 1918. Enlisted in Hertford and resident of Berkhamstead, Herts, England. Trooper Kempster was a membor of the Herts Yoemanry who were part of the British Army reserve Territorial Force. (Trooper) Private Jessie Kempster – 105757

Deidre Swan, Woollamia NSW: dedication to all who lost their lives in the War, Including relatives of my husband Harold Farr KIA July 1916 -Pozieres and Arthur Swan 0 gunshot Wounds 26/09/1917 at Polygon Wood and died 08th Nov 1917. Both buried in France.

Lynda Barr, St Clair NSW: dedication to John Vincent Hunter served with the Tobruk Rats. Service No NX21755 2/4 FD Coy RAE (A very proud Rat of Tobruk). On behalf of our family in honour our pop, John and all the other young and old Australians who fought and gave their lives to protect our way of life!

Carolyn Collins, Drayton North Qld: dedication in memory of my dad –  A N S Collins QX30209, 2nd/1st Infantry – who fought in New Guinea. Life member of Camlooy RSL (Qld)

Liz Hergstrom, Lara Vic: Dedication to Karl Tura Hergstrom 3939 48th Bgattalion KIA 03/07/1918 and Septimus Clarence Gollan 3756 10th Battalion KIA 01/10/1917.

Samita and Vicki Young, Macgregor ACT: dedication reads every poppy has within its knitted stitches remembrance of an unknown soldier.

Marilyn Collins, Kallangur Qld: dedications to Pte H.T. Jones #6995 who fought and was qounded on Western Front (my grandfather): Pte W.L. Hutton #QX58497 who fought and was wounded in New Guinea (my father): Lt A.A. Hutton #QX6383 who was a POW and died on the Burma Railway (my uncle) and WO2 A.K. Hutton #QX4085 who was a Rat of Tobruk.

 

September 2017 and October 2017

Jodi and Bev Lunson, Tas: In memory of Uncle Arthur xx

Di Toole Yackandandah Vic:  My dear uncle was at Ypres – he was one of the “lucky” ones to return home although he suffered the effects of being gassed during the war and continues t o suffer for the ret of his life “Lest We Forget”

Alan and Anne Jefferys, Ferndale WA:  One poppy for each year of the short life of Private Joseph Lee 2/22 died 26/08/1918 France

Gwen Roberts, Somers Vic: My dad was a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli and Lone Pine with the 7th Battalion, so from early childhood we have always been aware of the significance of the 11th November each year.

Wendy Togni: In memory of my dad Stan Curtis VX 78895, made with love

Megan Short, Surrey Hills Vic: Dedicated to the children who grew up without their father due to the First World War.

Heather Farmer, Constitution NSW: Daughter of CPO George Edwin Campbell, BEM now passed. WW2 Navy veteran who served on the HMAS Australia during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, dad went on to serve 28 years in the RAN.

H Ogle, Bellbowrie Qld:  In memory of my grandfather and his mates who served as stretcher bearers in the Ninth Field Ambulance on the Somme.

Madeleine Edgar, Cookibabah Qld: For Ian Swan Edgar (Father in law) Camel Corps & 4th Light Horse at Beersheba Sgt Ronald Swan Edgar 10th Light Horse LAC Rowland Edgar 30 Squadron Beau Fighters Pilot Donald Kerr – Killed in UK flying Accident (My Uncle)

Lyn Watts, NSW: Here is my contribution to the tribute to Australian Servicemen and woman

Margaret Graham, Kirrawee NSW:  These poppies are dedicated with love to all the brave and courageous men and women who fought the great fight for the freedom of the future generations – Lest We Forget

Gwenda Gray, Stratford Qld:  Hi, please find enclosed some crocheted poppies to be part of your “60000” poppies appeal. I lost 2 great uncles in ww1 Sgt. Richard Hobley, died 09/08/16 on the Sinai Peninsula and Pr. Lewis Everett-Norton who died 30/09/18 in France. Hope you get plenty more poppies for your project.

Heather Binns, Redcliffe Qld: Good day Poppy sister, Please find packaged a bakers’ dozen of pinned, smaller lapel badge poppies and nine field poppies. Hopefully they are adequate! I’m afraid, as I dislike sewing, they might be a bit rough around the edges, so please feel free to use them wherever.. I’ve enclosed some shank buttons for anybody who wishes to use them. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute and I look forward to pics of the art installation at the AWM

H J Dinse, Grovedale Vic: In memory of my husband’s great uncle who was killed France, aged 27. There is a poppy for each of his years. I love doing the poppies and hope to get to Canberra to see them

Valerie Grilly, Eaglehawk  Vic:  To the memory of William Joseph Patrick Leahy VX37087 7th Australian Light A.A Battery A.I.F fought in the Middle East WW2

Shirley Stidston, Lane Cove NSW: In memory of Chief Petty Officer John Fox (Royal Navy). Lt Cmdr John Stidston (Royal Field Artillery), and Pilot Officer Arthur F Stidston. John Fox fought in both WW mainly in the Atlantic Ocean. Arthur Stidston was shot down over France in ww2

Denise Turner, Macgregor Qld: My poppy is dedicated to my great-uncle Lewis Mcgee, born in Tasmania. He enlisted in March 1916 and was a Sergeant in the 40th Battalion. Died 12/10/1917 age 29 and is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery. He was awarded a Victoria Cross for bravery in storming a pill box capturing prisoners and seizing control of the pillbox among other acts of bravery before his death, in battle.

Leonie Sowden, Edithvale Vic: These poppies are dedicated to all who dedicated their lives for freedom for generations to come. To our family members: Claude Australia Sowden, Keith Patrick Sowden, Michael Crowe, David Dillon, and Mathew Claremont Sowden

Judy Peace, Holloways Beach WA: AWM Poppies – Fred and Teresa Conningham of Perth WA and RSL Poppies – for all the Viet Vets who are still battling their personal war

Kay Byrne, Albany Creek:  4666 David Gray 31st Battalion AIF Died 27/9/17 As a Result of an accident Polygon Wood, Belgium Age 33 and 363 Norman John Whelan 31st Battalion AIF Killed in Action 8/91918 Buried Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Picardie France Age 25

Sharon Ronald, Page ACT: For Victor, who came home but didn’t last long.

Cathy Bosher, N Turramurrra NSW: These poppies are in memory of my grandfather, Leonard Wilms Hoche, who was wounded at Gallipoli, and his 5 cousins who died there.

Belinda Smeal, Romsey Vic: One poppy is for my father Graham McGhie DOB 19.5.1916, RIP 07/03/2012 from 2/33rd Battalion AI 24/12/1942 – 29/11/1945 Corporal 2400224 (NX99188) fought in Korea, Japan (for his grandchildren: Owen, Andrew & Jenica. Another poppy is for Private Gerry Kennedy, also from 2/33rd Battalion VX136156

L Croker Wahroonga NSW: Pte Edgar Smith. Nine Elms Cemetery,. Died 2nd Battle of Paschendaelle, on 15th October 1917. No.  876  36 BTN.

Karen Stringer, St Lucia Qld: George Stringer Service Number 699 B 29/09/1895 Wounded 28th May 1915 Died Malta 4th August 1915, my great uncle RIP

Yvonne Moule, Foster NSW: These poppies are in memoriam for my great grandmother’s brother – Robert Arthur Gilberstson – Service No. 4417 – Killed in France WW1. One poppy represents on year of his life.

Dianne Esdale, Diamond Creek Vic: With thanks to all those who served their country so well. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten R.I.P.

Catherine Chandler (nee O’Leary), Bunbury WA: I dedicate these poppies to: No. 282, Pte Herbert Keven O’Leary, 1st Battalion, AIF who fought at Gallipoli and when recovered from his wounds went on to fight in Egypt and Pozieres.  No. 4588 Pte Leslie George O’Leary, 12th Reinforcements,  30th Battalion, 8th Infantry Brigade, AIF who fought on the Western Front.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful community project. I look forward to magnificent display next year.

And to my father Kevin Fredrick O’Leary who fought in WW11. Thank you for the Lyn Barnes, Mooloolah Valley Qld: Two of my poppies are dedicated to my great uncles who died in France: Robert and Joseph Walker.

Helen Hall, Wannanup WA: To all the hero’s who fought willingly for future generations.

M Baker, Taringa Qld: In memory of my great uncle, Stephen Prosser Brett B. 21/06/1892 enlisted 22/09/1915, 26th Battalion, 10th Re-inforcements  killed 09/10/1917, name on the Menin Gate. In memory of my husband’s great uncle, Allan Richmond, b 1896, enlisted 26/09/1919, 59th battalion, 7th Re-Inforcements, killed 05/04/1917, 20 years of age. Name on Villiers-Bretonneaux Memorial in France.

In memory of William James Booth, Australian Army and Anthony Alexander Therbecke, Dutch Army and all who served

Leonie Conlon, Mackay Qld: To those who served in the 12th Light Horse Regiment, on the 100th anniversary of the charg of Beersheba.

Elaine D Rickards nee Goyne, Caulfield South Vic: Dedication to Trooper John George Letcher Goyne Australian Light Horse 8th Regiment, killed Lone Pine Gallipoli 1915, no grave, name on memorial wall. Relationship,  Great Uncles John’s third son born 1892. And to Captain Thomas Michael Usner,  grandson  (serving member) Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps. Three deployments, Afganistan and Middle East 2014-2015

Benita Macabeo, Helensvale Qld: No particular soldier to commemorate but collectively to all who fought for world peace in both WW1 and WW2.

Athena Leane, Marion Bay SA: Dedication is for eleven members of the Leane Family of South Australia, served during WW1. Four were killed. These for poppies are dedicatd to: Lt Col Allan William Leane, 28th Bn, Delville Wood, 4th Jan 1917, Age 45: Maj Benjamin Bennett Leane, 48th Bn, Bullecourt, 10th april 1917, aged 27: Capt Allan Edwin Leane, 48th Bn, died as POW 2nd May 1917, aged 22: Cpl Arnold Harry Leane, 27th Bn, Flanders, 5th Nov 1916, aged 21. Their places within our family are remembered.

Robyn Brown, Aroona Qld: Dedication is for my dad, Bert Overell, and for his mates in Z force, the heroes of Rimau.

Beverley Steinback, Didillibah Qld: Dedication to my great uncle 1894-1917, Henry Ernest Orth, No. 3091 9th Battalion and my parents who served in WW2, Leonard James Howard-Osborne and Joy Elaine Cornwell.

Beverley Feeney, Orange NSW: Dedication to Linton Ball B 2/3/1893 D 4/10/1917. Linton was born in Matakohe NZ to Charles Ball and Elizabeth Ball (nee Linton). After enlisting on the same day as his cousin, Henry James Ball, Linton sailed from Auckland on 8th January 1916 and served as a rifleman in France and Belgium.  He was killed in the Battle of Broodseinde, Passchendaele, as the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the NZ Division attacked on the left and right respectively of Gravenstafel village. They advanced on the morning of the 4th October 1917 and after fierce fighting, they captured all their objectives and 1159 prisoners, and advanced beyond the valley of Stoombeek.  During this action, nearly three-quarters of the Auckland and Wellington soldiers named on the Tyne Cot Memorial lost their lives.  This memorial forms the North-East boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which stands on the highest part of the West Flanders battlefield, between Passchendaele and Zonnebeke.  This ground was captured on the 4th October 1917 but the 2nd Australian Division and nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Empire have been laid to rest among the ferro-concrete,  machine  gun shelters which still stand in the cemetery. The memorial is on high ground from which the whole country to the English Channel lies open.  It is in the middle of purely agricultural district, with widely scattered farms and small villages.  The memorial is a semi-circular flint wall, fourteen feet high and about 500 feet long, with three apses. The names of those who have no known graves, including Linton’s, are carved on panels of Portland Stone.  The central apse forms the NZ memorial and the following inscription is carved on the frieze above the panels which contain the names.

Lorraine Miller, Tallangatta Vic: Dedication of my great uncle Stan Boyd who died of wounds on 11 November 1917, and is buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France. And my dad,  a member of the 15th Field Ambulance in PNG during WW2, Warwick Barnes. I made 17 poppies to mark that my great uncle died in 1917, one year before Armistice Day.

Helen Tuaney, Larys North SA: These poppies are dedicated to my grandfather, Bernaud Thomas Fitchett, who served on the Western Front and died at 57 from the effects of mustard gas, in 1951, I year before I was born. There are 19 poppies, one for him and one for each member of our family which included his 3 great grandsons, 2 of whom are young veterans, their father, who is a Vietnam Veteran, and my partner’s parents who both served during WW2, one in the Women’s land army and one in New Guinea.  This man suffered shrapnel wounds which eventually saw him lose his right leg. Thank you for this opportunity to make these poppies. All Australian families, or so many of them, continue to be shaped and touched by the bravery and sacrifice in time of crisis,  that now identifies us as a nation.

Moira Ferres, Golden Grove SA: Dedication to all the men, women and children who gave so much. Thank you to all the animals, horse, dogs, goats, donkeys, camels, birds and all I may have not included in my dedication. Thank you I will never forget.

Catherine Bowman, Montana TAS: Hello Lynn and all @ Poppy HQ. Just sending  you off a small batch of poppies. I’ve done this in remembrance of all the nurses who have /are serving in all wars. Thanks for including me in your group, has been lovely to follow the progress on FB. My contribution is only small but hopefully adds to the total.

Sally Richardson, Tumby Bay SA: dedication to my grandfather, Stanley Jone who fought in France in WW1, and to my husband’s great uncles, Harry and Jim Richardson who died in France in WW1.

Annette Russell, Ferntree Gully Vic: Please accept these poppies in memory of my late husband Alan Russell. He would have been proud that I was involved.

Helen Adamson, Mollie Frost, Andrea Danson, Bingara NSW: Dedicated to James John Frost for his service and for all those who did not return.

Gail Brewer, Jewells NSW: My grandfather was in the 17th Battalion in the first world war. I have used buttons that were handed down through the family.

Alison Ramsay, Jindabyne NSW: Dedication for my father, Al Ramsay, age 93 and still going strong, despite flying out of England in WW2 as part of the RAAF’s 460 Squadron.  A Great Dad!

Patricia O’Meara, Padstow NSW: In memory of my father Sidney Tourle who was a volunteer in Australian AIF and who served in New Guinea, Borneo, Timor in WW2. He always acknowledged his wife Alma Tourle’s achievement in looking after us four children and keeping everything together when he was away.

Wendy Mcdonald, Devonport Tasmania: In memory to all men and women who gave their lives for our country in all wars. In memory of my father who spent 3 1/2 years in Changi working Burma Railway. To those still serving this country,  Thank you.

Jo Collett, McDowell Qld: In loving memory of my father, William Pound and his friend Len Saul, WW2 veterans. Also Harold, Arthur and Cyril Collett brothers and WW2 veterans – my husband’s father, Arthur and brother, Harold survived the war, Uncle Cyril was killed at MIlne Bay 1942.  They gave their young lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Lest We Forget.

S  Ferns, Skennars Head: In remberance of my grandfather, James Adam Sloan who fought in WW1. He died in 1939 from lung disease. His wife Jessie joined a class action to fight for veterans wives to get the widow’s pension after the Veterans death. She had 3 children to support aged 9,14 and 15. Her eldest son was conscripted to fight in WW2 weeks after his father’s death. They won the class action. The green button and plane black buttons are from  her button collection. What amazing people they were, not only the ones that fought but also the women and children that worked for them athome wondering if they would ever return, may they RIP.

Anne Amey, Golden Grove SA: Dedicated to Robert A Amey

Debra Jones, Harrington NSW: Dedication to “Thomas Henry Willoughby” who fought in the battle of Dunkirk.

Lois Dean, Vermont Vic: Dedication to my great uncles: Edward Benjamin Dahlitz killed in WW1 aged 21 years and Robert Davidson killed in WW1 aged 25years.

Peter Berman, Sydney NSW: In memory of my grandfather, Herbert William Berman who sent ashore at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 and who returned to Australia as a very troubled man. He lived with the effects of what he saw and did and heard for the rest of his life.

Kathy Templeton, Baranduda Vic: In loving memory of my grandparents Jack and Ada Makeham, a soldier at Gallipoli and an English nurse in France.

Roma Pritchard, Ashburton Vic: In memory of Herbert V (Bert) Reynolds 622, 1st Field Ambulance who served at Gallipoli and other places during WW1. On returning to Australia he was very involved in community affairs: became Mayor of Sebastopol and was very active at Holy Trinity Sebastopol.

Elsie Dingwall, Bairnsdale Vic: And my family would like to dedicate these poppies to her/our uncle, Private William Frederick Crow”, killed in action “Somewhere in France” and is buried with other unknown soldiers in “No mans Land” in France, Fromelles. (59th Battalion, AIF, late 7th, 3277) I am her daughter, Sandy Stewart, and Elsie has knitted these poppies at the tender age of 93, and continues to knit for our family.

Debbie Roberts, Kalgoorlie WA: Dedication to John Vernon Woolhouse Service No 1741, Private 51st Australian Infantry Battalion, died 18th August 1916, France, born Greenough, Western Australia May 10th 1968 and Albert Woolhouse Service No. 1751, Private 59th Australian Infantry Battalion, killed in action 26th September 1917. Born in Greenough, Western Australia 1888.

Mala Wood, Deception Bay Qld: Dedication these poppies to all servicemen and women who

have served in all wars and who made the sacrifice so we could have the peace and freedom we enjoy today.  Lest  We Forget.

Catherine d’Apice, Wahroonga NSW: Dedicated to the original ANZACs who fought and died to keep us safe and free, and to my loving son Sgt JSR d’Apice who is a current serving member of the ADF. For his bravery and courage, in the tradition of the original ANZAC’s, who along with all members of the ADF in continuing to help keep us a safe and a free nation  – a true 21st Century ANZAC. May we all acknowledge them & say ‘THANK YOU’

Karen Amos of Camp Hill: in remembrance.

Jane Fisher, Mill Park Vic: dedication in loving memory of my late dad Lewis Gardner, he served with the British Army and was stationed in Orkey.  Kings and Scottish Borderers.

Robin Vaughan, Narara NSW: For all those who fought in World War 1

Narelle Sharpe and Ann Jones of North Epping NSW: with thanks to all who served in war.

Helen Dangerfield, Woomana Qld: My poppies are made in memory of my two grandfathers: William Cass 4682 21st Bat. And Daniel Martin 6454 23rd Bat., who both served on the Western Front in WW1

Judy Kane, Kirwan Qld: Dedication to my husbands, Great Uncle: CPL Felan, James Roy – 1547 17 BN 1St AIF – KIA 27th July 1916 and Gnr Felan, William Frances – 3055 3rd AFA BDE, Australian Field Artillery KIA 29th March 1918

Leanne Arthur, Paynesville Vic: Dedication to Thomas Perriam Arthur SN 3756 Picardie, France, Paternal Great Uncle and Charles Edmond Perriam Arthur (Brother of Thomas) SN 995, 11th May 1915, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey, Paternal Great Uncle. Poem of “For the Fallen”, supplied. Although we never knew these men, we feel for their loss as do we mourn all those who have made the greatest sacrifice of all. Their bravery will always be recognized, and their loss honored.

Marie Cherry, Moura Qld: Dedication to honor the memory of the four TAME brothers who served in the Boer War with only my grandfather, Albert, returning home.

Lynette Hawes, Westbourne Pk: Dedication to all the brave men and women whose service kept our country free.

Thea Brand,  Mitcham Vic; dedication, found in the pocket of one dead Anzac at Gallipoli. I have read many finer poems, but none sadder.

As I gaze across the deep blue sea, this tragic thought occurs to me. In a far off land ‘neath the Southern Cross, there’s not a soul to mourn my loss, there’s not a soul to write to me or share a dream of what could be When mail arrives I wait in vain, I know I’ll never hear my name. to the many brave Anzacs who believed their sacrifice went unnoticed…it didn’t, and they shall never be forgotten.

T Tidswell,  Revesby  NSW: Dedication reads, I made them to remember my grandfather who served in the 1st world war and was killed just before it ended, and my father who served throughout the 2nd world war.

Charlotte Pettigrew, East Toowoomba Qld: dedication for Henry, Sam, Keith and Timothy: Army, Navy and RAAF.   More than a century of service.

Ruth Mitchell, Morphett Vale SA: Dedication in memory of 3 family members: my grandfather, Morgan David Talbot, died 1933 50th Bn AIF, my uncle Morgan Douglas Germain, Rank, Lance Sargent RAAF, my uncle Morgan David Hugh, Reg No. 416598, rank F/Sergt RAAF, and died Friday 13th sugust 1943, Age 21.  Buried,  Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily Italy.

Hilary Chervatin, Coromandel Valley SA: dedication to my grandfather, Private Percy Williams, born 1897, who fought at the Somme in WW1 – aged 17. He was gassed, captured, then helped to escape by the Dutch underground, and subsequently made his way back to London. He was utterly appalled that my father had to fight in WW2.

Anita Lenkic,  Moorabbin Vic: Dedication: they are in memory of my grandmother’s brothers who died in WW1. They were both killed somewhere in France, fighting with a group from Manchester, Lancs. I was born in Manchester and migrated to Melbourne with my parents in 1951. But I remember granny always talked about her brothers and she was so proud of them.

Zekiye Altug, Tullimbar NSW: I dedicate to dad “Raymond Whittdett” WW2 veteran.

Heather Harrington, Mount Gambier SA: dedication reads I contributed to the project in memory of my father who served in WW2, in the army. He served overseas in Thursday Island and Papua New Guinea. He passed away in 1969 at just 46 years as a result of an injury received whilst serving. Lest We Forget: Richard MacDonald “Mac” Ferguson.

Rosemary, Lismore NSW writes: the enclosed poppies are one for each of the brave Lismore NSW men that lost their lives, 183 of them. The extra 2 are for the Unknown Soldier and the families who were left behind.

Ann Munns, Fisher ACT: Dedication: These 3 poppies are dedicated to my grandfather, Edward John Doherty who fought at Gallipoli and survived. He enlisted in the Army and was in the 17th Battalion and left at the Rank of Sergeant. He married my grandmother and they had 3 daughters.  He died in 1929 in an industrial accident. His widow was awarded the Gallipoli Medallion in 1967 for him serving on the Gallipoli Peninsula.  These 3 poppies represent their 3 girls one of them Pat who is my mother.

Karin Watkins, Maroochydore Qld: dedication in memory of SX68 Jack Mabey 2/10 Infantry Battalion 25/02/1971, Age 52

Noelene Michaels, Tingalpa Qld: dedication to all the brave men and women who fought for our country.

Kate Parton (Reid), St Kilda West Vic: writes I wanted to say, that I have named three poppies that I would like kept together, even though they were not soldiers in WW1.  They are all cousins, Norman Craig Reid was my father who fought in WW2 from 1939-1945, Gerard Harvey Veitch was a POW on the Burma Railway during WW2, Reverend Alexander Reid was in WW2. He is now 94 and the youngest of the 3. I would like to acknowledge all 3 of my relatives in your project as well as all the men and women involved in maintaining the beauty and freedom of our country.

Maggi Burchall, Frankston Vic: dedication in memory of and to honour those who have fallen and those who continue to serve to protect their country in the hope of future world peace.

Ann Ford, Croydon Park NSW dedication to the memory of my dad WW2, NZ Field Division.

Barb Rowe, Joslin SA: dedication in memory of CPL Scott James Smith 1988-2012

Sharolyn Hodgson, Minmi NSW: dedications to Grandfather Albert George Smith (Private) Sn NX559 2AIF 6th Division Cavalry Regiment Enlisted, 03/11/1939, discharged 12/08/1941, overseas service in the Middle East. Uncle, Corporal Verdun Desmond Farmer, SN NX204555 26/09/1944 – 28/11/1947 Aged 18 yrs @ enlistment. Served in the BCOF in Japan after war ,(British Commonwealth Occupation Force).  And Great Uncle William Joseph Farmer. Private/Driver Service No. 4466, 1st AIF 3rd Battalion 14th Reinforcements, joined 30/08/1915, demobilized 03/08/1919, wounded in France: gunshot wound to left eye and back.

Dawn Brown, Hurlstone Park NSW: dedication reads we thank those who gave so we can have.

Marcia Doyle, Lara Vic: dedication to Lawrence Stanley Vincent (Fromelles) and James Thomas Richards (Messines)

Susan Skinner, Gisborne Vic: dedication on behalf of my maternal grandparents who farewelled six family members, that I know of from the Williamstown area and welcomed back the two who survived.

Ann Connell and Melissa McLean, Brighton Vic dedications reads these poppies are dedicated to the soldiers who did return but suffered a range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities for the rest of their lives.

Carolyn Mills (Great Neice), Calwell ACT and Winifred Nicholson (Neice), Corowa NSW dedication to Private Ernest William Hetherington, Servie No. 326A, 15th Australian Machine Gun Company, WW1 1914-1918. Date of Death 30/09/1917 Place Belgium. Killed in Action.

Cheryl Murdoch, Belmont Vic: dedication to my great uncle Pte C T Hill #1945 was an ANZAC and fought and died in the Battle of Pozieres, France on 28th July 1916. My small contribution is in his honour and for all those brave men that fought and served their country

G J Konig, Kurrajong NSW: I dedicate my poppy to the memory of Archibald Harold McLean Willman who was badly wounded on the 6th March 1917 whilst taking part in the Bapaume advance and died on the 7th March 1917. He was of 53rd Battalion. He was my uncle.

Sylvia Morgan, Warranwood Vic: dedication reads these 22 poppies are dedicated to my cousin Flt. Lt. Leslie Gordon Knight DSO, each poppy representing one year of his life. As part of 617 Squadron RAF he died in September 1943 after enabling his crew to parchute out of his stricken Lancaster bomber.

Patricia Walters, Randwick NSW: These poppies dedicated to my great uncles: Sydney Ernest Parkes (died May 24th 1915 at Gallipoli (Sergeant) and Spencer Parkes (died 13th October 1917 in Belgium) (Corporal)

Suzanne Stanesby and Kath Kerr, Launceston TAS: Dedication to Richard Sheehan – Grandfather – WW2, Middle East: Douglas Kerr – father- Aust Airforce – Australia: Martin Kerr – (brother) – Afghanistan, Malaysia and Thomas Stanesby – Son – Iraq.

Lyn Giblett and Barb Watts, Ascot Vic: Dedication reads in memory of the lives lost. In memory of the families who endured. May we ensure the Spirit of our ANZACS continue.

Mrs Nicky Cooper, Penrith NSW: Dedication to George Verner Benson, Private 840, 30th Battalion, RIP 19th July 1916, Fromelles Plot 11 Row F Grave 4

Ginny Dolan, O’Sullivan Beach SA: Dedication in memory of Gunner William Henry Dolan, 99th Battery, Royal Artillery, died 01/07/1918

Lynn Kennedy, New Farm Qld: Dedication Hubert Sydney Centennial Simpson and Basil George Fletcher Brothers in arms. 13th Australian Infantry Battalion. DOW 30/03/1918 at Herbeterne (Somme) and 11/04/1917 respectively. (France). Our thoughts dwell, so many years later, about what might have been.

June Colin-Thome, Panania NSW: dediation to my grand uncle Charlie. He left his home in Ceylon in 1915 went to England and joined the Cold Stream Guards and served in the Dardenelles.  He made friends with two Australians. These poppies are in rememberance of the two Aussie soldiers and my grand uncle.

Linda Gray dedication reads I have dedicated to my great great uncle John Beaton _ Lance Corp. Who served with the Black Watch Sth Regiment. He was killed in France in the Battle of Aubers Ridge on 9th May 1915. I have used dark green buttons to represent the tartan of the Black Watch and Red Wood to represent the Red Hackles.

Dedication on the 101st anniversay of my great uncle Fred (William Fred Nairn) death age 19. From Mallala, South Australia

Barbara Schmidt, Burnie TAS: dedication to my mothers brother, 2031 1914-1918 war. Private Leslie Dubley (Doblie) killed in action 04/10/1917. Just a little boy, who wanted to serve.

 

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Jaqui Vincent writes : I would like to dedicate a Poppy to my Father in law: Pte. VINCENT, Sidney Earnest – 30 L of C Savedge Unit 1942-1946,  to my dear friends’ Grand Father: Cpl MASKELL, Newel Alfred Joseph – 13/22 Battalion 1916-1919,  to my co-worker & close friends’ Grand Parents: COSTELLO, Annie Elizabeth – Bletchley Park 1939-1947, COSTELLO, Maurice Raymond – 2nd Imperial Force 1939-1948, GRIMWOOD, Norman Albert – 2nd Imperial Force 1939-1948.  It is with the utmost gratitude & appreciation to all, for the opportunity to say thank you & to contribute in such a way. It is most humbling.

Patricia Gibbs[ nee Starr] dedicating the poppies I have made to my father
VX 46 Brigadier[ret] Patrick Daniel Sarsfield Starr. With deep respect and love.

Jacqueline Riles writes, In memory of my Uncle Maxwell Grant Allan who died in France in 1916 and my father Ralph Seymour Grant Allan who served with the 2/10th Battalion in WW2.  May they both R.I.P.

Marilyn Healy writes … I have a precious postcard that my Grandfather,  John sent to my Father as he sailed off to WW 1.  Pop writes :  Dear Jackie,  This is the boat that we are going to the big war on.  Are you still being a good boy and behaving well?  I know you will be and I’ll bring you back something nice when I come home.   …  …  …  …  I’ll take you for a big trip when you get a bit bigger.  Love and kisses to you and your Ma, Love Dad./  My Father would have been a baby at the time, as he was born in 1917.  My Grandfather returned, and he and my Grandmother Isla had four more children. Two of them, my Father also named John, and my Uncle Terence served in WW 11, and both returned. I’m sure that the end of that War saw my Grandparents and their daughters Audrey, Joyce and Alice rejoicing to have the family back together. I give thanks for the safe return of all those who returned to their families, and also to those who paid the highest price for their country, and paved the way for the freedoms we enjoy today. Let us never forget their sacrifice; let us always be grateful for their courage and commitment.

Yvonne Lynch, dedicates her poppies to her father-in-law Alvan Lynch who served in the merchant navy on the supply vessel The Wanganalla.

Ed & Joan Smith  dedicate their poppies to all men, women and nurses who served at the Front; the men who looked after the horses in World War 1, and those who served and currently serve in the defence of our country and freedom.

Anonymous dedicates poppies to D.P. Kerr, AIF Badge VX115215 Sapper 2/22 Field Park Company 6th Division, Royal Australian Engineers, W.A.  Marched with 2/8 Field Corps Victoria Unit.

Bill and Kath Stute of Broadford dedicate their poppies to William Charles James Stute, born at Bylands in 1889.  Enlisted in the AIF May 2, 1916 and arrived in England in late October, 1916, a member of the 46th Battalion.  William was mortally wounded during the “1st Battle of Bullecourt” on April 11, 1917.  He is buried at the Bapaume Australian Cemetary in Pas de Calais, his epitaph reading “So dearly loved, so deeply mourned.”

Anne Bradford dedicates her poppies to George Smith Cowling, Private Royal Scots, ID. No. 38818.  Died in France March 1918 age 20. Arras Memorial

Dr Suzi Chen, National President on behalf of JCI Australia writes They shall not grow old nor weary; for we will remember them.

Dr Suzi Chen, on behalf of JCI Eastern Chapter members writes : For those who made the sacrifice, both on the battle fields and at home, so we could have the peace and freedom today.

Mrs Christine Ryan JCI Chapter Brisbane Jaycees writes : For all Australian men and women who served their country in all Wars – from Brisbane Jaycees Executives and Members (especially during the period from mid 1970s to early 1990s)

Leila Margaret and John Frederick MULLER of Childers Qld dedicate their poppies to Family members who served in WW1 1. Private Francis Joseph (Frank) FISHER, A.I.F. 4538, 45th Battalion (Infantry),   born Pambula, New South Wales in August 1888, died in the field in Belgium on the   20th August 1917, aged 30. Son of Andreas and Katherine FISHER. Frank enrolled   on the 18/10/1916 at Murwillumbah, and embarked for overseas on the A72 Beltana   from Sydney on the 25/11/1916. His younger sister Marie Eva, had named her first   child with her Husband William Frederick ROLAND, Francis Joseph ROLAND after   her much loved older brother. His mother is known to have been bewildered and   grieved that her Australian born son joined the war against her home country   Germany. Frank was the uncle of my Mother-in-Laws first husband, Francis Joseph   ROLAND. 2. Private Joseph Bede (Bede) HIGGINS was born in Murwillumbah in 1898 the 6th   of 9 children born to John Bernard HIGGINS and Mary Alice COWEN. Bede   enlisted in the A.I.F. saw service in France. He was the much loved uncle of my   Mother-in-Law   He died on the 20/07/1965 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales 3. Private Frank HIGGINS, John Francis (Frank) HIGGINS was born in   Murwillumbah in 1888, the second child of John Bernard HIGGINS and Mary Alice   COWEN. Frank enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 18/10/1915 in the 15th Battalion. Frank   left Australia in March 1916, and saw service in France and Germany, and was taken   as a Prisoner of War and interred at Limburg. After returning to Australia Frank and   his wife Helen GIBSON moved from Tumbulgum in New South Wales to North   Queensland.   4. Private Daniel HIGGINS, born in 1900, the 8th of 9 children born to John Bernard   HIGGINS and Mary Alice COWEN in Tumbulgum, New South Wales. Dan joined   the A.I.F. soon after his father’s unexpected death in 1916. From the “Cairns Post”   (Cairns) of Friday 25 November 1918, page 6,”At the age of 17, Private D.   HIGGINS, “D” Company, 9th Battalion, a son of Mrs. J. C. HIGGINS, North   Tumbulgum, has won the Military Medal. This lad enlisted at the age of 16.” And   from the “Northern Star” (Lismore) of Monday 3 March 1919, page 4, “Pte. D.   HIGGINS, M.M., son of Mrs. J. B. HIGGINS, Tumbulgum, has returned to   Murwillumbah. He was once wounded and was gassed. Pte. HIGGINS won his Military   Medal .by single-handedly killing six Germans and, capturing twelve.” Dan married but   never had any children. 5. Private Charles HARTVIGSEN, my paternal grandfather’s older brother, born to   his mother Johannah Sophia HARTVIGSEN prior to her marriage to Thomas KIRK.   Charles was raised by his grandparents as their child, and was never acknowledged as   an older brother of my grandfathers. Charles served in WW1, and then later joined   the QLD Police Force. 6. Private William Charles SMITH, Service No 3483, Cousin Billy as he was known   by my maternal grandmother. Billy was the illegitimate son of Ellen SMITH, born in   Curbridge, Oxfordshire, England in 1888. Billy was a carter before enlisting at sea on   the 25/07/1915 and being assigned to the 49th Battalion. Billy arrived in Australia, in   1910, following the death of his mother. He came to be with his mother’s 2 younger   brothers, Frederick Edwin SMITH and Ernest Edwin SMITH. Billy served in France   and suffered from a gun shot wound to his right knee, which always troubled him in   later life. He returned to Australia on the 21/04/1918 on the ‘A29”. Billy died in   Brisbane in 1934. 7. Private Alfred Ernest HUMPHRIES, Service No 5444, was born on the 31/07/1898   in Townsville, the son of Alfred HUMPHRIES and Mary Ann PURCELL. He was   my paternal grandmothers first husband. He enlisted in the 18th battalion on the   06/12/1915, in Casula, New South Wales. Alfred was sent to England, but before   being sent to war, he was discharge on the 06/11/1916, medically unfit. He died in   Rockhampton goal on the 30/08/1936, he was believed to have been the first person to   die in custody in the Rockhampton Goal. 8. Corporal Cyril HOLTUM. Cyril was killed, leaving his wife and a young family. 9. Private. E. (Teddy) Holtum, who won the Military Medal.  Also to family members who served in other conflicts: 1. Leslie KIRK, my paternal grandfather, born to Thomas KIRK and Johanna Sophia   HARTVIGSEN on the 28/08/1912 at Inglewood. He enlisted at Childers on the   04/03/1939, less than 12 months after my father was born. I never knew my much   loved Pop had attempted to join the Australian Army, until I was sitting with him in   hospital a few days before he die, when he told me how he had never forgiven the   Australian Government for not letting him go to war to fight for his country with his   brothers. Pop was discharged on the 30/06/1939. He told me, that it was considered   he could best serve his country by continuing to farm. Pop died on the 02/03/1993.   Pop was a wonderful kind man, who never held grudges, but did against the   government for not allowing him to go to war with his brothers. From a family of 6   sons, 4 went to war and returned, 1 attempted to go, and 2 grandsons went to wars as   well, my great grandmother had it tough worrying about her children and   grandchildren, having not long before the commencement of the was buried her   husband. 2. Private William John KIRK, my paternal grandfather’s older brother, Service No   QX12929, born on the 28/02/1906 at Warwick, the second son of Thomas KIRK and   Johanna Sophia HARTVIGSEN. Uncle Bill enlisted in Gympie, on the 23/02/1940 in   the 2/126 Australian Infantry Battalion. He was discharged on the 14/12/1945, his   next of kin was his wife Edith. Uncle Bill also served in the Korean, as did one of his   sons, Donald. Uncle Bill died in 1970.   3. Private Thomas Edward KIRK, my paternal grandfather’s older brother, Service   No QX60248, born on the 20/08/1910 at Inglewood, the third of five sons of Thomas   KIRK and Johanna Sophia HARTVIGSEN. Uncle Tom enlisted at Redbank in   Brisbane on the 17/12/1943, he was part of the 55/53 Australian Infantry Battalion,   and was discharged on the 13/12/1945. His next of kin was his wife Georgina. Uncle   Tom died on the 05/04/1999. 4. Gunner Leonard KIRK, my paternal grandfather’s youngest brother, Service No   QX26767, born on the 10/12/1914 at Kingaroy, the fifth son of Thomas KIRK and   Johanna Sophia HARTVIGSEN. Uncle Lenny enlisted at Gympie, on the 06/01/1942   and was a Gunner in the 2/13 Composite Anti aircraft Regiment. He was discharged   on the 20/11/1945. His next of kin was his wife Doreen.   5. Private Alan KIRK, Leading Aircraftman Alan KIRK, my paternal grandfather’s   oldest brother’s son, born to James KIRK and Myra HOCKING on the 14/10/1923 in   Charters Towers. Alan enlisted in the Australian Army in South Australia, on the   01/04/1943, Service No SX29175 (S111467). Alan served in the 3 Australian   Infantry Training Battalion and was discharged on the 16/06/1943 and listed his father   as his next of kin. Alan then joined the Royal Australian Air Force at Footscray on   the 7/10/1943, Service No 145268. Alan listed his mother as next of kin, serving in   the 457 Squadron, until his discharged on the 04/02/1946. 6. Stoker Donald William KIRK, my paternal grandfather’s older brother’s son, born   to William John KIRK and Edith May BLACKBURN on the 19/04/1930. Donald   joined the Royal Australian Navy on the 31/08/1951 and served on the HMAS   Sydney until his discharge on the 03/12/1951. Serving in the Korean War.   7. Allan Lloyd HIGGINS, my husband’s mother’s younger brother, Service No   N298095, son of William Henry (Harry) HIGGINS and Lily Lydia FREEMAN, was   born in Murwillumbah on the 18/08/1920. He enlisted in Murwillumbah, and his next   of kin is listed as his wife Elsie. Uncle Lloyd was a house restumper and house   removalist in Murwillumbah. He was awarded the Royal Shipwreck Relief and   Humane Society’s Certificate of Merit, in recognition of meritorious service. From a   Newspaper clipping I assume to be from the Tweed Daily “PRAISE FOR HIGGINS   FAMILY. Further references were made yesterday in Murwillumbah to the   wonderful work done by Messrs Harry, Lloyd and George HIGGINS in rescue   operations on Saturday and early Sunday morning. “Their efforts were such as to   earn them proper public recognition,” said one official who was closely in touch with   the accomplished by these men. Similar comment was made by other citizens.” And   in another article, “AWARDS TO FATHER, TWO SONS. For their rescue work at   Murwillumbah during the flood of February 20-21, 1954, Mr H. W. HIGGINS   (Harry) HIGGINS and his two sons, Messrs A. L. (Lloyd) and H. G. (George)   HIGGINS, each have been awarded the Royal Shipwreck Relief and Humane   Society’s Certificate of Merit. They received notification of the awards yesterday.   After stating that the awards were made in recognition of meritorious service.” Uncle   Lloyd died in 1984. 8. Maureen Ellen HARTVIGSEN, daughter of Jendorff Peter HARTVIGSEN and   Annie BERGHOFFER was born in Childers on the 04/03/1925, a first cousin of my   paternal grandfather. Service No QF272207, her next of kin was listed as her father. 9. Alexander TREVOR, Service No 426190, was born on the 30/04/1923, the son of   William TREVOR and Ellie Marie Laurine LARSEN, in Childers, the nephew of my   paternal grandfather. Uncle Alec had been named after his father’s brother who had   died serving his country in WW1. Uncle Alec enlisted in Brisbane, his next of kin   was listed as his wife Ruby. Uncle Alec died in 1986.   10. Private Frederick BOAL, Service No QX57046, born 05/10/1924 in Brisbane the   son of Joseph BOAL and Elsie Lillian SMITH. Fred is the son of my Maternal   Grandmother’s oldest sister. Fred enlisted in Ingleburn, New South Wales. Fred was   delighted when I rang and spoke to him just prior to Christmas this year, and told him   about this project, and that I was making a Poppy and dedicating one for him and one   for his mother’s cousin William Charles SMITH.   11. Air Gunner Frederick Staley HODGE, Service No 426100, born 03/04/1923, in   Melbourne. Stan married Lorna TREVOR, the eldest daughter of my paternal   grandmother’s older sister, Ellie LARSEN and William TREVOR. Uncle Stan   enlisted on the 23/05/1942. Uncle Stan rarely ever spoke of his experiences as a   Prisoner of War in Belgium. Many years later he went back to Belgium to visit the   family who had helped him, and whom he remained in contact with. Uncle Stan died   in 2007. 12. Corporal Francis William HIGGINS, Service no QX39230, born on the   05/10/1916, whilst his father was serving in WW1 in France. Francis William   enlisted at Babinda on the 19th August 1941 and served in the 2/6 Australian Infantry   Battalion. 13. Private Lawrence Wilfred HARTVIGSEN, Service No Q145132, born in Childers  on the 31/08/1921 son of Jendorff Peter HARTVIGSEN and Annie BERGHOFFER.   Lawrence enlisted in the Army in Childers on the 16/01/1942. He is the son of my   great grandmother’s brother. Lawrence lived most of his life in Childers. 14. John SIMPSON, son of William SIMPSON and Emma COLEMAN was born in   Gympie and served in the Boer War. John is my Great Grandmothers older brother.

Names mentioned on the Memorial Board at Booyal from WW1 From the Memorial Boards found in the Booyal Memorial Hall and the Booyal Central State   School listing the names of those from the area who served in World War 1 the following list   of names was obtained. There are differences in spelling between all of the honour boards   and service records, there are also differences in initials recorded on the boards. With an   amalgamation of the names that are recorded on the various boards and the names that I   believe should be on the boards because of the association of their families with Booyal, 41   men who were associated with the Booyal community went to WW1. From the Web Site: http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/memorial/?id=232 I obtained the photo   of the memorial at the school with the list of names.   From the Memorial Plaque located in the Booyal Memorial Hall, an additional name is discovered   amongst those of the WW1 dead from Booyal, that of M. CORNER. A photo of this plaque was   accessed from http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/images/memorial/233-1.jpg   1. Private Thomas MANDERSON, Regiment No 429 of the 42nd Battalion A.I.F.   Thomas was born in 1889 the son of Thomas MANDERSN and Elizabeth Jessie Jane   FERGUSON. Thomas enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 26th October 1915. Thomas was   killed in action in the field in Belgium on the 9th June 1917. Thomas is remembered   in the Bethleen Farm West Military Cemetery.   2. Corporal Charles MANDERSON, Regiment No 428 of the 42nd Battalion A.I.F.   Charles was born in 1890 the son of Thomas MANDERSN and Elizabeth Jessie Jane   FERGUSON. Charles enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 18th October 1915.   Charles was   killed in action in the field in France on the 31st August 1918. Charles is remembered   in the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.   3. Private James Arthur DONALD, Regiment No 4790 of the 25th Battalion A.I.F.   James was born in 1893 the son of Alexander DONALD and Fanny Corker FODEN.   James enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 22nd January 1916. James died as a result of   wounds he received in action on the 15th November 1916 in France. James is   remembered at the Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt L’abb.   4. Private Frederick Stanley SALMONI, Regiment No 791 of the 15th Battalion   A.I.F. Frederick was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1892 son of William SALMONI and   Mary. Frederick enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 22nd September 1914. Frederick was   killed in action at Gallipoli on the 26th April 1915. Frederick is remembered at the   Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli.   5. Private John Lorimer STEPHENS, Regiment No 4783 of the 26th Battalion A.I.F.   John was born in 1886 son of William Henry STEPHENS and Mary Jane HILL. John   enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 15th November 1915. John was killed in action in France   on the 3rd May 1917. John is remembered at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.   6. Private William Malcolm HARWOOD, Regiment No 369 of the 42nd Battalion   A.I.F. William was born in 1883 the son of Jonathon HARWOOD and Mary   CLARK. William enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 29th December 1915. William died at   sea on the 5th July 1916. William is remembered at the Hollybrook Memorial,   Southampton. 7. Private Percy Arthur HOWARD, Regiment No 596673 of the 11th Depot Battalion   A.I.F. Percy was born in 1897 the son of William George Broom HOWARD and   Edith SMITH. Percy enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 16th February 1916. Percy died in   Brisbane on the 21st March 1916. Percy is buried at the Toowong General Cemetery. 8. Private Arthur LAMBERT, Regiment No 3005A of the 47th Battalion A.I.F.   Arthur was born in 1891 the son of John LAMBERT and Sarah POPE. Arthur   enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 14th June 1916. Arthur was killed in action on the 5th   April 1918 in France. Arthur is remembered at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. 9. Private William Henry BATES, Regiment No 3247 of the 41st Battalion A.I.F.   William was born in 1874 the son of Joseph Carson BATES and Margaret Ann   FIELD. William enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 24th May 1917. William died at sea on   the 24th August 1917. William is remembered at the Hollybrook Memorial,   Southampton. 10. Lance Corporal Maxwell CORNER, Regiment No 11/1531 of the Wellington   Mounted Rifles, NZEF. Maxwell was born in Stranton, Durham, England in June   1889 the son of George Broderick CORNER and Jane CORNER. Maxwell died on   the 8th April 1917. Maxwell is remembered at the Port Said War Memorial   Cemetery, Egypt. Maxwell’s mother Jane was living at Gin Gin in 1917.   11. Corporal James DIXON, Regiment No 4663, enlisted on the 30/10/1915, embarked   at Sydney on HMAT “Moolta” on the 12/04/1916.   Was born in November 1879, in   Croydon, England, the son of George DIXON and Agnes ROBINSON. James   DIXON returned to Australia after the end of the war, seeing service in several   countries in Europe. He died in Maryborough, Queensland in February 1941. 12. Private Percy Marwood ABELL, joined the A.I.F. on the 28/05/1917 Service   Number 3257. Percy was born in Leeds, England on the 6th August, 1872, to   Lonsdale ABELL and Mary SLATER. Percy and his family arrived in Australia on  board the “Compta” in Brisbane on the 10th November 1881. He left Australia as part   of the 4th Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements, from Sydney, New South Wales per   H.M.A.T. A20 “Hororata” on the 14th June, 1917, bound for Liverpool. On board was   another Soldier remembered on the Booyal Memorial, William Henry BATES. Percy   was returned to Australia for discharge per A.68 on 01/11/1917 for senility and   bronchitis. Percy died on the 4th October 1956 in Queensland. Terrace, Normanby, a   suburb of Brisbane. Percy had a property between Booyal and Gin Gin, at St. Agnes,   called “Lonsdale” named after his father, he also worked as a stockman at   Moolboolaman before moving to Rochester   13. Private Charles Alexander BAILEY, joined the A.I.F. on the 25/05/1915, Service   Number 1653. He was a member of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Battalion,   2nd Reinforcements, embarked from Brisbane on the H.M.A.T. A9 “Shropshire” on the   17th August 1915. Son of William Charles BAILEY and Esther MORRISSON, born   18/08/1896 near Gin Gin, in Queensland. Served at the Gallipoli Peninsular.   Received a gun shot wound to his left foot, in France on the 29/071916. Returned to   Australia 16/10/1916. Discharge on the 28/02/1917, he died in 1958 in Queensland.   He also served in WW2 Service Number 261579. 14. Private Burnett Henry BAILEY, regiment No 1653 of the 26th Battalion 2nd   Reinforcements of the A.I.F. Burnett was born in 1894 the son of William Charles   BAILEY and Esther Morrison of Gin Gin in Queensland. Burnett enlisted on the 25th   May 1916 in Brisbane. Burnett saw service in Gallipoli and France and was wounded   in the hand twice. His wounds in France required the amputation of 2 fingers, and he   was returned to Australia. 15. Sapper Harry William BUGG Service Number 56 of the 1st Tunnelling Company /   Australian electrical & Mechanical Mining & Boring Company. Harry was born in   London in 1886, the son of Henry George BUGG and Emily May KIMBER. He   married Ethel Alice TAYLOR on the7/03/1908 Little Ilford. Harry left his wife and   daughter Ethel in Essex when he left from London for Sydney, Australia on the   15/01/1910 on board the Pericles. Harry was a farmer at Booyal prior to his   enlistment on the 20/09/1915. Harry left Australia on the HMAT A38 Ulysses on the   20/02/1916, and journeyed to Freemantle, where he deaparted on the 01/04/1916.   Sapper BUGG was wounded in action on the 23/06/1916, receiving gunsht wounds to   his face, left arm and right leg. Sapper BUGG stayed in various war zones until the   end of the war, when he returned to England. He then accompanied his wife and   daughter to Australia on the ‘Indarra’ arriving in Sydney on the 09/09/1919. Harry   BUGG returned to Booyal where he farmed in the Goodnight Scrub area until the   early 1930’s. He then moved to Yeronga in Brisbane and worked as a labourer.   Harry died on the 10/05/1965 in Brisbane. 16. Gunner Reginald William Thompson CURRY was born in Brisbane in September   1896, the son of Edwin Blafford Stewart CURRY and Anna Maria Catherine BLUM.   He enlisted on the 01/12/1915, and left Australia on HMAT A8 Argyllshire on the   11/05/1916. He returned to Australia in May 1917 and was discharged medically   unfit. He died in Brisbane on the 06/02/1981, aged 84 years. 17. Private Thomas Stephen PLATONOFF, was born in Kherson, Ukraine on the   19/09/1892 to Stephan PLATNOFF and Tatiana ODARCHINKO. Thomas and his   family arrived in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the 12/11/1911 per the ‘Kumano   Maru’. The family moved to Cordalba and worked on the construction of the   Cordalba – Dallarnill railway line. Later the family purchased a farm at Booyal.   Thomas enlisted in the A.I.F. in Brisbane on the 17/01/1916. Thomas, Service N   1950, served as part of the 52nd Battalion on the western Front. After discharge from   the A.I.F. Thomas worked as a labourer in many locations throughout Queensland,   and was involved in the ‘Sheepskins for Russia’ drive during WW2. Thomas was hit   on the head while working as a wharfie in Brisbane in 1954, and died as a result of his   injuries. 18. Private George PLATONOFF, was born in Kherson, Ukraine on the 03/05/1897 to   Stephan PLATNOFF and Tatiana ODARCHINKO. George and his family arrived in   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the 12/11/1911 per the ‘Kumano Maru’. The   family moved to Cordalba and worked on the construction of the Cordalba –   Dallarnill railway line. Later the family purchased a farm at Booyal. George enlisted   in the A.I.F. in Brisbane on the 15/11/1915. George, Service No 4754, served as part   of the 25th Battalion on the Western Front. After discharge from the A.I.F. George   lived for many years in Childers. George moved to Innisfail, before moving to   Brisbane where he died in 1958. 19. Private Feodot PEACHENOFF, Service No 13638, joined the A.I.F. on the   08/12/1915 and served in the 5th Field Ambulance in France. Feodot was a naturalised   Australian, arriving from Russia with 2 other families. Feodot was born near Keiff,   Russia in June 1882, and had previously served 4 years in the Russian Army, where   he had served with Stephan PLATONOFF the father of Stephen Thomas   PLATONOFF and George PLATONOFF. , 20. Private Edward Elgie CORNER joined the A.I.F. in Brisbane on the 27/10/1914   and served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment. He had been born in Cardiff, Wales,   and had immigrated to Australia with his mother and brother. Another brother had   gone to New Zealand and served in the NZEF and was killed in action. Edward lived   in the Perry River area, near Booyal, and remained there farming with his brother   after he returned from the war. 21. Private Noel CORNER joined the A.I.F. in Brisbane on the 17/10/1916 and served   with the 20th Battalion. He had been born in Cardiff, Wales, and had immigrated to   Australia with his mother and brother. Noel lived in the Perry River area, near   Booyal, and remained there farming with his brother and mother after he returned   from the war. 22. Private Frank DAY, joined the 9th Infantry Battalion on the 6th January, 1915, in   Maryborough. He was born in Brisbane, and served in Gallipoli and France. After   returning home from service, Frank started work in the Goodnight Scrub Sawmill, at   that time owned by his father. Frank eventually took over the ownership and   management of the Mill. Soon after frank was seriously injured in a sawmill accident   and died as a result of his injuries on the 22/03/1922. 23. Private William Spencer NEAL, joined the A.I.F. on the 13/04/1915, he was born   near Inverell, New South Wales. William was awarded the Distinguished Conduct   Medal on the 14/01/1919 for ‘Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the   attack nea Mont St. Quentin, on 2nd September, 1918. He was attached to the brigade   snipers, and came into action against a large party of the enemy running along a   shallow communication trench, killing twenty with his rifle fire. An officer then fired   point-blank at him at 40 yards’ range, but missed and he immediately retaliated by   shooting him. The rest of the enemy then turned round and surrendered. He also put   a machine gun out of action by shooting three of the team. His coolness was   remarkable.’ He died on the 04/01/1938. 24. Private William Thomas Bruce TAYLOR, enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 06/10/1915   and served in the 9th Battalion. He was born in Childers, and was working as a   stockman when he enlisted. Willie was the brother of Mrs KING or Ringwood station   at Booyal. At a function prior to his embarkation overseas, Willie received from the   Patriotic League of Booyal ‘a beautiful engraved silver wristlet watch’ which was   presented to him by Miss LONGHURST. 25. J. RUSSELL was a mate of Willie TAYLOR, and at the same function where Willie   TAYLOR was presented with a wrist watch, RUSSELL was presented with a pocket   wallet and fountain pen by the Patriotic League of Booyal. 26. G. RUSSELL is remembered on the memorial board at Booyal. 27. Lance Corporal Alfred Roland RANDELL, enlisted in the 26th Battalion on the   09/10/1915. He was born in Mudgee, New South Wales, and at the time of his   enlistment was a farmer at Booyal, married with 2 children. He served in France, and   received gunshot wounds to his laft hand and chest. 28. Bombardier Bernard James LONGHURST, served in both the first and Second   World Wars. In WW1, he enlisted on the 13/10/1915 and listed his mother, Mrs Mary   Ann LONGHURST, of Booyal as his Next of Kin. He served in the 34th Battery, 9th   Field Artillery Brigade and left Australia per the ‘Argylishire’ on the 11/05/1916. He   was promoted to Bombardier on the 10/11/1916 and saw service in France, and   returned to Australia on the 10/05/1919. He joined for Service again on the   16/10/1916 and was posted to the 1st Garrison Battalion, he was promoted to Lance   Corporal on the 19/10/1939, to Temporary Corporal 09/12/1940 and to Acting   Sergeant on 26/02/1942. Bernard was then posted to the 15th Garrison Battalion on   10/08/1942, and his rank of sergeant confirmed on the 16/06/1944. He was   discharged on the 25/08/1944. He died on the 15/06/1946. 29. Private George Alec DONALD, the son of Mrs Fannie DONALD of Booyal, George   enlisted in the A.I.F. on the 15/11/1915 in Brisbane. George saw service in France,   and was wounded seriously in the abdomen, which resulted in him being returned to   Australia for discharge.   30. F MUIR is remembered on the Memorial board at Booyal 31. Private George OLIVER, enlisted in the 25th Battalion on the 26/02/1915. He was   the son of Mr. John OLIVER, of Booyal, and was born at Childers. George served in   France and was reported missing in action on the 29/07/1916, when he was taken as a   Prisoner of War on the Somme and interned at Langensalza, and later at   Kreigsgefangenenlager, Germany.     32. Private Fred OLIVER, was born in Eldon Village in England, and at the time of his   enlistment on the 06/11/1916 was a labourer living with his father Joseph OLIVER at   Marule, near Booyal. Fred served in France, and on his return to England, requested   to be discharged in England. He was employed by the Eldon Colliery. Fred married   in England and he and his wife came to Australia in 1920, before returning to England   in 1921. 33. Trooper Thomas William OLIVER was born in Auckland, England and enlisted in   the A.I.F. on the 22/11/1915. Thomas served in Port Said and Gaza, before returning   to Australia following a bout of Malaria. 34. Private Charles Albert PEARCE, was born near Warwick, Qld, and enlisted on the   20/09/1915, the son of Rueben PEARCE of Booyal. Charles saw service at Port Said,   and suffered a gunshot wound to his left thigh. After returning back to Australia on   the ‘Aeneas’, Charles married and joined the Army for service in WW2. 35. Sargent Albert George PEARCE, was born near Gladstone, Qld, the son of Ruben   PEARCE of Booyal. George joined the A.I.F. on the 22/11/1915, in Brisbane and   saw service in France, where he was wounded on several different occasions,   including in the shoulder and seriously in the thigh. George was discharged on the   16/01/1919. 36. J WILLIAMS is remembered on the Memorial board at Booyal Names from Booyal from WW2 1. Private Adelaide COLEMAN, born on the 18/12/1899 in Childers, Qld. Service No   QF270598, enlisted on the 15/04/1943 in Redbank. Adelaide was discharged on the   27/03/1946, and listed her mother Alice COLEMAN as her next of kin. Adelaide   never married and spent her later years surrounded by her beloved cats, and lived with   her brother Harry, in Booyal, in the family home, all of her life. She was a wonderful   kind and eccentric lady that I recall fondly. 2. N. BROWN is remembered on the Memorial board at Booyal 3. J. MASSEY is remembered on the Memorial board at Booyal 4. H WALTERS is remembered on the Memorial board at Booyal

Leila Margaret MULLER and Rhonda HARRIS dedicate their poppies to : Names mentioned on the Memorial Board at Booyal from WW1 1. Private Stephen DIXON Regimental No 1671 of the 26th Battalion A I F. Stephen   was born 14th September 1894 in Gin Gin son of Joseph Dixon and Charlotte   Elizabeth Walker. Stephen enlisted 24th May 1915 in Brisbane. He left on the HMAT   A9 Shropshire on 17th August 1915 Stephen died of wounds on 7th August 1916 aged   22 years. Stephen is remembered in Puchevillers British Cemetery France. 2. Private Joseph DIXON Regimental No 1672 of the 26th Battalion 2nd Reinforcement A I F. Joseph was born 2nd November 1895 son of Joseph Dixon and Charlotte   Elizabeth Walker. Joseph enlisted 24th May 1915 in Brisbane with his brother   Stephen. He left on the HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17th August 1915. Joseph returned to   Australia 24th July 1919. Joseph died in Townsville Qld. 3. Private David DIXON Regimental No 44 of the Machine Gun Company 3rd   Machine Gun Battalion. Dave was born 11th February 1893 in Gin Gin son of Joseph   Dixon and Charlotte Elizabeth Walker. Brother of Stephen & Joseph. Dave enlisted   12th February 1916 in Brisbane. He left on HMAT A30 Borda on 5th June 1916. Dave   later became a Lance Corporal 3rd Machine Gun Battalion. Dave returned to Brisbane   10th May 1919. Dave died in Brisbane 5th March 1968 and is buried in Anzac Section   Mt Gravatt Cemetery Brisbane Qld.

Leila Margaret MULLER, Rhonda Harris and Helen COLEMAN dedicate their poppies to : Names mentioned on the Memorial Board at Booyal from WW1 1. Lance Corporal Harry COLEMAN was born in Bundaberg the son of Henry COLEMAN and Alice Elizabeth SKILLINGTON. Harry was the eldest son, and had   helped his mother raise the children after his father died. Harry lived all his life in the   family home. Harry served in France. Harry had a love of horses which he passed on   to his great niece Helen. He was always a very patient, family man. Harry lived all   his life at Booyal. 2. Gunner Thomas Milner COLEMAN was born in Bundaberg the son of Henry   COLEMAN and Alice Elizabeth SKILLINGTON. Tom was awarded the military   medal, he served in France, and returned to Australia per ‘Suffolk’. Tom remained   connected to the Booyal community throughout his life. 3. Driver Wilfred (Ted) COLEMAN was born in Howard the son of Henry COLEMAN and Alice Elizabeth SKILLINGTON. He enlisted in the A.I.F. as an 18   year old on the 27/01/1915. Ted saw service in France, and enlisted as part of the   Home Guard in WW2. Ted lived all his life in Booyal, and was a much loved   grandfather by his granddaughter Helen. Ted served the Booyal community as a local   councillor.

Yvonne Lynch of Essendon Vic writes : My 27 poppies are dedicated to the people that are connected to me : My Brother Albert Eyssens who service in the Vietnam War as a tunnel rat, My Brothers in law : Richard Papworth and Joe Agnello who also served during the Vietnam War, My nephew Bill Kennett who served overseas for the police force, My Uncle who died during World War II when the german POW ship he was on was sunk by friendly fire and My husband’s uncle Martin Lynch who died during WWII

Beris Hannam (nee Morrison) dedicates her poppies in memory of her uncle Francis Morrison, born in Victoria in 1894, served during World War 1 and died in Cowes, Belgium on the 30th of November 1917, aged 23 years.

Barbara Wilson of Wallan dedicates her poppy in memory of Captain Ernest Simeon Wilson, Adjutant, 37th Battalion A.I.F., who was born in Cudal, NSW 24/12/1883 and died in Melbourne, August, 1940.  He was mentioned in despatches, Sir Douglas Haig, 16th March 1919.

Barbara Wilson of Wallan dedicates her poppy in memory of her Dad, HWK – Keith McQuinn,  Chief Petty Officer PM7650, HMAS Kanimbla, WW2.  Born 20/4/1911 – died 22/11/1970.

Pam Scott of Kilmore dedicates her poppies to Alfred Earnest Price of East Brunswick, Victoria, who served during WW1 with Unit 3, Australian Casualty Clearing Station.  Husband of Ethel May Forrester.  Wish I knew your history – in memory of a wonderful person.

Dawn Harmer, Cosgrove Vic, To my dear uncles who lost their lives, aged 16 years. Tom and Frank

Marie Pryor, Gladstone Park Vic, I am the daughter of a WW11 Veteran; the wife of a Vietnam, Malayan Emergency & the Indonesian Confrontation veteran and the mother of an Iraq veteran, all returned safely, Thank God.

Barbara Anne Lacey, Toowoomba Qld, In loving memory of cousin who went to Malaya, Lawrence Richard Downes died 1965 on the 17th May. He is always remembered on the Mother’s Memorial in Bell, Queensland.

Margie Flint, Grasmere NSW, I dedicate 3 poppies – one for my Great Uncle Fred, voluntyeered under-age in 1914-went to and returned from Gallipoli; another for my darling Dad, Wal, who volunteered in 1939 to join the Navy – went to and returned from the Middle East; and the third for all our heroes – each and every one of them. My humble gratitude and love cannot be put into words, Thank you

Marjorie Leonarder, Bathurst NSW, Pte Ralph Curbishley, Cheshire Reg, British Forces 1915-1917 France, rememberd by hisd daughter Marjorie also Pte Albert Curbishley, Cheshire Reg., Critish Forces 1915-1916 Killed in France, remembered by his niece Marjorie

Robert Doyle, Tomboye NSW, Dedicated to John Arthur Joseph Doyle, 2nd/16th Machine Gun Battalion, WW11, remembered by his two sons Robert and Edward Lest We Forget also Robert Henry Doyle 1940-1945, Lest We Forget

Glende McPherson, Traralgon Vic, For my grandfather Charles William Heywood, 4th Lighthorse Regiment, fought at Gallipoli and came home

Jennifer Doyle, Tomboye NSW, Dedicated to Lance Corporal James Vincent Leonarder, EM, Serv No NX28976, 2nd/4th Field Company R.A.E. WW11; remembered by your daughter Jenny Doyle; Robert and Grandchildren; also Charles Leonarder, 2nd/4th Field Company 1940-41

Coral Armstrong, Goulburn NSW, To Pte William A Cumberland, Ser No NX4512 died while prisoner of war in Thailand, 1943

Anonymous, To Albert Henry Latham 23/07/1916, Fleurbaix, Battle Fields, France; also Austin Roy Latham, Killed in Action 08/08/1918 Battle Fields, France

Sylvia Thornell, Tyabb Vic, Pte Arnold Toebelmann, 613, 8th Batt, AIF died 04/10/1917 aged 21 years, son of Johan & Amelie Toebelmann of Moorooduc Vic. Remembered wit hHNonour; Menin Gate, Ypres Memorial

Debbie Macpherson, Gisborne Vic, These 13 poppies are from each member of my family in memory of m y father Cecil Townsing who fought in WW11 and sadly passed away in 2007. I would also like to dedicate them to all past and present Defence Force Personnel

Wanda Burnham, Bargara Qld, Dedicated to my uncle Richard Gregson, 23 yo; Navigator, Royal Aust Air Force; shot down over Borneo; also to all of the unknown soldiers, sailors and airmen.

Mary Treacy, Kerang Vic, Dedicated to my uncle John William Treacy, 1705, 38th Batt, AIF; died 1990 aged 104years, in loving memory his niece Mary and great nieces and nephews Jennifer Peck; Michael; Phillip; Kevin; Peter and Terry Treacy

Sue Tucker, Epping Vic, To our beloved Grandpa William Samuel Launce 1892-1972 a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps UK. Also to our dear great Grandad Wiliam Alfred Lare 1890-1963 Marine-Fireman – wounded in France, your bravery is commendable!

Corrimal CPSA – A Bell, Corrimal NSW, Dedicated to my grandfather killed in France

Teena Dixon, Kelso QLD, Dedicated to all who served and their families who lost so much. I send 33 poppies, one for each year my hujsband served in the Army, one for each year, he came home safe.

Ms Birch, Richmond Vic, In memory of Alfred Ernest Coleman and Ernest Wilfred Birch, Gallipoli 1919

Vivian Regan, Hurstbridge Vic, To all those whom we shall nevere know but whose sacrifice has touched all our lives. Lest We Forget

Di Botterill, Box Hill North Vic, In memory of Robert Fernley Pearson, 6th Batt AIF died 24/07/1916 aged 26 years, Pozieres, France; George Charles Pearson, 31st Batt AIF, died 21/07/1916 aged 25 years, Villiers-Bretonneux, France; John Leslie Pearson 4/12 Machine Gun Company died 15/04/1918 aged 20 years, Bonnay Cemetery France

Kimberley Matthews, Mount Hunter NSW, For my great grandfather, Angus Murtagh and my great uncles, Samuel and Francis Coll Baugh, who fought in WW1

Beryl M Perry (Moad), North Rocks NSW, In memory of Francis Cornwal Moad, Serv No. 153; 6th Lighthorse, 2nd Reinforcements, 09/12/1914-08/11/1916 buried Reilly Station Cemetery 2½ miles NNE of Corble

Robyn Woodroffe, Glen Waverley Vic, WW1 – ANZAC – Gregory Ratcliffe Smith; WW11 – Gerald Gregory Smith and Horacy Elwyn Stalker

Joan Pilbeam (nee Bennett), Canterbury Vic, Loving Memories

Slavic Women of Gippsland-Anastasia Ivanova, Yinnar South Vic, Slavic Women of Gippsland dedicate their poppies to all our hereoes of WW1 and WW11.

 

Micelle Burgun, Marulan NSWS, 5 Poppies made in remembrance of my 5 great-uncles the LeCerf brothers of Tumbarumba NSW. Albert d 1917 Buried in France; Francis d 1915 Buried in Albany WA; George, Joseph, and James LeCerf all returned from WW1

Margaret Lea, North Bendigo Vic, In memory of my Great Uncle Carl Flowers who was lost in France Aged 22. I give thanks for all those soldiers who fought and died in the war

Christina Leese, Tallong NSW, In memory of Pte Clarence Colin Munro, my uncle, 05/07/1915-10/06/1916 Serv No 2180; 17th Batt, 4 Reinforcements, died of wounds buried Bailleul Cemetery Extension, France AW Memorial Panel 83. Also my uncle Sgt Roy James Munro, D.C.M. Ser No 3108; 10 Reg., 2nd Batt; 10mm 14th Infantry Machine Gun Company; 5th Machine Gun Batt. discharged 18/07/1919

Margaret Peake, Goulburn NSW, Colonel Harvey Hammersley Peake, WW1 and WW11

Benjamin and Alexander Hart, Goulburn NSW, write : this is for our poppy – Harold Kent he fought in WW2

Chelsea Cartwright, Goulburn NSW, This is for my pop – Harold Kent he fought in WW2

Annie & Emily Kent, Goulburn NSW, In memory of Grandad, H.A.Kent, WW11

Irene Dunwoodie, Goulburn NSW, In honour of all those who serve thier country in war

V Sinclair, Goulburn NSW, For Reuben Frank Swain who was presumed drowned on S.S.”Oride” which got bombed by German U Boat off coasdt of England 30/01/1915 aged 50

Sue Maurer, Lower Templestowe Vic, My poppies are dedicated to four courageous family members who served in two World Wars. My father, William Samuel Hatherley, VX53717, 2/12th Field Regiment, 9th Division, Dad served in the Middle East, New Guinea and Borneo; My step-grandfather, Robert William Luke, No. 623, 2nd Aust Pioneer Battalion MM, DCM. Bob served at Gallipoli and France. He was wounded in October 1918 resulting in permanent disability. My grandfather-in-law, Albert Jules Maurer, No 3871, 9/21st Battalion, Albert was wounded in left arm resulting in amputation in Buire, France November 1916 and also to my uncle-in-law Allan Albert Maurer, VX37824, 2/6th Cavalry Commando Regiment, Allan served in the Middle East and was killed in action in Wewak, New Guinea, May 1945.

Christine Dix, Glen Waverley Vic, I dedicate my poppies to William Henry Houghton (WW1 929, 57th Batt. Gallipoli veteran; Clarence Mansfield Hudson (WW1 5031 29th/57th Batt.); Alfred Harvey Rudolph Hudson (WW1 5032 57th/29th/47th Batt.); Robert Leslie Hudson (WW1 4417 23rd Batt.), Stanley William Hudson (WW1 4418 23rd Batt.), Frederick Charles Dix (WW1 * WW11 1790 13 F.A.B.), Leonard John Hudson (WW11 156990 RAAF 7ACS), Charles Harold Dix (WW11 119700 RAAF 2 Squadron), John Andrewwartha (WW11 59721 RAAF 105 Fighter Control Unit), Gordon Henry Juniper (WW11 PM3992 RAN), Keigh Stanley Hunt (WW11 143879 RAAF), Walter Nelson Crouch (WW11 QX9015 2/10 Field Regiment POW Malaya Burma Thai Railway), Brian Selby Gill (Vietnam 5RAR) and to all our military personal past and present especially those currently serving overseas. Also to those in reserved occupations and those who did war work as well as their normal or reserved work at home

Boorang CWA (Elayne Uebergang), Natimuk Vic, it is with pride, that we the members of Boorang CWA Natimuk, Victoria honour the memory of those who gave their lives for our District, State and Nation, with these poppies

Tilligerry CWA, Tanilba Bay NSW, Lovingly made by members and friends of Tilligerry CWA

The Craft Corner, Aveo Retirement Village-Junette Colless, Robina Qld, To all those who came home and to all who didn’t

Heather Bruce, Thurgoona NSW, Dedicated to George Webb, my great uncle wo died at Gallipoli; also his younger brother Syd who returned home after the war.

Beverley Leamon, Wodonga West Vic, To my father WW11 RAAF No 128218 LAC STOCKDALE, E.F.J. No 22 Squadron RSV, served in New Guinea and all the islands. Think about you every day Dad, Love You.

Merle Climo, Bellevue Tauranga, NZ, These poppies are knitted with love in memory of my uncle who was a prisoner of war in Stalag 8B in Germany and in Crete.

Avril and Clare Jeffrey, Cranbourne Vic, To all the members o the Jeffrey, Thwaites and Allen families. May they all rest in peace

Jenny Reaburn, Goorambat Vic, In memory of family members of the Burns/Hayes; Sherwood/Reaburn families

Christine Mary Jones, Boronia Vic, Dedicated to a distant relative Reginal Roy Inwood, VC. He was awarded the Victoria Cross during WW1, for bravery in an attack at Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium, 19-22 September 1917. Also my uncle, Arthur Ronald Winckel who fought in P.N.G. In WW11; and for a friend – Gunner Paul Haw, who fought in Vietnam 1968-69.

Marjory Fieldus (nee McAlister), Arundel Qld, Vincent Bernard Osborn, WW1, Army also Alan Robert Christie, WW11, RAAF, muched loved uncles of Marjory Fieldus (McAlister) and Margaret Fabris (McAlister) “Lest We Forget”

Marjory Fieldus, Arundel Qld, Allan Charles Fieldus fought with the 2nd/33rd Batt. WW11. In loving memory from his grandchildren Melinda and Andrew Fieldus

Margaret Fabris (nee McAlister), Ocean Grove Vic, Vincent Bernard Osborn, WW1, Army also Alan Robert Christie, WW11, RAAF, muched loved uncles of Marjory Fieldus (McAlister) and Margaret Fabris (McAlister) “Lest We Forget”

Mary Cox, Drouin Vic, In memory of Keith Cattanach died in Changi, Malaysia 1943 – AIF 2/29 Bn, Aust Infantry – aged 309 – Remembered with honour

Sue Wilts, Neerim South Vic, In loving memory of our son Jeffrey Wilts who died at 19 years old while on army exercised in Malaysia on June 27th 1990

Karen Salamon, Donvale Vic, These poppies arededicated to my great-uncles who fought in WW1. Wesley Hutchinson is buried at Ypres; his younger brother Stanley returned home. It is also dedicated to my husband’s grandfather, a Hungarian mand Salamon Istvan, who fought on the otherside in t he same war. Opposites ikn war, their descendants have made one family.

Kaye Patricia Pritchard, Elwood Vic, to my father Roy Pritchard WW11; and my grandfather Bill Yeomans

The Nifty Needles Group, Templestowe Vic, To all the people who served for our country. Thank you forever grateful

Jennifer Coates, Templestowe Vic, To my great uncles who are buried in France – James Carrington (59th Batt); William Carrington (8th Batt) James Daniel Carrington (11th Batt)

Pat Rowland, Templestowe Lower Vic, To John Rowland and John Conserdine WW1

Kathleen Kelly, Templestowe Lower Vic, To my great uncle Robbie McIntyre WW1. He died at age 18. Lest We Forget

Meg Bell (nee Crawley), Koonwarra Vic, Dedicated to Uncle Jim Crawley; Jim was in the trenches, beside his cobber. A grenade was thrown in, it hit his cobber. Jim was splattered with his cobber’s remains, he survived. Back in Australia, he awoke, screaming, each night, Auntie Bessie would soother him. Lifelong mates, when Jim died, Bessie passed, 3 days later, to be with him. Meg Bell (nee Crawley)

Elizabeth Ryan, Romsey Vic, From the Ryan Family-Andrew; Elizabeth and Matthew. Dedicated to the memory of AIF member 11953-Elizabeth’s great great uncle who died in WW1 and is resting in Belgium. AIF member 800-Andrew’s great great uncle who died in WW1 and is resting in France. AIF member 2196 / VX50841-Andrew’s great grandad who served in both WW1 and WW11. AIF member VX67756-Elizabeth’s grandfather who served in WW11. And all those that have made the sacrifice that allows us to live freely today

Sandra Newman, Ferntree Gully, Thank you for your supreme sacrifice

Wendy Jacobs, Ballarat Vic, My poppies are dedicated to the members of B Company, 6th Battalion 1st AIF and Sgt Frank R Fischer who saved my grandfather’s life at Lihon France.

Colin & Jennifer Niddrie, Belconnen ACT, William Alfred Protheero, Lance Corporal – Ser No. 297, 18th Batt., Australian Army, WW1 1914-1918, died 15 April 1918 France from Young NSW; Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France

Colin & Jennifer Niddrie, Belconnen ACT, Stanley Roy Niddrie (22), Sergeant – Ser No 2735, 58th Batt (Infantry) Australian Army, WW1 1914-1918, KIA 6 August 1918 France, from Hamilton, Victoria; Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France

Aileen Shea dedicates her poppies to Gorden Shea who saw active service in World War 2.

Nerida Mason, Dapto NSW, Dedication to the brave men who went to war. My father & my father-in-law both fought in World War 2. I have nephew in Afghanistan now.

Anonymous, Box Hill Vic, Dedicated to Abel Seaman Noel A Foster, HMAS Nepal; HMAS Toowoomba; Minesweeper 21st Flotilla, North Sea, Atlantic, Pacific and Sth West China Seas; and Private James Prendergast, 14th Battalion, Anzac Cove, France, Belgium

Judy Whitelaw, Rosebud Vic, Dedicated to Adam Towers, KIA 29/8/1914 aged 23 Gallipoli and France; Arthur James Towers; Gallipopi and France; George Albert Haythorne, KIA 08/09/1917, Gallopli and France; Alfred Benjamin Haythorne, MM,; Christopher Matthew Rundell; Thomas William Whitelaw; Hector Rolland Cleland, died POW Ambon April 1942.

Judi Tindale, Wantirna South Vic, Dedicated to Alan Thomas Tindale; Alexander Moore and Robert Frederick Allsop

City of Ballarat Libraries, Ballarat Vic, Dedicated to Alex Dow (Boer War); George William Waller; Nelson Wesley Barwise; Henry William Barwise; Albert George Barwise; Wesley Walkeden; Stanley Gordon Ingamells

Dorothy Gosen, Lowood Qld, Dedicated to all men and women who fought for our country in all wars.

Combined Probus Club of Tunstall Craft Group, Blackburn Vic, Dedicated to all the brave men who gave their lives for our country and freedom

Enid Braszell, Vermont Vic, Dedicated to all the brave men, both those who gave their lives and the one’s that came home bujt still struggle with their injuries and memories “Thank You”

Joan Middenway, Kings Point Ulladulla NSW, Dedicated to Capt Arthur Middenway, Monmouth Shire Regiment, Royal Engineers

Gloria Turner, Box Hill Vic, Dedicated to Claude Frederic Turner, AIF, KIA Northern France 9/8/1918 aged 22; Noel Gordon Tampling, KIA Northern France 30/09/1918 aged 21; William Edwin Gravell, died Northern France 30/06/1916 aged 285.

Carel Stavely, Reservoir Vic, Dedicated to Corp Norman D’Angri, Ballarag, KIA 26/9/1917 Belgium,

Ballarat Specialist School – Gail S, Ballarat Vic, Dedicated to Cyril Dunkley-Smith; Reg Clark also to Les McCarthy,

Therese Hylton, Belvedere Park, Seaford Vic, Dedicated to Darcy Bucklett, Rat of Tobruk,

Anne Blakeney, St James WA, Dedicated to Donald McLarty Bartlett No 1508; KIA Gallipoli 07/08/1915; Victor George Groutsch; Francis James Groutsch,

Jenny Gray, Nilma North VIC, Dedicated to Edward Avery from Pt Franklin WW1,

Delwyn Rickard, Stawell Vic, Dedicated to Edward Miller, 3/38th Batt AIF, injured several times, but always went back to do his bit.

Beverley Gibbins, Hornsby NSW, Dedicated to Frederick Gibbons,

Dorothy Shinfield, Galston NSW, Dedicated to George Wood (Pte) 55th Battalion AIF 2039. George was my grandfather’s brother who migrated to Australia at the age of 18 and was sadly killed on 21.7.1916,

Joan Middenway, Kings Point Ulladulla NSW, Dedicated to Gnr Arthur William Vining, AIF, France and Belgium

Pat Goss, Rowville Vic, Dedicated to Grandad Dalton, who looked after the horses, making sure they all had gas masks on – this could not have been an easy task.

Jason Williams, Mt Evelyn Vic, Dedicated to Great Uncle Edward ‘Teddy’ Harris 2/14 AIF KIA Kokoda; Great Uncle R W ‘Oz’ Osborn, RAN; Grandpa Herbert Alexander ‘Tony’ Williams 2/10 AIF.

Pam Stiles, Northcote Vic, Dedicated to Gregory Glembin; Robert Trevor Carr, KIA Ypres; John Patgrick Slaven and Joseph John O’Sullivan and Dr Lynch a Changi Survivor.

Kitty Thomas, , Dedicated to Gunner Paul Ford, AIF, KIA France 14/08/17; Lieut James Ford, AIF, KIA 02/08/17 Belgium; my father Louis John Delth and my cousin John Alexander McFadden.

Wendy Jones, Diamond Creek Vic, Dedicated to Harry Fawcett, WW1 died France; Sydney Dunston, WW1; Joseph Duke, WW11, Army and Herbert Duke, WW2, Airforce.

Delwyn Rickard, Stawell Vic, Dedicated to James Alan Ian Guthridge, AIF,

Jenny Linden, Doreen Vic, Dedicated to James Alexander Linden, Royal Scots Fusiliers injured Gallipoli died Malta 14/01/1916.

Clare Chapman, Ferny Hills DC Qld, Dedicated to James Schroeder Campbell, Air Force in WW11; William Oscar Campbell, 7th Div, WW11; Oscar Henry Schroeder, O Siege Brigade, died of wounds at Aubigny-en-Artois, May 1917; Marie Forbes who taught me to crochet, she served at HMAS Penquini during WW11; Frank Campbell wo served in the Light Horse, died Palestine May 1917.

Margaret Anlezark (nee Warren), Hornsby NSW, Dedicated to John David Warren3rd Batt AIF served in France WW1 8/11/1916-15/2/1919,

Margi Cousins, Ballarat Vic, Dedicated to John Valentine Wilson,

Christine Kemper, Foster Vic, dedicated to Joseph Thomas Berlowitz, KIA 3/5/1917 Villers-Bretonneux and Albert Henry Clement Richards served WW1 and WW2,

Watsonia Library, Watsonia Vic, Dedicated to Leonard Charles Dennis; Frederick Dyete; Frank (pingeye) Pirois; Ernest Valentine; Albert Valentine; Alfred Valentine; Eric Burnside Patch; William Barker-Scott Bellairs; Joyce Helena Bellairs; Edwin Sylvester Palmer; Robert James Dixo; George Langshaw; John James Langshaw; Will (William) Nolan; john James Kelly.

Sue Gaballa, Woodend Vic, Dedicated to Leslie Mansell, Light Hose Man who served Gallipoli, Beersheba, the Somme and Paschendale.

Angela Livy, Box Hill Vic, Dedicated to Lieut John Timothy Maguire, AIF, MC, in recognition of good work in command of the ninth platoon of his division in an attack on Polygon Wood 20 Sept 1917. I and all the Maguired family honour you for the sacrifice you made.

Lorell Benier, Wantirna Vic, Dedicated to Maxwell Lawrence Davey; Henry Gordon Peacock KIA 5/09/1941 at Tobruk; Alfred Crowther, KIA 25/4/1915, Gallipoli Peninsula; Harold Victor Cail; Sylvester Peacock; Frederick Joseph Peacock.

Margaret Johnston, Werrington Downs NSW, Dedicated to my ancestors who fought in WW1 and WW11, sadly they are no longer with ujs and we will always remember them,

Dianne Franklin, South Grafton NSW, Dedicated to my dad Raymond Charles Clare (WW11); my father-in-law John Leonard Franklin (WW11) and my grandfather Reginald Lyle Clare (WW1) We miss them everyday and are so grateful to them all for fighting to keep us free.

Linda Graham, Park Ridge South Qld, Dedicated to my father Jack Robinson, Royal Warwickshire Division WW11; my grandfather Jack Robinson served WW1; my grandfather Frank Bale WW1, miraculously they all came home to their loving families.

Liz, Hornsby NSW, Dedicated to my father who served in PNG,

Kathy McNeil, Essendon Vic, Dedicated to my grandfather and his 2 brothers who fought bravely and did not return.

Katherine Stevens, Canning Vale WA, Dedicated to my grandfather Alfred Blackley; my uncles John, Frank and Hector Gibbons and my uncl,e Robert Blackley. I am grateful for the freedom Australia enjoyed as a result, thank you.

Sandra Davis, Kingston TAS, Dedicated to my grandfather Raymond Mays McWilliams Royal Aus Artillery WW2 TX1715 returned serviceman now deceased.

Sandra Arnold, Chermside Qld, Dedicated to my Grandfather who fought and survived Gallipoli and my father who served in the Korean War,

Tracey Boyd, Glenthompson VIC, Dedicated to my grandfather, Albert Litchfield. Served in the Merchant Navy and Royal Navy during WW2. Survived the bombing and sinking of a ship at sea and lived into his 80’s but in hindsight, he probably suffered from post traumatic stress syndrome after the war until he died. RIP Grandad.

Cherly Loschiavo, Somerville Vic, Dedicated to my great uncles James Ernest Newland, VC and John Leslie Gogoll who died at the age of 22 in France.

Sue Vernon, Newcastleupon Tyne, Dedicated to my mothers fiance KIA in WW11; for all Australian Nurses and those who worked as ambulance drivers and nurses at the front.

Felicity Gabbrielli, Hunters Hill NSW, Dedicated to my two great-uncles (brothers) whno were killed two months to the day apart in Passchendaele, Belgium. Winton Langtry aged 20, 38th Bn AIF died 4/10/1917 and Leslie Langtry, aged 27, originally of 2nd Light Horse, KIA 4/12/1917, both born in Nhill Victoria; also to L/Cpl Walter T Roy from Yanac Vic, KIA in Belgium 4/10/1914 aged 26, 6th Bn AIF,

Betty Besent , Nowra NSW, Dedicated to my uncle Thomas Christopher Irvine KIA Ypres,

Marie Stubbs, Box Hill South Vic, Dedicated to N oorman Thomas Talbett, KIA Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli 05/08/1915 aged 20 yrs.

Jody Lloyd, Ballarat Vic, Dedicated to our Great Pop, Popsicle, Uncle John W and all the other brave men and women,

Judith Ralston, Mitcham Vic, Dedicated to our uncle Albert Vincent Gilchrist, 8th Batt AIF, KIA 24/06/1916 France aged 21 yrs; We never got to see you, very sad love from your nephew John Vincent Davies and niece Judith Esther Ralston.

Christine & Angus Macdonald, Berowra Hts NSW, Dedicated to Royden Stanley Turner; Charles Francis Rogerson; Willliam James Gordon Freeman KIA at ANZAC Cove and William Godfrey McDonald KIA France 09/05/1917.

Masry Brown, North Richmond NSW, Dedicated to Sylvia Marchant; Maurice Sandry; John Sandry.

Louise Dexter, Mulgrave Vic, Dedicated to the memory of Army, Navy and Air Force Servicewomen, Members of the Medical Corps, Merchant Navy, Aboriginal service personnel, non-combatant service personnel, animals who served in WWI, prisoners of war, servicemen killed by friendly fire, returned servicement physically and mentally damaged, traumatised servicemen who died by their own hand,

Elizabeth Humphrey, Sale Vic, Dedicated to the memory of John Sarsfield Slattery; POW Changi,

Kerri Hollier, Narangba Qld, Dedicated to the men of 15 Squadron RAAF WW11,

Leon Kleeberger, Box Hill Vic, Dedicated to the mothers who saw their sons off to war many of whom did not return. To Mary Kleeberger, widow whose sons were Oscar Kleeberger, RAN; Theodore Kleeberger AIF, wounded twice; and Paul Kleeberger AIF wounded three times.

St John’s Parish Mitcham – Rhyannon Elliott, Mitcham Vic, Dedicated to the parents, grandparents and parishioners of our community who currently serve and have served in the defense of our county.

Junemary Miskin, Mitcham Vic, Dedicated to Trooper Hugh Francis Miskin, 4th Light Horse, charge of Beersheba, returned safely 08/09/1919.

Jennifer Witham, Pottsville NSW, Dedicated to W Witham, wounded in action at Messines; T N Witham, DSM, Solomon Islands; S V Graham, Tobruk, El Alameinh and North Borneo

Pauline Floyd, Morphettville SA, Dedicated to Walter Albert Grenill, WW1; Reginald John (JackA) Floyd, WW2; Leigh James Floyd, Vietnam; Tim Floyd, currently serving and my two uncles William Noske, RAAF, WW2 and John Walter Noske, Army, WW2 and to all current serving members of the Aust Defence Force.

Annette McTackett, Thirlmere NSW, Dedicated to William Allen, WW1 and Arthur Johnson, WW11,

Patricia Wright, Applecross WA, Dedicated to William Francis O’Meara, DCM-for gallantry near Mouquet Farm, 3 Sept 1916 also his borther Bert O’Meara, KIA 13 Oct 1915 ,

Sallie Sainsbury, Dedicated to William James Vincent Peek,

Nessa Cheung, Mont Albert Vic, Dedicated to William Mitchell, KIA Gallipoli 15/08/1915; Alfred Charles Mitchell; Sidney Charles Mitchell; William Landy, KIA Fromelle 19/07/1916.

Suzanne Buchel, Campberdown NSW, Dedicated to William Walter, AIF, 4th Batt, from Suzanne, Fail, Gary, Rosli, Amanda,

  1. Stewart, Toowoomba Qld, Dedicates her poppies to L/Bombadier J.P. McCosker, 6 Div, WWII, and L/Corporal J.E. Stewart, Vietnam,

Sandra Clark, Childers Qld, Dedicates her poppies to L/Cpl George Malcolm Waddell, #399 2nd Light Horse Regt AIF, KIA Magdmaba Egypt, 23 December 1916, A/Serg Maurice John, #1837, 2nd Light Horse Regt AIF, Pte James Butlerl Hodgson, #902, 8th Btn AIF,

Vicki Matthews, Hallam Vic, Dedicates her poppies to the men of her family who lay deep in foreigh soil, Lest We Forget. And also to her son Adam, who has served his country since 2001, Australian Army.

Barbara Dean, Newtown NSW, Dedicates the poem IN FLANDERS FIELDS and the red poppies are in memory of my grandmother’s younger brother Roy Powis Wilkinson killed in Belgium on October 13, 1917. He was a member of the 47th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force. While engaged in the Third Battle of Ypres, he died on the slopes below Paschendaele Village in the Battle of Poelcappedll from a gunshot wound. He is buried at the Ypres War Cemetary.

Andrea Risborg, Lysterfield Vic, Dedicatged to all the service men and women who gave their lives to serve our country,

Kaye Langford, Mount Gambier SA, Dedication for Frank Bonner,

Monica Perry, Green Point NSW, Dedication made in memory of those men & women who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their country, and Christian ideals.

Beth Wilson, Moonee Ponds VIC, Dedication one poppy for each of my grandfathers: Private Hugh John Norman McWilliam who served at Gallipoli and Sergeant Claude Leopold Whitehead Wilson who fought and nearly died on the Somme. Thank you both.

Alison Pyper, Alice Springs NT, Dedication to all services who fought for our freedom, so that we could live in peace.

Heather Mackinnon, Forbes NSW, Dedication to all the “padres” that served in the forces & dedication to all the nurses.

Marion Smith OAM, Horsham VIC, Dedication to all the brave men and women who served and are serving in all branches of the Armed Forces both at home and in areas of conflict overseas, who have given so much so that we can live in freedom and peace. Especially remembering those members of our family who served in WW1 and WW2. Namely: Sydney Robert Smith, George Henry Smith, Lesley James Doyle, John Hamilton Doyle and Kenneth Doyle. May we never forget the sacrifices they made for us. “Lest We Forget”,

Cheryll Paull, Alice Springs NT, Dedication to all the men & women who gave the time & life for our country to make it what it is today. Thank You.

Denise Goedemandt, Alice Springs NT, Dedication to all the men and women who gave the time and life for our country to make it is today. Thank You,

Heidi Cutrale, , Dedication to all the men and women who gave the time and life for our country to make it is today. Thank You,

Stacey Kaye, Hampton VIC, Dedication to all the very brave women and men who have served and continue to serve around the world. In memory of Captain Bradley A Elms R.C.R. Canadian Military,

Anne Clifton, Alice Springs NT, Dedication to all those who fought for our freedom.

Nola Higgins, Blackburn VIC, Dedication to Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, A H Petrass Panel No 83, and Duncan Glenn McNair 9th Squadron Vietnam,

Diane Collyer, Ferntree Gull VIC, Dedication to fallen members of Boronia RSL,

Doris Bickers, Anglesea VIC, Dedication to Father: Sapper Thomas O’Neill WW1 Despatch Rider #1783 and Brother: Pvt Thomas John O’Neill WW2 VX 61918: Husband John Alexander Bickers WW2 VX11874,

Bev Rowney, Speed VIC, Dedication to John Ribbons WW1 aznd Thomas Rowney WW2 and all the men and women who fought for our country.

Sheryl Jones, Morayfield QLD, Dedication to my dad, Lindsay Brookes WW2 QX40214 and his uncles from WW1: Harold Vidler 2460 and Kennether Vidler 1809. All these survived and came home to their families. Very proud of you all. “May the colour of the poppy remind us of the blood spilt in a land far away”,

Maureen York, Alice Springs NT, Dedication to my father, uncle, brothers & nephew, and to all the men & women who served in the forces and those who fought for our freedom & especially those who never came home,

Dianne Williams, Rosebud Vic, Dedication to my grandfather’s brother Leslie Russel Blake who died on the 3rd October – 4 weeks before the end of the war. He was highly decorated and was part of Douglas Mawsoms expedition to Antarctica 1911-1914. He was based on Macquarie Island and stranded for two years.

Lorraine Costello, Alice Springs NT, Dedication to two of my uncles and all the service men & women who fought for our great country. Thank You.

Clarendon Historic Hall Museum, Clarendon SA, Dedication to WW1 Fallen: Percival C Merritt, Sydney L Merritt, George R Tester, Oliver R Tester, Lemuel L Spencer, Thomas Chapman. “To our boys who never came home”,

Robyn Inverarity, Mt Gambier SA, Dedication to: Colin Inverarity, Australia Armed served PNG: Neil Hart, RAAF – served Aust. Lyall Aird, Aust Army – served Middle East: Bob Oliver, RAAF – served Malaya.

Elizabeth McKellar, Deception Bay QLD, Dedication to: Sydney Martin Challenger Wormald WW1: William Challenger Wormald WW!: Thomas Edward Phelan WW!: Jack Dudley Wormald WW@: Louis Challenger Wormald WW@: Sydney Alfred Wormald WW2: Lesley James Wormald WW2: Mick McKellar (Arthur) WW2: Ian John McKellar Vietnam: Gilbert Phillis WW2: Edward James S Phelan WW2: Jack Taylor WW2: Harry Paton WW2: and my mother’s second cousin Jack who fought & died in the first WW1…sadly never asked mum what his surname was and the purple poppies are for all the animals who supported and died in all wars,

Nola Jewssurt, Bongaree QLD, Dedication top all those people who gave their lives for us.

Jo Carmody, Mullumbimby NSW, Dedicatred to James Joseph Carmody, WW1; Lyndon Brooks Carmody, WW2; George Mills; Tom Barnes; John (Jack) Ellis; Gordon Schultz and Alan (Nab) Stenning.

Leah Foote, Essendon Vic, For my father Stuart Heywood,

Lisette Dillon, Scarborough QLD, I dedicate each of my poppies to the beautiful young men who were underage when they enlisted. As a mother of sons, it chills my heart to think of men (barely more than boys) who were subjected to the unspeakable horrors of war. My eleven poppies represent the Armistice date/number,

Toni Grahame, Greensborough VIC, I dedicate my poppies to my great grandfather’s brother Albert Edward Hurne who enlisted on December 18, 1914, AIF 7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement, Rank of Private, Number 1569. He was 36 years old. Listed as Died of Wounds 10th May 1915. To his honour and all that served. Lest we Forget.

Ingrid Meadows, Mt Dandenong VIC, I dedicate to John Foster Meadows, who served in the RAF,

Wendy Furze, Gordon ACT, I would like to dedicate my poppies to the memory of my Grandfather and my husbands Grandfather – Alexander Gordon Cameron, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Dec 1914-Nov 1915 (1688) and Norman Arthur Crossley, 24th Infantry Battalion, May 1915-Jan 1916 (2238),

Julie Chatterton, Jindabyne NSW, I would like to dedicate these poppies to my Great Grandfather, Private Robert John Tout, 5th Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps. Conflict 1914-1918. Died 5th February, 1917, of wounds. Aged 29. Buried France, 177 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery. Lest we Forget.

Judy Schneider, Donvale Vic, In loving memory of my dear uncle George Brown and my dear uncle John Rae.

Lesley Plant, Glen Waverley, In loving memory of my uncle John Leslie Cossar, 57th Battalion . Les was killed at Bullecourt 12th May 1917 age 21 years.

Candice Boyd, friends and strangers, Parkville VIC, In memory and sorrow for the victims of war – soldiers and civiliams on both sided of conflict.

The Knitting Natters Group, Rosebud Vic, In memory of all the brave men and women who served and gave their lives in time of conflict.

Joanne Moore, Bonnells Bay NSW, In memory of ANZAC : Lest We Forget,

Dianne Elphick, East Maitland, In memory of Arnold Ferry – who didn’t fire a shot in WWII. Embarked for Singapore. Disembarked – surrendered weapons and marched to Changi, Neil McKeough – flew the Atlantic searching for submarines, Clarrie Elkphick – Rat of Tobruk, injured on the Kokoda trail ,

Colin & Helen Campbell, Mawson ACT, In memory of J M Crennan, P R Summergreen,,

B E Eaton, Lake Gardens Vic, In memory of my father Edward Francis Joseph Stockdale,

Pam Forsyth, Kew Vic, In memory of my grandfather Stanley James Forsyth,

Marlene Burrows, Mount Hope Ontario Canada, In memory of my nephew Capt. Bradley A. Elms Canadian Armed Forces and to all the women and men who served in the Australian and Canadian Military very bravely each and every day. Thank You,

Yvonne Rosendahl, Wyreema QLD, In memory of our father Charles Thomas Nayler 2/9 Bat. Middle East & New Guinea from Margaret: Susan: Yvonne: Lynne & David,

Julie Foster, Sale Vic, In memory of Private E J Bulmer, VX23580, Second Twenty Third Battalion, Died Tobruk 02/06/1941.

Pam Gardner, Bundoora VIC, In memory of the brave soldiers. Such a wonderful idea.

Heather Simmons, Narre Warren Vic, In memory of those who gave up their youth, their families, and died fighting in the mud and cold, for us to enjoy the freedom of our country. We will remember you all.

Sue O’Shea, Herne Hill Vic, In remembrance of my father Des Beach and my uncle Ross Nicolson who fought for our freedom in WW11 and they both loved the freedom of Australia.

Kathy Steen, Narre Warren South Vic, In remembrance of all who put their lives on the line for us all. Lest We Forget.

Sheila Turner, Box Hill South Vic, Just a little thankyuou to those who did return and those who did not from someone who was a small child at the time of WW11,

Patricia Smale, Airport West Vic, My dedicationis to all the men & women of Australia & New Zealand who fort and lossed their lives and had heartbraking times when they came home. We thank the men & women from the bottom of our hearts.

Madelaine Reid (nee) Titterington, Greensborough VIC, My three dedications: Firstly my father who was in the Merchant Navy & stationed in Darwin during the second WW: Secondly my grandfather whom was in the lighthorse brigade in 1st WW: Thirdly my uncle whom served in India in 2nd WW and spent time in Changi Jail.

Gabrielle Penning, Goulburn NSW, Remembering all the boys who went on an adventure and didn’t come home.

Marie Holmes, Woolongong NSW, Thank you for the this opportunity to acknowledge our uncle Francis Maloney. He was reported missing or killed on 20th May 1944. He has a huge amount of nieces and nephews that he never got to know. These 25 poppes are in memory of his “25” years of life. Also in memory of all the men and women killed in all wars,

Wendy Smith, Eagleby Qld, Thank you to all those who fought for our freedom, your fight was not in vain.

Ann Watterston, Minyip Vic, Thank you to the men and women who gave their lives so we could be free and happy.

Lancefield Niehgbourhood House – Spinners and Yarners – Deidre Knell, Lancefield Vic, the twonship of Lancefield, Victoria, recognises and commemorates the sacrifice of all participants in the Great War, both abroad and in conflicts and support at home with grateful appreciation.

Lynne Holcombe, Croydon VIC, These poppies are dedicatd to the memory of the my beloved father VX147175 who served our country for 1451 days of his life in New Guinea and Bouganville.

Margaret Lyon, Ringwood VIC, These poppies are dedicted to my husband’s father 17784 Sapper E A Lyon 1st FCE who served in France in the 1st World War, and to my father VX54448 Lieut R H Lyon who was wounded at Buna in New Guinea 1942,

Marie Kuzyl & Irene Baran, Strathfield NSW, This has been a fantastic project to undertake. It was a time to reflect on the past. It is very symbolic to remember the fallen at Gallipoli.

Eileen Buckland, Mallacoota Vic, To all men and women who have fought in any war. You are certainlyu to be admired and are the real heros.

Lenore Humphreys, Sale Vic, To all men who served in WW1,

Val Harvey, Nagambie Vic, To all our families who helped keep us safe – My Dad 3688 Edward James Higgs; My Sister 110658 Evelyn Joyce Higgs; My Uncle V14529 Richard Ernest Higgs; 142642 Archie James Johnston; My Father-in-law 6518 Walter Thomas Harvey; My cousikns Fred Johnston; Stan Hilllier; Wilfred Hillier; Arthur Blair; Percy Blair,

Msaria Denni, Keilor Vic, To all the ANZACS thank you for your sacrifice,

Pauline Moore, Hunters Hill NSW, To all the Anzacs who fought and lost their lives, and all the other servicemen who are still fighting to keep us free. To my father and mother who fought in WWII. We will always remember them,

Anglesea Aged Care, Anglesea VIC, To all the men & women who have served Australia around the world in the many wars. Your dedication to duty has earned the respect of all Australians. From the residents & staff of Anglesea Aged Care,

Margaret Waters , Howrah TAS, To all the nurses who served in WW1 and around Gallipoli,

Margot A Bryan, Pakenham Vic, To all who fought,

Keith Fox, MacLeay Is. Qld, To my father and his brothers. Pte William Patrick Fox Q221862, Pte Hugh Fox, QX9735, S. Sgt Kevin James Fox QX15218. Also to my mum who also served at home with the Red Cross.

Catherine Joy Webster (nee Wattus), Berry NSW, To my uncle Private Charles Wattus, Regimental No. 2892 – 46th Austrlaian Infantry Battalion – Australian Armny WWI. He was 22 years, 6 mths old when he was killed in action 1.10.1917 in Belgium. Initially in 1920 notifcation sent that he was buried in Tyne Cot British Cemetery, however in 1922, further informaiton showed it was a cse of mistaken identity. No final resting place was ever determined. His name is on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres and also commemoration wall of the Australian War Memorial at Panel 142. I have the coppy of the Australian Imperial Force consignment receipt to his father who signed for one package on September 24 1918, containing his identity disc. Small comfort for his parents and their large family.

Lyn Harata Speirs, Engadine NSW, To the soldier of the cross – to the Battalion of Maori Soldiers that went to war AKE AKE KIA KAHA E!,

Erin Ritter nee McDonald, Hallam Vic, To William John McDonald (great grandfather) No. 352 and NO640 WWIl – No. 640 served with the 2nd Australian Travelling Corp. Received Military Medal for Bravery on field in the Newport Beins Affair, Battle of Ypres, Belgium, also Alfred Hector Donald McDonald – VX76323 – WWII, AIF, Frederick Ernest Glisson, VX106216 – 56/60 A.I. Btn, AIF – Awarded Frontline Medal and Order of Australia Medal recipient, 1982, Thomas Hedley Charles McDonald, V63307 – WWII, Frank Sykes – VX2478 – WWII – 2/2 Aus Field Ambulance, Charles Frederick Powrie – VX115067 (V151205), 16th Aus Co A.A.S.C.

St Jonh’s Craft Group, J Egan, Uralla NSW, We dedicate these poppies to all the men and women who have fought for our country over many wars and compaigns. May we never forget the sacrifices both you and your families endured.

Kath Newth, With love to the fallen,

 

Meredith Atilemile of Palmerston ACT dedicates her poppies to : Brigadier-General Harold Edward (‘Pompey’) Elliott DSO : 19 June 1878 – 23 March 1931. Appointed to command the 7th Battalion (2nd Brigade) when the AIF was being formed. Wounded and evacuated on the day of the Gallipoli landing, his Battalion repulsed the Turkish counter-attacks at Lone Pine in August. As Brigadier-General commanding the 15th Brigade in the 5th Division, his first action in France was in the Battle of Fromelles (July 1916). Sadly, his strongly-worded recommendation that the battle be postponed until better reconnaissance and planning could be undertaken, was rejected or ignored and carnage followed. Elliott was known and respected for his closeness to his men with whom he had an excellent rapport. He spent most of his time at the front with the men, and their safety was his highest priority. Unfortunately, his outspoken criticism of senior officers and battle orders often caused him difficulties and saw him overlooked for promotion and decoration. He and his Brigade were highly successful in Polygon Wood in September 1917 and again at Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918. After the war, Elliott was elected to the Senate as a Victorian representative. He was actively involved in the affairs of returned soldiers and was chiefly responsible for redrafting the constitution of the Returned Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Imperial League of Australia. Elliott’s physical and mental health suffered as a result of his experiences during the war, and he died on 23 March 1931 as a result of self-inflicted wounds.  Charles George SCHRODER 26 March 1893 – 22 November 1962. ‘Chas’ enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 9 June 1915 (number 2438). Landing at Gallipoli on 2 September, he served with the 3rd Battalion and at Anzac Corps headquarters. In 1916-18 he performed staff duties at the headquarters of IIAnzac (later XXII) Corps on the Western Front. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (January 1917), promoted Warrant Officer Class I (December), and Mentioned in Despatches (1918). For his work with the French Fifth Army in the Second Battle of the Marne (July-August 1918) he won the Croix de Guerre (1919). He was severely injured playing cricket and saw out the last few months of the war in hospital in England.Charles returned to Australia and became a highly respected member of society, serving as President of the Hunter District Water Board from December 1938 until his retirement in March 1953. He was a member of the State War Effort Co-ordination Committee and chief executive officer of the Northern District Co-ordination Control during the Second World War. He had three sons, one of whom was my father.   John Donald SCHRODER (b October 1895). Enlisted 8 June 1915 Number 3127. 3rd Battalion 10th Reinforcements. Served in the Senussi Campaign (Egypt/Libya December 1915-February 1916). Transferred to 5th Division Signals Company 16 March 1916. Soon after his arrival in France he served as Communications Engineer on the staff of Brigadier-General Harold ‘Pompey’ Elliott for the duration of the war. Promoted to Lieutenant January 1917. Mentioned in Dispatches June 1917, awarded the Military Cross in May 1918 and the Bar to his MC in July 1918 following the battle of Villers-Bretonneux.  Commander Andrew Charles SCHRODER (RAN) : Currently serving.

St Albans Library (Victoria), St Albans VIC, Children from the St Albans Library’s Friday Activity Zone made poppies as part of our Remembrance Day Project. In doing so, they remembered all men and women who have served our country during times of war, military conflict and peace.

D Hammond, Crawley WA, dedicated to all our Australian soldiers and servicemen who fought in the Great War of 1914-1918 and to all those who fought in all subsequent wars; with a special dedication to my uncle, Thomas Davidson, who died as a POW in Thailand in 1943.

Janice Yardley, Doveton VIC, dedicated to all the young men and boys that gave their lives never to return home again.

Christine Henderson, Rowville VIC, dedicated to the memory of my great uncle, John William Cumberland, 7th Australian Infantry Battalion, who died on August 10th 1918 from bullet wounds sustained at the Battle of Amiens. He was 34 years old and is buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France.

Helen O’Farrell, Virginia QLD, dedicated to Private Archibald (Archie) Laurence Edwards (No 5676) died Bullecourt 11/04/1917. Private Roy Edwards (brother to Archie) RETURNED. Private Herbert (Herb) Roil RETURNED, and to all their brothers-in-arms.

Catherine Joy McCall, Earlwood NSW, dedicates her poppies to her father-in-law James McCall, 3437, 55th Inf. Battalion. He was mentioned in dispatches for gallant and distinguished services in the field, and to her husband Clive Campbell McCall, NX203241, 2/43rd Battalion, 9th Division, Sandackan and Borneo.

Rosemary Berrell, of Ashburton Vic dedicates her poppies to the Australian Light Horse during WWI

Bronwyn Clague, Mitcham Vic, dedicates her poppy to George Albert (Bert) Radnell. Born 1890 Died 1979. 2nd Machine Gun Company, was at Anzac Cope. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry during operation. Returned home.,

Julie Robinson, Mooroolbark Vic, dedicates her poppy to Private Andrew Bayne, 47th AIF, 6th Reinforcement. He died in action in Northern France, and was buried in New Church, Ypres, Belfium. He is honored and remembered by his grandsons : Ian, Bruce, Alex and Peter Robinson.

Mary Mance (Forrester), Kancoona Vic, dedicates to Albert Soper (18 years) Killed by landmine in Holland WW2.

Denise Curtis, Narre Warren South Vic, dedicates to Bernard Alexander Parsons, father served WW11

Diane Purdy, Wantirna Vic, Dedicates to father, Gilbert Golomb, 13 Field Rgt AIF; mother, Joyce Golomb (Moore) Aust Army Medical Corp

Ann Bailey, Ferntree Gully, dedicates to father, grandfather’s and uncle’s who served in WW1 and WW2

Elaine O’Keefe, Blackburn Vic, dedicates to George Birken, grandfather served in France during WW1 with British Forces; Harry Potter, father served in Middle East WW2 with Australian Forces.

Sue Morris, Chirnside Park Vic, dedicates to Grandfather Ernest Edward Worrall and his brother-in-law Jack, John Frederick Adolphus Soderstrom

Susan Wagner, Vancouver Canada, dedicates to grandfather Hercules Charles Sydney Carss, No 5980, 38th Batt AIF

Heather Bill, Goulburn NSW, dedicates her poppies to great grandfather Allan Williamson, his brother Ronald Williamson Gallipoli also great uncle Neville Williamson, Korea

Robin Owen, North Ringwood Vic, dedicates to Great Great Uncles Willis Albert Foord, MM, 6th Batt SN 5091; Albert Ernest Foord SN 55304 NZEF; Frank Farnsworth Foord SN 53678 NZEF

Leila O’Connor, Dimboola Vic, dedicates to Private Leslie Harold John White K.I.A. 11/5/1917 in France, 58tyh Battalion A.I.F. Age 18 years,

Kerrie County, Macleod Vic, dedicates to uncles LAC Kevin Countyu, RAAF, WW2, Cpl Kenneth Manning, Army, WW2; all family County, Henshaw, Irons, Nugent, McDonald, Keys, O’Brien, Clifford and McColl

Teresa Ellum, Mooroolbark Vic, dedicates to Walter Hafield, grandfather

Linda Medway, Cootamundra NSW, dedicates toi Eric Bunt KIA 7/11/1917

Victoria Diamond, Elizabeth Vale SA, dedicates: Charles George Davis No 1709; Robert V Gay No 34325; Edward Alexander Davey VX135585

Sonia Frances Smith, Kaleen ACT, dedicates her poppies to Grandfather George Noakes served in both world wars and to numerous relatives and all  men and women who served.

Christine Collicoat, Maryborough Vic, dedicates: Grandfather Charles George Davis, 13th Light Horse WW1; Father-Edward Alexander Davey, 39th Bat, Kokoda WW2.

Pauline Nolan, Vermont Vic, dedicates: Keith Newman, 2/28 Aust Trans Platoon, AIF; Agnes De Valdez, Womens Army Servicve 1942-1946

Lynda McGrath, Brighton SA, dedicates her poppies in memory of my two lovely grandfathers who were one of the lucky ones who got home safely after the war. I feel so privileged that I was able to meet these two lovely men and get to know them. This is for them and for all the men and women who had to serve in these very brutal wars to give us the life we live today.

Ivy Russell, North Sunshine VIC, dedicates her poppies to her father – James Berry WWI. Husband L Russell

Julie, Jaimie-Lee and Indie, Belgian Gardens QLD, writes : for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Richelle Pawley and Shirley Bruce, Eltham North VIC, dedicate their popies to Harold George Bruce, Stanley Edward Haggis.

Natasha Gorny, Mentone VIC, writes : I dedicate my poppies to the servicemen and servicewomen in the past, present and the future. In loving memory of my Grandfather Nikita.

Nicole Harris, Malvern East VIC, writes : I dedicate these poppies to my late Grandmother Ina Verena (Jackie) Cresswell who lost her 3 brothers in World War 2. Two perished during duty and the other suffered disabling injury due to inhaling gas which resulted in early death.

Maya Ryan, Coromer NSW, writes :I dedicate this poppy to the most beautiful sound this world has ever known. My Granddad. John Anthony Sullivan who was in the navy from 1969-1978 on the Vung Tau ferry. He sadly passed away on the 26/03/2014

Tarina McBain, Mawson Lakes SA, writes :I hope everyone always remembers and respects the sacrifices made.,

Annemarie Young, Tumut NSW, writes :I would like to dedicate my poppy to Private John Henry (Harry) Jagoe – SN:6541 20th Infantry Battalion, World War I. Private Harry Jagoe fought bravely on the Western Front. He was killed in action in the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium, on 20 September 1917. He was only 19! Lest we Forget!

Mrs K A Smith, Doncaster VIC, writes : In memory of my uncle John Edward Turton – Born UK. Died 16/7/1942 aged 24. Unit Text: 149 (The Lancashire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt. Rank: Gunner.

Nola Gray, VIC, writes : In memory of Pte Hamnett Hudson. Killed in Action 22/2/1917,

Nola Gray, VIC, writes : In memory of Pte Joseph Daniel Leo Duane. Killed in Action 3/5/1917. In memory of Stoker Frederick William Gray. Died 13/5/1942, Adam Park – Singapore.

Sandra Aldred, Franklin TAS, writes : In memory of Samual Aldred who served in the ‘Great’ War.

Mrs Gloria Thomas, Glasshouse Mtns QLD, writes : In memory of the wonderful men and women who wont to the war zones to fight or to care for our troops. We owe them so much. My uncle Pte G H Crawford never came back home.

Yvonne Wetemans, Lake Gardens VIC, writes : In remembrance of those who gave their everything and those families who had the strength to carry on without them. Our lives are what they are today because of their sacrifice. Lest We Forget.

Sandra Chatterton of the St Ives Quilters of Terrey Hills NSW writes : Lest We Forget

Sue, Stephen and Joan Snelgrove, Alstonville NSW, writes : My 87 year old mother in law in England knitted these poppies for the Anzac memorial in 2015 after I told her about the project.

Students, Parent and Staff of Mitchelton State High School and Ferny Grove State School (Belinda Wicks: Defence Transition Mentor). Our school community would like to dedicate these poppies to the 5000 Poppies Project as we believe that the youth of today should always remember the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served our country in all wars and conflicts to keep our country free. We will remember them. Lest we forget.

Mrs Naomi Macdonald-Johnson, Badger Creek VIC, writes : Our thoughts are with the families of those that went to war to make Australia a safe place for us all. We will never forget them. Our poppies are a small gift for the huge one we were given. Thank you. J-J family xxx Thank you for allowing us to show that ‘we will remember them’.

Mrs Jane Weaver, Meadow Heights VIC, dedicates her poppies to Private Richard Clarence Shone, 21st Australian Infantry Battalion. Died: 5/10/1918 France, Age 25. Lance Corporal Charles William Shone, 38th Australian Infantry Battalion Died 7/6/1917 Belgium, Age 23. To an Unknown Soldier.

Mrs Robyn Norden, Surrey Hills VIC, dedicates her poppies to Private William John Roden 26th Infantry Battalion, 1st AIF enlisted at Claremont Tasmania on 12th August 1915 died in France on 11th August 1918, buried in Daours Communal Cemetery France. William Roden is remembered by his nieces and nephews. Rest in Peace.

Doreen Sawle, Uralla NSW, dedicates her poppies to Pte. Peter Albert Mitchell, 1st Bn East Surrey Regt. Cpl James Allen Sawle, 2/14 Bn 21 Bde 7 Div 2 AIF. WO2 Garry James Sawle, Royal Australian Regiment

Bernadette O’Hehir, Warragul VIC, writes : Remembering my great uncle “William Clarkin” landed on Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915, bayoneted at Lone Pine in August 1915, and finally mortally wounded on the Somme. He died a POW on 26th August 1916 aged 23.

Lea Hess, Sunbury VIC, Writes : Remembering Oliver Oswald Abbott KIA

Sharon Nabben, Devon Meadows VIC, dedicates her poppies to Ronald Arthur Lister Cross

Embroidery Den, Highett VIC, dedicate their poppies to Sgt. Patrick Finegan and the grandfathers and uncles: from the ladies at the Embroidery Den.

Woodgate Family, Petrie QLD, writes : Sincere thanks to our service men and women, those who are still with us and those htat we will always remember. With your honour and bravery on show in all types of conditions you have made Australians extremely proud and grateful.

Gwen Lee, Woodpark NSW, dedicates her poppies to SPOWF Hogman, HMAS Perth. Loving husband of Edith. Adored daddy of Joan, Wilma and Gwen. We were too young to know him. Our mum kept him alive to us.

The Illawarra Feltmakers, Eleanor Brash (Treasurer), Shellharbour NSW, The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc have made around 60 poppies for your Anzac Day tribute.  They write : We are a group of 28 based in the Illawarra Region of NSW and on International Felt Day in 2014 we chose your 5000 Poppies tribute as our group activity. These have all been hand felted using various Australian wools. Seeing as Australia still produces some of the finest wool in the world, and that felt-making is such a tactile and therapeutic occupation, we decided this was a fitting way to remember those who gave so much in WWI. We wish you every success with this wonderful project and hope that our contribution helps remind all of the sacrifices made 100 years ago so that we may enjoy a quality of life second to none.

Pat Williams, Monto QLD, writes : These are my small contribution to your project. I have enjoyed making them and they were a diversion from the stressful weeks and weeks of feeding cattle during the recent drought. My father was in the navy during World War II. He was always very passionate about the RSL and was a very active member. My daughter was an entrant in the Queensland RSL Girl in a Million in 2002. She won Miss Popular at the finals in Brisbane for that year. I have 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter who was born in 2006 on Anzac Day. The oldest grandson is 22 and youngest 5. Down through the years they have proudly worn their great grandfather’s medals at the Dawn Service on Anzac Days. Josie (8) and Lane (5) are the last ones at school now, and will continue the tradition for many years to come. I recently had my first visit to Melbourne and was in Fed Square, and hope there may be some pictures to see somewhere of all the poppies.

Susan Herd, Carisbrook VIC, writes : These poppies are in memory of my great uncle John Fishlock who did not return home from WWI. Also my uncles Cyril Fishlock and Ronald Coulter who both served in WWII. “Remembered always”. Lest we forget.

Roundabout Stitches (the Chook Shed), Tumut NSW, writes : These poppies were made by 2 ladies in our patchwork gorup, in memory of all the ‘Unknown Soldiers’. Lest we forget!

Pammy Frangipani, Strathalbyn SA, This dedication is different for it is my dedication to Lynn and Margaret for making “5000 Poppies” happen – and therefore uniting the people of Australia and New Zealand to come together to support this wonderful “creation” – and then to my friends who have knitted/sewn/crocheted the many hundred poppies I have sent in for them Thank you. Love Pammy Frangipani.

Mrs Patricia Cresswell, Curtin ACT, dedicates her poppies to my father Neville Winston Davis who returned safely from service. He served in World War 2 as a member of a wireless unit with Special Intelligence in the Far East in the Philippines with the Americans 1942-1946. Also to my mother Ethel Ellen Davis who raised me during his absence.

Jill Miglietti, Frankston South VIC, dedicates her poppies to my grandfather, Robert Henry Webb. 779 L/Cpl 41st Battalion and later 089647 SGT Northern Comm Rec Staff. Sadly missed, never forgotten. 17/1/1897 – 20/12/1970.

Jeanette Curran, Oatley NSW, dedicates her poppies to my great uncle George Henry Burchell Lance Serjeant, the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, died at Ypres 5/3/1917. My Grandad kept his brother George’s letters in his wallet till the day he died.

Trisha Downes, Fishing Point NSW, dedicates her poppies to the men and women who served for our country – specifically: Frank Rennex, Army # NX667 1939-1948, b Melb 4/7/1918. Monte Gorton, RAAF # 429317, b Trebonne 23/7/19. Elwood Gorton, Army # Q215210/QX53942. b Proserpine 20/2/24. Douglas Praeger, Army # QX36083, b Brisbane 14/9/16. Eric Praeger, b Brisbane 30/11/22. Alfred Cook, Army # NX174983, b Inverell 23/1/13. Norman Cook, Army # Q141716, b Inverelle 19/1/13.

Dysart Girl Guides, Dysart QLD, writes : We live in a small remote town called Dysart in the Central Highlands region in Queensland. Our small and enthusiastic group of young Girl Guides worked towards their Australia Badge in Term 4 2014. One of the skills they learnt was sewing, and so we decided to incorporate our Australian themed challenge and the sewing in one and came up with the idea of contributing to the 5000 Poppy Project. I am very proud of the efforts of the girls and I am delighted to enclose 20 poppies for your project. I know you will be successful and I am looking forward to seeing the finished ‘garden’.

Cherylyn Curtis, Engadine NSW, writes : I dedicate my poppies to my father, Cecil Arthur Dobell, Leading Seaman, 23424, R.A.N., my husband’s father William John Curtis, and my husband’s grandfather Charles Butler, WWI Gallipoli. Australians owe this wonderful life that we now take for granted to the brave men and women that served their Country.

Irene Maidment, Sanctuary Point NSW, writes : I knitted these poppies in remembrance of my grandfather (WWI), my father and mother, uncle, father-in-law (WWII) and my other uncle (Korea)

Pat Woolmer, Doncaster East Vic, writes : In loving memory of my father, Frank Warwick (NX20011), 2/18 Btn and his “Changi mates”. We owe them so much. Lest We Forget!

Marjorie Dix, Port Fairy Vic, writes : In memory of Henry J. Warburton, 21st/24th Battalion, AIF MM

Ellen Dix, Hamilton Vic, writes : in memory of Joseph F. Dix, 29th/19th Battalion AIF, Henry J. Warburton, 21st/24th Battalion, AIF MM and Frederick J. Hedley, 22nd Battalion AIF KIA 30/10/1917

Ledy Rowe, Canberra ACT, writes : These poppies are dedicated to my grandfather Andrew J. Woolnough from WWI Army; William J. Painting, my dad, RAAF WWII and Allen J. Painting, my uncle RAAF WWII, who only flew one mission and was missing from 26 November 1944 to 1949. Eds note : Ledy’s poppies came with a number of wonderful military buttons : The Australian Military Forces button from both her grandfather’s and her uniform, 2 x dog buttons for the war dogs, gold military buttons, 2 x army, 1 x Australian Intelligence Corps (Ledy), 3 x Royal Australian Air Force, as well as white roses for nurses, bone and pearl buttons from her grandma’s collection for all the families who suffered along with the returned WWI injured, hearts because we love that they gave their lives to let us live free and one blue button for the French.

Gwen Saunders, Laurieton NSW, writes : to my father John Ernest Evans (10.4.1920 – 8/8/2013). He served as a navitator and bomb aimer in the RAAF Squadron 466 until injured in a crash of his Halifax Bomber in 1943. To my brother-in-law Rowan Stanley Saunders (20.8.1949 – 11/4/2014). He served with the Royal Australian Navy from 1966-1972 including a deployment to Vietnam in 1970. His postings were with HMAS Leeuwin, HMAS Yarra, HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Platypus, HMAS Perth, HMAS Waterhen. Rank of Leading Writer. To my bfather-in-law William Percival Saunders (13/12/1925 – 27/11/2003). Service # 145963. Enlisted 15/12/1943. Discharged 4/4/1946. RAAF. Wireless Maintenance Mechanic. Served 1st TAF Telecom Unit, Morotau 6/9/1945 and 840BU, Labuan 8/12/1945.

Jocelyn Lobascher, , writes : to my great grandfather Geore Mew enlisted on 10.9.1914. He served in the 14th Battalion. George landed at Gallipoli on April 26, 1915, he was ill, suffering chronic rheumatism. After two terrible weeks, George was evacuated back to Egypt and on to Australia. He never fully recovered. My great Uncle Bert Sanger was an orchardist from Fryerstown in Victoria. He was 22 when he enlisted on May 16, 1916. Bert served with the AIF’s 59th Battalion. He die3d on the battlefields of France of wounds received on 9 May 1917. Maria Mew relinquished five sons to the Great War. Four came home but young Herbert was killed at Gallipoli on 3 May 1915. Maria who was blind and a widow spent years trying to find what had happened to her son. His body was never found. Her anguish is evident in those letters of almost 100 years ago. Thomas James Mew joined the 14th Battalion on 1 October, 1914. He served in Gallipoli from 26 April 1915 and then in France til the end of the war. Thomas was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medmal for his actions near Morcourt on 8 August 1918. He had been home only a couple of months when he was killed in a train accident. He was on his way to Melbourne to collect his D.C.M. Arthur Sanger, 23rd Battalion, Reg. No. 438. ARthur was from Fryerstown in Central Victoria. He enlisted in February 1915 and was soon despatched to Gallipoli. He served in FRance until he was killed in action on 4/10/1918. Arthur was buried at the Bellicourt British cemetery. He was my great uncle.

Michbeline Hodges, Elizabeth Vale SA, writes in memory of my father, Colin Roll, RAAF, WW11, SN 407302, Flight Lieutenant also Clyde Mervyn Bryant, Ggrantfather-John Clyde Bryant

Janet Vanderiet, Oatley NSW, writes my late husband would be so proud of all the wonderful effort this beautiful country of ours is putting into this 100th Anniversary of the ‘ANZACS”

Shelley & Nicola Alexopoulos, Moonee Ponds Vic, writes Thanks met you at Moonee Ponds Library, have enjoyed making these and look forward to seeing them at Fed Square

Jacqueline Pastoriza-Pinch, Wheelers Hill Vic, writes :  who knows what relatives we all may have had, if the young were not killed 1914-1918 War

Dianne Oakley, Southport Tas, writes: 117 Poppies in remembrance, 100 for years since WW1; 12 for the men from Southport; 3 for my Grandfathers; 2 for my Dad Robert John Charlesworth, RAN Leading Signalman No 24500

Heather Fitzgerald, Box Hill North Vic, writes: 6 poppies for my 6 relatives who served in WW1 & WW2

Rose-Marie Hepburn, Croydon Vic, writes: A dedication in honour of ancestors on the Hepburn/Kenworthy Family Tree who served in the 1st World War: Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Walter James Osbourne No 271 – 58th Battalion served in Gallipoli (6th Battalion C Company) and major battles in France. Killed in action (aged 23) St Pol-sur-Ternoise on 27/3/1918. Corporal John Alfgred Osbourne No 2825 – 58th Battalion trained in Egypt (6th Battalion 9th Reinforcements) and served in major battles in France. Killed in action (aged 25) during the battle of Bullecourt on 9/3/1917. Private Thomas Adolph Albert Rathjens No 2768 served in France with 59yj Infantry Battalion 6-9 Reinforcements October 1915 to July 1917, returned to Australia 5/8/1919. Private John Davidson N o 2178 served in France with 46 Infantry Battalion 4th Reinforcements, returned to Australia 21/7/1917. Private John Joseph Hoare No 447 6th Battalion D Company, wounded in action at Gallipoli on 6/5/1915, returned to Australia 8/10/1915, his brothers Private Bert Hoare No 269 4th Light Horse Regiment, served Gallipoli, returned to Australia 29/7/1915; Private Rupert Hoare No 855 13th Battalion H Company served at Gallipoli, returned to Australia 29/3/1916.

Maie Siegel, Donnybrook WA, writes: Grandfather served in WW1 leaving from Albany WA

Joyce Hart, Balcatta WA, writes: to all the brave sould who sacrificed their lives, family and friends.

Ms Michelle Frick, Nuriootpa SA, writes : You sacrificed all for your country forever young forever remembered. Made with Love in memory of max and Betty Colegate.

Anonymous dedicates poppies to Pte William McLennan, 2/2nd Pioneers, all Australian P.O.Ws lost at Sea on S.S. Ryoka Maru, 1944, Captain Francis Peter Brewer, Pte Ken McLennan, lost at sea on S.S. Ryoka Maru 1944, Prisoner 2/2nd Pioneers, Boys of the 2/2nd Pioneers, Fawkner & Coburg

Wendy Rogers writes … These poppies started a family discussion and the discovery of a great uncle who had not been talked about who died in WW1. Therefore they are dedicated to him. Percy Meredith Wynne 20026 8th Brigade AFA who died on 31st August 1918 in France.

Jan Miller writes … My father went to war as a young, innocent New Zealander like so many others. He was captured on Crete in 1941 and spent the rest of the war in a POW camp in Germany. I have made a poppy for each of the 5 years he dedicated to WW2

Worrell Swanson writes … For 2448 T/Sgt Norman Manson Swanson who served with the 23rd Battalion in the 1st AIF,

Margaret Thompson writes … I have dedicated these poppies to my uncle Pte John Alexander Thompson killed in action on the 17th July 1916.

Letty Lawrence from Canada writes … My poppy is fractured red and dedicated to all the soldiers who made it home but were broken in mind or body.

Donna Hawkes, Kerry Hawkes and Maisie Sklenars, Thursday Island Qld, dedicate their poppies to Grandad Graham – Rough Riders (NZ Army – Boer War), Charles West, NZ Navy (WWII), Robert Sklenars – K Force and Peace Corps – NZ Army (Korean War)

El Mathias, Forest Hill Vic, dedicates her poppies in memory of Lt Clark Maxwell Gray, Regimental No. 2374, 58th Battalion, AIF, KIA 19 July 1916 Fromelles France

Anonymous, , dedicates her poppies to Andrew Bayne, 4th Battalion, 6 Royal Regiment, WWI. KIA and buries on 10 August 1917 in Westhoff farm cemetery, New Church Belgium

Anne Le Grand, Glen Waverley Vic, dedicates her poppies to Bernard L. Brennan and John D. Brennan WWII Army, and Graeme M. Bayley, Terry Egan and Dennis Everett, Vietnam War Army

Anne Morley, Koonawarra NSW, dedicates her poppies to Desmond Morley … A husband, father, grandfather. To all who served, we will remember them

Pat Fulford, Woodcroft SA, dedicates her poppies to Gunner Hector James Bradford NX121273, Australian Army, 53 Australian Anti Aircraft Regiment and Pvt Hector Black, 5789, 17th Bn., AIF, died 3 May 1917, Memorial Panel 82, 26 Villers Bretonneux France and Remembered with honour,

Mrs Jean Nichols, Redcliffe Qld, dedicates her poppies to Harry Young – English Army, died 1917 on hospital ship

Louise Moore, Beaumamris Vic, dedicates her poppies to her father Elmars Jaunzems

Marg Wilson, Warragul Vic, dedicates her poppies to Ilma Georgiana May Toomath, Staff Nurse, 1st General Hospital, : Age at embarkation : 41, Private Herbert Bailey, Service No. V80151, Garrison Battalion, Private Arthur Thomas Roe, Reg No. 1273, Occupation : Engine cleaner, 13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement, and 1st Light Horse

Ingrid Meadows, Mt Dandenong Vic, dedicates her poppies to Private Leonard Maxwell Booker V37376 – 6/1941-2/1944

Geniene, Thursday Island Qld, dedicates her poppies to Richard Andrews and Ian Hutcheon

Anonymous, , dedicates her poppies to Robert Gerlach 144774, 4.TAC/R Sqn

Ursula Mueller, Foster Vic, dedicates her poppies to the memory of two brave WWII solders : Major Bill Shergold, who suffered terribly with tropical ulcers, and Ian Wuchatsch, ex Provost, whose job seems to have been rounding up soldiers who overstayed their home-leave. He usually put them in a safe place, where they could sleep off their over indulgence of alcohol! Ian was a sharp shooter and Korumburra Reservist from the earliest eligible age group onwards. He was to be shipped for fighting in PNG when the war ended, which was a great disappointment for him. They were comrades : you could not find any better men! From Ursula, Ian’s partner for the last 8 years of his life and a great friend of Bill’s for over 40 years

Pauline Biddle-Broadfoot, Bedowra Heights NSW, dedicates her poppies to William Hamilton alexander Nicol, Born 1897 – Died 18.8.1916, 1st Australian Field Ambulance, Pozieres France. Died of wounds received in action. Joined Australian Army 15.8.1915

Alicia Day, Vancouver WA USA, dedicates her poppy to her father Roy W. Day, who is an EOD Tech in the US Army

Charles Clark, Brunswick West Vic, dedicates his poppies to Pvt. Stewart Hay Armstrong, 6th Infantry Battalion, 24th and 25th Reinforcements, embarked 4 August 1917, HMAT Themistocles A32, Lt Frank Granville Haymen, 9th Australian Infantry Battalion, Born September 1`4, 1891, KIA 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli. Embarked 24 September 1914 HMAT Omrah A5

Our Lady of Consolutation Aged Care Services, Rooty Hill NSW, The ladies of OLOC Knitting Group dedicate their poppies to all their loved ones who were lost in war

Max Webber Library, Blacktown NSW, write … Thank you to all who served

Tanya Boschma, Kangaroo Ground Vic, writes … I am so grateful that my three sons have never seen war. The jewel in the centre of my poppy reminds me that life is so very precious

Rhonda Brown, Bass Hill NSW, writes … I dedicate my poppies to my beautiful father in law who served in WWII

Janice Eggins, Calliope Qld, writes … I dedicate these lovely flowers to all the brave men who gave their lives to serve their country and families

Marie Tilley, Korumburra Vic, writes … I hold all the Army, Navy and Airforce personnel in the highest of regard and respect, as we, the Australian people, rely on them for our protection. I any war they have always been known for their great abilities and are held with high respect by other countries

Kay Johnson, Westcourt, Cairns Qld, writes … I would like these poppies as a dedication to three of my uncles who I never met, who served in WWI – Tom Maloney, George Maloney, Albert Sugden,

Dale Lloyd, Berrara NSW, writes … I would like to dedicate these poppies to my father, Geoffrey Liddon Spencer, RAAF, who spent his retirement working on behalf of other veterans

Rhonda Parton, Caulfield East Vic, writes … In memory of my great uncle James Michael Dempsey (L. Cpl) 4400, 24 Battalion, AIF KIA 5.10.1918 Mont Brehain, Buried Calvaire Cemetery France and John Richard Francis Byrne (l. CPL) 2350, 24 Battalion, AIF, KIA 1.9.1918 Mt St. Quentin, Great Uncle to Sue Mooney

Margaret Marks, Nowra NSW, writes … In memory of uncles Charles Miles of Berkshire England who was a 1st Class Stoker on HMS Vanguard lost at sea 9.7.1917 aged 20 years

Fiona Harvey, Brighton Vic, writes … My poppies are dedicated to members of my family who fought in the great war : Lieutenant James S. McVey, Machine Gun Corp and POW British army, Ernest G. Venes, Third Wriotrer, Royal Navy, Private Bernard Harvey, 12th Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), Able Seaman John D. O’Connor, Royal Navy, died 26.10.1918, Private John Breeze Stenstrom, 54th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, died 9.4.1915 at Vimy Ridge, Aged 22 years

Swan Hill Regional Library on behalf of the Swan Hill and district community, Swan Hill Vic, writes … The community of Swan Hill & District would like to dedicate these 1,144 poppies to all those who fought in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli. We recognise with pride and gratitude, the men and women who have given and are still lgiving, in our armed forces. We will remember them. LEST WE FORGET

Carolyn Peebles, Nunawading Vic, writes … To all the men and women who served in all branches of the armed services in WWI and WWII and all conflicts since. A special dedication to my ancestors : WWI : Leslie Russell (great-great uncle), WWII – John Edward Peebles (grandfather), Stanley Eric Peebles (great uncle) and William Peebles (great uncle), Robert Salter (great uncle), Michael O’Connor (great uncle), Kevin O’Connor (great uncle), Cyril O’Connor (great uncle)

Julie Skurrie, Swan Hill Vic, writes … To Ida Skurrie, my mother-in-law, who was president of the Norlane Ladies Auxiliary in the late 1980’s

Valerie Woolerton, Mornington Vic, writes … Uncle John was lost at sea Ocotober 22,m1943 aboard HMS Hurworoth. The ship sank in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. Ships from both the British and the Greek Royal Navies were working to supply the allied garrison on the island of Leros. The escort destroyer Adrias of the Royal Hellenic Navy ran into a new minefield, east of Kalymnos Island. After Adrias was damaged by a mine, JMS Hurworth approach aiming to transfer crew from Adrias, when Hurworth herself struck a mine. She sank with the loss of 133 of ship’s company, including Uncle John. There were 85 survivors. They were taken into Turkish waters where British ships took refuge during daylight. Those rescued later returned to Alexandria in allied warships

Carolyn Glembin, Newcombe Vic, writes …. Remembered with honour and gratitude my ancestors : Lt. Theodore Hoddle Wrigley 1895-1916 KIA France, Robert Trevor Carr 1889-1917 KIA Ypres, Belgium, Victor George Rapley 1897-1917 KIA France, John Patrick Slaven 1869-1919 Died of war trauma

Christine Sanson, Berowra Heights NSW, writes : In memory of my great uncle Gordon Hay who fought and died in New Guinea 24.11.1942

Laurel Mott, Melbourne, writes simply …. Thank you

Jean Robertson of Ararat dedicates her poppies to Private David Heathcote Robertson, 22 Btn AIF.  David was a Gallipoli veteran and later killed in France.  Uncle of Jean Robinson, Margaret Peacock and Judith Harlivich.  Son of oJames and Emma Robertson

Judi Sheppard of Ararat dedicates her poppies to her father S.B. Anguey VX10030, 2 Australian General Hospital.

Robert Illig of Stawell dedicates his poppy to his father  Robert Stanley Illig POW WWII.

Anzac House, Melbourne Vic, Collected from RSLs around Victoria

Peter & Joy Spiden, Silvan Vic, dedicate their poppies to Ronald Glen Spiden

Bernadette Ramsay and John Mason, Templestowe Vic, dedicate their poppies to John Mason RAAF WWII (still alive at 89 and knitting poppies), Maureen Mason (nee Tupper) AWAS WWII, Thomas Tuppoer AIF WWI, Clive Raymond Tuppeer RAN WWII, Hugh Tupper AIF WWI

Strathpine Craft Ladies, Strathpine Qld, dedicate their poppies to Pilot Officer Robert Carver, one of the last two unaccounted for Australians of the Vietnam War and returned to Australia 39 years later, Richard Atkinson, 22 Corporal 1st Combat Engineer Reg (ICER) serving with MTF2 and Stjepan Milosevic, 40 Lance Corporal 2nd/14th Light Horse Reg TG (2RARTG) serving Afghanistan

June Finn, Balranald Wool Centre, Balranald NSW, dedicate their poppies to the service men and women from their district

Heather Lewis, Keilor Vic, dedicates her poppies in loving memory of her husband Bob – leading aircraft man : Robert Charles Lewis, her Great Uncle Albert Leslie Montague Greenwood, killed in France on 5.10.1918 and buried in Unicorn Cemetery near Vendhuile, France … “Uncle Les”, and in memory of the women of WWI who cared for our troops – the nurses and ambulance drivers, the stretcher bearers, orderlies and grave diggers who worked in dangerous and depressing situations,

Hilary Foy (need Brady), New Lambton NSW, dedicates her poppies in memory of her two great uncles who both died in WWI. Trooper Edgar Vernon Brady – 10th Light Horse Regiment, KIA at Gallipoli Peninsular 7.8.1915 aged 33 and Corporal Ernest Wood Brady – 28th Batallion AIF, died at Dernacourt, France 3.3.1919, aged 21, of wounds and subsequent amputation of both legs.

Jill McBrian, Pakenham Vic, dedicates her poppies to : Robert John Flack – K.I.A. France, 1916, Howard Gordon Monkhouse – 2/12 Rat of Tobruk, Auguste Edward Beulke – Boer War, Frederick Charles Tuckerman – WWI, Lawrence Sullivan – 2nd Light Horse and Luther Edwin Harold Rash – WWII.

Hazel Hanrahan, Hervey Bay Qld, dedicates her poppies to Geoffrey Archard Collett (14.1.1907 – 26.12.1974) enlisted 1.7.1940 General AIF Unit at Royal Park Vic. Army #VX34376. Discharged 19.9.1945. Taken POW 6.9.1941 interred in Germany Stalag XVIID

Lois Bentley, Budgevoi NSW, dedicates her poppies to Harold Hawkins, WWII New Guinea and Frank Bentley, WWII, Borneo

Sandy Simmons, Warabrook NSW, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather, John Albert McPhee, who served in WWI in Gallipoli in 1915 and also a short time serving in WWII

Poppy Elmenawi, Williamstown Vic, dedicates her poppies to her grandson on his father’s side, his Great Grandfather .. . Nathanial Varsamakis

Joan Fitzpatrick, Greenvale Vic, dedicates her poppies to her great uncle Reuben McInerney of Kensington Vic. Died of wounds at Pozieres 6.8.1016 Aged 24 years, four months after arriving in France

Glenys Conran, Murrumbeena Vic, dedicates her poppies to Herbert Affleck, Edwin Joseph Griff, William Bristowe, Edwin Major Griff and Clement Conran

Shelley Cass, Dubbo NSW, dedicates her poppies to Herbert Clegg WWI

Marion Bennett, Chatswood NSW@, dedicates her poppies to Sappaer Maxwell C. Bennett, 52553, 5th Div. Signal Coy, AIF

Robyn Meredith Parfett, Leongatha Vic, Dedicates her poppy to all the soldiers, doctors and nurses who gave their lives and souls for us, so that my family and my children and my grandchildren could have the freedom to live in peace and harmony. Thank you, we are forever indebted to you

Dean Mason, St Leonards Vic, dedicates his poppies to John Albert Mason VS63523, 5th Reinforcements, 2/29 Bn, GBD Malaya, Company A, Platoon 7, Section 3

Anne Hussey : Dianella Hostel, Kilmore Vic, residents, staff and volunteers dedicate their poppies to all WWI & WWII Veterans

Marilyn Fordred, Greensborough Vic, writes … 60th Battalion AIF : To my mum’s uncle, Frederick Steward 2796 and his mates, George Shephard 2776, Tom Shephard 2778 and Clarrie Bailey 2849. All died July 19, 1916 at Fleurbaix Franbce. Also Jack Shephard, 2777 died 10 July 1916, Harry Emmerson 2100 and Stanley Ronald 2764 who returned hom and never forgot their friends. Also to my Dad’s brother Tommy Hope, VX141789 57/60 Battalion, died 22.6.1945 Bougainville. Lest We Forget

Fleur De Campi, Willagee WA, writes … dedicated to my grandfather Charles Cason who enlisted at age 15 for WWI. He was saved by a bullet lodging in a Bible in his breast pocket while he held his dying brother in the trenches. Charles died in the 60’s before I was born, but we have had a studio portrait of him in uniform as long as I can remember and my father used to carry the Bible with the bullet hole everywhere until someone stole it from his car

Amanda Darling, Rutherglen Vic, writes … For my English grandfather – Reginald Peplow – A doctor on the Western Front. Burnt while rescuing men from burning red cross tents, and my father-in-law’s father … Australian frederick Brook Darling, a soldier in France

Mrs Hazel Starkey, Rooty Hill NSW, writes … For my great uncle Reginald Taylor who served in France during WWI. After being seriously wounded he was taken to Britain to recover and came back to Australia via Darwin and Melbourne. He had to make his way back to Northern NSW by himself

Maureen Hansen, Werribee Vic, writes … I dedicate these poppies to my father Fredrick Parker, wounded in Flanders in WWI, my cousin Alfred Andrew Ebertson, Japanese POW, my uncle Derick Ebeertson, killed three months before war was over, and last but not least, my brother Fred Parker who died of stress after the war. My brother Albert Parker got TB after sailiing in supply boats. We shall not forget anyone … M. Hansen 78 (who went through war in England)

Kerrie-Ann Dillenbeck, Paradise Point NSW, writes … I made black poppies for the Aboriginal Anzacs (blackanzacs.org.au)

Nicole Chappell, Maddington WA, writes … I would like to dedicate my poppies to my great uncle Eustace Downey who was killed in action in France. He was my Nana’s older brother and was only 22 years old when he left for WWIEdna Johnson, , writes … In loving memory of my dear husband Gunner Doug Johnson, 2/2 who served in the Middle East and New Guinea

Delys Brown, Page ACTG, writes … In loving memory of my husband, Rees James Brown and all those who served int he Airforce Medical Corps during WWII

Dianne Campbell, , writes … In memory of all the young soldiers who left our shores, never to return to the fiances, who patiently waited …. and never married

Yo Forte, Foster Vic, writes … In memory of Great Uncle, Private Edwin Forte who died in France on 2/3/1917. A recipient of the Military Medal at Gallipoli

Anon, Mooroopna Vic, writes … In memory of my “Poppy” Victor Graham who was at the Somme, Poziers Ypres and spent time as a POW

Lois Kennedy, Glenroy Vic, writes … In memory of my great uncle Harry Daniel who died at Fromelle in 1917

Elaine Hicks, Darley Vic, writes … In memory of my great uncles Alfred John Hanger (57th Battalion, 2/2 Field Amblance, KIA 1917 in Bapaume France) and James Robertson Hanger (17/14 Battalion, 1.2.1916 – 30.8.1919) Died in 1945

Cathy Mann, Millthorpe NSW, writes … In memory of those who served on AE1 and AE2. Australia’s first two submarines. AE1 sunk and was never recovered with all hands lost. AE2 was ordered sunk by Captain, crew were captured and held by the Turkish

Margaret Hicks, Colonel Light Gardens SA, writes … In memory of WilWilmot Leslie Hicks who fought at Poziers France WWI (48th Battalion) and to all the women and men who have served our country

Christine Hopkins, Yarra Junction Vic, writes … In memory of WWI casualties and especially the young Australian military men and women

Brenda Senior, Ellerton-on-Swale, Richmond, N. Yorks, England, writes … May our countries always be united in harmony

Jenny Coad, South Perth WA, writes … Our family dedicate these poppies to our relatives from Lake Grace WA who served in France and Belgium 1914-1918 – Harold (Jack) Coad, 51st Btn, Arthur (Jack) Bishop, 44th Btn, Harry William Bishop, 44th Btn, KIA 11.10.1917. LEST WE FORGET,

Julie Bowry-Needham, Richmond Vic, writes … Thank you to friends and family, past and present who made sacrifices so we can live the life we do

Vicki Baldacchino, St Albans Vic, writes … Thank you to those who gave so much so that we can live in peace and freedom. A poppy for each of my family and my father and grandfather who both served

Kas Foster, Windale NSW, writes … These 21 poppies are to commemorate the life of my great uncle CPL 6423 Lumley Francis Trollope from Warrnambool, Vic, who odied 8 June 1916 and is buried in France

Alison Pearson, Hampton Vic, writes … These poppies are dedicated to my father-in-law Robert Pearson (2/2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment); my grandfather, William Holman (British Merchant Navy); my great-grandfather Albert Homan (Army Services Corps 1916-1918); my great uncle Thomas Davin (Canadian Expeditionary Force WWI); William Veal l(22nd Battalion AIF) and William Jones (9th Lancers … killed – Battle of Mons, 24 August 1914). Lest we forget

Chris Shuttleworth, Ararat Vic, writes … These poppies are dedicated to our loving father Cecil Townsing and all others who have served our country. Five poppies represent his five daughters – Jen, Faye, Chris, Gail and Deb

Mr L.J and Mrs C.A Stubbin, Annerley Qld, write … To all the brave men and women who served in World Ward I and to the families at home. We give many thanks

Laurel Brammer, Castle Hill NSW, writes … To all those who didn’t come home … Including my husband’s uncle Len Dew

Mrs Jane Rimmington, Cherrybrook NSW, writes … To all who served … LEST WE FORGET

S.P. McDowall, Lucindale SA, writes … To friend and neighbour, Lance Corporal Andrew George Hansberry, POW in Australia during WWII. SX6028 Samuel McDowall – POW Singapore, S47511 Vincent Ralph McDowall and SX10331, Malvolm James McDowall

Denise Umback, Strathalbyn SA, writes … To grandfather Arthur Lesley Pyers, 10th Aus Div II Anzac 38th Btn No. 6009 .. He received the Military Medal and the George Medal for conspicious gallantry, Grandfather Clement Roy Ellard, 57th Btn Infantry, No. 3149, Great Uncle Alexander aged 19 was KIA, 3 months in … he is buried at Bonjean Cemetery France

Jill Keen, Kingswood SA, writes … To my dad Fredrick George Voutier (1916-2001) Lieutenant with 55th/53rd Infantry Battalion (South West Pacific) Madan. Thank you for fighting in the war (WWII) so that your five girls are free today

Janne Bent, Blaxland NSW, writes … To the memory of Corporal Lewis Frederick Wilkinson, enlisted in SA on 14/10.1915 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade. Departed Adelaide on HMAS Borda on 11/1/1916. Served in Egypt, France and Belgium (151 Field Artillery) KIA in Belgium on 1/10/1917 aged 26 years. Great uncle of P. Hawker

Jacqui Reeves, Frankston Vic, writes … To those who have given their lives in service to this great country, and to those who wear the defence force uniforms of today. We say thank you

Barry Meaney, Tungamah Vic, writes … We remember all who have fallen in the defence of peace, on land, in the air, and on the sea. We remember each man, woman and child who has died so that the light of freedom, justice and human ity may continue to shine. Today as we remember, we ask God that we and our successors may prove worthy of their sacrific. Lest We Forget

Hunter School of Performing Arts : Natalie Hudson, Broadmeadow NSW, writes : the students of Hunter School of Performing Arts wish to pay tribute to all Australian Servicemen and Women who have served our nation. We thank them for their dedication, sacrifice3 and courage

Karen Humphries Woodleigh School, Langwarrin South Vic, writes : Woodleigh School Students have knitted these poppies with love, and in commemoration of the men and women of Australia who served and fought in World War One

Margaret Eagles & Megan, Surrey Hills Vic, dedicate their poppies to all past, present and future defence force members. Thank you for your dedication and devotion to your duty

Fran Elliott, Park Orchards Vic and Margaret Watters, Shepparton Vic, dedicate their poppies to Private Edgar John Watters, 37th Australian Infantry Btn, WWI, Died in Belgium on 8.6.1917, Aged 25

Kim Bounds & Chloe, Millgrove Vic, dedicate their poppies to Ronald Bounds, grandfather and P.O.W.

Tina Leslie, Kilmore East Vic, dedicates her pooppies to Thomas Holbrook WWII New Guinea, Bill Court WWII, New Guinea, Kevin Hopkins OAM WWII New Guinea, David Holrook Vietnam Nui Dat

Patricia Siggins, Kinsville Vic, dedicates her poppies in remembrance of her Uncle, Joseph, Thomas Scanlan, who serviced in WWII in 2/23 Battalion Australian Infantry

Linda Lauriola, Black Rock Vic, dedicates her poppies to 693 Sig Troop

Valerie Cripps, Cranbourne Vic, dedicates her poppies to Albert Jacobson, 28th Btn, Killed in Action, 26 March 1917 Lagnicourt

Mrs Ann Kraan, Narre Warren South Vic, dedicates her poppies to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and to all our service men and women and their families who gave so much for us all

Nadine Old (aged 89), Newstead, Hamilton, NZ, dedicates her poppies to Grandfather, Major Arthur Mitchell (Chaplain) 1st NZEF 1914-1918 and father Sapper Ronald E. Mitchell 6/3100, NZ Engineers, 1st NZEF, 1914-1918

Patricia M Scammell, Corinella Vic, dedicates her poppies to Great Uncle Roy Harry Nebbitt, who was killed in action in France on 29.7.1916, aged 22 – one of many young men from Devon North Victoria who lost their lives

Jan Munro, Brooloo Qld, dedicates her poppies to Gunner Francis Robert Pearce, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, KIA in Belgium 4.6.1917, aged 28 years, Private William Chapman, 49th Btn AIF, KIA near Albert, France, 5.4.1918, aged 21 years, Private Joseph Lawer, 15th Btn AIF, KIA in Belgium 24.9.1917, aged 20 years, Private Bertram Wooster, 15th Btn AIF, KIA in France 23.6.1918, aged 20 years, Sgt John William Teague, 41st Btn AIF, KIA in France 12.8.1918, Aged 22 years, Private Patrick Gerald Walsh, 52nd Btn, AIF, KIA in France 5.4.1918, Aged 25 years. Remembered by their families in Queensland

Mrs Joan McLean, Black Rock Vic, dedicates her poppies to her father Douglas Nitchcock and his three brothers Geeorge Ronald Clyde who all came back from WWII

Mrs Merrilyn Tully, Drouin Vic, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather – Sergeant Edwin Joseph Williams Griff who was in WWI, her Uncle (Ted), Colonel Edwin Major Griff who was in WWII and Vietnam and to all the men and women still keeping our country safe

Rosemary Smith, Essendon West Vic, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather Amos Edward Williams and great aunt Sarah (Sara) Eliza Williams – Staff Nurse … Both returned home

Maree Marr, Heathcote Junction Vic, dedicates her poppies to her great uncle William Charles James Stute who died aged 27 at the first battle of Bullecourt. Much loved son and brother

Sue Eather, Mt Coolum Qld, dedicates her poppies to honour her very distant cousins … The Ford Boys … Both sadly killed at Fromelles. A small thankyou for their contribution. Rest In Peace

Lesley Lewis, Glen Waverley Vic, dedicates her poppies to John Jacob Bond (Funk), Service No. 5777 – 15th Battalion and Henry turner Lewis, 35th Battalion, Serviced No. 2620

Dianne Tucker, Rochester Vic, dedicates her poppies to Pte J.J. Hulse, 23rd Btn, 25.1.19, Private No. 735. Joseph John Hulse, Joined 26.2.15, Unit : Infantry, Aged 36 years on 1.12.14. Died in Englad 25.1.19 – wife and six children under 11 in 1915. Grandfather of Maxwell John Tucker (deceased). Also husband, Maxwell John (Mick) Tucker served in Sarawak (Borneo) in 1966 (deceased 2004). Pte No. 37432 (grandson of J.J. Hulse – died in England 1919), and to all who have served in conflicts and with peacekeeping operations

Lorraine Smith, Coldstream Vic, dedicates her poppies to Richard Brown, 1s AIF, Charles Smith WWI, Middlesex Reg, George Brown, WWII, Henry Brown WWII, Harvey Brown, WWII, Ronald Brown, WWII, Leonard Brown WWII, Brian Brown, National Service

Christabel, Broadford Vic, dedicates her poppies to Robert and Berel

Sue Liston, Lake Gardens Vic, dedicates her poppies to Ronald Ormode Briggs VS93229. Ron service in WWII. He elisted on 18.8.1943 and served in the Australian Army until the end of the war. He then joined the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces, serving in Japan until his discharge on 10.7.1947. He eventually became a soldier settler, farming at Skipton in the Victorian Western District until he was in his seventies. He loved farming and had a wonderful life, living in Skupton, but his spare time was dedicated to serving returned soldiers and their widows. Ron was Secretary of the Skipton RSL from 1967 to 1999. He was awarded Life Membership of the RSL in 1980 and was awarded the Meritorious Medal for 25 years of outstanding service to the RSL in 1992. This is the highest honour awarded by the RSL. Ron was a Legatee and served a term as President of Ballarat Legacy in 1990/1991. He remained an active member of Ballarat Legacy6 until his death in 2012 at the age of 88. Most important of all he was my father and I am so proud of all that he achieved in his life. His war servce was the basis of all that followed in his life. He was a wonderful husband and father, we love him and we miss him now that he has gone to his eternal rest. As we reflect on the service of all the men like my father, we are forever grateful for the freedom we now enjoy. We give thanks for the sacrifices they made and live in the hope that we can learn from the past and see less conflict in the world in the future

Joan Cartledge, Mildura Vic, dedicates her poppies to Uncle James Morrissey, brother of the late Eileen Glazebrook. James was killed on the front line on 1.10.1917, aged 22 at Zonnebeke, Belgium. Forever Young!

Glenys Bruun, Nambour Qld, dedicates her poppies to Walter McGrath, 6205 17th Btn 25th Btn. Born 1892, killed October 1918 France and Bert Stewart Hansen (born Gympie Qld), 6130, 25th Btn, 17th Reinforcement, enlisted 2.10.1916, killed 4.5.1917 Bullecourt France, Memorial Villers Bretonneu

Susan Jeffreys, Glen Iris Vic, dedicates her poppy “Buds” to remembering the young boys who joined up seeking adventure and didn’t come home, and for those who came hgome but could never talk about what they endured

Pat Richardson, Kilmore East Vic, dedicates her poppy to all that have fallen

Coby, Fisher and Tracey, Kilmore Vic, write … Thank you, and we will not forget

Thursday Threaders, Manly West Qld, write … We would like to dedicate our poppies to all the Australian servicemen and women serving throughout the world

Catherine Dyball, Queanbeyan NSW, writes … For my paterial great grandfather – my Nan’s dad who I never knew and by Dad’s dad. Grandfather who would never speak of the War. “Just be thankful you have your whole life ahead of you” he said once

Dakini Maddock, Millgrove Vic, writes … For my uncle, brother of Grandfather Charles Maddock of Crewe, U.K. He died at the third battle of Ypres, 1917. Also for all those currently in the line of fire and for their loved ones

Janice Parker, Kiama NSW, writes … I dedicate these pooppies to my Uncle Edwin Joyner who odied 12.9.1944, torpedoed by a U.S. Ship not knowing there were P.O.W. On board. Of the 2200 on board, 136 survived

Hilary Smith, Melton Vic, writes … To all of my family who fought and suffered terribly for our freedom. Pte 1660, Albert W. Benson, who enlisted aged 16 years and sadly died 1926 aged 26 as a result of wounds received. Pte 6586 Wilfred A Tyers and also W.W. Tyers Sgt VX63096 WWII

Leanne Weeks, Bellerive Tas, writes … To all who fought : thank you

Highfields Craft Group, Goombungee Qld, writes … To all who served our Country, now and forever

Jill Ryan, Western Australia, writes : remembering all who served

Aileen Shea of Kilmore dedicates her poppies to her brother Ron Shea of Devonport, Tasmania who was a prisoner of war during World War 2

Freda Barton of Tyaak – “Thanks Perce for giving yourself to keep us all safe.  Such a long time ago, but never ever forgotten”

Chloe Beckwith of Hidden Valley dedicated to Pop Jeff Dripps

Joanne Clark of Kilmore dedicated to John Storey and Frank Shaw

Alison Townsend, Croydon Vic, dedication to Frederick Harold Charles Townsend, Service No 3403, Died 24th August 1918 aged 22 years, from Ridgley Tasmania.

Val Heny, dedication to George Audley WW1, Reginald Allen WW2, Geoff Gust Vietnam, Norm Harris Vietnam, Stan Larkin WW2.

Eleanor Walker, Bendigo Vic,  dedication for my great-grandfather William A Ball, 22nd Battalion. Injured in Bullecourt (17) and the Somme (18)

Ronald & Judith Allen, Maryborough Qld, dedicate their poppies to George Edward Allen, No. 5397, Enlisted 18.12.1917, discharged `7.1.1920. Born in Gympie and lived in Gunalda. Husband to Winifred Olive and father to their 8 children

Barb Bissett, dedicates her poppies in memory of her Great Uncle, Hugh Calvert who died a P.O.W. In Poland, 1917

Desleigh Baynes, Maryborough Qld,  dedicates her poppies to Frances Lanbert “Bingo” Baynes. 31st Battalion. Died Frommelles, 1916, Private William Brown, 2nd Lighthorse Regiment, Eric Neville Baynes, POW at Changi, China and Japan, Graham Colin Baytnes, Royal Australian Airforce and Roy Francis Clifford, served in New Guinea.

Patricia Yong, Dandenong, Vic, dedicates her poppies to her Father who fought in WWII

Ienis Briggs, Urangan Qld, dedicates her poppies to Ivan Chenery, Private, 2nd Division, 6th Battalion, Aust. Int. P.I. Unit.

Janice Fernance, Charlestown NSW,dedicates her poppies to John Richardson Poole, 428 “C” Squadron, 1st Lighthorse Reg, 1st Lighthorse Brigade. Enlisted Rosebery Park, Mascot 22.8.1914. John was a coach driver for the Butler Family coach business, Camden. Departed Australia on Star of Victoria. Served at Gallipoli, May 1915-August 1915, after training in Egypt. Returned to Egypt with Emeric Fever, then to Western General Hospital, Cardiff Wales. Trained at Salisbury Plains and transferred from the Lighthorse to the 2nd Battalion AIF. Served in Boulanges, Etaples, the Somme; wounded by a bomb to the neck. Sent to St Anselms, VAD, Shorncliffe, England 18.10.1916. Died as a result of wounds 5.11.1916. Buried at Shorncliffe Military Cemetary, Kent, England. Also to Charles Ernest Dunham, 1642 AIF, 49th Battalion. Joined 25.10.1914. Enlisted in Brisbane, aged 21 years and 3 mths. Bachelor. Occupation Machinist. Boron Gympie Qld. Charles visited his younger brother Thonmas in the trenches in France only days before Thomas was killed. Charles returned home after serious wounds. Discharged 21.1.1917. Returned hom on ship Karoola. Also to Thomas John Dunham, 3147 AIF, 49th Battalion. Joined 21.9.1915, aged 20 years and 9 mths. Bachelor. Occupation Labourer. Born Gympie Qld. Enlisted Brisbane. Thomas was killed in action 4.9.1916 only days after h is brother Charles visited him in the trenches.

Jennifer Shields, Singleton NSW,  dedicates her poppies to Raymond Maurice Heaton who went to Gallipoli as part of the Infantry. He was luck6y enough to survive to return to his family in Sydney, but he has shrapnel in his legs and was in a lot of pain. After losing the farm in the Great Depression, he was digging holes for money to make ends meet.   Forever grateful to you for the freedom we have in this beautiful country. Thank you! Also to Stanley White, my Grandfather who was a stretcher bearer witht he Red Cross at Gallipoli. He survived and came back home to his family in Sydney, but then had to go to work in the Phillipines to send money home to the family. Life was no easy back then. From your grand-daughter …. forever grateful!

Dorothy Cosgrove, Wattle Flat NSW, dedicates her poppies to Thomas James Cosgrove, NXC15846, 7th Div Engineers. 30.6.1916 – 22.2.2002. Served his country in the Middle East and New Guinea. Beloved and devoted husband of Dorothy. Good Mate and “2nd Dad” to Lesley.

Margaret Powell, Torquay Vic, dedication in loving memory of Alex Patterson, A Gallipoli Veteran 1887-1970

Yvonne Robinson, Ararat Vic, , dedication in memory of David McArthur, George McArthur, Thomas Mannington

Edna Bell, Murrumbeena Vic, dedication to Albert Edward King, died 31.7.1917 Ypres, Belgium

Nicole Todeschini, Heidelberg Heights Vic, dedication to all the brave men and women who fought for the freddom of our country, as well as the current troops who defend our country

Wendy Hatzikises, Niddrie Vic, dedication to all who fight, all who fought and all who died for the freedom and rights of others.

Su Neilsen, Shepparton Vic, dedication to John Thomas Walter Neilsen

Jan Boyd, Montmorency Vic, dedication to my grandfather Private harry (Henry) Northey, awarded the Military Medal for courage with 5th Pionbeer Battalion, 2nd May 1918

Opal Grance, Eudlo Qld, dedication to my Great Uncle William George Edlards. Died in France 1916. serving with 4th Battalion.

Jan Whittig, Salamander Bay NSW, dedication to RN29745, Barry Crieg Donald, enlisted 13th February 1958, Royal Australian Artillery, Saw servie in Malaya and then attend Officer Cadet School, Portsea and graduated 6th. Commenced flying training at RAAF Point Cook in January 1963. Completed fixed wing gly and sent for instructor training in UK. Alloted to Australian Army Aviation Colrps in July 1968. Arrived in South Vietnam on 27th August 1968. Returned for a second tour and was killed 3rd December 1969. Was awarded a Distinguised Service Medal in the End of the War List 3rd June 1998

Ronald Wittig, Salamander Bay NSW, dedication to Ron’s grandfather – Frederick Grant Tuck, No 520,Roule Serjt – Unit 4oth Bn Australian Infantry Army was killed in action, blown up by a German Hand grandad, 31st January 1917 – Memorial Panel 133-Cemetery-France 922 Cite Bonjean Military Cemetary Armentieries- Next of Kin Age 45-Son of Thomas & Emma Tuck

Ann Knoll, Yarra Junction Vic, , I dedicate my poppies to Patrick Francis Dwyer Service No 923, Rank Private, Unit 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion, Australia Army, WW1, DOB 16th March 1918, Died Belgium , Age 33, from Wandiligong, Australia, Cemetery or memorial details: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Pam South, Maryborough Qld, , writes … A dedication to my three Uncles, who all served in WWII. Jack Small and Arthur Small who served in Warwickshire Regiment. Both in D-Day Landings and Colin Small, who was in the Navy and was on Corvettes on the Nth Atlantic convoys. Loved and remembered by Pam South and family

Warners Bay Ladies Probus Club, Warners Bay NSW, write … In loving memory of all those brave women who went off to war to give support to ouor troops, particularly in the medical field.

Lesley Mason, Maryborough Qld, writes … In loving memory of my Uncle, James Russell Alexander (Jim) NX67113, 2/12 Field Ambulance. Lost as a result of enemy action on the hospital ship “Centaur” 14.5.1943. Only son of Jessie and Sydney Alexander, Brother of Irene and Eunice.

Yarrilee State School, Neroli Gilmour, Hervey Bay Qld, writes … These poppies were handmade by the Class 56GT or 2014 in remembrance of the brave men and women of the Australian Defence Forces. May we, the future generation be worth of their ultimate sacrifice.

Mrs Y.R. Rodda, Glenside SA, , writes … To my uncles who went to Egypt and returned, and also to my one brother in the Japanese war and returned, in the Air Force, and another brother also in the Air Force but never left Australia. Too young to go … Only 19.

Mrs. Aileen James, Magill SA, , writes … To the memory of my father Henry Edward George Clark M.M. Who served withthe 32nd Battalion in WWI., and my Uncle Percival Johnson who was a prisoner of war in Changi for 3.5 years during WWII. Both of these men came home

Phillipa Porter, Aberfoyle Park SA, writes …. I dedicate my poppies to the servicewomen and servicemen in the past, present and the future

Kay Quirk, Wantirna South Vic, writes …. To my father Henry Nathan Percy and my brother Henry Alexander Horace Percy who fought for their country in WWII. Dad Henry R.A. N. Gunner and Brother Harry defensively equipped merchant ships. There were both on the same ship. Though age did weary them, their pride did not faulter.

Val Adams, Seville vic, writes a big thank you for making Australia such a safe and wonderful place for me to live in for the past seventy two years. Such brave young men and women.

Mrs June Yetman, Patchewollock Vic, writes and dedicates to a memory of a grandfather – I never had the privilage to know Pte Thomas D Phillips, served, wouned & gassed in France WW1. In respect, for my brother, Sargent Keith Scott, serviced in B.E.C.F in Japan Transport Division. In respect and honour of my father-in-law Trooper John Yetman served and wounded at Bersheeba- Egypt WW1. He was groomsman to the horse, Sandy, the only horse to return to Aus: Now in Canberra War Museum. To remember a family member, Henery, Pte H A Anderson. MM No 3946, 24th Battalion AIF, Killed in Action, 1918 France.

Rae E Purgar, Mildura Vic, , writes Capt robert Cunningham (WW1) Robert (Bob) John (Jack) Alan, Ron Cunningham his sons in WW2. Plus Desmond Sheedy & friend Colin in WW2, Plus Vincent Sheedy. My grandfather & uncle, Desmond Sheedy was a Prisoner of War

Sandra Davey, Kangaroo Flat Vic, writes my dedication poppy in memory of my father, Signalman John W Snell, who served for our country from 25/2/43 – 10/4/46 in WW2. Marched out in full time duty on 25/2/43 and transferred to Bonegilla 2/3/43 and deployed into Australian signals. Dad embarked from Australia on 19/1/44 on Hollandia for Morotai and served 463 days of overseas services as a Signal Man. I have used the Pacific Star as my poppy centre to commemorate dad’s service in Papua New Guinea and one of his awarded medals. The Pacific ribbon is also included. The strips give an image of this time – central strips of yellow and green representing the forest and beaches of the Pacific, flanked dark blue, light blue and red representing the service of the Naval Froces and merchant Navy, the Air Forces and the Armies. Lest We Forget.

Julie Hargreaves, Sheffield Tas, writes… These poppies are dedicated to my grandfather Thomas Butler who served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the first World War

Mrs Shirley Watson, St Albans Park Vic, writes….the lives of all Australians are free from selfish people who think they can rule the world. Our world can revolve arround our families with out overseas restrictions.

Casey Combined Probus Club, Casey vic, writes…dedication to the memory of my Great Uncle Harry Wilkin Corrie, died 29/7/1915, buried Shrapnel Valley Cemetery Turkey: My Uncle Richard Wilkin Corrie, Killed 16/8/1916 in France, commemrated at the Villiers Bretonneux Memorial France: My Father Albert Edward Corrie, died 1950 from Malaria New Guinea 1944: my Grandfather Peter Leitch wounded & gassed on the Western Front, died 1946: My Uncle Ernest Walter Corrie, killed in Belgium 30/9/1915, commemorated at the Menin Gate (Ypres).

Noosa Arts & Crafts, Tewantin Qld,  writes…we send these poppies in memory of all the brave souls who gave their lives in the defence of Australia & Freedom

Mrs. Lesley Clapperton, Frankston South Vic, dedicates her poppies to Charles Leslie Bettles, Roy Betles, Hedley Farquarson Bettles, Howard William Bettles, Albert Jo9hn Bettles, Cyril Henry Schwab KIA WWI. Brothers, cousins, uncles from the same family

Rosemary Barrett, Mt Gravatt East, dedicates her poppies to Charles Stewart WWI and Charles Edward Dixon WWII

Wendie Hooper, Seymour Vic, dedicates her poppies to commemorate WWI, Middle East War, Vietnam War, and the family relatives and friend who fought

Ann Hayes, Neerim South Vic, dedicates her poppies to Great Uncles Lucerne White and Thomas White. English soldier WWI. Last contact a postcard from his brother “Christmas with the Huns” and picture. Died shortly after

Rhonda Smith, Rocklyn Vic, dedicates her poppies to mum Betty Isabell Banks (nee Ord) who worked in the office at Army records in Melbourne and dad Robert John Cameron Banks who was a Sergeant, in WWII. They would have liked me helping in this project

QCWA Darling Downs Division, Postmans Ridge Qld, Ruby Jensen, Kaye and anonymous

Katie Lovett, Wantirna Vic, writes … For my great grandfather Captuiain Charles Lovett, 2/29 Battalion Australian Army (VX39011) served in Malaya P.O.W.

Kerry Warne, Langwarrin South Vic, writes … Honoring the brave, e specially the Warnes, Kellow and Cracknell soldiers

Judith Smith, Fennell Bay NSW, writes … I have made four poppies which I am dedicating to my grandfather and his three brothers who all served in the AIF in WWI. John Hanley – served 11.9.1915 to 3.8.1919. Charles Hanley – served 13.11.1916 to 31.11.1918 , Henry Alfred August Hanley – served 25.8.1915 to 4.4.1919 and Archibald Owen Featherstone Hanley – killed in action near Harnel, France on 11.8.1918, aged 22 years.

Joyce Stewart, Strathmore Vic, writes … In memory of my uncle, 2nd Lieutenant John Albert McIntyre, 22nd Battalion, AIF, killed in action on 4.10.1917 Battle of Passchendale and for all those men who never returned home. Les we forget.

Margery Price, Neerim South Vic, writes … These poppies are dedicated to the soldiers from the Neerim District,

Leah Riches, Raymond Terrace NSW, writes … These poppies are for private Leslie Harding, Flt. Sgt James, Riches and Private Joseph Hart

Diane Trasler, Tamworth NSW, writes … To Herbert Gunston Dawson, my great grandfather, who went to WWI in France. He was a very happy person who must have been able to look to the future and not in the past

Judy Walsh & Kate Mansfield, Heathmont Vic, writes … To James Henry Walsh and Rodney Edward Perrin who fought in the Army in WWII

Shelley Cass, Dubbo NSW, writes … To my great grandfather who fought at Gallipoli and made it home safe. And to all his comrades who were not so lucky. Also dedicated to the handful o9f my Great Uncles who fought in WWII

Yerong Creek Public School, Yerong Creek, writes … We will remember them

Suzanne Miller, Minnamurra NSW, writes … These poppies are my way of saying “thank you” to the men of our family who fought in two world wars home and abroad. Harold Ernest Beazley b 23.8.19987 (Grandfather) Alan Keith Ward b 6.8.1920 (Father), Vivian Beazley b 13.9.1921 (Uncle), Ronald Wilson b 7.9.1922 (Uncle) and Harold Beazley b 3.8.1920 (Uncle)

At a recent Frankston Library Poppy workshop for children …

Amelie Wallace, Botanic Ridge Vic, dedicates her poppy to her Great Grandad and Great Granpa who both served our country

Max Turner, Langwarrin Vic, , For all the soldiers in the war

Connie Neate, Mt Eliza Vic, For Clyde Neate and Antonius J. Wisseling

Kiana Laird, Mt Eliza Vic, For Grandad Stanley

Brenda Sagal, Mentone, For my grandfather Charles Stead British Army d 23.4.1915 and my father John Darby Australian Army served in New Guinea 1943/44

Sophie Turner, Langwarrin Vic, , For pop Trevor McRae

Chelsea, Langwarrin Vic, For Raymond Chapman

Stephanie Castles, Frankston Vic, I dedicate that we will always remember and keep them in our heart forever

Beverley Cooper & Faye Demar, Carrum Downs Vic, My poppies are made with love in every stitch for my father Horace Skinner (Ocker) WWII. Tobruk. My Uncle Reg Watkins (Bonny) Lark Force on the Montivideo Maru lost at Sea WWII. My Grandfather Reg Watkins (Senior) Sapper WWI France

Brianna Booker, Red Hill Vic, Remembering great Grandfather Booker WWI

Ros Stirling, Karingal Vic, Thank you from a much younger generation for giving your lives so we may live in peace and happiness

Christine Evans, Frankston, To all the fallen heroes

Gabriella Brown, Frankston Vic, To all the soldiers

Kyah McAndrew, Frankston South Vic, To all the soldiers who served in the war

Charlie, Langwarrin Vic, To Charlie Chapman

Pepper Cashen, Rowville Vic, To Grandpa Cashen’s brother Joseph Cashen

Lena Loub, Carrum Downs, To my family, the Hocksenars who experienced war’s devastation at first hand during WWII

Cheryl Weaver, Pearcedale Vic, To my grandfather Rodrick Grant WWI 24th Bn, WWII, 29th Bn – 8th Div. Wounded in WWI, POW in WWII

Jack Sullivan, Langwarrin Vic, To poppy Jack (John) Baker. Lots of love Jack and Beau

Celeste & Pippa, Skye Vic, To Poppy Keith Horner

Jodie Lunson, Bev Lunson and Leanne Crawford, Shearwater Tas, dedicate their poppies in honor of Jodie’s great great Uncle, Arthur William Singleton. Raised on a farm in Ulverstone Tas, and joined as soon as war was declared on 18.8.1914, aged 20 yrs and 9 mths. After training at Brighton, he left Hobart on the Troop ship Geelong on 20.10.1914. He was at the dawn landing at Gallipoli and through the course of the war, his recorded injuries were from a septic hand and dislocated shoulder. But it was the mental anguish that he suffered for the rest of his life that is the most upsetting. Shortly after returning home in 1917, he married, had two little girls and tried to go back to farming. Within a few years, the marriage failed, and although with family help, he tried to look after his children, the 2 and four year olds were eventually put into an orphanage at Launceston. Arthur became increasingly unwell, and for a few years spent time in and out of a mental asylum in New Norfolk, but these attacks were becoming more frequent, lasting between 1 and 7 months. Eventually it became impossible for the family to manage him, and so he was committed until his death in 1966. RIP Uncle Arthur (Jodie Lunson)

Springvale RSL Sub Branch Womens Auxiliary, Springvale Vic, dedicate their poppies to all the men and women who gave their lives for freedom we share as Australian and the Legacy they have left on our history

Mahni Hardy-Smith (5 yrs) Isabelle Ting (5 yrs), jemma Gray (5 yrs), Miles Ting (3.5 yrs), Siobhan Bourke, Anne Gray, Melanie Vanheer, Hawthorn East Vic, dedicate their poppies to grandfather and great grandfather … Alganon Benjamin Sanders (Stretcher bearer/medic)

Richard & rosa Howland, Frankston South, dedicate their poppies to Richard Harry Kenn (Uncle), Private 30th Battalion 1st AIF, died in France 25 January 1917 aged 19 and Robert Leighton Howland (father) Corp. Bugler, 19th Battalion 1st AIF, died 1962 due to war injuries

Marian Volk, Ferntree Gully Vic, dedicates her popopies to her father Leo William Calnan, WWII, 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion, his brothers John Vincent Calnan and Raymond Claude Calnan KIA in Borneo, also all the brave men of the 2/1st MGB. We are forever grateful for their service and sacrifice. Lest We Forget

Catherine Lanigan, Port Fairy Vic, dedicates her poppies in loving memory of J.J. Clarke 2031, wounded at Lone Pine 6.8.1915. Died on “Dunluce Castle” 8.8.1915 Buried at Sea.,

June Fiford, Blackheath NSW, dedicates her poppies in remembrance of her father (WWII), grandfathers (WWI) and great uncles one of whom died at Gallipoli and two cousins who fought in Vietnam

Dawn Perry, Sebastopol Vic, Dedicates her poppies to A.J. Perry 2/29th, died 20.1.1975 love from all the familyTo all men and women who have served or are serving for our country… A big thank you and thanks for making us feel safe. A good job done well one and all

Judith Shiel, Mooroolbark Vic, dedicates her poppies to all the brave souls that served.,

Rosemary Broise, Kensington Vic, dedicates her poppies to Carleon Williams 14566 Army Medical Corps WWI, 1916-1919. Kevin Edward Williams VX118710 58/59 Battalion AIF 1942-1946

Bernadette Sutton, Safety Beach Vic, dedicates her poppies to her beloved grandfather Walter Sutton who never go to active service due to a last minute illness, but who never ceased serving his community at the Hampton R.S.L. In his capacity as Welfare Officer until illness got the better of him late in life and also her dear Unclue Robert Sutton who served in Vietnam, and who is suffering still from that experience

Ingrid Cuttiford, Ringwood North Vic, dedicates her poppies to her father (WWII) Johann Ellerbock and his brother Herb Ellerbock (Vietnam Veteran)

Sheila McConnell, Bowral NSW, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather – James McConnell, served with British Army in WWI in France – survived and was awarded the George Cross, her father, Thomas James McConnell – served with the British Army WWII – taken POW by Japanese, died 1944 and her cousin, Arthur Ames – British Army, Singapore – died January 1942

Margaret Wilson, Frankston Vic, dedicates her poppies to John Wilson (serving member) and Harold Earle Grandfather who served in WWII Army. So proud of them both

Bev Carra, Seaford Rise SA, dedicates her poppies to Mrs. Edna Richardson and Mr William Bruce Richardson, both of whom served in the Australian Army. Her mother was A.W.A.S. And father drove tank carriers between Alice Springs and Darwin and was also a driver and mechanic in New Guinea

Helen Butcher, Elsternwick Vic, dedicates her poppies to Sgt Seymour Cadvanb Jones, 45th Battalion AIF, KIA 1917 Somme France

Margaret Banks dedicates her poppies to the Unknown Soldiers

Fran and Geoff Charlton, Queenstown SA, dedicates her two rather challenged poppies … Are in memory of her father Herbert Francis Ernest who was in the RAAF in the second world war and (husband’s father) Arthur Thomas Charlton, who was in the army

Ron Mather, South Yarra Vic, dedicates his poppies to James Mather : Private British Royal Artillery. No. 63316 and writes … These two poppies are to remember my dad who served in the British Royal Artillery Regiment. He joined up and went to war aged 17. My dad was a victim of Mustard Gas while fighting at the Somme in the first world war and went on to serve in the second world war (which is why there are two poppies). He died from a lung disease related to the gassing when I was 11 years old. I am now 68. Lest We Forget dad – RIP

Joan Mann H. Tatt, Maldon Vic, In remembrance of relations who sent their six sons to the great war. Five returned Home … Tral, Arthur, Clifford, George and John Tatt and Joseph Royal who was shot whilst attending a wounded comrade – KIA 18.8.1916

R. Giggins, Wangaratta Vic, LEST WE FORGET. We think of my husband’s uncle WWI, Mr. Ted Jenkins who was gassed and returned to Victoria to live with his sister. Both now deceased

 

Willowmarin Primary School and Willomeade Aged Care, Willowmarin, This was a joint effort between our grade 6 Students and the residents of Willowmeade Aged Care, in memory of those who served from our and other small country towns. Thanks yoU

 

Nicole Gorman & Sheila Wallace, Bateman WA, write … Our pooppies are a tribute to all the brave men and women who have risked or sacrificed their lives defending the freedoms we enjoy,

Margot Turner, Boronia Vic, writes … An offering of recognition and gratitude to those who have given their lives in all wars. But, in this year to all who took part in the Grea War of 1914-1918.

Annie Skipworth, Bathurst NSW, writes … For all Anzacs, heroes every one. We salute you with heartfelt love and awe

 

Jean Morrison, Pelican Point WA, writes … For my father, Vic and my father-in-law Ray and all the other souls who were so brave

 

Jean E. Bolt, Kings Park SA, writes … For my three Uncles who fought in WWI and WWII. One never returned from WWII KIA

 

Marianne Russell, Marmong Point NSW, writes … I dedicate these 13 poppies to my great uncle Ruben Pearce (Ben) of Sawtell. I have made one representing Uncle Ben and his 12 siblings. Uncle Ben was a POW in Changi and is best described as one of nature’s gentlemen. He helped his mates in Changi and the welfare of returned servicemen was always close to his heart

 

Susan Laroche, Chermside Qld, writes … I dedicate these poppies to my great uncle Reginal Wymark who was a private in the 30th Battalio9n AIF during WWI. He was killed and missing in action during the battle of Fromelles on July 20, 1916 at the age of 21. He was never found. Lest We Forget!

 

Robyn Watts, Werribee Vic, writes … I respectfully dedicate these poppies to my great, great uncles who lie on the WWI battlefields of France. Pte Henry Frederick Gasson (3336), 4th Pioneer Battalion AIF, KIA 5.8.1916 (aged 20) Poziers, LCPL Reginald Harold Gasson (3809), 49th Battalion AIF, died from wounds 7.4.1917 (aged 19), Wimereux, SGT Ernest Alfred Orgill (674), 29th Infantry Battalion AIF, KIA 23.3.1917 (aged 37), Beaumetz, Sgtr Arthur Garfield Orgill (675), 5th Pioneer Battalion, AIF, KIA 11.4.1917 (aged 29), Vaulx. Their sacrifice has not been forgotten.

 

Wilma Aylward, Bulleen Vic, writes … In loving memory of my father-in-law George Bernard Aylward Flight Sergeant. Also “Larry” Madden and his daughter Elaine. Larry, like many others put his age up to enlist. Elaine’s story was told in the book “Children Who Fought Hitler”. Thank you to all who served

Mrs. S. Curnow, Lucindale SA, writes … In memory of Keith Curnow 48718 : Australian Air Force.,

Helen Allsop, Mont Albert Vic, writes … In memory of my father (John Richard Wilcock), a captain in the Army in WWII. VX51686. Died 1 December, 1966 and her mother, (Jean Hinds), a nurse in the Army during WWII, VX48833. Died 28 September, 1993.

Leonie West, Kingswood NSW, writes … In memory of my grandfather Ebenezer Charles Rodgers. Thank you for your service! Australian Imperial Force : 86003, Prte 3371A, 35th Bn, 33rd Bn Special Service and Escort German repatriation.

 

Andy Year 1 A2, Tirece Year 1 A2, Jack, Year 1 A2, Jeremy Year 1 A2, Eamonn Year 1 A2, Declan Year 1, A2, Jeremiah Year 1 A2, Rayan Year 1, A2, Tekayah-Lee Year 1 A2, Shayla Year 1 A2, Caitlin Year 1, A2, Fremantle Language Development Centre, writes … Thank you for keeping Australia safe

 

Lesley Brownjohn, Helensburgh NSW, writes … These are in memory of my dear father who passed away a year ago and my dear grandfather who I never met, but who I have heard so much about. And also all the other brave soldiers

 

Jenny Beales, Ararat Vic, writes … These poppies are dedicated to my grandfather, Lieutenant Normal Hill, who was injured whilst leading a charge during the battle of Polygon Wood on 26 September 1917. He lost an eye and was captured and became a prisoner of the Germans for the duration of the war

 

Karen Karner, Caulfield Sth Vic, writes … These poppies are in remembrance of all the brave men, women and animals that died or were injured in WWI and to Percy Wraignt Millar who died at Lone Pine Gallipoli

 

Katherine Seaton, Watsonia Nth Vic, writes … This collection, made from recycled materials is for the women who had to “make do and mend” for the war effort

 

Marion Mihill, Norman Park Qld, writes … To all the people who have no relatives alaive to give them a poppy

 

Julie Kirkland, Hillarys WA, writes … To all who fought in the war to give us the life we have today., ,

Dianne Collyer, , writes … To the Boronia RSL

Pauline Moore, Doncaster Vic, writes … To the brave diggers who set off on a freat adventure … Thank you for your corage and devotion. In memory of Horace and Albert Carroll, Dan Handley, Ted O’Malley and Francis Patrick Browne

 

Carolyn Shaw, Eaglehawk Vic, writes …. I dedicate these poppies in memory of my father “Leslie Birdwood Taylor”. He is no longer with us, but he fought in WWII

 

Sue Grandfield, Brunswick West Vic, writes : for all the unknown soldiers … Lost but not forgotten

Jenna Christensen of Hawthorn East and Rhoda Christensen, Monash ACT, dedicate their poppies to Samuel Black (Rhoda’s father) who fought in WWI.

Beatrice (Nan) Moore, Parafield Gardens SA, dedicates her poppies to her father who fought in both WWI and WWII, Gordon Frederick Miller, her uncle Roy Bowman WWI, Uncle Errol J. Bowman, husband Darcy William Moore and cousins, Eglinton, Seown and Prettijohn

Sandra Reid, Greensborough Vic, dedicates her poppies in memory of her father and father-in-law who both served in New Guinea in WWI and also her brother who served in Vietnam,

Hazel Walker, Greensborough Vic, dedicates her poppies in memory of her dear husband who served in New Guinea in WWII

Dorothy Gill, Telopea NSW, dedicates her poppies to all the men and women who fought and died for our beautiful country. My grandfather, a Regimental Sergeant Major in the Hussars of the Irish Guards, fought in the trenches in France in WWI. He lived a long life, but never forgot those times. My father spent 5 years in the Irish Army (not IRA) but didn’t go to war. We came to Australia in 1949., May we continue to remember those who made this the greates country in the world. Lest We Forget.

Noelene Goodwin, West Preston Vic, dedicates her poppies to Charles Arthur Leary, Reg No. 56732 12 Btn Graves Registration detachment at Villers Brettoneux, Gordon Shea 2149, 4th Btn, Returned to Australia 12/5/1919 and John Cornelia Leary, 2358, 40th Btn Returned to Australia 9/2/1919

Shirley Tennant, Crewick Vic, dedicates her poppies to her beloved father Peter Kennedy of North Creswick, who enlisted on 13.7.1915 to serve as a gunner in the 5th Field Artillary. He returned to Australian on 13.4.1919

Kerrie County, Macleod Vic, dedicates her poppies to her close neighbours; the past and current serving members at the Simpson Army Barracks

Deirdre Day, Kincumber NSW, dedicates her poppies to her Grandfather, George William Pritchard, 30th Battalion B Service No. 516 who fought bravely in Egypt and France during WWI

Jan Pratt, Umina Beach NSW, dedicates her poppies to her Great Uncle George Robert McNeil, 45 Battalion, No. 4860, KIA, no known grave, France 6 August, 1916

Dorothy Chick, Hastings Vic, dedicates her poppies to her Uncles, George Roy Reginald Yendle, Service No. 2698, 59th Btn. Died 19.7.1916 Aged 16, at Fromelles France after serving at Gallipoli. Memorial at V.C. Corner Fromelles and Wm Albert Charles Yendle, Service no. 2741, 58th Bn. Died 27 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Belgium Aged 23. Memorial at Menin Gate Leper

Jill Trotter, Rowville Vic, dedicates her poppies to Joseph Bernard Conroy McGann – WWI, Robert Henry Trotter, WWII and Ronald Allandale Hollingworth WWII

Pauline Hebbard, Sururey Downs SA, dedicates her poppies to Paul Martin Rogasch and Thomas Douglas Hebbard

Miriam Pearce, Modbury SA, dedicates her poppies to Plte Alfrte E.E. Westbrook, No. 3002, 50th Bn AIF. KIA in France on 28 September 1917 aged 38 years

Lorraine Corish, Shepparton Vic, dedicates her poppies to Pte John Arthur O’Reilly, Service No. 5649, 22nd Bn, AIF. Died 9 March 1918, Buried Belgium 339, Berks Cemetery Ext (Roseberg Planteau Plots) Ploegsteert

Elva Trebilcock, Hope Valley SA, dedicates her poppies to Thomas Geoffrey Trebilcock who went to the Middle East when he first enlisted, and then New Guinea twice. Wounded in action, he was awarded the Military Medal

 

Julie Cobham, Palmwoods Qld, dedicates her poppies to those who perished fighting for our way of life, and to their families : thank you

 

Cheryl Gardiner, Scone NSW, dedicates her poppies to William George Cockburn, KIA, 26 September 1917 at Polygon Woods – Belgium

 

Jillian Jebb, Salisbury Heights SA, would like to dedicate her poppies to her husband CPL J.W. Webb 430707, 86 Transport Company Vietnam June 1968-June 1969 and her Grandfather, Thomas Edward Lane, 10th Bn, WWI

 

Sheryl McCluskey & Linda Veal, Warrnambool Vic, write … For our Grandfather George Watson and my husband’s uncle, Alan Coleman, pilot, shot down over German in WWII

Gaye & Henry Polis, Chelsea, write … On the 100 year anniversary of the commencement of WWI, I fervently hope the Australian nation today realises that we live in a democracy. This means the Australian people elect a government that makes decisions, popular or not, on behalf of the whole Australian nation. This includes decision to go to war or a conflict (whatever it may be called) to defend our beliefs, values and the Australian way of life. Dedicated to Daryl Poulson and Barry Munday. Two young men conscripted by the Australian people and sent to fight in South Vietnam to defend Australian beliefs, as at that time. Killed in action in 1970 when carrying out the will of the Australian Nation. May the Australian People always remember their sacrifice and the true meaning of LEST WE FORGET : dedicated by conscript Henry Polis

 

Maxine Todd, Frankston Vic, writes … For my Grandfather (Lighthorse Div) and my Uncle (died WWII) and the other brave soldiers who fought so we can be free. Thank you. Lest We Forget,

Mary Fox, Vermont South Vic, writes … I dedicate my poppies to my father Richard (Dick)( Mercer (dec) who served in New Guinea in WWII, and grandfather Robert (Jim) McPherson (dec) who served and was wounded at Gallipoli. Thank you for your care and service to others. You are always in our hearts

 

Lesley Ivers, Dingley Village Vic, writes … I would just like to say thank you to all the servicemen and women, past and present

 

Jean Whyte, Salisbury SA, writes … I would like to dedicate my two poppies to my late father Arthur Thomas Brandbury who served in WAI, and her late husband Robert Whyte who served in WWII

Gwenda Miller, Birkdale Qld, writes … I’m thankful for each and every one of the men and women of our Armed Forces that serve Australia, both now and throughout history, and wish to show my support for th ejob they have done and do to keep us safe. I also wish to recognise their families and thank them too

 

Michelle Hutcheon, Maida Vale WA, writes … In honour of Frederick Hutcheon, and all his mates, buried at Villers-Bretonneux, France

Ruth Pearce, Eaglehawk Vic, writes … In memory of my daughter Heidi Ruth Hanel, served in the R.A.A.F. Passed away 2003. A light has gone out, without so much as a flicker, and all we have left; is the precious memory of how brightly it burned; and the warmth it gave us

Helen Joy Smyrek, Sale Vic, writes … In memory of my Great Uncle Robert Victor WWI, my mother Amy Victor WWII and Father Claude Victor WWII

 

Janine Gibson, Warrnambool Vic, writes … In memory of my Uncle Arthur Barclay,

Christine & Andrew Smith, Ascotvale Vic, writes … In memory of my Uncle Noel Smith who was a stoker and went down on the HMAS Yarra on 4 March 1942

 

Marlene Hogan (McNeil), Buderim Qld, writes … In memory of our family members in Uniform – Grandfathers Percival Locksley Cartledge, Clarence Vivian Bunting (AIF), GG Uncle, Joseph Gardiner (Changi), Geoffrey Lucas Emmett (RAAF Japan) William Beutel (RAF Europe), husband Robert Noel Hogan (Korea 3rd RAR), brothers Peter Gary McNeil (RAR Vietnam) Alan Geoffrey Emmett, 5/7RAR Vietnam

 

Sue Patterson & Jenny Roget, Ocean Grove Vic, writes … In memory of our great uncle, 2nd Lieutenant John Albert McIntyre, 22nd Battalion, AIF KIA on 4.10.1917, Battle of Passchendale. His counsin Frederick William Martin, 60th Battalion, AIF, KIA 19.7.1916, in the Battle of Frromelles. Both resting in unmarked graves in Belgium and France, and our father, Harry Michell, 2/14th Field Regiment WWII. LEST WE FORGET

 

Frances Belluzzo, Bordertown SA, writes … In remembrance of my dear Grandfather Joseph and 2nd father Joe, also my brother Sam and Sister Silvea

Averil Nash, Magill SA, writes … In remembrance of Private Laurence Algernon (Bill) Smith, 2/48th Bn AIF. LOA in the Middle East on October 31 1942. He gave his life to help bring peace and freedom to his country

 

Eileen Seers, Portarlington Vic, writes … Remembering all the brave and dedicated men and women who served our beautiful country, so that we may live in a free Australia. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Joan & Peter Dusting, Dingley Village Vic, writes … These poppies are dedicated to our Mother’s brother who died at Broodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium on October 5, 1917 … No Know Grave. Not known, but never forgotten. Also to our Paternal Grandfather who elisted in 1941 for WWII with an adjusted age … real age 66 years. Date of discharge 1946 – real age then, 71 years. And also to all who did their bit to give us all the Country we treasure

 

Hilda Munro, Wamberal NSW, writes … They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. But their names will be remembered forever and ever

 

Helen Smith, Blaxland NSW, writes … To all members of the Davis, Smith, Caves who went to war. Great Uncle Wiseman Davis

 

Cathie Rust, Newington NSW, writes … To all NZ servicemen killed in action, especially my uncle William Brockleban

Gillian Franklin, Bega NSW, writes … To all the brave souls lost in WWI, WWII. Without you we wouldn’t have the free world we have today

Rosley Fudala, Brisbane Qld, writes … To Grandfather Pte Richard H. Chadwick, 29th Battalion, 13th Brigade, 4th Division

Catherine Weir, Doncaster East Vic, writes … To my father-in-law who fought in Franbce in WWI, my Uncle who enlisted in WWII and all Australian Servicemen and Women who have fought for our freedom over many decades

 

Willeton Public Library Community, Willetton WA : To remember all those who have gone before us and allowed these lucky countries – Australia and New Zealand to become such wonderful places

 

Win Morehouse, Bankstown NSW, writes … To the memory of Herbert Edwin MacBeth Private 1st Australian Machinie Gun Company 1885-1917. Died aged 32 years Villers-Bretonneux, France. “The Uncle our Mother never knew”

Trish Brooks, East Ivanhoe Vic, writes … To the men on the honour roll at the Methodist Church in Rochester Vic whose names I tried to memorise each Sunday, and to my great aunts who never married and their sweethearts who never came home

 

Joan Bowen, Hampton Park Vic, writes … To the men who gave their lives and for the ones that followed, so that we could live in peace

 

Langmore Day Club, Berwick Vic, writes … We would like to dedicate our poppies to all the nurses and VADS who worked endlessly to help all those in need, with horrendous injuries and amputations

 

Beryl N. Dettmann, Riddells Creek Vic, writes … With thankfulness to all the men and women who went to war which enable me to live in a free country

Mrs P. Karamaloudis, Knoxfield Vic, writes …. I am dedicating these pooppies in memory of my father Konstantine Kottis who served in the Greek Army during WWII, stationed in Cairo, Egypt

Beverley Czerwonka-Ledez, Rangeville Toowoomba Qld, writes ….. To Harold Bunton Gordon, 222/7th Eng. AIF and 58th and 59th Battalion

 

Roberts, Averil Nash, Pauline Hebbard, Dorothy Chick, Open Drawer Collection Point, Tutti Pike, Johanna McFetridge, Betty Hayton, Fiona Basile, Hazel Walker, Sandra Reid, Karen Williams, Ashburton Baptist Church Thursday Morning Group, M.M. Spooner

 

Maureen Crisp, Portland Vic, maureen@vicaustralis.com.au, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather Henry Pickering. In 1917, aged 16 went overseas and in 1941, never left Australia. Also to Bill Pickering 1940, nephew to my grandfather Henry.

Merridy Rowe, Casterton Vic, mezzer8@hotmail.com, writes : to Louis McNamara : your life is remembered with a nephew named after you (Louis Arnold Rowe). Louis Rowe named his son, my brother after you. His name is Louis Gray Rowe.

Lara Edwards, Warrnambool Vic, , writes : to Greg Edwards, my amazing uncle who was a petty officer and served in Timor and the Gulf War. A hero to our country and a hero to me.

Ruth Mott, Sea Lake Vic, , dedicates her poppies to her uncles : Gerald Licence, Bertram Licence, Alex Licence, Clive Howe, David Howe, Neil Howe, Jack Howe, Bruce Howe

Susan Jones, Knedsworth Vic, , dedicates her poppies to her father : George Henry Holcombe

Leanne Evans, Heywood Vic, , dedicates her poppies to her father : Private Horace William Evans “Horrie” WWII. Served in Darwin, also to Porivate Alfred August Edward Albert : WWI, 39 Infantry Battalion (May 1916), injured in the great war

Rosalie & Geoff Williams and Family and Howard and Robyn Klemm and Family, Warrnambool Vic, , Dedicate their poppies to Barry Francis Klemm who served in the Vietnam War, also to Francis Berdon Klemm, WWII, father of Rosalie Williams, Howard Klemm and Barry Klemm.

Deanne Evans, Warrnambool Vic, deepumpkin@hotmail.com, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather Private Horace William Evans served in Darwin when it was bombed WWII

Rhonda Roberts, Speed Vic, , dedicates her poppies to Neil James Roberts : Vietnam Veteran (AIF)

Jackie Carruthers, Warrnambool Vic, , dedicates her poppies to her uncle : John Carruthers, who served in Vietnam and never returned. He has been held in his family’s heart since, and will never be forgotten

Andrea Edwards, Warrnambool Vic, , dedicates her poppies to her grandfather Kevin Jack who served in WWII, also to her brother Greg Edwards, Petty Officer, Navy. Served in Timor and the Gulf War. “We are all so proud of him”.

Ian Benbow, Heywood Vic, , dedicates his poppies to Sgt George Thomas Guinea 1762 KIA 9.10.17 Ypres, alto oto CPL John Leslie Guinea, 898 KIA 8.6.1917 Messines.

Geoff & Rosalie Williams and family, Warrnambool Vic, , dedicate their poppies to Private Alan George Williams, service # 27408 Reg : Australian Infantry AIF 2/21 Bn. DOD : 30.7.45 POW, Son of Frank & Jessie Williams of Warrnambool

Di Bryans, Kangaroo Flats Vic, dkbryans@gmail.com, dedicates her poppies to her husband : Robert Samaul Bryans who served in Vietnam

Dot Robinson & Sylvie Evans, Bendigo Vic, dotti48@westvic.com.au, dedicate their poppies to great uncle William Forte

Robyn Hose , Panmure Vic, robynm8x@gmail.com, dedicates her poppies to Reginal Fish (Reg) fought WWII … “my quiet and gentle paternal grandfather who helped to protect our country : thanks Pop”. Also to Robert Chadwick (Bob) WWII … “my wonderful maternal grandfather who bravely served his country, experiencing all the rigours of war including being shipwrecked off the coast of New Guinea. thanks Pop”.

Jan Lewis, Heywood Vic, , Arthur Royston Magill VX94227, 2/6 Dental Unit

Jean Malseed, Heywood Vic, , dedicates her poppies to David Standley Malseed, KIA in France in 1914 on 20.9.1914 aged 23 years … Brother to Jesse Wilfred, also to Corp Hector McDonald, No. 4548, 59th Battalion late 57th. KIA 21/12/1916 … Lee Transley, France..   Also to Roderick Witters Solly, 78212, Lance Corporal 2/9 Armoured Regiment, and Private John Stanley Malseed, VX130430, Workshop, No. 71904, WWII 1939-1945, and Sargeant Jesse Wilfred Malseed, joined 5/7/1915, No. 2490, 21st Battalion : appointed L/CPL on 2.5.1918. and Norman Lindsay Solly, VX48076, 2/23 Battalion, D. Company AIF.

Jean Freiller, Portland Vic, , Ford Freiller, father in law, fought overseas in unknown location, Hugh Freiller, great uncle who fought in the Middle East and Andrew Freiller (husband) who fought in Gallipoli.

Rosemary Solly, Heywood Vic, , dedicates her poppies to her great uncles George Devereux, 1st AIF, INR 23 37 Battalion and 3rd Divisional Train. Enlisted 24.2.19 – 9.7.19 and Thomas Owen Devereux, 1st AIF L/CAL 24, 37 Battalion and 3rd Divisional Train 18.2.1916-9.7.1919

Dianne Thomas, Heywood Vic, , her great uncle Private William Rhodes Hair, 59th Battalion AIF (Reg. No. 2185) Died 28.10.1917, buried in France 102 Bologne Eastern Germany

Myrtle Handreck, Robert, Michael, Bronwyn and Judith, Heywood Vic, , dedicates their poppies to Normal Alexander Handrech, enlisted May 1941 to April 1946 WWII. Lance Corporal, V93111, 107 Australian General Hospital at Puckapunyal, Adelaide River and Darwin, and with the 55th Australian camp in Hoepang Timor.

Sharon Cleggett of Wodona writes …. To my great-uncle, 3799 Charles Clifton Chappell, 22nd Battalion, killed in action at Pozieres, France, 5.8.1916 aged 20, and  also to my great-great uncles, brothers 3527 John (Scotch) McAlpine, 4th Light Horse Regiment; 5056 James Taylor (Jim) McAlpine, 24th Battalion and 5057 William Seaton (Bill) McAlpine, 24th Battalion.

Gail Reid, Smithfield NSW, writes … These poppies are for my father W.J. Rooke of the 8th Division who was a POW in Changi with all his mates.

Roslyn Long, North Nowra NSW, writes … To my unknown Uncle Paul Branley Williams, killed 15/9/1916 at High Wood France and to my Uncle Hal, Henry Acland Hollands, who was with the Light Horse reinforceements at Gallipoli and survived.

Win Morehouse, Bankstown NSW, writes … To the memory of Herbert Edwin Macbeth – Private – 1st Australian Machine Gun Company 1998-1917 Died aged 32 years at Villers-Bretonneux, France. “The uncle our mother new knew”.

Jill Jones, Dover Heights NSW, writes … I dedicate this poppy in fold memory of my wonderful, loving, caring father Reginald Fulker, who was very rpoud to serve his country during the second world war. I miss him deeply. Lest We Forget.

Allan Smith, Vincentia NSW, dedicates his poppies to private Francis James Withers NX14106 DOB 28/11/1917 at Gilgandra NSW. Uncle Frank served in the 2/33 Aust. Infantry of Aust. Army WWII. Frank served two tours of duty in PNG. He died 16/12/1942 and is buried at the Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery in PNG. His name is located on Panel 61 of the commemorative area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Glenys Batley, Schofields NSW, writes … For my Cousin John McLeod who died on the Western Front in 1915. My Father Bill McLeod who wqas a chaplain in New Guinea (WWII), my Uncle Charles Hammond who was a Chaplain in the 2nd AIF, Uncle Murray Hurley also in the 2nd AIF and Uncle George Millar, a gunner in the 2nd AIF. They served so we can live in the best country in the world.

Libby Delgatto, Waratah NSW, writes …. My three poippies, with bling, are for : my dad who fought in WWII, my son, who served in the Australian Army for a time and for all the other soldiers past and present. Lest We Forget

Elizabeth Newton, Mount Colah NSW, writes … Saluting those men and women, present and past, who put their lives on the line for the rest of us.

Lee Jones, Christopher, Michell & Peter, Blacktown NSW, writes … In memory of the serves to Australia in times of war by our father, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers : Francis Hughes (6853, 1st Div. AIF); Wilfred Jones (NX66752, 77 Sqdn. RAAF); and Ronald Higgins (NX63416 RAAF),

Robyn Neasbey, West Ryde NSW, writes … In memory of men loved and gone. My great Uncle – James Delve, killed in Fromelles in 1917. My Grandfather Robert Huffadine, who served in Darwin in WWII. Family friend Col Lees who served in New Guinea in WWII, Frank Foster, who served in Egypt in WWII – all three survived and returned home

Kerry Bray, Cronulla, writes … Thank you for your supreme sacrifice enabling us to enjoy a wonderful life in our beautiful country.

Helen Malcomson of Altona North dedicates her poppies in memory of William Frederick Malcomson who fought and died in WWI, and Bertram Flanders who fought in WWII.

Maree Hinchliffe , Ararat writes : in memory of my Uncle Pte J H Meadows killed in action on 9-10-1917 who is No. 29 on Memorial Register the Ypres – Menin Gate – memorial Belgium. Battle Passchendaele only 9 men in his company (23rd Battalion) were left.

Elsie Duver, Ararat dedicates her poppies to V72240 2nd Class Air Mechanic, Thomas Edward Dunster, Australian Flying Corps. Trained at Melbourne Broadmeadows Camp. He remained in the AIF until Christmas 1918 when he received his discharge having served for 407 days. 2304 Private Albert James Dunster, trained September 1916. Wounded in action on 30th April 1917, died the same day. Buried in the Tous Arbres Military Cemetery.

Verna MacKay, Ararat  dedicates her poppies to 5054 Private Victor John Norman Byron. 8th Battalion. Trained 14th Battalion at Ballarat. Served with 8th Battalion on the western front. Discharged from the AIF on 13th August, 1919.

Ruth L Tivey, Ararat  dedicates her poppies to Leondard C Ludbrook.  13 Field Ambulance. 1914-1918, and Cpl. Sydney Rowland Tivey. Belgium Croix De Guerre. 8th Battalion. 1914-1918.

Beryl Murphy, Ararat dedicates her poppies to Sydney Edwin Summerfield and Arthur Joseph Summerfield.

Gaylene Baker, Ararat dedicates her poppies to Frank Baker, Service Number 142277. Dad lied about his age to join the RAAF. He fought in N. G. and Solomon Islands. He returned from War and lived in Stawell with mum. They had 3 children. Dad died 17th March 2003, he was 77yrs.

Ann Coates & Helen Heydon, of Lemon Tree Passage NSW, dedicate their poppies to Alan D.S. Coates, Percy William Parker, David William Robertson, Arnold (Bill) Nolan, Alexander Coates (M.I.A.), Lesley Hurbert Coates, Stephen Walker (P.O.W.)

Glenys M Bath, Bambra Vic, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather Pte Aubrey Russell Eastman, 54th Battalion, served in Gallipoli and France.

Ann E. Gardiner, of Yankalilla SA, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather who served in WWI, her father who served and was injured in WWII at Dunkirk (aged 18). Both men served in the British Army.

Sue Cook, Bendigo Vic, dedicates her poppies to her great uncle Alfred Frederick Morrison No. 2248, 37th Battalion, missing in action on the Western Frront 8 June 1917, aged 20 years. Ed note : I love it that you attached another poppy to his name on the Menin Gatem, Ypres Belgium Sue.

Janet McLean, Keysborough Vic, dedicates her poppies to her maternal grandfather Trooper George Hodgetts Palmer, 13th Light Horse. Awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Navroy September 1918.

Sue Harvey, Croydon Hills Vic,  dedicates her poppies to her uncle Capt. John Edwin Hooke 2/21, killed on Ambon-Prisoner of War aged 25 years

Claire Thorndike, Wishart Qld, dedicates her poppies to WWI Sgt Frank Thorndike, 5420, 9th Battalion AIF : Died 1919 from the effects of gassing, WWII Cpl James Redlich 76291, 8 Mobile Works Squadron RAAF (father), Llance Cpl Hardol Redlich, QX8559, 2/15 Aust Infantry Battalion, Rat of Tobruk, killed in action Tobruk, 15 May 1941 aged 24 yrs, Leading Aircraftman, Andrew Redlich RAAF, Cpl Frank Thorndike 23261, 5 Communications Unit RAAF, Gunner John William (Jack) Crane QX21709, 2/10 Field Regiment Aust Army. Died 29 May 1943, aged 26 years, ofo illness while POW Malai, Sapper Albert Edwin Charles (Ted) Crane QX21708, 2/10 Field Regement Aust Army. Died 23 December 1943, aged 35 years of illness while POW Siam … both brothers worked on the Burma-Siam Railway.

Lorna Baxter, Mandurah WA, , writes … I wish top dedicate these poppies to the memory of my late Uncle – Corporal Robert Stuart Cruickshank – No. 659, 17th Battalion killed in action at Fler (WWI) 10 November 1916.

Joy Reedy, Hampton Park Vic, writes … I have knitted these poppies with love and gratitude for all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of all who followed

Elaine Fenn, Ararat Vic, , writes … I would like to dedicate my 500 poppies to James O’Halloran, Eugene O’Halloran (Jacko), Daniel Griffin (Bob), Edward Griffin (Ned) and Cyril Butters who all lost their lives in the first world War. They all came from the township of Crowlands (near Ararat) where I grew up. Most of them are probably distant relatives. Also to her father who was a Rat of Tobruk, uncle and cousin who served in WWII and brother who served in Vietnam (all of whom survived).

Cheryl Collins & Esma Blakemore, Noble Park Vic, writes … I would like to dedicate my poppies to those in my family who went to war to fight for our country, so that I could have freedom

Elsie Sidwell, East Melbourne Vic, writes … I would like to dedicate these poppies to my father WO2 David Scoggins, 6 Batt 1st AIF Reg No. 6, who was at the Anzac Landings on Gallipoli and later served on the Western Front. Also to my brother Captain David W.R. Scoggins 2/15 Batt who was a Rat of Tobruk and later with special forces in the islands. Both my father and brother returned home.

Kylie Costa, Plenty Vic, writes … In dedication to my grandfather John Noble Bailey for his service during WWII

Marie J. Neilson, Dungog NSW, writes … In loving memory of our brave men : Brothers – No. 2879 Gordon Leslie Iberia Douglas KIA 16 April, 1917, No. 848 Allen Edward Douglas KIA 30 July, 1916, No. 1800 Kenneth George Douglas KIA 20 September, 1917, also No. 321 Richard Alfred Yardy KIA 20 July 1916, No. 4208 Harold Neilson KIA 20 September 1917, No. 2335 George Edward Ikin DOW 1 October 1918, No. 793 Harry Ikin KIA 3 March 1918.

Jean Reid, Templestowe Vic, , writes … In memory of my fatgher Lieutenant Phillip Wright who served with the first Australian Imperial Force from January 1914 to December 1920 in Gallipoli and France

Rhonda Thatcher, Kilsyth Vic, , writes … In memory of my grandfather who went to Gallipoli … Frederick and his two brothers

Judy Hill, Castlemaine Vic, writes … May the colour of the poppy remind us of the blood spilt in a land so far away so many years ago

Tricia Cole, Daglish WA, , writes … Tell it to the generations following : we must NEVER forget their sacrifice

Julie Stone, Hallam Vic, , writes … Thank you to the four Langtip boys who served in the 4th Light Horse Regiment for their service during WWI

Linda Knight & Jan Nicholls, West Ryde NSW, writes … To every man, woman and child who have fought for all Australians … Thank you.

Ruth Leighton, Wodonga Vic, ruth_pl@bigpond.com, writes …. To Corporal H.S. Leighton MM 25/505 WWI, NZ Light Trench Mortar Battalion and Private Tom Rowe 63677 WWI NZ Canterbury Regiment … Lest We Forget

Pam Schreck, Narre Warren Vic, writes on behalf of the Tuesday craft group : Thanks you to all men and women who served in WWI

Oliver Rountree (aged 3), Cranbourne Nth Vic, writes … to my grandpa Major Grantley Woods who served in Iraq Dec 2006-May 2007. I love him very much and am very proud of him

Ann Perry, Heathcote Junction Vic, dedicates her poppies in memory of all our brave soldiers who put themselves in danger for us

Kaye Tang, Moe Vic,  dedicates her poppies to Cecil Evans RAF and RAAF … Her grandfather,

Marion Beach, Beaumaris Vic, dedicates her poppies to Charles Henry Miller …. Arrived Gallipoli Sept 1914. Left for France where he fought and was gassed. He returned home with a D.C.M. But was a sick man all his life

Nardia Papas,  dedicates her poppies to Egbert Herbert Trebilco … KIA 1917

Robyn Pidcock, Doncaster East, dedicates her poppies to Fred W. Perrett, John and Sidney Pidcock and Thomas Edwin Pidcock

Robyn Wallace, Endeavour Hills Vic, dedicates her poppies to her grandfather George Halcott Wallace … Military Medal for Bravery : 4 Oct 1917 – served at Gallipoli, and her great uncles Ernest Cope, Walter Cope and Albert Cope who served in WWII

Julie Quayle, Murrumbeena Vic, dedicates her poppies to John Gleeson … Husband’s grandfather (who he was named after) WWI, France. Ursla Ewing – WWII Nurse (great Aunt), Bob Ewing – WWII (great Uncle), Bernie Mac – WWII Military Police (NG)

Diane Collyer, Ferntree Gully Vic, Dedicates her poppies to Uncle Larry (NZ Army) and Uncle Lynbert (NZ Army Corp)

Marion Smith OAM, dedicates her poppies to her husband’s father, Private Sydney Robert Smith, G/052360 Middlesex Regiment, who suffered terrible injuries on 21 August 1917 at the 3rd Battle of Ypres, Belgium aged 19.  Also her husband’s uncle Private George Henry Smith, 20340, Sherwood Foresters, who made the supreme sacrifice (killed in Action) at Fallipoli, 19 August 1915, aged 21. He has no known resting place.  Also her uncles, John Hamilton Doyle, VX103442, 8th Battalion, 4th Division AIF who saw service in the Northern Territory and Bouganville, P.N.G., between 17 December 1941 and 4 November 1945, Kenneth Doyle, R.A.A.F., 118919, 9 Repair & Servicing Unit at Morotai between 29 September 1942 and 3 April, 1946 and Lesley James Doyle, VX105262, 2/5th Australian Armed Regiment between 10 September 1942 and 6 February 1945.  THEIR UNSELFISH SERVICE GAVE US OUR FREEDOM – “LEST WE FORGET”

Claire Simpson, Emerald Vic, dedicates her poppies to William Biggart

Carol Jewell, Carnegie Vic, dedicates her poppy to Charles Edward Goldie (Lane Corporal) who died at Fromelles during WWI

Jennifer Sedgman, Boronia Vic, dedicates her poppy to Glencross Charles Higginbotham, a loving uncle who served in WWII

Della Montomery-Wicking, Upwey Vic, dedicates her poppy to her dad Noel Dunn

Val Maynard, Cobden Vic, , dedicates her poppy to Jack

Normal Campbell, Mildura Vic, , dedicates her poppy to Robert Stevenson

Bobbie Wicking, Mooroolbark Vic, dedicates her poppy to all returned soldiers and those who lost their lives in all wars

Frances Dodge, Hoppers Crossing Vic, In memory of Colin Millikan

Christine Cavanagh, Hampton Vic, , In memory of John Rowlands (father)

Ro Bailey, Hawthorn Vic, , Remembering the brave soldiers

Cheryl Wolf, Frankston North Vic, To my dad and uncle Frank. Dad (14 years old) ship torpedoed and uncle Frank was in four concentration camps

Liz Wood, Shirley Spear, Carol Nelson, Kaye Hazeldine, Warrandyte Vic, write … For the Wise, Wright and Brooke Families. Plus all the other who perished to enable us to have a wonderful life.

Judy Brooker & Diana Iskra, Brighton Vic, , write … To all those who don’t have anyone to remember them

Marcia Hopgood, Pascoe Vale Vic, writes … Dad – thank you for your war work; to my uncle God bless; to the nurses, docts, and to all who served in their own way

Jenni Dean, Ringwood North Vic, writes … For family and friends who have gone before to give us a better life

Clare Andrews, Highett Vic, writes … For my dad William Andrews and all the other family members and friends who have fought … May no one have the right again …

Robynne Knowles, Fraser ACT, writes … For my grandfather William Horden Wiltshire who returned fro battles in the Somme during WWI

Amanda McVilly, Wy Yung Vic, writes … For my Pa, who lost his leg from the War

Helen Hallett, Gisborne Vic, , writes … Gisborne CWA applauds those doing the poppies of behalf of those who gave their life

Margaret Brew, Coburg North Vic, , writes … In memory of Joseph Charles Ennor who fought in France and was wounded …. 1914-1918

Dianne Bell, Shepparton Vic, writes … In memory of my Dad … Ex-POW PASSED AWAY 2012 AGED 96 YEARS. Miss him so very much

Dawn Cotterell, Seaford Vic, writes … In memory of my grandfather Christopher (Charlie) Rich who died in WWI

Jean Wood, Blackburn Vic, writes … In memory of the grandfather I never knew – John Frederick Taylor – Fought in the Boer War, Died Aged 42

Lisa Thoonen, Langwarrin Vic, writes … My poppy is made with ove in dedication to my beautiful grandfather, who spent 4 years on the front line in WWI?I. We love you, we miss you and we are in awer of you and your sacrifice every day x

Peggy Petty, Doncaster East Vic, writes … Thank you to everyone who fought in the wars to keep Australia free

Borg, Fawkner Vic, , writes … These poppies are dedicated to my very dear father Charles Vella who served in two wars, my very dear brothers-in-law Sal and Joe and sister-in-law Theresa who lost their lives in the war with Bobs.

Leeanne Ostrom, Cranbourne East Vic, writes … This is in loving memory of my father John Wilfred Rowe who was in the 37/52 Australian Infantry Battalion. You will always be in our hearts. R.I.P.

Laurel Andrews, Frankston Vic, , writes … To all the lost souls … Especially the nurses

Bettina Ashworth, Berwick Vic, writes … To all the men and women who served in WWI from Baringhup and Maldon Vic, and to all Australians that served in the services

Tara Ferro, Pakenham Vic, , writes … To all who fought with Australia for our country

Annie Cisar, Sunbury Viuc, , writes … To Monica Lettia Thorpe (our nana) who lost many family members in the war. She was born on 11/11/1910 and her memory prevails

Margaret Wilson, Spotswood Vic, , writes … To my grandfather Charles Gordon Roy McCarthy who served in WWI … Airforce … And WWII on the Manoora

Rita van Munster, Parkdale Vic, , writes … To my grandfather whom I never met, but served in WWI and to my great-uncle Robert who served and was missing in action

Helen Marian, East Keilor Vic, writes … To my grandfather William Davis who served in Gallipoli and France, and died of his was injuries when my father was 13

Jan Dall, Vermont South, writes … To my grandpa and pop who fought in the war

Ingrid Cuttiford, Ringwood North Vic, writes … To my maternal grandfather Franz Schachlhuber and to all the indigenous (aboriginal)soldiers who fourth for Australia (in the Great War 1914-1918), but were not afforded the title of Australian until 1967!!

Rita, Tracy, Inge, Dianne, Gloria, Val, Rosalee, Jenny, Amanda & Gail from the Cranbourne Salvos, Cranbourne Nth Vic, writes … To remember those who suffered and/or died

Kaye Cross, Croydon Vic, writes …. Thank you for the sacrifice so we can live in this wonderful country

Marie Neilson of Dungog NSW dedicates her poppies in loving memory of our brave men. Brothers : No. 2879 Gordon Leslie Iberia Douglas KIA 16th April, 1917, No. 848 Allen Edward Douglas KIA 30th July, 1916 and No 1800 Kenneth George Douglas KIA 20th September, 1917.  Also No 321 Richard Alfred Yardy KIA 20th July, 1916, No 4208          Harold Neilson KIA 20th September, 1917, No 2335 George Edward Ikin DOW 1st October, 1918, No 793 Harry Ikin KIA 3rd March, 1918

Bev Hinton of Woodberry NSW, dedicates her poppies to all those who fought and those that lost lives in wars so that we may have a free country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Rayleen, Aidan and Samuel Foote of East Maitland NSW, write … In memory of those who went to war for our country R.I.P. May we never forget your bravey and sacrifice.

Kerrie Country of MacLeod Vic, dedicates her poppies to Great Uncle James Joseph Kirby, sadder sergeant, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, Boer War and all who fought in the Boer War

Gwen Cotterill of Wallsend NSW dedication to Private Harold Matthews, enlisted in Maitland NSW 19th June 1917. Arrived in Calais, France 1st April 1918. Wounded in action 19/7/1918 when a shell landed in the trench, a number of injuries & was left with 3% of sight in one eye.

Kay Rowland of Wallsend NSW dedication is to Private Alfred bingham served in the 2nd Australian Machine Gun Corps.  He was shot and died at Villiers Bretonneux, France on the 7th August 1918.

Beverley Ling of Shortland NSW dedication to my late mother’s uncles : Thomas Blackwell 35th Batt. No 1511 13/8/1917 Awarded Military Medal 27/10/1917 Missing in Action Prisoner of War Germany. Transferred to Holland. Leg amputated London. Burried _ Kurri Kurri Cemetery NSW.  Hubert Blackwell Pte 5oth Batt 14/30 No 5119 return 25/1/1919 (Wounded) and William Blackwell 5th F.A.Brigade No 9433 Returned 24/11/1919.  Our craft group joined with me to make about 140 poppies, Shortland-Wallsend Uniting Church. My father was in New Zealand supporting a sister and he went to war in 1916. Returned and came back to Kurri Kurri NSW, married my mother. Pte John William Harrison 29th Batt. No55489

Robyn Whichello of Wallsend NSW dedication to 3441 John Parkes, 1st Battalion enlisted July 1915 K.I.A 15th May Bullacourt. France. 1878 Hedly Parkes 34th Battalion enlisted March 1916.  2421 William Parkes 30th Battalion enlisted June 1915 awarded the Military Medal December 1917.  John and Hedly were brothers. William was their cousin.  All enlisted from Wallsend.

Poppies dedicated to Private Joseph Alfred Pittard, No 6630, 28th Battalion. AIF and Pirvate Charles Horace Pittard No 6557, 11th Battalion AIF.

Margaret Garven of Shortland NSW dedication is to Pte Raymond Horace Garven 26002, 13th Battalion. Pte Raymond James Garven NX89592 2/3 Machine Gun Btn, Pte William Thomas Aitken NX170381 1/14 Aust Gen Tpt Co, Pte Mervyn Bristow NX28677, 9th Div Mach Gun.

Kylie Nicholl, Melissa and Ashtyn King, anne Hoyland dedication reads remembering all who gave to world peace – thankyou will never be enough.  Lest We Forget.

Wollongong Legacy _ Tuesday Laurel Club.  Illawarra Country Womens Association Branches writes we thank all served we will remember them, Lest We Forget.

Mrs Edna Lahiff of Hoppers Crossing Vic dedication my thoughts go ourt to each person, and their families who lost their loved ones to make this a better place to live. Lest We Forget.

Mrs Dorothy Gosen of Lowood Qld writes dedicated to the memory of our father Eric (Blue) Rosendahl and our uncles Phillip (Dick) Rosendahl, Athol (Jock) Rosendahl and Alfred (Jock) Rosendahl and Alfred (Alf) Rushton who all fought & returned in WW2. Dorothy Joyce Christine & Bill.

Mrs Sandra Langton of Patterson Lakes Vic dedication to Robert Charles Burton, with loving memories of a special grandfather.  he suffered because of his war injuries buy always got on with life and never talked of his war experiences.  Fondly loved by his grandchildren.

ANZAC POPPIES
Lois Dexter Mulgrave. Vic
Dedication
Creswick School Roll of Honour – First World War
Supreme sacrifice [20]
JC Caddy, F Clifton, H Clover, G Donald, H Drummond, W Edmends, A Gibson, S Knight, RG Lindsay, AE Merriman, W Parkes, AB Peters, G Petrie, F Robinson, J Spence, E Townshend, JW Westcott, A Whitfield, FC Whitfield, AC Wisby.
Relatives
Andrew Charles McKinnon. Great Uncle Francis Craymore Whitfield.
Uncle Frederick Charles Wilkinson. Uncle who survived the war

Roll of Honour – Andrew Charles McKinnon Service Number: 323Rank: Second Lieutenant
Unit: 60th Australian Infantry Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 19 July 1916 Place of death: France Cause of death: Killed in action Place of association: Kingston Victoria, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Francis Craymore Whitfield ,Service Number: 2811 Rank: Sergeant Unit: 8 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 20 August 1916 Place of death: France Cause of death: Died of wounds Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Puchevillers, Picardie, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – James Constantine Caddy Service Number: 6726 Rank: Private Unit: 8 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of death: 20 September 1917 Place of death: Belgium Cause of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 35 Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Frederick Charles Clifton Service Number: 780 Rank: Private Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of death: 07 August 1915 Place of death: Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire Cause of death: Killed in action Age at death: 25 Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Hector Albert Clover Service Number: 342 Rank: Private Unit: 24 Battalion
Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 04 October 1915 Place of death: Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire Cause of death: Killed in action Place of association: Rutherglen, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – George Henry Donald Service Number: 315 Rank: Private Unit: 10 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 29 July 1918 Place of death: France Cause of death: Died of wounds Age at death: 27 Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Henry Drummond Service Number: 4174 Rank: Private Unit: 14 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 03 July 1916
Place of death: France Cause of death: Killed in action Age at death: 23 Place of association: Sebastopol, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – William Herbert Edmends Service Number: 905 Rank: Private Unit: 23 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 07 December 1915 Place of death: Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire Cause of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 18 Place of association: Ballarat, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Alexander Edmund Gibson Service Number: 2133 Rank: Private Unit: 60th Australian Infantry Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of death: 25 July 1916 Place of death: United Kingdom Cause of death: Died of wounds Age at death: 24 Place of association: Horsham, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Manchester Southern Cemetery, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Samuel Knight Service Number: 4814 Rank: Private Unit: 58th Australian Infantry Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 19 July 1916 Place of death: France Cause of death: Killed in action Place of association: Ballarat, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Reginald Graham Lindsay Service Number: 11867 Rank: Gunner Unit: 22nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 31 December 1916 Place of death: France Cause of death: Killed in action Age at death: 29 Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Peronne, Picardie, France
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Albert Edward James Merriman Service Number: 5157 Rank: Private Unit: 8 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 30 June 1918 Place of death: France Cause of death: Killed in action Age at death: 22
Place of association: North Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord Pas de Calais, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – William Parkes Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 01 September 1918 Place of death: United Kingdom Cause of death: Accidental (Injuries) Age at death: 26
Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Absalom Peters Service Number: 2347 Rank: Private Unit: 7 Battalion
Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 20 September 1917 Place of death: Belgium Age at death: 21 Place of association: Creswick, Australia
Cemetery or memorial details: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army Additional nformation: Son of Absalom and Jessie Peters, of Camp St., Creswick, Victoria. Native of Kingston, Victoria. Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Cenotaph Record Detail – George Charles Victor Petrie Rank Last Held : Private War: World War I, 1914-1918 Serial No: 35125 Gender: Male Place of Birth: Australia First Known Rank: Rifleman Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer Next of Kin: David Petrie (father), Creswick, Victoria, Australia Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements (G Company) Embarkation Date:30 December 1916 Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand Transport Vessel: Athenic Destination: Plymouth, England Nominal Roll Footnotes: Born in Australia. Nominal Roll Number: 49 Page on Nominal Roll: 14 Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 9 June 1917 Age at Death: 38 Cause of Death: Killed in action Cemetery Name: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Grave Reference: II. A. 14. Archives NZ source: Military personnel file Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917 Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
Roll of Honour – Fay Robinson Service Number: 2221 Rank: Lance Corporal Unit: 22 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 04 January 1917 Place of death: France Cause of death: Died of wounds Place of association: Ballarat, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Peronne, Picardie, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – John Spence Service Number: 5933 Rank: Private Unit: 19 Battalion
Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 03 May 1917
Place of death: France Age at death: 36 Place of association: Creswick, Australia
Cemetery or memorial details: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Edgar Reynold Townsend Service Number: 2042 Rank: Private Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of death: 11 July 1918 Place of death: France Cause of death: Killed in action Age at death: 20 Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Joseph William Westcott Service Number: 2465 Rank: Private Unit: 51 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 15 August 1916 Place of death: France Age at death: 23 Place of association: Kalgoorlie, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Allan Leslie Whitfield Service Number: 805 Rank: Lance Corporal Unit: 14 Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 12 April 1917 Place of death: France Cause of death: Died of wounds Age at death: 29 Place of association: Creswick, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Bapaume Australian Cemetery, Bapaume, Picardie, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
Roll of Honour – Arthur Charles Wisby Service Number: 4622 Rank: Private Unit: 58th Australian Infantry Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of death: 02 February 1917 Place of death: France Cause of death: Killed in action
Place of association: Ballarat, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Roll of Honour – Frederick Charles Wilkinson Regimental Number: 5/392 Rank: Lance Corporal Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915 Body on Embarkation: 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Embarkation Unit: NZ Army Service Corps Service: New Zealand Army
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Discharge: 17 July 1918 Place of association: Auckland Source: Personal Archives New Zealand Defence force

Andrea James of Norwood SA dedication reads in memory of those who fought and those who died.

Betty Wilkins of Gawler SA dedication in memory of my father who fought in the 2nd World War.

Gwenda Trigar of Doreen Vic dedicated to Lance Corporal Nasslia William James Davis, Killed in Action at the Gallipoli landing, 7th Battalion, Reg No 187

Jospehine Gordon of Ocean Shores NSW dedication to my uncles – Max Lloyd, Ernest Lloyd, Geoff Lloyd for their bravery and their love.

Maylene Sands of Gisborne Vic writes this poppy is dedicted to my grandpa.  His name was Percy Norman Gum and he fought in the first World War.  Even though I never met him. I am very proud of him.

Rhonda Mitchell of Croydon South Vic dedication says thank you to all who gave their lives for us to have a better life in our great country Australia.

Michele Banks of Belmont Vic dedication for all who gave their lives for freedom.

Mrs Dawn McAlister of Junee NSW dedicated to my sister-in-law Lieutenant David Lindsay McAlister NX129738.

Eleanor (Ellen) Eaton (nee James) of Northam WA dedicates her poppies to my father Hellier “Jigger” James M.C, Signal Officer, 1th Battalion.  Also my uncle Percy Ernest James, Killed in Action 12.10.1917, Passchendale, Belgium.

Pamela Randles of Boronia writes the enclosed poppies are in remembrance of my Great Uncle Francis Swift (Frank) born 3rd July 1898. who being under-aged (16) took his invalid brother George’s name to enlist on 31 Dec 1914 in the 45th Battalion No. 1608 and was Killed in Action on 11th October 1917.  all his war records are as George Swift.

Lee-Anne Muscat of Glenroy Vic writes I would like to dedicate my poppies to my grandfather, Allan Fergus Taylor who won the Military Cross in WW1 and my uncle, Allan Murray Taylor who was shot down & killed over Norway in WW2.  They are always in our hearts.

Janeen Ford of West Chermside Qld dedication to my grandfather, Henry Beaumont” Ser No. 1880 – 9th Batt. Who served in Gallipoli was wounded when recovered served in France.  Wounded again. Returned to active service.  Returned to Australia on termination of the war 23-7-19.

Year 6 – Wideview Public School of Berowra Heights NSW dedication is with thanks to all the brave men and women who fought for us.

Mrs P A Nettleton of Glenroy Vic dedication to my brothers, John & Gordon Teesdale who lost their lives in World War 2.

Mrs Rosemary Loft of Glenroy Vic dedication to my mother’s brothers: Private No. 6854 George Sylvester Lynall, 28th Battalion, Killed in Action at Beaurevoir 3rd October 1918 aged 32 years.  Private Frank Edgar Parkes Lynall No. 3328, 5th Infantry Battalion, Killed in Action at Pozieres 25th July 1916.  Aged 22 years.

Mrs Dorothy Hanley of West Brunswick Vic dedication to my father First World War for 4 years. My Husband 2nd World War Veteran 1940-1945.  Also all the men who gave their lives for their country in both wars.

J Watson of Westmeadows dedication thank you to all our Watson & Campbell family, who fought, & endured both there & here at home.  You changed our lives for the better.

Mrs Sue Ballantyne of Ocean Vista Tas dedication to my grandfather, RobertHounam left Tasmania in 1915, leaving his wife & daughter (aged 6 months) to fight for his country, to make a better & safer world for his family.  He died tragically on The Somme just 18 months later.  He didn’t get to see his daughter grow up & we didn’t have the chance to know him as our grandfather.  A very courageous man.

Mrs Kerrie-Ann Dillenbeck of Paradise Point Qld dedication for all the forgotten brave Aboriginal ANZACS who fought beside their countrymen.

Elizabeth Pointon of Port Melbourne dedicates her poppy to Dr Veron Webb and Ray Webb (uncles).

Sokha Nuon of Point Cook dedicates her poppy to Sadiee Jolly and John Roether.

Jared Edwards dedicates his poppy to  his Great Grandfather.

Anon has dedicated her poppy to her Grandfather … James Hunter … BLACKWATCH Regiment.

Amelia Murphy and family have dedicated their poppies to their Great Grandfather Sam Makeham.

Jan Armstrong of Murrumbeena Vic has dedicated her poppy to Stephen John Wright Armstrong.

Lillian has dedicated her pappy to her Great Grandpas.

Fay Johnson of Murrumbeena Vic has dedicated her poppy in memory of Harry & Charles Raymer “Orvieto” 1914.

Paul Davey of Creswick has dedicated his poppy in memory of the Chenoweth Boys, WWI.

Paul Parkinson of Port Melbourne has dedicated his poppy  to Alan Parkinson.

Adrian Sayle has dedicated his poppy to Miller William Colebook Reg 2022 – We remember to honor your service.

Ashleigh-Rose has dedicated her poppy to her Grandma.

Susan McDonnald has dedicated her poppy to her father Reginald William  Snodgrass Wigmore – British Army, WWII.

Marg & Francis – Tully ladies write … these are made with love for those who cannot make them for those who have lost family.

Mrs. Viola Burrows of Capalaba Qld dedicates her poppies to Pte Thomas James Swaysland, Service No. 741 WWI – 1st Light Horse Brigade – 1918 and Service No. N77564 WWII – 1940-1944, Hay NSW. Served with Pride, my wonderful father

Robyn Burke of Ashgrove Qld writes : This poppy is dedicated to the life of my grandfather, Thomas Swaysland who was a light horseman. His memory lives on for my children and will for their children. Brave Soldiers like my Grandfather who went to fight for our nation in two world wars are the people who children in our nation grow to respect each year as we commemorate ANZAC and Remembrance Days in schools. As an educator, all teachers take their part in doing this each year for the children of our great nation. LEST WE FORGET

Ann Manning of Wesburn Vic writes : To the men and women who courageously and unselfishly gave their lives so that others, especially those of the future years may live in freedom.

Mrs Dorothy Gosen of Lowood Qld writes on behalf of herself, Joyce, Christine and Bill : Dedicated to the memory of our father Eric (Blue) Rosendahl, who fought in New Guinea in WWII

Karen Purcell of Lilydale Vic dedicates her poppies to her Grandfather, Allan Owen Gilmour – WWI – hero. Two bravery awards : 2/9.1918 and 3/10/1918. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and the Military Medal (MM). 876 Sergeant – 37th Battalion AIF. He showed leadership, coolness and courage whilst under heavy enemy attack in France.

Coral Walsh and Craig Purcell dedicate their poppies to Grandpa – Private Clarence Victor Purcell VX19065 WW2, Australian Army 29/2/1940-14/3/1940.

Michelle Middlemiss of Spring Gully Vic writes : Heartfelt thanks to the many brave and heroic women and men who gave so much

Sharon Ferres of Carine WA dedicates her poppies to James Foody RAAF, who died in India while returning from WWII and Bevan La Notte RAAF Bomber Pilot in Europe WWII.

Lorne Nursing Home dedicates their poppies to the 2nd 5th Field Regiment and 2nd 23rd Battalion, Ernest John Norton, Jack Taylor, Robert Smith, Ormond, Hetherington, Ted Fullerton, Tony Schroeber, Fred Williams, Jack Quick, Lloyd Elsey, James Etheridge, Graham Wheal

Kathryn Welling (nee Zigenbine) of Bendigo Vic writes : For my father Merv Charles Zigenbine who served in Vietnam. Passed away in 2012 from asbestos related causes. Very loved father.

Anonymous dedicates his/her poppies in memory of WOII Edward Thomas Taubman, 29/46 Btn. VS144387 – Died Ashburton 2005

Maree Murray of Melton West Vic dedicates her poppies to Great Uncle – Private Norman Steward PTE 24/2099 (NZEF-WWI), Father – AC1 Donald Steward 125170 (RAAF-WW2), Father-in-Law – Private Ivan Murray VX69880 (2AIF – WWII)

Dorothy Mashiter of Box Hill North dedicates her poppies in memory of her dear father – 1532 Sgtr Walter Mannell – wounded in Pozieres, France

Debbie Quinn of Kilmore Vic writes : One poppy for her grandfather David Kilgour Service No. 236 who served in the Veterinary Corp looking after the horses in Egypt – 1914 and one for her brother-in-law, Vietnam Veteran, Robert Brownlie who was in 4RAR, 2nd tour trackers (with the dogs) 1970 (both deceased).

Judy van der Vlught of Marlo Vic dedicates her poppies to her uncle Charles Palmer who served in the 2/17 Australian Light Anti Aircraft Battery, her father Basil Palmer who served in the Nanvy, 2nd WWII on board Cerberus, Ruchcutter and HMAS Australia. The Australia suffered serious damage between late 1944-45. He lost most of his mates in these battles. He served in many battles. Also to her grandfather who she never knew … who served in WWI, AIF 1915 New Guinea. Also to all the other service men and women.

Mrs D.J. Hamilton, of Wangaratta Vic dedicates her poppies in memory of to J.W. Hamilton (Son), J. Hamilton (Henry) and Stanley Raymond Tink, and Roy Leonary Tink.

Susan Ferres of Doncaster dedicates her poppies to Signaller Sydney Eversley Ferres, from Toora, South Gippsland, Vic, 6th Battalion, B Company, 1st AIF. Killed Cape Helles, Dardanelles 8 Msay, 1915, aged 26 years.

Margaret Martin of Wantirna Vic dedicates her poppies to her Paternal Great Uncles, L. Cpl, Stanley G. Jones 799, 8th Bn. K.I.A. France 1917, Age 23, his brother L. Cpl Isaac S.J. Jones 5463, 23rd Bn. K.I.A. France 1918, Aged 25, and her late father Allan G. Piergrosse, V260022 served Aust Army WWII.

Phyll McDowan of Lucindale SA dedicates her poppies to Harold Robert Cooper, Kingston SE SA. Died in France, Ernest Albert Ludwig, WWI, 13th Field Artillery, Willliam Rudolph Ludwig, WWI, 50th Battalion, captured by Germans, Robert James Ludwig, WWI, Artillery, France, Albert Adrian Cooper, WWII, Port Operating Co., Wewak, and James Vincent McDowall, WWII, Able Seaman, SR5564, JMAS Kanimbla.

Caroline Demmon of Montmorency, Vic writes : For my father Len Leonard and Father-in-Law, Bill Demmon (UK), family friends Geoff Mayer and John Parsons and my uncle, Harry Nock. All fough in WWII, two were captured by the Germans, all survived the war but have all since passed away. With love and gratitude – LEST WE FORGET

Margaret Drew of Newcomb Vic writes : to all who contributed to our cause. Military, farmers, factories, wives and mothers who made good for their husbands/sons. What a wonderful effort in hard times. May we never forget.

Wilma Toomey of Martins Creek NSW dedicates her poppies to Alfred Toomey – KIA 6.5.1915. Buried at Lone Pine Cemetery.

Lois Rasmussen of Elizabethtown Tas writes : Remembering my great uncle Frederick Law-Davis of Bayswater WA. Died in WWI.

Sue Middleton of Raymond Island Stitch & Bitch, Raymond Island Qld, dedicated to William George Williams, Light Horse Gallipoli, Kenneth andrew Drummond, George Auchterlonie, 8th Light Horse, John Percival Ingle, Royal Australian Navy, William John Williams, Catalina Squadron 2nd World War.  L/C gutave Hosie 39th Battalion Killed in Fromelle 19/07/1916.  Ptv Russell Hosie 60th Battalion Killed at Fromelle 19/07/1916.  Ronald Peter John Michael RAN, Arthur Hugh de Little V19728.  AIF (1st World War), survivor of Villiers Brettenaux France.

Magaret Seach of Laurieton NSW dedicated in memory of fallen relatives and friends of Twins Lake Village residents Laurieton NSW who have given their lives and have been involved in all conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Lisa Stephenson of Prahran Vic dediation to my grandfather, Patrick Daynes (Paddy) was in the Merchant Navy during WW1.  While at sea, he would knit & to keep his fingers from freezing.  He knitted jumpers for his daughters just in case he didn’t make it back and they’d have something warm to remember him by.  He did make it back and tought my mother to knit and she taught me. Thank you Grandad.

Judi Van OOsterson of Neerim Junction Vic writes these poppies are dedicated to my Grandfather, Great Uncle, Uncles, Cousins, School Friends and all their families, in their memory whether they came back or not they were unchanged by their experiences. Bless each one.

Sandy Moller of Highett Vic dedication for Allan Fox Hollins (my grandfather) who was a despatch rider in France in WW1.  He returned home & lived till 87 yrs old.

Rita Black of Renmark SA dediction to all the soldiers who fought and died for us. Thank you.

Fiona Basile of Oxenford Qld writes I dedicate my poppies to our brave family member Hector Ernest Bastin, M.C. VX 29296. The different coloured centres recognise the service of nurses (white) and indigenous soldiers (yellow). Thank you for the opportunity to contribute.

Mrs Robyn Ashbrooke of South Grafton NSW these are dedicated to my grandfather Arthur John Smith and my husband’s grandfather Sydney Sholto Smith, and all the other brave men and women who didn’t come back from the 1st WW. In Remembrance. Lest We Forget.

Anonymous dedciation to the memory of George Everett James from Ballarat. Served in Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France.  He died 24th July 1916 from wounds received at Pozieres.

Ailsa Emberson of Mornington Vic dedicated to Privte William Charles Emberson 1883-1917, 23rd Battalion, 1st AIF Killed – Battle of Paschendale France 20th Oct 1917. (Also served in the Boar War). Alfred John Kannan 1896-1917 14th Battalion, 1st AIF Killed -Battle of Bullecourt France 11th april 1917.

Nola Lamb of Epsom Victoria dedication to all our brave forefathers who served our country so well.

Yvonne See of Nerang Qld dedication to William Ewart Loakes, No 2154 – 4th Pioneers 23rd Feb 1916, trained in Egypt served in France “Somme” injured then hospitalised in England. Repatriated to Australia 12th July 1919. Medically discharged 12th Aug 1919. Returned to Qld where he ran a successful radio store passed away 5th Feb 1972. I am his great niece.

Rachel Brain of Doncaster Vic dedication I am happy to contribute to this beautiful project.

Patricia Smith of Wedderburn Vic dedication for all that fought and those who never came home. There loss is so great.

Carol and Danielle Guinea of Slacks Creek Qld, dedication to all the wonderful nurses who gave so much – what heroes they were.

Ann Bailey of Ferntree Gully Vic, is dedicating these poppies in memory of her Husbands, Grandfather & Uncle; Pte. Herbert Austin Bailey…WW1. AIF (1917-1919) in France 1918/1919 (was gassed), but went on to a full life, died at 89 yrs, he wrote a diary of his days on the ship “Euripides” to England, 31/10/1917. The war in France, and then home again, 20/08/1919, it is well told: Bdr Lewis Edward Taplin…WW1 AIF (1914-1919) in France 1917 (also gassed): Gnr Clarence Cecil Whitehead…WW1 Field Artillery (1914-1917) died in action October 1917, buried in Belgium, 21 yrs:  My Father, Cpl Henry John Frawley…WW2 Armoured Brigade (1940-1946) New Guinea 1944/45, died at 97 yrs, he was appointed a war Artist for Aust Armoured Corp by Brig. Macarthur Onslow to paint action scenes, many of these are held at Aust War Memorial & Army Tank Museum: Henry’s, Uncle & Cousin:  Lance Corp. Eric Otho Gregory Snr..Ww1 AIF, died in action 1917 buried in France: Sgt Eric Otho Gregory Jnr…WW2 RAAF died in action 1943 “Dambusters” buried in Surrey, UK:  My Grandfather & Uncles; Pte John Hugh Little…WW1 AIF (1915-1917) in France 6 mths, died at 67 yrs. Pte John Gerrard Little…WW2 AIF (1939-1945) in Jerusalem 9 moths, died at 46 yrs.  Pte Leo Haywrd Little…WW2 (1939-1945) died at 48 yrs.  John Alan Worrell…WW2 RAAF (1939-1947). To all our personal that have served in all the wars over the years and to those that were left at home to keep things going, we thank you.  LEST WE FORGET.

Wendy Jacobs of Ballarat Vic writes there are 36 poppies.  I have sent 24 last time- making a total of 60. I am making one for every member of my grandfather’s company – B Company 6th Battalion 1st AIF.

Letty Lawrence of Brunswick dedication to all the unknown soldiers buried far from home.

Janette Hook of Brunswick dedication to my father Alfred Tate who fought in the WW2 and never talked about it. this is dedicated to all the soldiers who came home and could never talk about it.  They suffered in silence.

Jen Dynan of McKinnon Vic dedication for pop, my great uncle, who was at Gallipoli & in Northern France and for all the original owners of the war service houses in the street I grew up in.

Mrs Shirley Arnold of Speers Point NSW dedication to my father John Francis Alford went to war in Singapore and never returned. Member of 2/15 Field Regiment 8 Div 2nd AIF.

Kaye Platt of Belrose NSW writes in memory of my father NX22030 Sgt Edmund Joseph Johnston (Ted) 2nd/3rd Reserve Transport Company. Enlisted 5th June 1940 captured during the fall of Singapore 1942.  Held Prisoner of War, Changi, Rangoon, Bangkok, Burma Railway. Released 17th September 1945.

Frankie Kupke of Shepparton Vic dedicated to the fallen Boronia RSL.

Diane Collyer of Ferntree Gully Vic writes these 80 poppies are dedicated to the fallen members of the Boronia RSL.

Diane Nelson of Hadfield Vic dedication to all the ANZACS nurses & soldiers who fought in the war.

Paige of Fizroy dedicated her poppy to Edwin Chawner who was shot down in a Lancaster over France in WW2.

Robyn Beddison of Toorak Vic dedicated her poppy to Thomas Hoare A Company 22nd Batt.

Fiona Liebert of Golden Square Vic dedicated to my Great Great Uncle Lt Col robert Oswald Henderson, 39th BN. Killed in Action Sep 29th 1918 in the battle of St Quentin Canal Age 43. Buried at Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, France.

Mrs Deta Preston of Creswick Vic dedication in memory of my husband’s great uncle – Michael Ward Rush Distinguished Conduct Medal.  6/2005 Pte M Rush D.C.M Joined as J Ward, Born in Victoria, Australia 30 May 1886.  Labourer.  Attested 15 Jan 1915: embarked 17 April 1915: wounded 16 Nov 1916: returned 10 May 1919: discharged 6 Jun 1919. Served with 2 Canterbury in Gallipoli, Balkins, Egypt and Western Europe.

Jan Allen of Croydon South Vic dedication to all those men and women who served at home and overseas, our thanks.

Nancy Hildebrand of Croydon Vic dedication Uncle Jim McEwan.

Joan McGegor of Chiltern dedication thanks to all the soldiers who served and gave their lives so we can be safe. “We salute you”

Luisa Gubiani of Springvale dedicated we have made poppies for all those war heroes who defended many nations, who shouldered this awful responsibility and who gave their youth, their health and some their lives…..on all sides these men were the heroes of war.

Helen Peake of Benalla Vic dedicated to Kenneth Peake who served as a Sergeant posted in Darwin during WW2.  Keith Kane who served on “HMAS Warnambool” in the Pacific during WW2

Alexandra Bruce of Oakleigh Vic dedication from the Oak Towers Knitting Group & Community in memory of all those lost – especially family and friends – during war.

Cathy Willoughby-Tuma of Strathalbyn  SA dedication to my Grandfather – Sargeant Robert Davidson 11th Field Ambulance who served on the Western Front 1916 to 1918. Allan J McDougall – Company Sargeant Major 43rd Infantry Battalion who served on the Western Front 1916 to 1918. To my Great Uncle – Private Arthur Davidson 43rd Battalion Australian Infantry who died on 22 April 1918.  May he rest in peace _ Bonnany Cemetery France. Charles L Davidson 2nd Lieutenant Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment BEF 9th Battalion.  Missing in action around 6th August 1915 – Gallipoli.

Lyn Symons of Leeming WA dedication in memory of Private John Robert Lithgow who gave his life for his country on 13th April 1945 Age 33.  An uncle I never had the privilege to meet, but I hope to pay my respects at Rabaul ( Bita Paka) War Cemetary one day.  Your courage and sacrifice remembered.  In membory of Lance Corporal Richard Gurry who died 31 August 1916 Age 30.  Remembered with honour on the wall of Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.  Richard was my fraternal Grandmother’s brother.  I had the privilege of paying my respects with gratitude at the Memorial in July 2014.

Helen Wise of Box Hill Vic dedication to Sergeant Edward Harrison 4024 24th Battalion 4024 died from his wounds 13.3.1917, buried Etaples Military Cemetary, Pas de Calais France on behalf of his five grandchildren, Michael, Helen, Patrick, Cathy & Josephine.

Laura Robinson of Lynbrook Vic dedication in memory of George Henry McNeil (Great Uncle of Matthew Robinson) who died in Africa during WW2.

Elizabeth Pearse of Brighton Vic dedication to remember- My Father, Frank Sharpin – RAAF World War 2, My Uncle, Geoff Wade – RAN World War 2, My Uncle, Norm Sharpin – Army World War 2.

Rona Harvey Charwood ACT dedication to the memory of three unsung Australian heroes: Frederick Darbon born in England migrated to Australia joined the Aust Military Contingent sent to Gallipoli- Returned with shattered right arm & health-nursed by my widowed grandmother whom he later married & became the foster father of her 9 children much love by us all. William Royce Harvey called up 1940 served in RAE- action in Darwin, Papua New Guinea, Solomons & Coral Sea. Thankfully returned, mind and health scarred for life but still a loving husband & father. Ian John Oswald joined RAAF at 18 srved in Airfield Construction Squadron at Labuan, Borneo before forced evacuation- returned with shattered hearing- a loving father, husband & friend.  All three gentlemen had a wicked sense of humour & were much loved and respected by all.  Scarred by war they returned to work hard & provide a better life for their families & communicty.  Rona Harvey.

Barbara Heather of Gilmore ACT writes this is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Frank Granville Haymen of 9th Battalion AIF, he was born in Toowoomba Qld as was I and my family before me.  Thank you Frank. Lest We Forget

Mrs Helen Chadwick of Lyons ACT dedication to John Rydiard from Maitland died 1943 Burma Railway from the Rydiard and Pollock families.

Elizabeth Baxter of Essendon Vic dedication in memory of Grandfather William McKeddie WW1 who landed at Gallipoli & fought in France.  Grandfather Leslie Anders WW1 who fought in France.  Father William Anders WW2 RAAF. Uncles, Raymond Anders WW2, Stuart Anders WW2 RAAF. Father-in-law James Baxter WW2.  Thank you for fighting for our freedom.

Dianne Curran of Gladstone Park Vic dedication to my father William Elliott Ross served in WW2.

Alice Corkill of Adaminaby NSW dedication to my Great Grandfather, Ashley James Cooper. Enlisted 15/11/1915 in 20 Infantry Battalion, Rank: Private. While waiting for repatriation, he enrolled in art school as part of General Monash’ scheme. He met my great grandmother Evelyn Caryl Tate and they married in September 1919 in London. Armistice Day must have been the best birthday for him as he was born on 11th November 1890.

Sally Laycock of North Balwyn dedciation to my Paternal Grandfather WW1 Thomas Henry Martin Died 1916 Somewhere in France. Donald Laycock Father-in-law Injured twice (bullet & shapnel) & returned to fight for us. Henry Stuart Martin (beloved father) WW2 P.O.W 3 years 8 months Stanley Military Internment Camp Hong Kong. Florence Margaret Martin (mother) Japanese P.O.W Stanley Military Internment Camp Hong Kong. “Lest We Forget”

Necia Smith of Glen Waverley Vic dedication rememebering the eleven members of our family who served in the armed forces at the Boer War, First and Second World Wars. We acknowledge their contribution to Australia’s values.

Noreen Callinan of Boronia Vic dedication to VX19597 Lieut Ivan Henry Edwards 2/23 AIF Infrantry Battalion. Dearest Dad lots of love from Noreen & Ron, Tony Kath Jack Nathan Holly Steve Danielle Ebony Kyle Brian Lucy Keran Sonya Dion & Families xxx 19.2.1913 – 14.9.1989 Wounded Tarakan.

Marisol Gormaz & Virginia Romero of Mt Waverly Vic dedication in memory of all those who lost their lives.

Barbara Heather of Gilmore ACT dedicated to Private Charles Alfred Heather, Killed in Action 4th July 1915, aged 20 years.

Mrs Elva Gunnell of Shepparton Vic dedcatiion in memory of our father Corporal Fredrick Rowston VX34507 2/16 R.A.E. Daughter Elva, Barry (Dec), Betty and Margaret.  Also LAC Les MacGibbon 158377 beloved husband of Margaret, Father to Kevin, Ann and Family.

Wendy Lewis (Schammer) of Alexandra Vic dedication to William frederick Schammer, Military Medal, 22nd Battalion AIF, Alfred Edward Schammer, 48th Battalion AIF, Military Medal, Desmond Schammer BCOF Japan 1946-1948

Daphne Basnet of Reservoir Vic dedication to Arthur John Phillips and Thomas Cook.

Sue Stenning of Frankston Vic dedication to my husbands grandfather who was wounded at Gallipoli, and left for dead in no-man land.  Was rescued 2 days later and taken to Lemnos.

Gayle Hart of Bakery Hill Vic dedication to those who, for whatever reason, stitched and knitted

Viv Neary of Mt Martha Vic dedication is for my pop who never understood the inhumanity to man and to my dad who fought too.

Nora Frost of Pascoe Vale Vic dedication in memory of Keith Frost.

Fibrecrafters FNQ Inc. Westcourt QLD, dedication you gave us Freedom. May we use it wisely.

Dawn Marano (nee Barry) of Grange Qld, writes there is a WW1 photograph of a group of soliers and a bride & groom (in uniform). After much research we cannot connect these two pictures to our family, but shomehow they must be, as these pictures have always been in our family memoirs.  I am a fifth generation Australian and proud of my heritage.  I am now 81.  Good luck with the poppies. 100 years of ANZACS.

Susan O’Grady of Burwood Vic dedication to Gerald Edgar Hall Bristol 21.4.1885-9.10.1932 served in France and Egypt. Returned home and subsequently died from injuries sustained during the Great War.  Fondly remembered by his daughter and the rest of the family. And Donald Stephen Schubert Bristol 3.3.1883-23.8.1918 served in Egypt and France.  Killed in Action in the Battle of the Somme 1918.  Buried in St Martins Wood Cemetery, France.  Fondly remembered by his family

Meryl Batson of Tarnook Vic writes reminding us that when Ron Mason was Gunner 131 DIV LOC BTY operating a radar set locating incoming motar shells, Nui Dat, we were carefree at home.

Seng Peng Lee of Ringwood North Vic writes I don’t have specific dedication. Just appreciate and respect all the soldiers past and present fighting for the country and protect the people.

Mrs Barbara Briggs of Mooroolbark Vic dedication to both my Grandfathers who fought in WW1 and my father and father-in-law who both fought in WW2.

Bev Laird of Buff Point NSW dedication “unforgettable”

Lucinda Dunkley-Smith of Ringwood Vic dedication to brothers, Thomas Henry Wright 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, died 1st July 1917 (France) and John Edward Wright Canandian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), died 10th April 1917 (France) My great uncles.

Julie Tairua of Rawson Vic dedication is these 2 poppies for all the Australian and New Zealand men and women who participated in the war.

Jayne Gregory of Eaglemont Vic dedication in memory of Lieutenant Commander Mackenzie Jesse Gregory RAN (Retired). A passionate navl officer.  And in memory of Jesse Herbert Gregory (WW1)

Suzanne Wishart of Mt Martha Vic, dedication for my Grandfather and his brother who fought together at Gallipoli and then in France.  Grandpa’s brother was killed just before the war ended.  R.I.P

Pam Glover of Berwick Vic dedication in loving memory of my late Uncle Harold Ball, who lost his life when he volunteered to drive an ambulance to pick up a wounded friend.  An heroic and unselfish action.

Karen Green of Rowville Vic dedication in memory of Brian Green 29/46th Battalion, New Guinea WW2

Barbara Medows of Black Mts Qld writes I dedicate these poppies to the memory of my grandfather, Thomas Warburton, who was badly wounded on the beach at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.  Thomas died 10 years later from his wounds leaving his wife and 4 small children.

Anna Shorokhova, Melbourne, writes “I made these poppies in memory of my grandfather Vladimir Slivaev who served in the military for the major part of his life.”

Anne le Grande has dedicated her Poppies to her late father Kevin Mitchell RAAF and her  late uncle Jack Mitchell Army, both of whom fought in WW2.

Marjorie Patten dedication to Private Rupert Bussell Service No 3012, 56th Battalion Australian Army.

Denise Bennett of Hanwood NSW dedication to all those brave souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us so that we can enjoy the life and freedom that we have.

Viv Sara of Griffith NSW dedication in loving memory of Lance Corporal Alan Frank Sara 7RAR Vietnam 1970, Royal Australian Army and Arthur John Sara 2/101 Australian General Transport Company, Australian Imperial Force WW2.

Carolyn Williams, Murrumbeena Country Womens Association of Murrumbeena Vic dedication to John Young. Was in the army in the First World War.  He was in France, injured and left for dead.  A French man found him.  He came home but lost his speech and returned to farming for a few years.

Dorothy Murphy of Narre Warren Vic dedication we will remember all the Boys and Girls who went for freedom and the ones who kept the home fires burning.  With all our “Love”

Nicky Palmer of Medowie NSW dedication to all our service men and women in our armed forces.

Taresa Di Gregoran of Werribee Vic dedication William Francis Joseph Hambrook, Light Horse Brigade.

Jean Smith of Maroochy River Qld dedication we must remember and be grateful to all those who perised but we must also recognise the futility of war.

Aileen Quinn of Glenroy Vic dedication to William Sanders 2/29 Australian Infantry, POW Changi. A quiet gentleman. Lest we forget.

Anne Cannon of Glenroy Vic dedication for my son Brendan Cannon for his service in the Australian Army with tours to Iraq & Afganastan and to all members of the Australian Forces.  THANK YOU.

Nita Watts of Warrandyte dedications to my husband’s brother, WW2 V54767 Pte Lionel Montgomery Watts, 39th Australian Infantry Battalion KIA 29th August 1942 (Kokoda). For my father WW1 1778 Pte James Henry Turner 21st Btn AIF, 22nd Bat AIF, 66 Btn. My husband’s father, during WW1 1519 Pte Robert Montgomery Watts 14th Btn AIF, during WW2 V4565 Dvr Robert Montgomery Watts 6 Aux Horse Tpt Co AASC.  My son-in-law’s grandfather: WW1 11/634 Sgt Walter Pirie Wellington Mounted Rifles Regt New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 2975 L/Cpl John Clarence Weeks 15th Bn AIF RTA 5/4/1919. My husband’s uncle, WW1 4787 Pte William Armour Searle, 22nd Battalion AIF, Died of Wounds 6/05/1917 (France)

Residents & Staff, Age Well Kalkie Murray Hostel of Belmont Vic dedication in memory of for the lives lost in keeping Australia safe. Thank you.

Brenda Donelan of Stanhope Vic dedication to my Father, WW2, Dvr Walter B Donelan VX42343 2/6 Inf. Battalion, served Middle East, Ceylon, New Guinea.

Eu-Dora Roddick of Scarborough WA dedication to Neville Roddick.

Janet Oppy of Rosanna Vic dedication for all who fought and fought and lost their lives.  The “Grand Adventure” became a slaughter. A truly brutal war from which nothing has been learnt – subjugation by violence does not work long term.

Mrs Chandra Wilson of Kirwan Qld dedication “We will remember them”

Debbie Slater of Bellbrae Vic dedication to my Grandfather, Harold Eric Warner V85446, to my husband’s Grandfather, George Morgan 6623 and to all First World War participants from the Torquay, Jan Juc, Bellbrae and Anglesea area. xxxx

Marg Schulz of Mildura dedication LEST WE FORGET  x4.

Kerrie County of Macleod Vic writes I would like to dedicate my poppies to the 2nd Field Company Engineers (WW1), in particular William McDonald (144), my great uncle, and original ANZAC, who survived Gallipoli and the Western Front.

Mrs Jeanette Chaplin and Mrs Bev Bates writes in memory of our fathers from WW2.

Carmel Hickey of Murrumbeena Vic dedication to remember the men of the 22nd Aust. Inf. Battalion who fought and died in WW1 and WW2.

Valerie Collyer of Camberwell Vic writes poppies made on behalf of residents of Lynden Aged Care, Camberwell.  In memory of loved ones lost in service to their country.

Joy and Les Whinray of Wangaratta Vic writes we dedicate these poppies to our cousin Capt. John Edwin Hooke, Aust. Army Service No. VX44790, killed on Ambon Island 15/2/1943, and our uncle Private Leslie William King, Aust. Army Service No 175, killed in France on 25/04/1918.

Fay Thomas dedication to all who participated to keep Australia a free country.  THANK YOU

Marjorie Ridley of Strathmore Vic dedication, LEST WE FORGET.

Outer Eastern Melbourne Vietnam Veterans dedication to all the Vietnam Veterans, we love and support everyone of you, and remembering the brave ones who lost their lives fighting for democracy.

Rebecca Grieger of Horsham dedication to John Peter Wigbout.

Rhonda Coffey of Horsham dedication to Charles Leslie Jampen Otago Regiment NZEF who died on 7th August 1915 Aged 22. A young life sadly lost.

Kathleen Edens (nee Carmody) of Ferntree Gully Vic writes I would like to dedicate my poppies to my fathers’ two brothers, Gunner Algernon Leo Carmody and Sapper William Michael Carmody and my mothers’ two step-brothers, Private Frank Ernest Sidebottom and Private Harold Victor Sidebottom.

Alice Sams of Banks ACT dedication to Ernest Sams – served with Royal Artillery WW2, Samuel Hodge – served with Coldstream Guards WW2, Walter Hodge – served with Royal Artillery WW1 and William Andrews and William Sams – Killed WW1.

Richard Norris of Katoomba NSW dedications to Australian Military Nurse.  Thank you for your hard efforts, professional skills that contributed to caring for service personal and holding on to Australian Professional Nursing Practice into the future. – Well done!To my father Wilson Norris (RAAF) – Dad, we appreciate your contribution in Malaya in the RAAF and making Australia a richer, proud society for your children. – Thank you.  To my grandfather, William Davison (Army) – Grandfather, thank you for all you achieved in WW2 and caring for Ex-POW after the war – Australia is a better society for what you achieved.  To the many service men and women who did not come home, thank you for your contribution to building a richer Australian Society for the future – you are not forgotten.

Lyn Maplestone of Elsternwick Vic writes in memory of 1. My father Neville Clarence Gregory – WW2. 2. My grandfather Thomas James Swaysland – 1st Lighthorse Brigade WW1 – 16th Btn WW2. 3. John Robert Swaysland – died 23 July 1916 Pozieres, France. 4. George Urie Maplestone WW2 – died 11 July 1943 – buried Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.  5. Basil Frederick Roach. 6. Members of Salembier family of France. 7. Members of Bentin family of France. 8. The Unknown Soldier.  9/10. All those who sacrificed their lives for us.

Yoshie Thompson of Hughesdale Vic dedication to John Michael Thompson Signal Corps WW2, Korea.  Sadly missed a loving husband and father. Thank you for your contribution to our freedom.

Heather Minty of McKinnon Vic dedication to Bruce Minty WW2 Air Force. Sadly missed as a loving husband and father.  Thank you for your contribution to our freedom.

Dot Humphrey-Lesque of East Bentleigh Vic dedication to Leo Lesque, 2 RAR, RAAF, Citizen Military Forces WA. A loving husband and father who died too early.  We will always remember his love and sense of humour.

Amanda DiCarlo of Glen Iris Vic dedication for my grandfather Charlie who fought in World War One.

Maria Dyson of Numurkah Vic dedication to all those who gave their lives so that we may live in peace.  With grateful thanks The Dyson Family

Cassandra Bourke of Cornubia Qld writes one of these poppies is dedicated to our Great Uncle James Bourke who is buried in France. We will never forget his sacrifice that gave us our fabulous lives. Lest we Forget.

Shane Coles of Clifton Springs Vic dedicated to Arthur Pawley Killed in Action Galliopoli 20-6-1915 My Great Uncle we never new. Herbert Pawley wounded twice in France.  My grandfather who never spoke about the war.

Mrs Margaret Cockburn of Ngunnawal ACT dedication to Gavin Gordon Bulkele Gavin (25 years) 4/10/1917. James Tinnock Bulkely Gavin  (24 years)”Lovely and pleasant in their lives, in death they were not divided” This dedication was written by their father to be engraved on their headstones in the Teper (Ypres) War Cemetery Robert Brackenberry Dickson Bogie Died 29-5-1915 at Quinn’s Post Gallipoli.  Beloved by his wife and three small children and his family.  With Loving remembrances of his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.  (Home: Longreach QLD)

 

Audrey Pascoe of Moonee Ponds Vic dedication in memory of our brave troops throughout the years.

Jillian Gale of Monarto South SA dedication is 10 poppies – one for each grandchild who will grow up enjoying our beautiful country thanks to the many diggers who sacrificed their lives.

Julia Stafford of Chum Creek Vic dedication is one poppy-one world-one wish-“Peace”

Moira & Greg Ferres of Gulfview Heights SA dedication to all who gave so much, to all the animals, it has been estimated that 8 million horses died during the four years of war.  Camels, dogs, donkeys, asses and carrier pigeons all played their part too.

Linda Brammer of Hornsby NSW writes this poppy is dedicted to all who served. Bless you all.

Mrs Margaret Leszko of Mooroolbark Vic dedication to John Francis Connors, Richard Barns.  For all lost lonely souls on all sides, who have no family to remember them.  Rest in Peace.

Freda A Joyce, late of Launceston Tas dedications to Swinton-Norman, Douglas Kerr 408319 F.Sgt 10 sqn Born 15-3-1921 Launceston Tas, Died at Lantk 21.9.1943, Flying Battle. Buried – Runnymede Missing Memorial. Beckett, Richard James Stoker ON22591 HMAS Sydney Born 9-2-1920, Died 20-11-1941, Presumed Killed in Action. Williams, Harley Joseph RAA Force 40834 – F Sgt 100 Sqn Born in Launceston Tas 20 Feb 1923 Home- Launceston Tas Died New Guinea, 5-9-1943 Flying Battle Bured – Rabaul Missing Memorial. Harley was 2nd child of William & Elvie Williams & brother of Elvie, Freda, Lional, Rex & Donald. Burk, Royce Eugene Thomas Stoker H/1330 HMAS CAnberra Born 27-9-1920 Died 9.8.1942 Missing Believed Killed with loss of Ship. 3 of these soldiers lived in my street at Nos 14,16,18 Malabar St East Launceston Tasmania. How sad for those familes and the neighbourhood.

Lynette Blainey of Wandana Heights Vic dedication for Corporal Vincent Swensen 2/4th Australian Commando Squadron.

Sharon Longmore of Junee NSW dedicates in memory of my husbands great great cousin Ray Longmore WW1.  In memory of my grandfather Caude Smith WW2.

Margaret Malcolm, Meadowvale Retirement Village Craft Group, Pakenham Vic, writes remembering with pride and deep gratitude the sacrifices made by our brave men & women during the first world war and since.

Ethel Finney of Bega NSW writes to all our beloved soldiers all my love.

Bridget Verwey of Mt Eliza dedicated to Bryce Taylor who fought in WW2 & was beheaded as an example to others as a POW.

Cherri Deutchmann of Bei Bei Qld writes dedicated to Harry Ross #2889 !st WW 20/2nd Light Horse Regiment>  And dedicated to Henry Mortimer Simmonds who served in the Great War with the 25th Battalion.  Recovering from gun shot wounds he wrote from the 1st War Hospital Exeter on 12-11-1918 ” I have just been up the town.  It is very gay, flags red white & blue, ribbons flying everywhere and the town quite crowded”

Margaret Heal of Duffy ACT dedication in memory of my great great uncle William Joseph Thomas, Lance Corporal 9th Battalion AIF, left Queensland 24-8-1914, Died in France 23-4-1917

Mrs Brenda Hartney of Bendigo writes my dedication is to my Mother’s (Ellen Lodge) 4 late brothers, who when we at their history were fighting from the beginning to the end of the war. Lt Col A Lodge Aug 1914 to 1923: Richard Lodge: James Lodge (2nd Division): Lt R S Lodge (2nd Pioneers)

Rhonda Allison of Coolum Beach QLD dedication to William Ernest West WW1 Regt No. 6096 & WW2: Herbert Arthur West Regt No. 4573: Joh Rober Allison Regt No. VX46572: John Faris Cassidy: Harold George Bee

Heathmont Crafters of Ringwood North writes dedicated to all men and women who fought, died or suffered for our freedom.

Delys Jolly of Horsham Vic writes in memory of my father, George Watson Blackwood.  Who served in the second world war with distinction.

Mrs Gwen Pullar of Point Lonsdale Vic dedication to Arthur Pullar, we are free country because you along with all of the other soldiers were brave enough to fight for our country. Thank you.

Leanne Stones of Wheelers Hill Vic writes I would like to dedicate my poppy to my Grandfather, Pte William James More from the 24th Infantry Battalion 19-20 Reinforcements (May-Nov 1917) age 18 years.  He died in December 1941 aged 41 from injuries sustained during the war.  Lest we Forget.

Vicky Pryse of Newtown Vic dedication is in memory of Pte Alexander James Pryse, Killed in Action 15-7-1916 57th Battalion Infantry. Died aged 23

Marjorie Tills of WA dedication to my dad’s brother Leonard John Weeks Pte 2020 51st Btn.  He died as a result of war wounds 2-12-1918 and my husband’s uncle also died in WW1 George Earnest William Tills Pte 2458 11th Btn, died at Gallipoli of Pneumonia 13th Oct 1915. Buried at Gallipoli.

Nancy Williams of Mt. Evelyn Vic dedicates her poppies to, SGT Morris Eivion Williams No. 3438 5th Battalion DOW 1917: Flt Sgt Morris Eivion Williams No. 40070 1939-1945: Pte Claude Douglas Pitt No. 2889 37th Battalion KIA 1917: Pte Robert Lawson No. 231 14th Battalion RTA 1916: Pte Allen Lawson No. VX4746 17th Infantry Brigade HQ 1939-1945: Pte Cecil John Campbell No. 2485 12th Light Horse: Pte John Alexander Campbell 3rar Vietnam KIA 1968: Pilot Ray Chilvers 167268 1939-1945

Pam Burgess of Beaumaris Vic dedicates my poppies are in memory of all the brave young men on my family tree who fought and died in WW1, many of whom have no known graves.

Mrs Roberta Jacka of Kew Vic writes I dedicate my poppies to: all service men and women who have fought in wars with special recognition of indigenous soldiers.  And the families who have had to bear the sorrow of losing a loved one through war.  Remembered with thanks and gratitude.

Dale Little of Bendigo Vic, writes remembering Walter Flemming Little – grandfather of Peter, great grandfather of Alistair.

Mrs Julie Challen of Ringwood East Vic dedication to William John Beeden VX75962 WW2,, Benjamin Milton Challen V5939 & 669 WW1 & WW2.  “Two beautiful brave men” “Lest we Forget”

Kerry DuBois of Victoria Park WA, writes for my Mother who was on Rottnest Island and my Father who was in darwin – mostly playing table tennis!!!!

Donna Zammit Of Tatura Vic, dedicates her poppies to Walter Undy and Arthur Undy.  Both served in WW1. Walter Undy was killed in action in France.  Arthur Undy made it home but died from injuries received while serving.  Let We Forget.

Gayle and Cathy Tipton of Bentleigh Vic dedicated to Great Uncle Murray Smith WW2, Great Grandfather Alfred Wallis WW1, Grandfather Bill Kerferd WW2.

Debra Hester of Rosebud dedication in memory of my Great Grandfather Sapper Percy Mcdonald 7 August 1916, 5401 14th Field Coy. Australian Engineers Croix-Du-Bac British Cemetery Steenwerck.

Joyanne Paspa of Kilsyth Vic writes I dedicate these poppies to my late father who served in WW2, Albert W Howes, Stoker in Royal Australian Navy, served on Quickmatch.

Patsy Hanson of East Bentleigh writes I dedicate this poppy to the memory of my father Leo Ildephonsus Fisher who was on active duty in Milne Bay, New Guinea during World War 11. He gave of himself for peace and the future of our great country.  Leo Fisher 14.11.1916 – 4.7.1969.

Elspeth (nee Richardson) & Malcolm Ferguson, Anthea Richardson-Low (Nee Richardson) dedication to Bombadier Eric James Richardson-ANZAC-Gallipoli-France, aged 25 years- Uncle of above- youngest son of WL &M McP Richardson KIA 19 July 1918 – Enlisted Ballarat Victoria Aust. Corporal Francis Weir Lawrence Richardson -ANZAC-Gallipoli-France, Aged 30, son of WL & M McP Richardson, Victoria Aus. Enlisted Broome Western Australia. Killed in Action 24.04.1918.

Heather Lancaster of Skye Vic dedication to my great uncle George Thomas Gadsby who died in France on 13.10.1915.  Your family thank you. We will never forget.

Jannette Cumming of Bannockburn Vic dedication to the service and sacrifice of Darwin’s Filipino Australians in World War 1. Eight volunteered for service and six saw active service overseas, and two – my great uncles, were killed one on the Somme and the other in Belgium. another great-uncle was awarded a MM for bravery.

Mrs Wilma Horricks of Happy Valley SA dedication to the memory of my mother’s brother’s Ernest Montague Jobson, George Edward Jobson, both in 18th Brigade Light Horse 1917. Both came home from war. I enjoyed knitting the poppies in memory for all at war 1917

Kim Bastiani of Viewbank Vic dedication in memory of my maternal grandfather, John Frederick Kelly, Service No. 5127, 21st Battalion. I made my six poppies on behalf of my Nan (Margaret Lucy Kelly), my Mum (Margaret Anne Silinzieds) and myself.

Diane Collyer of Ferntree Gully Vic dedicated to fallen members of the Boronia Vic RSL

Arj Russell of Greensborough Vic dedication Pte Walter Ernest Herriot age 21yrs died of wounds from fighting in France. Corporal Samuel Thomas Herriot age 22yrs who servived & returned home. These 2 men were my 2nd cousins.

Anne Beales of Essendon Vic dedication to John Galvin.

Elizabeth Cole of Frankston South Vic writes I would like to dedicate these poppies to John George Garbellini who was killed at Bullicourt France in May 1917. With many thanks to all the soldiers who fought for our country.

Judy Neilson of Lyndoch SA dedication to our father Frederick Barton Scott who served in the Royal Naval Reserve enlisting age 18 years in April 1917.  Love and remembered by his daughters, Shirley, Noelle and Judy.  Walter Stanley of Wikerie SA 48th Battalion Killed in France 28/06/1918, Charles Ronald Neilson served in Darwin RAAF d.12/03/1979, Walter Robert Stanley served in Papua New Guinea d. 15.06.1984, Arthur Lawrence (Laurie) Richardson.

Rosemary Pulford of Clare SA writes I would like to dedicate these poppies to my great uncle Jock Adams Killed in Action WW1 also my dad Ron James Clifford Ness who served with 2/43 Battalion in WW2 and my husband Graeme who serviced in Vietnam 68/69 also from the Clare-Districk Legacy Widows Club.  Partners of Veterans (PVA) Coffee and Chat Group Clare, To all who have served.

Andrea Scarman of Seaview Downs SA writes my dedication is to all the soldiers who fought for freedom for Ausgralians, and especially to those who lost their own freedom in the battles. Thank you, every one of you.

Robyn Laurie of Gloucester NSW  dedication to my dad, Aubrey Owen Sansom -Paratrooper WW2 who never made it out of Australia, and to Darch Sansom, who lost his life in Korea. These two men were heroes, because together they saved the lives of my two sisters when tray-load topple into the creek.  Dad held them out of the water, while Darcy dug them out. One poppy for them, and one for ALL the other men, women, and children, who suffered.

Vikki Bye of Yarrawonga Vic dedication to my father-in-law Dave Bye died in 1978 on Australia Day.  He had fought in the way and lost his legs. A kind man.

Amelie Chard of Peregain Spring Qld dedicates this poppy for the soldiers who gave their lives for us to live there beautiful days and this land.

Mary Elsum of Kyneton dedication for my father- Corporal Kevin Stretch 455397of the 23/21 Army Battalion, and his brother – RAAF – Desmond Stretch. LEST WE FORGET.j i

Margaret Forrest of Bayswatger dedicates her poppies to Edward William Hayler, English Army WWI, and Australian Army WWII, Edward William Richard Hayler, New Guinea WWII Australian Army, Basil George Hayler, Australian Navy WWII.

Coral Cunningham of Mooroolbark Vic dedication to Private 2047A 6th Bn Roy James Wagner Killed in Action 7th August 1915 Gallipoli son of Eliza Wagner Uncle of Dorothy Beattie Great Uncle of Coral Cunningham.

Michelle Mitchell of Cranbourne South dedication in memory of Flying Officer William Forrester 630 Squadron.

Liz Cane of Wantirna Vic writes we are sooo lucky that our Guys did come home (maybe not the same Guy)!! We as wives do the best we can “without training) to care for our loved ones. With our wives group we support each other.

Mrs Phyllis Hallawell of Wodonga Vic dedication in memory of my father’s 3 brother’s. (My uncles) George Holloway, Frank Holloway returned home and James Holloway DIA also my father-in-law Henry Joseph Hallawell MM Returned Home.

Molly Hallam of Clyde North writes I dedicate this poppy to my Great Great Grandfather George Antill Manely who fought in the 8th Light Horse Brigade in WW1 from 1914-1918

Clair Maloney of Boronia Vic dedcation to Ernie McCullagh..’Pop”

Jan Edwards of Thames New Zealand dedcation to Thomas Ward NZ Expeditionary Forces 1914-1918.

Karen Reid dedication to Mark Sexton.

Ann-Marie Loebel of Glenelg North SA dedication to my great-uncle Ronald C Brown Killed in the Parit Sulong Massacre Malaya in 1941, aged 19 years.

Isabel Diamond of St Morris SA dedication in memory of Private James Heard Gray. Enlisted 15.2.1915 No 813D Company 27th Battalion. Killed In Action 5.10.1918 buried in Ramicourt Cemetery France.  Remembered by his nephews and niece.

Helen Brookes of Lower Mitcham SA dedication to my father Alfred Keith De Garis Pilot Officer 416835 Royal Australian Air Force Died in plane crash 31st March 1943 Donbristle, Fife, Scotland. Commemorated Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery Age 29

Hazel Flay of Port Noarlunga SA writes I dedicate my poppies to my father Albert George Symonds he was in the RAF and captured in Singapore Harbour when the Japanese took over.  He was taken to “Sandakan” prison camp where he eventually died.  We never really knew how or when he died.  I dedicate my poppies to all the  prisoners in that camp. I believe only six ever escaped such a waste of young lives.

Rosebank Aged Care Craft Group of Yea Vic dedication to all those that fought to save us. LEST WE FORGET.

Anne Randall of Nunawading Vic dedication in memory of all our brave men.

Jennifer Van Loon of Christies Beach SA writes I dedicate this poppy to my father Leslie South Service No. 1494 re-inlisted from Home Service 12.2.17 Unit 4th Railway Australian Broad Guage Railway Operations Company Rank Hon. Sergeant Embarked “The Shropshire” 11.5.17 France Sept 1917 Sept 1918 Returned Australia “SS Aeneas” 6.1.20 Discharged 14.2.20.

Margaret McLean of Magill SA dedication to my grandfather Harold Edgar Barker (1879-1954) Private 6th reinforcements 50th Battalion 1st AIR Enlisted at Adelaide 1915 Discharged at Adelaide 1919 saw action in France (Gassed 3 times) and to my uncle Charles William (Bill) Barker (1913-1998) Corporal 2/4th Battalion 2nd AIF Enlisted 1940 Discharged 1945 Tobruk, El Alamein, Lae, Sattleburg & Tarakan

Gaylene Moore of Vermont Vic dedication to all women and men involved in wars, so that people of their country be safe and freedom. Thankyou.

Mrs Barbara Birchmore of Blind Bight Vic writes thank you to all the gallant young men who selflessly gave up their lives for us. Thankyou – a small word which comes from the heart.

Mrs Irene Fawcett of Maddingley Vic dedication to Lance CPL T Fawcett (Dec’d) FLT LT I J Fawcett D.F.C (Dec’d).

Liz Medling of Warragul Vic writes here is my small contribution to the large project you are organising. In memory of 100 years since WW1 sacrifices made by Australia troops on foreign soil, in 1914-1918 war.

Nicola Inglis of Ferntree Gully Vic dedication…..Thank you.

Jean Marshall of North Coburg Vic dedication to Uncle Peter, Died Normandy 1944, Age 20.

Sarah Miller of Berwick Vic dedication to Uncle James (Jim) Armitage WW1 & Grandpa Miller WW2.

Michelle Beattie of The Basin Vic dedication..LEST WE FORGET

Heather Buzza of Sydenham Vic dedication to my Poppy Kev, thanks for keeping our country safe and making it great for your great grandkids.

Gayle McPherson of Frankston Sth Vic dedication to Donald Mckay, Tom McKay, Jack McKay and Eric Claude White

Katherine Withoos of Werribee Vic dedication to Gwenyth Matthews my wonderful and inspirational grandmother

Maree Wayman of Spring Gully Vic dedication to Great Uncle Colin..who never made it home.

Rosie Callaghan of Fairfield Vic dedication to my beloved little MIATAE.

Fiona…dedication..to dear Joe, all the best – thank you for your contribution towards Australia.

Heather Hoskin of Eagle Point Vic dedication to my dad, Eddie Hoskin, 2/4 Field Regiment 1913-1998

Savani Dandeniya of Gladstone Park dedication to my dearest grandfather …D H DeSilva

Trisha Freeman of Lancefield Vic dedication to James Henry Freeman KIA Gallipoli 1915

Pat Roche of Taylors Lakes Vic dedication Nancy & Len Partridge

Julie Robertson of Moonee Ponds Vic dedication..LEST WE FORGET

Florence Elliott of Niddrie Vic dedication…forever young…LEST WE FORGET

Louise Byrne-Holmes dedication to my grandpa Byrne who fought in WW1 under the British Army.

Fiona Hampson of Werribee Vic dedication from the Hampson family – Thank you.

War Widows Guild of Australia SA Inc. of Rose Park SA dedication in Remembrance of our husbands, sons, fathers, & brothers who have given their all to preserve our freedom.

Shirley Reardon of Wynn Vale SA dedication to my dear dad Thomas Wallace Ferguson who was in the 2nd World War and at D Day.  Your my hero and always will be. Time has not faded the memory of you and never will.  To my beloved dad love Shirl xxxx

Nenie Smith of Leeton NSW writes two of my mothers brothers died in the war, Donald Clentworth Lucas, Born 16th Dec 1891 / Died 15th July 1918. 1st Australian Light Horse.  The war was over but a stray bullet killed Don and his horse died also of wounds. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetary Palestine. Grave No H34.  Alfred Darcy Lucas, Born 1 Nov 1892 / Died 14th April 1918. Killed in Action. Outtersteene, between Calais and Lille France No 6880 Private, 3rd Battalion AIF. Buried Outtersteen Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul France, Plot 11 Row B Grave $.

Carol Butler of Windsor Vic dedication to L V Philcox.

Joanne Drofenik of Wandong Vic, dedication is to my grandfather Gordon Binns.

Judith Hodder of Pt Pirie SA writes I would like to dedicate my poppies to all who gave their lives in any theatre of war – the men & women and the often forgotten ones – the horse, donkeys, dogs & birds, and any other “who had no choice”

Rita Blake of Renmark SA writes my group of ladies at Crafty Capers Lutheran Church have knitted & crocheted these poppies for you. We would really like to know what you are going to do with them…

Colleen Edmeades, Willetton Public Library Willetton WA dedication to remember all those with no one left behund to remember them. You all matter.  From Willetton Library Knitters Community.

Olgainary Savage of Moruya Heads NSW dedication to Sapper Claude Edward Patten Serical Number NX 44566 of the 2/12th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers who died age 22, while on the death march from Sandakan to Ranau on 4th March 1945

Faye M Godfrey of Para Hills SA dedcation for my late father, Roy H Kluge and for my late father-in-law William J Godfrey.

Heather Robinson of Mornington dedication to my great grandfather, William Wooding, how proud our family is of you and your mates for the ultimate sacrifice for us.  Rest in Peace.

Myree McGoldrick of Scarborough WA dedication to Edmond Sheehy, Member No 5416, 1st Tunnelling Company. France 20.02.1916 – 14.7.1919.  Courage, dedication and back breaking work.  The sappers work/job ensured our freedom.    Patrick Stephen Devine:-690 1st Battalion Gallipoli & Egypt. 29.08.1914 – 16.07.1918. How a war changed you, you left our shores a strapping young man, experienced the unthinkable, cam home injured, broken, lived a tough life. Edward Stuart Sinclair (Teddy) 5207 7.02.1916 – 27.11.1917.  11th Battalion. Died of wounds. Belgium. Paid the ultimate price.  John Frances Stuart-Sinclair, Lieutenant:- 29th Battalion. 5.02.1916 – 29.10.1917. Died of wounds. Paid the ultimate price for freedom.

Di Thomas of Mornington Vic dedication to George Jones 1892-1917 Buried Menin Road. Served in France. Died 1917 (02-08-1917). He is my Great Uncle. He had a photo of my father-his nephew-with him when he was killed.  This photo was returned to my great grandmother in Port Melbourne in 1917

Patricia Gordon of Mt Macedon Vic dedication to the memory of Private Thomas william Gordon who died of wounds received at Zonnebeck, Belguim on 25th October 1917. Uncle of Jeffrey Thomas Gordon.

Tanya Daws of Sunbury Vic writes thank you I’ll be thinking of you the day I am able to tell my kids what ANZAC days is all about. (Currently don’t have any kids)

Barbara Look of Korumburra Vic dedication to my grandad who fought in both wars.

Wendy Jacobs of Ballarat Vic, writes planning to make a popy for every member of my grandfather’s company.  Company B 5th Battalion First AIF plus his best friend and the man who saved his life.

Dawn Hunter (nee Waters) dedication to the medical core in all wars and their turmoil and after effects from treating those injured, picking up all the broken people, and trying to live with this for the rest of their lives

Mrs Julie Anderson of Dubbo NSW, dedication to Hugh Malcolm Dale, S/N NX85711. The time you spent with our family has never been forgotten.  Mum still misses you after all these years. God Blessed you as he has us.  Sapper Jack Bunyan, Service Number 2486 served in First World War 1914-1918. Embarked on HMAT Star of Victoria A16 31-03-1916.  Grandpa we are all proud of you, you never talked about what you saw. We can just imagine how it must have been for you. Love always.

Mrs Patricia Dale of Dubbo NSW, dedication to Hugh Malcolm Dale, Service No.  NX85711. We may have only had 15 months of marriage but I would not have missed the experience. You were a wonderful, caring husband and would do anything you could for me. I will always remember affectionly our time together. Thank you. Ronald Clyde Fraser, Service Number VX27607 WW2.  ron you were the only brother that served in this war.  Thank you as we thank everyone who has served in all wars, your only sister. God bless you all.

 

Ms Sue Findlay of Dubbo NSW dedication to Alan Edward Findlay, Service No. NX59671, Acting Corporal, Unit 2/2nd Battalion (Infantry). Died of wounds: Papua New Guinea 7-11-1942. I am sorry I didn’t get to meet you, but I am very proud of you. Thank you Uncle Alan.

Win Tunstall of Wycheproof Vic writes I will dedicate my few poppies to my great uncle who was killed WW1 and is buried at Ypres.  His name was Walter Sayers and he lived at Wycheproof & was a farmer.  I am the only Sayers descendant left in Wycheproof.

Linda Lee of Tutura Vic dedication to, Arthur Lee, VX59829, 2/4 Aust. Ordnance Co. Middle East and New Guinea andJ H Whitfield No. 509 4th Light Horse Gallipoli and Eygpt. Cavalry Charge on Beersheba.

Lester Noel & Joyce Elaine Sillett of Goonellabah NSW dedication to Robert Samuel Reeve, Rank:Gunner, Service Number: 17308. Roll Title: 1FAB (Field Artillery Brigade) – 17 to 24 Reinforcements (June 1916 0 February 1917), Conflict: First World War 1914-1918, Date of Embarkation: 5th June 1916, Place of Embarkation: Sydney, Ship Embarked on: HMAT Borda A30

Lilian Paterson of Perry Park SA dedication for my great uncle in WW1 & uncle & father in WW2.

Brenda Jackson of Perry Park SA dedication for my father and my fiance and for all my loved ones affected by war. I will not forget.

Ewa Jurasz of Hallett Cove SA dedication for those women and men who lost their lives during wars.

Angela Clark of Adelaide writes thank you to all for their sacrifice and I hope my boys never have to see the things that past generations have.

Helen Williams of Lyndoch SA, dedication to our special father, father-in-law, grandpa and great grandpa, Leslie Herbert Williams who served in New Guinea in WW2

Chris Perrin of Port Noarlunga SA, dedication in memory of my dad who served in World War 2 – Alfred William Slarks – in the hope my 2 sons will never have to go to war in their lifetime.

Mrs June Woodward of Kilsyth Vic, dedicates in loving memory of my husband Ray who passed away Nov 14th 2013. Served from Feb 1955 – 21st Oct 1977. Overseas tours Korea 23rd Dec 1955-24th March 1956, Vietnam 11 Feb 1967 – 25 May 1967, Papua New Guinea 3 march 1975 -11th Dec 1976. In our hearts forever, his wife June & family Douglas, Leanne & Brett & their families.

Irene Butterworth of Stockton NSW dedications to Auther Rigelsford Boer War and WW1.  My maternal grandfather who came home and lived to 91 years old.  Oscar Melly, Gunner World War 1. My maternal great uncle, who was killed in action.

Nancy James of Balwyn Vic dedication in memory of the 1st Division 2nd Field Company Engineers who lost their life during WW1

Mrs Beverley MacIntosh of Melbourne dedication to grandpa Henry Sumpter 6th Battalion 1st World War

Margaret Stanway’s 16 poppies are dedicated to her uncle, William Henry Miles #3080. He was a driver in Australian Field Artillery. Died Nov 1918

Jona Touron of Deer Park Vic, dedication to my family may they have good health.

Leanne O’Brien of Richmond Vic, dedication to George Burch.

Joanne Pearson of Keillor Downs Vic dedication to my mum and dad, Maria & Aldo Ferrari.

Mrs Meryl Kneebone of Noosaville Qld dedication QX6602 John Edward Seales RAE 9th Division (WW2) (my father).

Loretta Stone of Toowoomba QLD dedication…remembering all the parents who waited for news of their children at war.

Hazel Ladson of Deniliquin NSW dedication to Eric Bunt killed at Paschendale aged 17 years. A life not lived, a brother and uncle not known.

Deb Benson of Mollymook NSW dedication in memory of my great-grandfather, Colonel Joseph Lievesley Beeston who served as a surgeon at Gallipoli in 1915.

Bev Berkley of Heathmont Vic dedication to my mothers father (the grandfather I never met)Sgt Alan Abram who was killed in 1944 on the beach of Salerno in Italy.  He was a member of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI)

Meg Wilson of Blockhouse Bay Auckland New Zealand dedication to my lovely uncle George Stokoe who was at Gallipoli.

Karen Grieve of Gisborne Vic dedication to my father and his best friend Ivan. Both fought in WW2. Dad came home but his best friend was show down over Germany and never came home.

Emily and Susy Perizzolo of Preston Vic dedication to all the service men and women who have and are currently protecting our country and helping others achieve peace in their homeland.

Rebecca Connell of Montmorency Vic dedication to Martin Douglas RAAF.

Anne Bryan of Kilsyth Vic dedication for 6 members of my family who went to war. Thankfully 4 of them came home or ………

Rhonda and Trevor Davis of Tarneit Vic dedication in memory of Henry Kay and George Davis, The Somme France.

Dianne Hodge of Brookside Centre Qld dedication to all of those who have served and the families who have supported them.

Joan Whitehead of Pascoe Vale Vic dedication to all lost men in both wars. Rest in Peace.

Rhonda Crawford dedicates her poppy in memory of Ken Sleeman and Bob Barclay

Jessica Mclean of Sth Yarra Vic writes these poppies in memory of Charles Fredricksen Sqn AIF, David Jobling RAN, Charles Fredricksen 2nd AIF, George Dixson 2nd AIF, J Simmonds 2nd AIF

Mahalia Brooks of Ashburton Vic writes I dedicate my flower to my grandpa who served in WW2 in Milne Bay.

Gretta Fry dedication to Alf Gofton

Caroline Sandie of Salisbury North SA dedication to grandad and mum, James Muir Fraser was a desert RAT WW2 also his daughter Margaret Fraser.

Mrs Norma Meaney of Rosebud Vic dedication to commemorate the serve of my father, Norman Leslie Dumble, who served in infantry in the 2nd WW in New Guinea from approx. 1942-1945.               LEST WE FORGET.

Mrs Cheryl Timbury of Ocean Grove Vic writes honouring all WW1 descendants from First Fleeters who arrive in Sydney cove in 1788 with Captain Arthur Phillip.

Daphne Colefax of Bargo NSW dedication is the Colefax family say thank you.  R.I.P.

Kathy Macdonald and Annie Whittam of Knoxfield Vic writes..LEST WE FORGET.

Deborah Hemming of Castaways Beach Qld writes forever in their debt. We will always remember.

Wendy Doyle of Sheparton Vic writes…dedicated to the men and women who unselfishly fought and lost their lives, to give freedom and security to future generations. LEST WE FORGET.

Elizabeth Haverfield (nee Norris) of Mordialloc Vic writes…my Grandfather, William Ralph Davison served in the Australian Army as a Captain Quartermaster in the 2/5th Australian General Hospital.  He served in the Middle East/Greece. He was captured by the Germans in Greece.  Thankfully he returned home to his family in Sydney in 1945.  William is the founding member of the Ex POW Association and granted life membership in 1990.  He was presented with the Order of Australia Medal in 1986 for his services.  An incredibly giving man who gave so much to Australia for which we are grateful.  We do and will remember you. Wilson Roderick Norris (Bill) served in the Royal Australian Airforce (LAC) in the Malaya Evergency 1950-1951. Dad is remembered with pride and honour. Thank you for serving. LEST WE FORGET.

 

Aaron Haverfield of Mordialloc Vic writes…My Great Grandfather, Frank Rennisen Haverfield, served in the Australian Imperial Forces 13/6th Battalion from July 1915 as a Private.  He miraculously returned home in 1919 to Bendigo as a Corporal.  We are forever grateful for your bravery and honour. LEST WE FORGET.

Wayne Haverfield of Mordialloc Vic writes.. Harold Dunstall Haverfield served in the Australian Imperial Forces 13/6th Battalion from July 1915 as a Private.  He was wounded in action by a gunshot to the head on 23rd August 1918 in France.  He was buried in France. We are forever grateful for your bravery and honour to all Australians. LEST WE FORGET.

Jill Thio of Bairnsdale Vic dedication is to William Walls – Sapper-AIF Mining Corp #2 Coy and 2nd Tunnelling Coy. Served in France and died 14th December 1918 shortly after returning to Australia. Frank Reginald Walls – Private-AIF 1st Inf. Battalion, !st Division. Serviced in France. Wounded in Action. Edward Armstrong Leslie Morgan – Gunner – AIF, 55 Seige Batery, 36th (Aust) Heavy Artillery Group. Served in France. Died of wounds on 15th March 1916 aged 21 – buried Mont St Eloi, France and later re-interred at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. John Arthur Hill 2nd/3rd AIF, Rat of Tobruk

Joanne Rice of Wantirna South Vic, 1st dedication to my great uncle Andrew Goold, 55th Infantry Private 1st World War. Service no. 558. 2nd dedication to my uncle Frank Jameson VX141627 2nd World War. Signalman. 3rd dedication to my uncle Ernest Henry Briggs Leading Aircraftman RAAF Service No 157434 2nd World War. 4th dedication to my uncle Raymond Sydney Bradley Service No NX172271 2nd World War Private. LEST WE FORGET

Helen Ogle of Bellbowrie Qld dedication in memory of Samuel John Watson, stretcher bearer with the 9th Field Ambulance on the Western Front 1916-1919. Fondly remembered by the Watson siblings.

Janet Anderson of Malvern East Vic dedicates this bunch of 6 poppies for my family whose father was at Gallipoli and France, and for all those family’s who have sent men and women to war. Let us all have peace in our home and in everyone’s lives.

Glenda Viner, President, Frankston Historical Society of Frankston Vic writes my dedication is for the five young boys from Carrum Downs – J P Chittenden, R Scrivener, J Kershaw, W Cabtree, L Mathewson. – these boys paid the ultimate price, their lives, for this country. “The sorrow of death is a great burden, when it is in vain” (anonymous)

Helen N Jones of Page ACT dedication to Leonard D Jones.

Ross Menhennitt of Altona Meadows Vic dedication is to: Charles William Ridd #834 Boar War, Charles John Ridd #16177 WW2 RAN, Ronald Ridd #17374 WW2 Army, Colin Ambrose Ridd #16759 WW2 Army, Wilfred Alwyn Ridd 21481 WW2 RAN and Clement Russell Ridd W2739 RAN, Thomas M Menhennit 49049 RAAF, Daniel James Menhennitt VX86964 Army and Timothy John Menhennitt V121161.

Jan Sproull of Wallington Vic dedication for my grandfather ‘6’ WO2 David Scoggins served with 6th Battalion 1st AIF at Gallipoli and Western Front. Enlisted the day war was declared hence Regimental No. 6.  Left behind a wife and 2 children. He was wounded twoic, deafened and repatriated home in 1918. Got a job and got on with his life.

Alisse Cronin-Barreiro of Ringwood East Vic writes to every person that faught.

Amy Laidman of South Morang Vic dedicated to Mark Andriesz

Mrs June Lobegeiger of Bellbowrie Qld, dedications to Pte Cecil Harper Black (my great uncle) WW1, 26th Battalion. Served in France.  Received head wound, recovered and returned to duty.Private Edwin Walton Robinson (my uncle) WW1, 13/11 Light Horse.  He was at the battle of Beersheba. Lieutenant Colonel James Alexander Robinson (my second cousin) WW1, 26th Battalion AIF. He and his men captured the german tank “Mephisto”.  It was brought back to Australia.  It is the sole surviving A7V in the world.  It resides at the Qld Museum.

Rhiana Goodrich of Templestowe Vic, writes two of my family members went into the war. One of the twin brothers sat at the bottom of the plane and would shoot with a gun. And got shot by someone……..

Valerie Jean of South Oakleigh Vic dedication to John Aber 1st World War.

Patricia Davis of Mt Evelyn Vic diedication to the memories of Tom Jodd for his service to Australia. Rest in Peace.

Anna Christophersen of Brighton Vic dedication to Frederick Alan Christophersen.

Rose Massloch of Violet Town Vic dedication to Aussie Diggers

Sonja Huisken of North Ringwood VIC writes ‘Wars’ to those who laid down their lives for freedom I say ‘eternal thanks!’ To those still fighting today, I say ‘give’ it up and let’s live in peace.

George Thomson of Burwood East VIC dedication to SGT D S Thomson, 1552663 RAF.   A/Seaman George McNeill, Merchant Navy died 13-02-1941 age 21 yrs remember with Honour Tower Hill Memorial. Gunner Thomas McNeill 857586, 78 Field Regiment Royal Artillery died Oct 1942 age 27 yrs, remember with Honour El Alamein War Cemetary.

Joan Thomson of Burwood East VIC dedication in memory of my uncle Private Herbert F Hollier, age 18 years died at Sandakan, Prisoner of War Camp Borneo 1943-1945. Rest in Peace

Sharyn Butler of Reynella SA dedication to Cpl Lewis Gordon Angel, Japan Occupation Force and Korea. A very special husband, father and grandpa. In our hearts forever

Judith Young of Rivett ACT dedication for my late husband CPL Arthur Samuel Young 3RAR Korea 1950-1951 and father W/O Leonard Manning Little WW2 1939-1942.

Judith Kiesel of Mooroolbark VIC dedication in memory of my distant relative, Henry Thomas Gosbell, MM 8978, WW1 and one of the first Melbourne Shrine Guards.

Iris Robinson of Coburg VIC dedication to my husband Pte H J Robinson and all the other brave Australian Defence Forces

Maurine Rogers of Dickson ACT dedicated to my late husband Spencer Rogers who served with the RAAF during the Malayan Emergency.

Ada Bennett of Gilmore ACT dedication to Frederick Spencer Bennett

June L McQueen of Manson ACT, dedicated to the late Major Trevor Rex McQuinn RAR Korea.

Mindy Sutherland of Kambah ACT dedication to my dad – George Henry Perkins RAAF WW2 Darwin, and my late husband – Alex “Jock” Sutherland D.C.M 7 RAR 1st Tour 1967

Julie and Katherine Cymbalak of Monash ACT dedication to Edward “Ted” Cymbalak. Vet. William Frederick Ashcroft WW2. James Challinor WW2

Martin Taylor of Nth Curl Curl NSW dedicated to Colin Charles Taylor and Joseph Charles Taylor

Helen Greeg of Drouin Vic, dedication in memory of great-uncle Pte Harold Eugene Hancock, 22nd Btn. who died on 5th August 1916 somewhere in France. (Resting place unknown)

Dawn Smith of Gisborne Vic, dedication to my uncle Private Frank Robinson 2138/A, 3rd Australian Pioneers, died age 26 on 28th July 1917 Buried Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck.

Mrs Carol Tresize of Deniliquin NSW dedication for William Frederick Robbins.

Ms Lyle Burns of Sandgate Qld, writes my poppies are dedicated to my to great uncles: James Geoffrey Parker and Harry Kelvin Parker

Beverley Long of Mulwala NSW, decication to my late father Jack McFarlane of Yarrawonga Vic, who served in the Air Force at Bouganville in the 2nd world war. And to my late uncle Tim Cogger of Benalla Vic who served in the army and was a Prisoner of War in ‘Changi” at Singapore.

Teresa Ellum of Mooroolbark Vic, writes                                    Poppies: The petals are as soft as velvet:  colour of blood, rich and rare:   long stems hold the proud POPPY:    their faces smile, with tender care:    A POPPY holds meaning for many: of war and  of brave women and men:  blood spilt for the love of country:  stories told by the might pen:  We will remember them by Teresa Ellum

Helene Olivia Harry of Geelong Vic dedication for Charles Fenton Robinson, enlisted/oath taken 24-09-1914, No. 1042, Age 18yrs 2 mths. Embarked from Australia 22-12-2014, embarked for Gallipoli 12-04-1915. Awarded Military Medal 12-11-1917 in France. Embarked for Australia 08-10-1918 “Great uncle Charlie”

Lynne Pye of Geelong West Vic, dedication for Arthur Leslie Harry enlisted/oath taken 19-08-1914 Age 19 years 7 mths. A member of 4th Battalion AIF Service in Gallipoli and France.  Embarked for Australia 02-10-1918 . Remembering a grandfather, known far too briefly.  Lynne also writes : In recognition of and respect for all indigenous service men in all of Australia’s fields of war but especially at Gallipoli. Quote from 1933: ” I have stood shoulder to shoulder with (indigenous diggers) in Hell’s Pt, on Quinns Post and seen them die like the grandest of white men”

Mrs Margaret Skipworth of Yellingo Vic, writes I would like to dedicate my poppy to my grandfather Robert Henry Billington 7th and 59th Battalions. He joined up on 21-06-15 and sailed on 26-08-1915, he returned to Australia 22-12-1919

David Norris of Jamison Centre ACT, dedication for my father Wilson Norris, for my grandfather Bill Davison, to the unknown soldier, the nurses who look after/cared for our men.

Mrs Janet Ward (Fitzgerald) of Kyneton Vic dedication to Edward Edwards (Fitzgerald). My grandfather died at Gallipoli, April 1915. He enlisted under Edward Edwards, his name was Edward William Fitzgerald. 10th Batt. No known grave. RIP

Heather Perry of Rotorua NZ, writes Dad, I thank-you. A great teacher. Mum, who taught me everything to help me in life

Dorothy Williams of Glenthompson Vic dedication to the 6 men who enlisted in the First World War and  came home again, 6 Williams brothers from Glenthompson.

Maria Oberg of Ringwood North Vic writes I dedicate this poppy to my late husband her served in the Royal Australian Navy in WWII in New Guinea. Lest we forget.

Judith Musto (nee Mckay) Stuart- Sinclair of Port Denison WA dedication to John Francis Stuart-Sinclair, Edward Stuart-Sinclair, Stanly Stuart-Sinclair, three brothers who never came home. We thank you boys for giving your lives for us. the name now gone, but you will never be forgotten.  We remember you with much love.

Anne Steadman of Portland Vic writes I would like my dedication to go to my gr grandfather (maternal) PTE E Pilling 326 DOD 18-7-1916 Etaples Military Cemetery, France and his son my grandfather Stanly John Pilling Photo on P.33 Book “Black & Gold” history of the 29th Battalion 1915-1918 by Ron Austin

Lionel Williams of Bream Creek TAS, dedication to 6366 – PTE Alfred Daniel Williams 12th Battalion (Infantry) Killed in Action, Bullecourt between 5-8 May 1917. Killed by shell fire. Enlisted 9-9-1915. Embarked on 24-08-1916. No Known Grave. Name appears on Villers-Bretonneux memorial, France.

Judy Williams of Bream Creek TAS, dedication to Service No. 4848, Private Roy St Clair Mason, Unit: 12 Battalion (Infantry) Service: Australian Army. Conflict 1914-1918. Date of Death 19-9-1917 Belgium KIA. Place of Association: Hobart Tasmania. Cemetery or memorial details: Ypres ( Menin Gates) memorial Belgium

Wendy Nattestad of Glen Waverley Vic, dedication to 1255 Signaller Angus Caughey 8th L H, d.1st June 1919 Ismalia Egypt, 2499 L/C James William Morgan Harding 7th Batt. RTA, 1212 Gunner  Albert Stirling Barker 13th FAB RTA, 3823 Emp Coy Horace Hans Jorgensen 6th Batt KIA 23rd Aug 1918 Herleville Woods France, 1146 Stoker Oriel Joseph Ashton Navy ‘Australia’ ‘Cerberus’ ‘Torrens’ ‘ Huan’

Debra Gramson of Stawell Vic writes these poppies are made in dedication to Albert Victor Driffin and Jack Langford Naylor.

Mrs Janine Byrne of Beaconsfield Vic dedication to NF463078 Dvr Thelma Guymer Kembla Fortress NSW 1944

Shirley Brown of Shepparton Vic, dedication to Norman William Dawes (Private) 8th Light Horse Regiment – 25th Reinforcements

Elizabeth Loomes of Downer ACT, dedication to my late husband Alan Loomes who died as a consequence of his service in Vietnam. Also to his grandfather Jim Linehan and my grandfather Sydney Long, both of who were disabled by their service in France in WW1.

L Stewart of Lower Hutt, New Zealand writes “To all that gave up life for me” “Life” being time away from families and their life when they returned from war with mental and physical injuries.  I had uncles who never spoke of their time away but we saw the results.

Janis King of Huntly Vic dedication to my great uncle Peter Francis Ellis who served in France and Belgium in 1914.  He returned to Quambatook to be a much respected member of the community.

Joy Herman of Lara Vic dedicates my poppies to my grandfather James Edward Rooney who was a stretcher bearer in the 13th Field Ambulance and served 1916-1918 in France -Belgium.  He came home with gas in his lungs and died the year before I was born. My husband is a Vietnam Veteran and I have made these poppies through the PVA (Partners of Veterans Organisation)

Mrs Anne Crowley of Fairfield NSW dedication to my dear father, Leslie Victor Emerson who was a gentle soul who served his country with honour in New Guinea.  Our heartfelt thanks to all who gave everything for our safety and freedom.

Ursula Ferguson of Seaford Vic writes “Thank you to all the young men who have died in the war … for your bravery”.

Miss M Dall of Kilsyth Vic dedicates her poppies to to her Uncle Francis O’Neill Dall, Able Seaman, RAN, P/JX158264.  He served in HMS Royal Oak and survived her sinking and was then transferred to HMS Hood … sunk in a battle with the Bismarck in May 1941.

Anonymous dedication in memory of Private Robert Box, 3600902, 8th Bn., Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. who died aged 25 on 25 August 1944.  Son of Mrs E. Box of Carlisle, husband of B.M. Box of Harraby, Carlisle.  Remembered with honouor … Vatteville-La-Rue Churchyard.

Heather Goodall of Wedderburn Vic writes … with love and pride in memory of Esmond Danial Harkins – Grandfather and Frederick Leo Goodall – Father.

Yvonne Stephenson of Pakenham writes I have a grandfather and several Uncles and Great Uncles that served this country well.

Rosemary Abbey of Leongatha dedicates her poppies in memoryof Grandfather, Victor Wesley Abbey, 8th Lighthorse Regiment, wonded on 3 September 1915 and returned to Australia, Edgar George Abbey, 38th AIF, died in Belgium on 17 July 1917, Harold Claude Abbey, 14th Battalion – died in Gallipoli on 19 May 1915, Frederick Abbey, 7th Battalion, died in Egypt on 30 April 1915 and Albert Edward Abbey, 21st Infantry Battalion, embarked 16 July 1915.

Zara Lee Morton of Ormond Vic writes … to my dad Edward James Morton, Army No. VX82975 – Rank Sergeant … Unit CPO MCO Branch HQ AMF.

Helen Boling of Ararat Vic dedicates her poppies to her two Great Grand Uncles – Williams James McKenzie aged 25 and Colin Campbell McKenzie aged 22 who never returned to the family they left behind.  I am proud to be your ancestor and will ensure you will never be forgotten.

Darebin RSL Women’s Auxiliary writes … “In every second of every day … you will be remembered”.

An anonymous dedication via Anzac House … In memory of Perry Arthur James, NBo. 3440 Private, 69th Battalion.  Interred Rue du Bois Military Cemetery.

 

Janean Gambie of Mandurah WA dedicates her poppies to Oscar Brazier B1895-D1917.  Private 399, 28th Battalion AIF.  KIA Tuesday October 30, 1917 aged 22 years.  Buried Cemetery Menin Road South, Ypres, Belbium.  “My uncle joined along with many others aged 19 years but did not return home. RIP”.

 

Woodend RSL Auxiliary dedicate their poppies to all service personnel and their Womens’ Auxiliaries for their dedication to their sub-branches.  What would we do without them (OH SO TRUE!!!).

Coral Robinson of Berrwah Qld dedicates her poppies in loving memory of her wonderful uncle Leonard Raymond Robinson who serviced in WWII.

Pamela McInnes of Wickliffe Vic dedicates her poppies in memory of Captain George Harriott (Tiny), 24th Battalion AIF – Killed in Action – Belgium 5 October 1917.  Never recovered

Lynne Neave of Lilydale Vic dedicates her poppies to her Great Uncle George Thomas Rolfe who lost his life in WWI and is buried in France.  Also to my Uncles, William Rolfle, Arthur Gary and Edward Moorcroft who served in WWII and by the Grace of God, returned.

Madeline Brown dedicates her poppy to Ted C. Henderson … her grandfather’s brother who died on a Japanese boat (Madeline is 8 years old and made her poppy all by herself … amazing).

Helen Babauta of Pearcedale Vic dedicates her poppies to Private James Millard Pickering VX85854 (VX52432) Australian Army.  Joined AIF 31.3.1941, discharged as underaged.  Joined Citizens Military Force 1941 then AIF July 1942.  Service as a gunner and later trained on Flight Finders, Predicators and Radar.  Specialist Trade Group II.  Joined 34th Aust Hy A.A. Battery.  Saw active service : Horn Island, Torres Strait, Finschafen and Maureki in New Guinea, Parakan in Borneo, Morotai in the Halmahera Islands in Moluccas. Active Service 1319 days, 835 days served overseas.  “They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember Them”.   Also, Aircraft Woman Gladys Phyllis Long #112132, Royal Australian Air Force.  Joined Civil Defence Services 1940-44.  Also Womens Air Training Corps 1940-42.  This was the forerunner of WRAAFs.  Awarded the Corps “Star” 1942.  Enlisted in the Womens Royal Australian Air Force April 3, 1944.  Promoted to Corporal Jan 17, 1945.  Saw service in Hobart and Melbourne, RAAF Headquarters.  “Rest in Peace”.  Also Able Seaman John William Mathews #21757, Royal Australian Navy.  John joined the Navy in 1937 aged 17.  In 1940 he volunteered for special services for boarding parties and firing squads for the duration of the war.  He wrote home in 1940, “I have nothing to lose, no love affair, unmarried, I’m only 19 and I know and fully realize what might happen.  The honour and glory is the last thing I would think of.  I might as well have some real thrills and it is for a good cause.”  July 19, 1940 on HMAS Sydney he saw action against the Italians in the Mediterranenan with the sinking of the cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni at the battle of Cape Spada.  John wrote home “We were all tired and glad that it was over, though our spirits were high and we look forward to making ouro ship and Australia’s name rank high in the world news”.  HMAS Sydney sank off the coast of Western Australia on November 19, 1941.  John was aged 21 years.  Of the crew of 645, there were no survivors.  Rest in Peace.

The McGregor Family of Leeton NSW (Liz, Ada (93 years), and Craig) dedicate their 77 poppies to each of the men who served from St Peter’s Anglican Church, Leeton NSW. St. Peters Church of England Honour Roll 1914-1919 : J. Alexander, E. Bacon, C. Bagust, – Bailey, F.W. Bannard, B.G. Barker, T.R. Barnes, G.N. Bennett, D.R. Bigg, S.H. Burnell, J.W. CArr, H.OL. CAthie, A.A. Chauncey, E.L. Chauncey, R. Corbett, T.K. Coughland, D. Creevey, A.V. Dalby, D. Dawson, O.J. Degebman, G. Dempsey, J.A. Dempsey, R. Dexter, R.S. Dobbie, R.D. Donline, D. Eastwood, A.L. Elrington – Farrar, S.J. Gavel, W.P. Gavel, R. Gavel, A.J. Grigg, G. Hart, A.G. Henry, C. Hitchcock, T. Hudson, D. Hughes, H.D. Ives, F. Jackson, E.P. Keatings, J. Kelliher, M. Laseron, E. Markey, H. Maxwell, H.N. Millar, H. Motte, O.D. Mountford, J.A. Paterson, H.T. Pinhorn, F.W. Quere, A.V. Robb, L. Rogan, G. Savage, D.E. Scott, J. Seabrook, W. Shiers, R.R. Southee, R.M.K. Stannard, P.E. Tandy, D.H. Taylor, D.P. Taylor, R.C. Tiffen, – Tonkins, F. Turnell, T.P. Wallace, Rev. H.C. Walton, D.J. Webb, J.J. West, A.V. Wilkinson, – Williams, B.S. Williams, H.G. B. Willia=ns, J.H. Williams, T.G. Williams, C.H. Wood, F.W. Wood

Lynette Michell of Elsternwick Vic dedicates her poppies to Ptd. Reuben Albert Thomas HANNING aged 22 years, VS44232, 2/22nd Infantry Battalion, died/drowned 1 July 1942, one of the 845 Prisoners of War and 208 Civilian internees aboard Japanese Auxiliary Ship Montevideo Mary enroute to Rabaul to Hainan, when torpedoed by American Submarine USS Sturgeon.  All allied personnel were lost (arguably the worst Australian Maritime disaster in history?) and of the 1140 member Japanese crew … only 88 survived.  LEST WE FORGET.

Glenyse Harmer of Kilsyth Vic dedicates her poppy to her father – Leonard Standley Young, Sergeant in 2nd AIF.  No. VX36920, served 29.7.1940. Discharged 3.10.1945.  Dad served in the Middle East and on the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea.  My father believed in service to his family and his country.

June Cummings of St Arnaud Vic dedicates her poppies to family and friends : Private E.W. Cummins, 38 Batt 848, W.A.C. RAAF. R.T. Cummings, 120924, Petty Officer RAN  W.M. Torney 29392, Private G.B. McFarlane, 26 M/G Reg VX 117788, Cpl. D.J. McFarlane, A.M.F. V26103, Privatge E.A. STanley, 16th AIB VX89161, Cpl Frances STanley SWAS, VF14524, Cpl Sgt G.J. McDonald, 4552  V13971 Army. AIF, Cpl T.H. Chapman RAAF 41940

Group Captain Wendy Horder of Duffy dedicates her poppies … “to all I have served with and those I continue to serve with.  Lest We Forget”.

Jan Adams of Devonport Tas dedicates her poppies in loving memory of Stanley D. Paterson, 255, Colin Campbell Paterson, 3802 and Brian Harry Adams 1905 who laid down their lives that others might live.

Avis Hicks of Mooroopna Vic writes … We will remember always … those who served our Country.

Sriyani Perera of Southback Vic dedicates her poppies to all the soldier who lost their lives.

Doreen Reynolds of Lilydale Vic dedicates her poppies to her father’s couosin Ken Minchin who was killed 3 days before the end of WWI.

Eileen Blythe of Essendon Vic dedicates her poppies to Mrs Chrissie Tayler (Hopper)

M. Wall of Bermagui NSW writes … we remember and honour all the Aboriginal soldiers who fought defending Australia.

Robert Davie of Bermagui NSW dedicates his poppy to Private John Davie, killed by a Japanese sniper in the last days of WWII, 1945 in the Pacific.  “Lest We Forget”.

M. Davie of Bermagui NSW writes … we remember and honour the Sandakan March and all who suffered unspeakably there.

M. Wall of Bermagui NSW writes … we honour and remember always Robert Norman Davie who was murdered on the Thai-Burma Railway in 1942.

Dulcie Watt of Bega dedicates her poppies to Joseph Flanagan (father) – Stretcher Bearer 1914-1918, Thomas Whitfield, Artillery 1939-1945 and the Unknown Soldier.

Susan Horton of Eden NSW dedicates her poppies to Claude Corderoy Benson, 13th Battalion, A.I.F.  Service No. 2332.  In memory of the Grandfather I never knew, who followed the call of duty to Flanders Fields where he was captured, became a P.O.W., then escaped as told in a last legacy … his diary.

Jacquie Whitby of Bega dedicates her poppies in loving memory of her great grandfather Linden Teague – 3 NSW MNTD Rifles (boer War), grandfather Wallace Foster, 53 Infantry Battalion (WWI), great uncles George “Eddie” Young – 2 Australian Remount Unit (WWI) and William Young – 2 Infantry Battalion (killed in action 4.10.1917 aged 23 years WWI) and uncles Raymond Foster – Japan (WWII) and Frederich Umbach – 2/2/ Infantry Battalion (WWII).

Lois Jasper of Elmore Vic simply writes .. Rest In Peace

Jill Clark of Bellbowrie Qld writes … I dedicate my poppies to my 3 Great Uncles (WWI) who never returned.  Two are buried in France and one on Malta.  Also to 5 Great Uncles (WWI) and to my father and his brother, who both served in WWII.

Betty Pitt of Legana Tasmania dedicates her poppies to Private Herbert William Duffy (uncle) Aust. Infantry AIF, 12th Bn.  Died 212.11.1916 from gunshot wounds … interred Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt – Labbe, Somme  France and also to Aubrey B.C. Rickard (Brother).  2/29 Aus. Inf. Battalion.  Killed in action 11.2.1942 in Malaya, Aged 19 years.  Interred in Singapore Military Cemetery Kranji.

Narelle Carmel Wright dedicates her poppies to her cousin Private William Wright … No. 551, 41st Battalion.  1916 – 15 February enlisted.  1917 20 October killed in action Field Belgium.  Medals … Star 1914/1915 – British War No. 39973, Victoria No. 39587.

HeartsnHands, St Helens Tas, have dedicated their poppies to the 61 brave soldiers from the St Helens district in Tasmania who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war.

WWI

Rank        Surname                Christian Name                    Age          Town or Roll

Pte           Anderson                Frederick William                22            Lottah

Pte           Bailey                      Arthur Ernest                        24            St Helens

Cpl           Blackwood              Gordon                                   23            St Helens

Pte           Colk                         George                                     22            St Helens

Pte           Cox                          Herbert James                       25            St Helens

Pte           Cross                       Reuben                                     22            St Helens

Pte           Daniels                    Richard Henry                        35            St Helens

Pte           Evans                       Gilbert Roy                              20            St Helens

Pte           Evans                       Joseph Guy                              22            Weldborough

Pte           Fitzgerald                Frederick Ernest                    31            Lottah

Pte           Fletcher                   George Herbert                      29            St Helens

Pte           Gardiner                  Clarence Edward                   21            Weldborough

Pte           Gardiner                  Herbert George                      23            Weldborough

Pte           Goldsmith               Herbert Thomas                     21            St Helens

Gnr          Haley                       Ambrose Augustine               26            St Helens

Pte           Hall                         Clifford                                      23            Goulds Country

Pte           Hayes                      William Thomas                      43            Pyengana

Pte           Hodgman                Douglas Allen                          24            St Helens

Bmdr       Iles                            Gordon Henry                         20            Goulds Country

Pte           Johnson                   Herbert John                           22            Lottah

Capt         Kirwan MBE            Theodore James                    28            St Helens

Lt             Le Fevre MC            Stanley                                     22            Pyengana

Pte           Littlechild MM       Algy Cyril                                 18            St Helens

Pte           Martin                     John Thomas                           30            St Helens

Gnr          McQueen                John Hutton                            21            St Helens

Pte           Munro MM            Thomas Hildred                      20            St Helens

Cpl           Nailer                      Henry Hobart                            23            Pyengana

Pte           Naylor                     Frederick Alexander                21            St Helens

Pte           Nichols                    Alfred                                         25            Pyengana

Pte           Nicholson                Edward Price Gofton              23            St Helens

Drv           Oldham                   Oscar McGregor                     24            Pyengana

Lt             Palliser                  Arthur John                            24            Goulds Country

Sgt           Parry                        Griffith Martial                       24            Weldborough

Pte           Peddle                     George                                    24            St Helens

Pte           Quinn                      Harold Roy                              20            Lottah

Pte           Riley                        Walter Robert                         22            St Helens

Pte           Riley                        Thomas Henry                        25            St Helens

Pte           Rule                         James Campbell                     22            St Helens

L/Cpl        Scott                       Norman Roy                           24            St Helens

L/Cpl        Steel                       Gordon Malcolm                    23            St Helens

Pte           Steel                         Norman Percy                        19            Goulds Country

Pte           Taylor                      Albert Ernest                          26            Weldborough

Gnr          Treloggen               Gordon Charles                     20            Goshen

Spr           Ward                       Albert Edward William           36            Weldborough

 

WWII

Rank        Surname                Christian Name                       Age          Town

Pte           Barber                     Raymond Lloyd                       23            St Helens

Cpl           Campbell                Edwin Archibald                      44            St Helens

Pte           Fletcher                   Hughie Ronald George           28            St Helens

LAC          Haley                       Peter John                                 19            St Helens

Pte           Hodgman                Vincent Henry                         35            Lottah

Pte           Lambert                  Norman                                     32            Weldborough

Pte           Mallinson               Leonard Mervyn                      28            St Helens

Pte           O’Neill                     Leonard Douglas                     25            St Helens

Pte           O’Neill                     Thomas Stanley                      25            St Helens

Pte           Riley                        Harold Hector                         33            St Helens

Pte           Riley                        Maxwell George                      23            St Helens

Pte           Smith                      Raymond William                   31            Weldborough

Pte           Smith                      Ivan                                            25            Weldborough

Pte           Strochnetter          John Charles                          32            Goulds Country

Pte           Stuart                      Joseph                                     23            St Helens

Pte           Sutton                     Robert Edward                        24            Pyengana

Pte           Sutton                     Charles George                       33            Pyengana

Elizabeth Walker of Cowes Vic dedicates her poppies to her father, H. Birrell who served in the Black Watch (WWI).  Her three uncles Robert Gray 2/22nd missing at Rabaul, Robert Boyle (AIF) and Phillip Wigman (RAAF), and to her cousins Robert and Harry Morgan.

Ellen McDonald of Kenmore Qld, dedicates her poppies to Pte 704, Archibald Arbuckle, 34th Battalion, C. Coy.,  Died of wounds received in action.  In stationary Hospital Boulogne … buried at Boulogne Easternb Cemetery, Grave Viii A.50, b. 1898 Hartley Vale, NSW, d. 27.2.1917 France.  Also to Pte 705, Archibald George Arbuckle, 34th Battalion, C. Coy., Transferred to 3rd Div. LTM Bty.  Wounded in Action in France 14.7.1917. Awarded the Military Medal 15.9.1918 for devotion to duty, courage and initiative in the advance east of Hamel, 8 Aug 1918 – on the initial attack kept mortars firing under heavy enemy barrage and later in day dealing with enemy strong points.  Gnr. Arbuckle was in charge of a trench mortar during the initial barrage on enemy strong points.  Although enemy shelling was heavy around his gun position which was exposed, he continued during until ordered to stop.  His action of utter disregard of danger set a fine example of bravery.  His gallantry and services were invaluable.  Sgd Maj. Gen. J. Gellibrand, b. 20.3.1889 New Zealand, d. 24.2.1971 NSW.  Sapper 3262 Richard Arbuckle, 1st Aust. Tunnelling Company.  To France 28 Aug, 1916, returned to Australia per HMAS Demosthenes, 29.9.1917 medically unfit(osteo-arthritis).  On 7 June 1917, the 1st Aust. Tunnelling Coy, at the start of the Battle of Messines, detonated 19 minues filled with 450,000 kg of explosives under the German lines, demolishing a large part of Hill 60.  Although only 19 of the 21 mines exploded, it created one of the largest explosions in history at that time, reportedly able to be heard in London.  b. 24.1.1816 Scotland, d. 1937, NSW. 414238 F/Sgt Eric Allan Hill, RAAF.  His aircraft (Stirling) crashed while mine laying in enemy waters.  His body was washed ashore south of Hansted on the West Coast of Denmark on 11.9.1943.  He was buried in the Military Cemetery, Frfederikshavn, Grave No. 40 on 18.9.1943.  Born 16.9.1917. Pte Nx30926 Eric Alfred Fox, 1/13 Aust Infantry Battalion.  Killed in Action 22 Sept 1943.  Buried Lae War Cemetery, New Guinea.  Born 12.7.1918, Sydney NSW.  L/Cpl 260 Josiah Angove, 26th Battalion, Gallipoli, Oct 1915.  Wounded in action France 1916.  TRansferred to 2nd Div. Traffic Control.  Wounded in Action Belgium Oct 1917.  Returned to Australia June 1919.  Bord 15.9.1881, Vegetable Creek, NSW, Died 28.10.1959, Bundaberg. Qld. 3783 RAN, John Gladstone Roberts.  On HMAS Tingira from 5.5.1914 to 18.7.1915 and HMAS Encounter from 19.7.1915 to 15.4.1916 when Jack’s file was marked “not to be claimed for further service in the RAN”.  1811 Pte John Gladstone Roberts, 33rd Battalion, late 44th Battalion.  Jack enlisted under an assumed name in Perth b ut with his father’s address in Lithgow.  He was wounded in action in 1917 and this led to the discoverey of his deception.  Born 20 May 1898 Newcastle NSW, Died 10 September 1968, Newcastle, NSW. 5100 Pte. Josiah Henry Roberts, 33rd BTN. Wounded in action in France 26 July 1917 with a gunshot wound to the head.  Returned to Australia per HMAT Anchises on 4 Jan 1918.  Born 21.9.1893 Newcastle NSW, Died 22.2.1966, Newcastle NSW. L/Cpl 120 Percy James Lobb, 2nd Field Coy Engineers.  Mentioned in Dispatches for acts of conspicuous gallantry.  He suffered a compressed fracture of the skull on 14 August 1914, 2 days after the end of the struggle for Lone Pine.  He was evacuated by 3rd Field Ambulance to Hospital Ship Andonia to go to Malta, but died at sea before the ship reached Malta.  He was buried at seas. Lat 35.54N, Long. 15.25E.  His name is on the Lone Pine Memorial.  b. 8.8.1888, died 20.8.1915. 2354 PTE William John Quintress Lobb, 38th Battalion.  9th Brigade, 3rd Division (Sir John Monash’s Division).  Killed in action in Belgium in the field on 7-9 June 1917, having been shot by a German sniper.  He was buried in a large shell lhole about 1500 yards South South West of Messines.  His names is on the Ypres Memorial (Menin Gate) Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31). Born 26 Dec 1885, South Australia.  VX35107 Spr. George James McDonald, 2/13th Field Coy, 9th Division Engineenrs.  Served in the Middle East from 1.9.1941 – 27.2.1943 and Milne Bay, New Guinea from 9 Aug 1943 to 21 Mar 1944.  Born 17 Sep 1913 Newport “Vic, died c1990, Newport Victoria.

Margaret Davey of Pennant Hills NSW dedicates one poppy to her father-in-law, Leonard Wallace Davey … a member of “The Caterpillar Club” (life saved by a parachute) as a bomber pilot over Europe during WWII.  He was captured by Germans 3 times and escaped twice.  Re remains a stoic and lovely gentleman.  She also dedicates a poppy for her father John Joseph Donnellan, who fought in Balakpapan in WWII and came home with many painful memories, but his sense of humour intact.

Kathleen Burr of Burwood Vic, dedicates her poppies to Stanley LeFevre, Leiut M.C.  39th Battalion.  Date of Enlistment, 27.9.1915 whilst having come from Tasmania to live with his sister and husband at Pyrus Park, Ashburton.  Commended for bravery … killed in action on 30.8.1918 Aged 21 years at Clery Sur Somme.  Buried at Hem Farm.

Dawn Butcher of Kincumber NSW dedicates her poppies in memory of John Samuel Butcher, killed at the Battle of Pozieres France on 27 July 1916 Aged 26.  Your descendants appreciate your sacrifice to make their futures safe as they are today in this wonderful country … Australia.

Rita Mentiplay (98 years old with arthritic hands) of Warburton Vic.,  dedicates her poppies in memory of her father George G. Hutton, who was gassed in the first world war, and her husband David P. Mentiplay who was in WWII.

Sorrento Seniors Embroidery Group dedicate their poppies to all the men and women from the Mornington Peninsula region.

Jo Sterling of Creswick Vic dedicates her poppies to all the women who lost their lives and loved ones in all wars.

Anne Ivers, Gina Akers, Alicia Dachs, Jenny Auld, Gabe Whitehead, Deb Edmonds and Thea Traianou dedicate their poppies to all those who fought for all the values and freedom that we take for granted.

One of the residents of Bannockburn Aged Care Facility (83 years old) dedicates her poppy to  the serviceman who raised her Henry Gilbert Halsted #2074 1914-1919, who fought iun France and Gallipoli.  Dearly loved and missed.

Susan Harper dedicates her poppies to her father Ronald Walter Hird and her mother Patricia Cahill-Lynch.

From Hamilton Library … two dedications from their contributors :  In memory of Corporal Robert Paterson, 103, 38th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F., Killed in action, age 22 on 27 February 1917.  Born at Buckrabanyule, Vic, Australia.  Remembered with honour CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, and, in memory of Private George Robert Hobbs, VX4643, 2/32 Battalion Aust. Infantry, A.I.F., Killed in action, age 28, July 17 1942 at Tel-Elisa Ridge near El Alamein, Tobruk during 1939-1945 War.  Born in Adelaide S.A., Remembered with honour, his duty nobly done.

Sue Burrows of North Carlton Vic, writes … In memory of Private Charles Ernest Wigg, Regimental No. 2420, 4/38th Battalion, A.Il.F. Enlisted 12.9.1916, Killed in action 13.10,1917.  No known grave.   Memorialised by name on the Australian section of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.  Youngest brother of the late May Sanders (nee Wigg), Uncle of the late Doreen Jackson (nee Sanders) and Great-Uncle of Sue Burrows (nee Jackson).

J. Sullivan writes, Lest We Forget.

Kaye Follett of Lilydale Vic dedicates her poppies to her Great Great Uncle, George Cupit – private (service No. 857), 39th Battalion, Australian Army.  Enlisted 25.2.1916 and was killed in action 30.4.1917 while serving in Belgium.  Great Great Uncle, Hugh Cupit – private (service No. 858), 39th Battalion, Australian Army.  Enlisted 26.2.1916 and was killed in action 4.10.1917 while serving in Belgium.  Francis Horace McCurrie – Sapper (the son of my great great uncle on my mother’s side), enlisted 1.9.1915 – died whilst serving in the 3rd Field Coy Australian Engineers – Army in France on 23.7.1916, aged 27. George Bernard McCurry – Private (the son of a great great Uncle on my mother’s side).  No. 3803 – 47th Battalion Army.  Enclisted 23.8.1915, Killed in Action 11.4.1915 in France.

Diana Mumford of Lower Beechmont Qld, dedicates her poppies to Frank E. Rowe, 33277, Royal Naval Air Service 1914-1918, Allen Gottormsen, WWII Signale Tobruk (Rats of Tobruk) 1939-1945, then to Papua New Guinea,  Jack Rowe, North West Frontier India (Khyber Pass) prior to WWI.  WWI Europe, France etc.  WWII, Home Guard Section Command Surrey, Trooper Richard Mumford T. 392 590 Essex Redg, 1914-1918, Palestine and Beersheeba, Major Ernest Mumford, Royal Engineers, India, Gallipoli and Western Front.  Prior to WWI Served in India on North West Frontier (Khyber Pass), Pte Harry V. Rowe, 275452, killed in Egypt 2.1\1.1917, 6th Essex Redg – British.

Dianne Jonson, Vermont Vic,  dedicates her poppies in memory of her maternal grandfather, George Edward Clifton, 1.11.1894-22.8.1969 : Army No. 2574, 5th/60th Battalion.  Enlisted 1.7.1915 – Discharged wounded 11.8.1917.  Wounded in action in France 19.7.1916, and Father Royden Hubert Thompson, 18.6.1920-2.4.1988.  Army No. VX105295 – 148th Aust General Tpt Co., served 1.5.1941 – 13.11.1945.

Emma Crane of Port Macquarie NSW writes ….My late husband’s father was in Gallipoli.  He died when my husband was 5 years old, so never knew him.

Barbara Dry of Chewton Vic, writes … these poppies are dedicated to the young men who naively went to war seeking “a great adventure”.

Kurrajong CWA NSW, dedicates their 131 poppies to their local heroes whom we remembered today (Anzac Day 2014) at Memorial Park, Kurrajong Dawn Service.

Tase Lucas (and family) of Melbourne writes … these poppies are dedicated to my husband Andrew Lucas who proudly served his country in WWII.  He enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force and saw active service in New Guinea.  We give thanks to all of our Australian service men and women and we will always remember them.

Susan Hass of Pittsworth Qld dedicates her poppies to David James Hilet (Great Grandfather) … “Who only knew me for a very short time.  I thank you for your courage and sacrifice”.

Margaret Stewart of Camberwell, Vic writes  … These poppies are dedicated to Arthur Cavanagh who was married for a very short time to my great aunt Catherine Crighton Fawcett.  I cannot find out anything about him but family oral history tells me that he died in WWI.

Lyn Ashworth of Raymond Terrace NSW writes … words cannot express the thanks to our Service Men and Women for making this our lucky country.  Many thanks, Lyn, Judy, Dot, Jelen, Lorna and Norma … ages from 60 yrs to 96 yrs (making poppies).

Lin Homewood, McCrae Vic dedicates her poppies to Alfred William Lovegrove –  died  28.1.1917 – France, KIA WWI.  Alfred was her grandfather’s brother.

Judy Santarossa of Monaltrie NSW dedicates her poppies to NX47485 Pte Gordon F. Haiser, Aged 22, died P.O.W., 7 February 1944, her father Alex H. Fleming, WWII RAAF, New Guinea, NX71830 Driver Allen C. Fleming, Aged 29, died P.O.W., 5 September, 1943, 2782555 Sappler Glen T. Bartholomew, Aged 22, died Vietnam, 10 May 1967.

Janean Gambie of Mandurah WA dedicates her poppies to Oscar Brazier, B1895-D1917, Private 399, 28th Battalion, AIF, KIA Tuesday 30 October 1917 aged 22 years.  Buried Cemetery, Menin Road South Ypres, Belgium.  My uncle joined along with many others aged 19 years but did not return home.  RIP

Dawn Ashford of Gembrook Vic dedicates her poppies in memory of her Grandfather Walter Batley Seaman and her Father-in-Law Sidney Francis Ashford.

Shai Tabassi of Darlesford Vic writes “to all those brave and dedicated young men and women who fight and lost their precious lives to keep this beautiful land and civilisation”.

Judith Carletti of Prospect SA dedicates her poppies to Panfilo Carletti – her husband’s father … a P.O.W. in Germany for two years during WWII.

Jean Sharples of Rochester Vic dedicates her poppies to all the people far and wide.

John Endacott of Nenwlyn Vic dedicates his poppies to the Uncle he never knew : Arthur Endacott HMAS Perth, Sunda Strait, Feb 1942

Lorraine Rye of Tarrington Vic dedicates her poppies to L.C. Alfred Dohle – 565. 13th Lighthorse WWI, KIA France 30.7.1916 “The supreme sacrifice”,  W.O. William Donne Baxter – 13128. AAMTC WWI Returned, Private John Ferguson Rye, VX110762 Aust Infantry Battalion WWII Wounded and Corp John Hall, VX142077, Aust Infantry Battalion WWII Returned.

Margaret Davey of Cranbourne North dedicates her poppies to Alan Ingles Arnot (Father) and Ronald Jack Davey (Father in Law) both of whom fought in New Guinea in WWII and family friend John Henry Bailey, WWI.

Dawn Bulmer of Sunbury Vic dedicates her poppies to all who served, that my family and I may walk free today.

Beverley Jardine of Lower Templestowe dedicatges her poppies to her two uncles who served in WWI, Victor Jeffery A.I.F., and Richard Jeffery RAN.  They served, married, both had no children … probably from war damage … they were wonderful uncles … never forgotten.

Bettie Luxford of Stratford Vic dedicates her poppies to Pte Archibald William Luxford VX121487 and Cpl S.J. Cannard 1st A.I.F.

Christine Foris, Wattle Downs Auckland NZ dedicates her poppies in memory of Corporal Louis Charles Foiris (father-in-law) who died in July 1944 in the war effort – Ventura plane crash in Goose Bay, Labrador and Major James Archibald Goodsir, (Uncle) who served and was wounded in WWII.

Lorraine Wilson of Hamilton Vic dedicates her poppies to William Buchanan – 1709, 4th Btn. Australian Infantry, late of Deniliquin/Ballarat, Great Grandfather to Peter Wilson through the maternal side of his family.  Died and was buried at Gallipoli on 6 August 1915, aged 35.  Very little is known about this man.  Lest We Forget.

Elizabeth Allwood of Melbourne dedicateS her poppies with love to Kenneth Douglas Allwood (Father) who served in WWII at Alamein, Cret and Greece #3904 NZ,, Leonard Ashley Lithgow (Stepfather) who served in the NZ Airforce, Norman Lithgow “Poppa” served WWI … “Dear Pop, had a plate in his skull from shrapnel, which intrigued us as kids as he would let us tap his head???? All were special men in my life R.I.P.”

Lauren Walmsley of Caroline Springs Vic dedicates her poppy to all of the soldiers who died fighting for Australia.

Belinda Redfern-Elliot of Latham ACT dedicates her poppies to all the ladies who support all the men in the armed forces.

Amber Dujivedi Age 8 and her mother dedicate their poppies toUncle Vishnu, Auntie Seema and Grandfather Berj … you have saved my life in many different ways.

Elaine Severino of Cowes Vic dedicates her poppies to Privatge John Thomas Severino M.M. Regimental Number 6083, 37th Battalion, 1st AIF

A.F. & L.F. Moore of Mornington Vic dedicate their poppies to William John Moore – born 16/6/1890, KIA 28/7/1916 at Poziers France, Alfred Norman Moore – born 8/12/1893 KIA 6/11/1916 at Gueniecourt France and four brothers of the Moore Family enlisted as volunteers … two are buried at Villers Brettoneaux and the remaining two survived battles in Egypt including Cavalry Charge at Beersheba.

Katherine Seaton of Preston Vic writes … For my great uncles who served in WWII and my grandfathers who were willing to serve.  And for my childrlen’s great grandfather who also served in Darwin.  We can’t imagine your feelings and experiences, but we honour you.

Diane Collyer and Joyce Lewis (91 year old mother of Diane) of Ferntree Gully Vic dedicates her poppies to the fallen members of the Boronia RSL … Hayman Tirumalareddy (FTG Post Office)

Deb Lewis of Rosanna Vic, writes “thank you for your inspiring project.  It is such a joy to crochet or knit a poppy.  A very special tribute to all the defence forces and to all the wonderful women left at home … very, very, special.

Eliza Skinner of Hawthorn Vic dedicates her poppies to her grandfather (Richard) Ian Skinner who fought in WWII and to her grandmother Marie Skinner.

Mary Fraser of North Ringwood Vic dedicates her poppies to women in wartime – the women who went to war and the women who stayed at home.

Julie Trait of Flemington Vic dedicates her poppies to her Grandpa George.  “We never met but your war-time letters mean you are always in my heart”.

Jenny Chessum of Elimbah Qld dedicates her poppies to every Aussie Soldier that put our uniform on – past, present and future.  Thank-you!!

Deborah Young – Miele of Holmes PA USA dedicates her poppies to her father Alexander Young who was a sea Bee in the APacific during WWII.  His transport shipp arrived in Australia and he and his buddies were in Australia for a month before they followed the troops.  She writes … “Dad said the Australians were very kind to a homesick Yank.  This was the only time he was in Australia.  Many years later dad was in Hawaii in August and met and talked to many Australian and New Zealanders about his time in the pacific.  thank you for taking care of my dad!!” Love Debbie

Phillip Island Residents … have dedicated their poppies as a tribute to all the victims of war.

Ruth Clarke  of Princes Court Homes has made poppies for the veterans and war widows who live now at Princes Court Homes.

Joan Mullins of Windsor NSW dedicates her poppies in memory of her uncle, Pte, James Millington – 5th Reinforcement, 33rd Battalion – 9th Brigade A.I.F. who was killed on 6 June 1917 at Messines Ridge France, Aged 20 years.

Justine Piggott-Wright of Beecrroft NSW dedicates her poppies to her Grandfather “Jim” E.J. Filfillan who served in WWII, Great Uncle Tom of WWII and Uncle Dennis Piggott who served in Vietnam.

Susan Hammond of Boronia Vic dedicates her poppies in loving memory of Charles Victor Henle (Great Uncle) KIA WWI, Henry Alfred Schier (Grandfather) WWII, Jack Stowe Henley (Father) WWII.

Bettina Ashworth of Berwick Vic, dedicates her poppies to David James Levins, 2nd 24th Battalion served El Alamein, New Guinea, Tarakav 6.3.1941 – 18.1.1946 and Harold Eslie Ashworth, 13th LHR AIF, Enlisted 25.7.1915  Transferred to 24th Batalion Served Western Front Killed in Action 18.8.,1918.  Buried Heath Cemetery France.

Miriam Johnson of Kensington Vic dedicates her poppies to her uncles living (in their 90’s) and deceased who served in WWII, fighting for World peace.  These poppies were made at “Banksia Gardens CS” crochet group .  so her dedication also includes all Broadmeadows and surrounds who served for Australia and peace.

Pam Tann of Launceston Tas,  dedicates her poppies to her father Dido (Mac) McGee, his brothers Jack and Paddy.  All served in WWII 1939-1945 in the Army.

Isabel Miles, aged 86 of Lang Lang Vic dedicates her poppies to Max Miles in loving memory … and reminds us that she always hated knitting but obviously overcame this to make poppies in memory of her husband.

Jill Le Croissette of Carlsbad CA USA dedicates her poppies to her father Alfreld Fletcher McLean who ser4ved in both wars … A country boy born in Coonamble NSW, he volunteered as one of the Light Horse who fought in Egypt.  When that campaign ended, he was transferred to the artillery in France where he was wounded.  He never spoke of his war experiences but he would sometimes complain that he could feel shrapnel in his back.  When WWII broke out, he and my mother were living on a small farm in Campbelltown NSW.  Because he was a veteran of the first World War he was called up to help train new recruits, although this time he was not posted overseas.  He ended his service as Regimental Sergeant Major, later Warrange Officer I at an army facility in Little Bay on the coast near Sydney.

Jenny Daly of Parkdale Vic dedicates her poppy to All the Anzacs.

Lyn McLindin of Stratford Vic dedicates her poppies to her Grandfather Albert Richard Macey WWI British Army, and her Great Uncle Cecil Greengrass WWI.

Eileen Dingwall of Maffra Vic dedicates her poppies to Leonard James Dingwall D.C.M. and Sgt John Hamlyn Daniel.

Mary Jondahl of Denison Vic dedicates her poppy to Victor Erik Jondahl.

Madeline Lanigan of Heyfield Vic dedicates her poppy to her father – Richard Ravtman WWI veteran of Gallipoli 1914-1918, her husband Clive C. Lanigan — RAAF and RSV and her son, Geoffrey Lanigan – Vietnam.

Mardie MacLeod of Maffra Vic dedicates her poppies to Fredrick W. Struhs buried in France (WWI) and John MacLLeod (WWII).

Christina Williams of Maffra dedicates her poppies to Harold Rodney Williams (Vietnam) and Ernest Francis Worseldine (WWII).

Pamela Pickering of Kingston ACT dedicates her poppies to friends and relatives in WWI . Dr. Jack Gorman, Neville Armytage, Charles Hurst, Ben Burge, Cyril Pickering.  In WWII, Dr. A.P. Gorman, O’Byrne brothers, Raymond, Justin, Coleman and Thomas, Arthur Pickering, Bill Burton, Spiro Tsicalas and seven others.  Lest We Forget.

Margaret Gibbons of The Gap Qld dedicates her poppies to all the men of the RAR who served with her husband Siwi during the Malayan Emergency and in Vietnam, and who are no longer with us.

Annette Sadler of Canberra ACT writes : ;;I dedicate my poppies to my late husband Peter Sadler who died as a consequence of his service in Vietnam … as well as all those young Australian men who were killed in the Vietnam War.

Marilyn Johnson of Carnegie Vic quotes:  Peace is the virtue of civilisation.  War is its Crime . Victor Hugo.

J. Lees of Beaumaris Vic, dedicates her poppies to her father Mr T.C. Lees who served in New Guinea in WWII, and her uncle, his twin Mr W.A. Lees who served in Crete and the Middle East.  Lest We Forget.

Robyn McCurry of Morawbah Qld writed … I would like to dedicate my poppies for my father Leslie William Bull  who served in WWII and I would like to honour his memory, and.

Heather and Robyn McCurry would like to dedicate their poppy and honoour the memory of their Grandfather, Leslie William Bull who served in WWII.

Patricia Power of Epsom Auckland NZ writes … In remembrance of my Great Uncle, Private Robert Sutherland 880, 33rd Bn. Australian Infantry, AIF who died at Bray-Sur-Somme France on 22 August 1918.  Age 28 years.  Robert is buried at the Bray Military Cemetery at Somme, France.  Remembered with love and honour.

Marina Scott has written some wonderful remembrance poetry which she would like to share with our group :  I have scanned and posted images : IMG_0002 IMG_0003 IMG_0004 IMG_0005

Kerry Brack dedicates her poppies in memory of her grandfather James Brack who was a Chef in WWII and lost his leg during his service.  Much loved son, brother, father and grandfather who fought for freedom for Australia.

Wendy Rabone dedicates here poppies to Corporal Royden Rabone 18805 RAF, 458 Squadron.  Served 27 September 1940 to 4 February 1946.  Thank you Dad, a proud man who died 13 April 2013 aged 93.  Also to Private G.D. Radnell MM 1734, 14th BN, Australian Infantry, died 1 JUjne 1918.  George left home as a 15 year old boy never to see his family again.  Thank you for your sacrifice.  It was so moving to visit your grave in 2012.

Wendy Demaine writes … my grandfather lied ab out his age and enlisted at the age of 15 for the First World War.  He also was in the 2nd Word War and returned home.  His name was Austin Redvers Cocks.  We are very proud of him.

Mrs M Grose writes .. in loving memory of my father Edwin Joseph Day and my uncle Franci Day (both deceased) Wolrd War I.  Army men who return home both very ill.

Berris Simmons dedicates her poppies to Harold Trethewie, 2733, 12 Batrt, WWI AIF, Reginald Lette, 733, 23 Batt, WWI, Albert (Ern( Masters, 1709, 50 Batt, AIF, WWI, Claude Radford, 1729 50 Batt AIF WWI, Cameron Smith SX11550 AASC WWII, Frank Smith VX30515 Lark Force WWII, Richard (Dick) Lette VX 38360 6 Div Cavalry WWII, William (Bill() Shepherd, VX65637, 2nd Aust. Eng. Sig. Sec WWII, Allan Neale VX17219, 2/8 Field Regt. WWII, John (Percy) Phillips, 2nd Tunneling Co. WWI

Rhonda Elms dedicates her pooppies to her great uncle Stan Parker – served in most theatres of ward during WWI.  He was a Gunner with the the First A.I.F. in Gallipoli and later wounded in France.

Sandra Axford, Jenny Vizard, Barbara Nicholls write … Remembering service and sacrifice.

Diane Collyeer dedicates her poppies to the fallen members from the Boronia R.S.L.

Griffith Legacy N.S.W. write …  “We remember them all”.

Susan Morley writesMy poppies are in memory of my grandfather, Robert Stanley McClelland (1st AIF – 2nd Bat).  He landed at Gallipoli on 25 April and was later injured at Lone Pine.  In 1916, he was awarded the Military Medal (Pozzieres).  Convalescing in England he was cared for by an English nurse who later became his wife.  After the war, they lived in Sydney and raised four children.

Jessie Warner dedicates her poppies in memory of the people whose n ames are on the Cooma Cenotaph … Bray, J.S., Bottom, L.F., Bottom, J.C., Butler, W., Brayshaw, C.A., Burke A., Bailey C.R., Collins, W., Callaghan, H.B., Clifford, C., Eccleston, N.S., Flakelar P.J, Cinns, A.E., Goodwin, R.B., Goodwin, V.L., Goodwin N.C., Coggin, J.C., Collett, A., Hayes, M.R., Hayes, G.E., Howell J.J., Higgins M.W., Johnson, J.D., McLennan, S., Montague, A., Mawson, E.A., Martin, J.D.J.R., Murray, J.J., Nichols, H., Oatley, F.D.W., Power, J.W., Palin, A., Parker, A.W., Parker H.A.D., Ryall A.L., Pegram, E.A. Pegram, A.J. Roddan, A.R., Ryrie, H.S., Rollason, J., Spencer W., Sheils V.B., Smith, F., Scullin M.H., Scullin T.E. Slattery P., Summers W.J., Ward J., Welch, F.C., Welch, S., Whiteman, V.J., Clifford L., Smith R.E.J.

Lindy Dugard writes … I have made 16 poppies in the memory of Michael Henry Hickey – my grandfather.  He celebrated his 16th birthday on Gallipoli and then served on the Western Front before returning home a “respiratory cripple” from mustard gas poisoning.  The 16 poppies represent each of his 16 descendants … children (3), grandchildren (3), great grandchildren (4), great great grandchildren (6).  Thanks Lindy … all the dedications are special but some just make my heart sing … Lynn

Faye Janssen (Chicks with Sticks Ringwood) dedicates her poppies to the memory of  Albert Edward Flenley, Commando 2nd/3rd Independent Co. serving in New Guinea.  Albie was a very proud Aussie who fought for his country.  He was a down to earth ex soldier who always had a wartimem story to tell.  He was loved by all that knew him.

Judith Douthie dedicates her poppies to Capt. Kenneth Mortimer 29th Battalion, K.I.A. Sgt. David Mortimer, 14th Battalion, Gunner Albert Lloyd, Pte Michael CVasey, 32 & 43 Battalions, Pte Leonard Curnow, 58th Battalion, Pte William Bray, 10th Light Horse, Nurse Isobel Curnow, 3rd Aust Gen Hospital, Pte, Thomas Curnow, 57th Battalion, K.I.A.

Jan Rhoades and the Sunny Bank Quilters dedicate their poppies in memory of all those who have fallen in all conflicts in which Australian military personnel have been involved.

Corinne Smith dedicates her poppies to Dohle, Edmund 2792 Aust. Army WWI, Smith, Harold John 410515 Aust Air Force WWII, McInnes, William Colin 53954 Aust Air Force WWII, Holloway, Vera Louise VX114087 Aust Army WWII.

Joan Jackson dedicatges her poppies to her husband, Aub Jackson who served in New Guinea WWII.

Jean Dunstan dedicates her poppies to the memory of her father Flight Serfeant Frank David Holdsworth who died while attached to the RAF in WWII on 8 September  1943 in Devon, England.

Sue Morgan dedicates her poppies to her uncles Ern (infantryman) and Bill (farrier) Henderson (twins born in 1894).  Served in FRance where Ern was wounded in 1917.  Bill also served in Egypt.  They returned home to Brisbane at the end of the War.

Betty Barnet would like to pay tribute to all who fought for our country and especially in the 38th Battalion … my father served with in WWI at Ypres, Villers Brettoneaux, and Passchendaele.

Laraine Blume writes … These poppies are in memory of Harry Finn, Col Blume, Bill Jackway, Stan Bruthen, Stan Bissett, Stan Ellery, Jim Coy, Murray Bolitho, Con Vapp, Norm Stringer, Butch Bissett, Bob Reagan, George Ralph, Hugh Perry, Clarence Blume, Gaston Renard, Philip King, Audley and Reginald Suckling, Alan Lees and Ken Ferguson.  These men are relatives and friends but now ghosts of the past … but remembered with love.

Denzel Jones dedicates her poppies to Sr Bertram James Jones World War I, Bertram James Jones WWII, Elias Joseph Bradbury WWI, Edward Bradbury WWII, Jack Bradbury WWII … George Cross Korean War

Sue Palmer writes … In memory of omy Dad, his brother, Dad’s b est friend Walter, Uncle Doug and our grandfathers who were on opposite sides of the trench in WWI.

Noelle Wilson of Byford WA writes, I dedicate my poppies to my Grandfather Nathaniel Bishop, No. 5566 Private 28th Battalion, 7th Brigade on behalf of his grand daughters, Janice, Noelle and Glenola.

Chris Field of Eltham Victoria writes … to the memory of the Field family and their give generations of active ware service for King, Queen and Country.

Anne Casey writes … Walter Thomson (Grandfather), joined the 1st Lighthorse, 21 August 1914.  They sailed from Sydney and trained in Egypt.  A member of Mounted Infantry, he was one of the 53 remaining of his regiment in Gallipoli.  He went back to Egypt but returned wounded to Australia around October 1916.   Edward Turner, George Lee and Nathaniel Casey are also in my heart as valiant men who contributed to the history of my family.

Helen Timms has included many dedications with her poppies.  The first is in tribute to the men and women who served from the Coldstream Yering area … in the Anglo Boar War 1899-1902 … J. Donleavey, F. Towt, W. Towt, J. Supple … WWI … H., Bamber, E.A. Bamber, H.C. Black, V.F. Black, T. Butcher, F. Currell, J. Donleavey, H. Ferguson, C. Fraser, G. Fraser, J. Fraser (lost in service), A. Gilbert, E. Gilbert, G. Gilbert, A. Guiney, H. Guiney, A.S. Holland (lost in service), T. Kerr, R.J. King, K.C.L. Lawler, L.J. Lawler (lost in service), R.B. Lawler (lost in service), J. Lester, J. Mathers, J. McClure, H. Newman, W.G. Parkinson, J. Reade, W.J. Reade, N. Reid, H.P. Rowney, E. Sharpe, R. Sharpe, E. Smith, J.F. Tanner, B. Timms, S. Timms, G.J. Towt, H. Towt, MUpton, J. Wheeler, H.R. Wilson … WWII (1939-1945) … C. Bennett, E. Cawood, A. Coope, E. Cope, L. Costello, E. Fielding, C. Fraser, J.W. Fraser, R. Fraser, J. Hagan, H. Howell, R. Ivory, W.L. Lindsay, R. Lithgow, A, Mays, E. Mays, A. Monds, C. Monds, E. Monds, D. Morton , G. Saunders (lost in service),  PL. Silby, D. Skate, F. Supple, N. Supple, J.P. Young.  She also makes dedications for Dame Nellie Melba’s friend, Capt. Fitzclarence, who was killeld in action on Gallipoli with the British Army, her friend Ken Darkin who served in Korea.   Died Feb 2013… always, having a laugh, K.J. Handley Private in WWII,  C.C.C. Hadley who served in both WWI and WWII, and S.G. Perry who served in WWI in the RAAF.   To the Legatees who acted as role models for the children of soldiers who didn’t return or died after the war … she writes : one particular gent, a returned soldier, and at the time, was still serving in the army, took on my younger brother, who at the time was 11 years old until about 20.  This poppy is for you.  I don’t remember your name, but my mother appreciated everything that you were able to do for him.  So for the family, I want to extend a great THANK YOU.  There are the forgotten, the families staying at home, no knowing what is going on, the worry and hoping  the dreaded telegram didn’t arrive.  To the men kept at home, because their job was too important to go, my father-in-law serviced machinery.  To the people who stayed in Australia, reservists and the girls in the land army. To the men and women who acted as spotters, on islands and in remote areas, who worked alone, their only communication was their radio.  And to the horses and donkeys who did remarkable things during the wars, taken abroad and never returned, most were shot at the end of the war.

Sue Anderson of Briar Hill Vic dedicates her poppies to Joseph William Betts, 5th Battalion – France.  Her Great Grandfather.  Returned home with shellshock.  33 Years old … married 2 children before and 2 children after.  Also John Rowland Edwards (her husband’s Grandfather), 27th Battalion Medical Corps.  Landed at Gaolipoli 27/10.15 until Jan 1916.  Then France March 16 to the end of the War.  Buried alive in a trench in France and dug out by mates. Suffered concussion and shellshock.  35 years old.  Married when he returned and had 2 children.

Vicki Smith of Wyndham Vale Vic dedicates her poppies to her darling husband Ross James Smith 1941-2004, 1410660 Malaya.  He did the big cancer fight and lost.  She also dedicated a poppy to her father, Cyril Francis Gregan 1897-1843, 21 ER Batt. France … returned to Brisbane and was run over by the American army truck driving on the wrong side of the road.  Her final poppy is dedicated to her beautiful son Paul Gordon Wyatt 1968-2013, East Timor 1109154.  She writes : “PTSD is horrific.  My son took his own life.”. Eds. note.  Vicki … we are so sad for your loss.

Betty Pattison dedicates her popopies in memory of her late father in law Leslie Luther Pattison WWI 1914-1918 and her husband Leslie Hollis Pattison, WWII 1939-1945.

Judith Robinson of Oakley Qld dedicates her poppies to her uncle, Phillip James Bambach, born March 25 1914 at Clarence Town NSW.  He was a prisoner of war when he died near Nagasaki on 24 June 1944 in WWII.

Ruth Caroline Beaumont dedicates her po9ppies to Samuel James How Service No. 5103 from Flowerdale Tas, Walter John Henry How, Service Number 240A,. of Wynyard Tas, Angus Charles Lucas , Service Number 252 from Launceston Tas,  and William George Lucas  Service No. 2930of Carrick Tas.

Therese Fitzgerald dedicates her poppies to her relatives in WWI that died or were wounded … John Purcell, John Eustace Bowman and Patrick James Fitzgerald.  A 4th poppy was dedicated to the Unknown Soldier.

Natalie Spence dedicates her poppies to her Grandfather, Richard Liddlelow and his best mate, Les Shardlow who bravely fought in WWII.

Jenny Simpson, Felicity Bice and Val Boorn make a simple statement … Lest We Forget.
A. Pegram of Noble Park North dedicates her poppies to her Frandfather, WWI 18th Batt.  Uncle Stan Grantham, Uncle Harry Grantham and Uncle Ron Grantham all who faught in WWII.

Faye Dreher dedicatges her po9ppies in memory of the father of one of her uncles, Private Alfred Smith (No. 2013) of the 18th Batallion, Australian Infantry, who died of appendicitis on 16 November 1915 Aged 32.  He is buried in the East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece.

Diane Collyer of Ferntree Gully Vic dedicates her poppies to fallen members of othe Boronia RSL.

Audrey Rodda of McKinnon Vic would like to dedicate heer poppies to F/Lt Raymond Barkey Barrey, R.A.A.F. perished on HMAS Sydney, Arthur Barrey, A.I.F. WWI, served in France and swarded the Belgian Croise de Guerne, and F/Lt Perce Rodda, R.A.A.F. Adjutant of 464 Squadrom.

Sandra Preston of Stafford Heights Qld would like to dedicate her poppies to her Grandfather, Robert Keith, who served as a Private in the Scottish Rifles in WWI.

Proston QCWA dedicate their poppies with heartfelt gratitude for the sacrifice otghers made of each of us and for our Queen and country.

Jenni Strachan of Werribee Vic dedicates her poppies to Edward Leonard Burley, 19126, 5th Bn. Australian Infantry, AIF, died 109 August 1918.  Buried at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France.

Burdekin Neighbourhood Centre Crochet Group dedicate their poppies in loving memory of Private Edwin Head, 7th/42nd Bat.  Died France, 25/4/1918 and Private Walter Spearritt, Service # 3450, Roll Title, 49 Infantry Battalion, 2 to 10 Reinforcements.  Conflict First World War : 1914-1918.

Eileen Charnley of Mickleover, Derby, England dedicates her poppies to James Robinson, died 1918, Sidney Amossmith, died 1915 and Harold Brown, died 1939.

Robyn Forshaw of Bedford WA writes … These poppies ere made by some members of the Morley Ladies Probus Club, WA, and collected at their meeting on 11.11.13 … quite appropriate.  Eds note …. agreed Robyn.

Local residents St Marys and Fingal and friends in Tasmania via Rita Summers from Gone Rustic Studio Gallery http://www.gonerustic.com write : it’s been so fun and enjoyable to participate in your wonderful project, and to see people get involved and make beautiful crocheted and knitted versions of the remembrance Poppy.

Portland Knitting Group of Portland Vic dedicates their poppies in memory of all the returned service men and women.

Joan Allen of Boronia Vic writes …. I dedicate this poppy to my father Jack King and other family members who have fought in the wars.

Swansea Friday Craft Group dedicates their poppies to Stanley John Mars, WWII, 100 Squadron, Jack Reason WWII and Malcolm Semmens, TX11869.

Jean Quinland of Ringwood Vic dedicates her poppies to William Daly, No. 6256, 4th Bsattalion AIF and France Purtell, No. 132 Australian Light Horse.  “Well done good and faithful Servants”

Mrs S.M. Angell of Broken Hill NSW dedicates her po9ppies to all who have seerved Australia during the last 100 years.

Mary Crossan dedicates her poppies to my mother’s six brothers, some of whom fought in the first and second words wars, and my parents in law who oowoerved in WWII.  Our love and thanks.  Lest We Forget.

Cathie Anderson dedicates her poppies with love and gratitude to my dad, George who fought in WWII and my brother Ronnie, who serve 25 years as a paratrooper.  My thrid poppy is dedicated to the brave, unamed soldier.

Clarice Wilson and Family of Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire, England dedicates heer poppies in memory of Thomas Haning, 4th Bn. Inf. AIF.  D.O.W. 29 May 1917, James J. Freyne, 21 Bn Inf. AIF, KIA, 3 May, 1917, L. John Burgess, HMAS Perth, RAN, KIA 1 March 1942, John C. Dyer,m 18th Bn Western Ontario, KIA 21 August 1917, and  Joseph M Sharp, 2/7th BnRoyal Warwick, DOW 29 April, 1918

Barbara Brown of Cheltlenham Vic writes : my poppies are dedicated to my great uncle Lieutenant Leonard Bertram Peskett, 5th Division Trench Mortar Battery 1914-1918, who took part in the first landing at Anzac Cove and died in France on 3 June, 1918.

Audrey West dedicates her popppies to Allen Edley West(WW II) and George Duke (WWI).  Allen served in New Guinea.

Annie Woodside of Richmond Vic writes … I was very fortunate to have both my grandfathers return from the first World War.

Lauree Brown of Blackmans Bay Tas, dedicates her poppies in memory of her grandfather, Charles Selby Smetzer, killed 5th May, 1918 Es Salt Gaza (5th Battalion Australian Light Horse Brigade) by a sniper’s bullet.  Buried beside the road where he fell.

Roslyn Hazell of Melton Vic writes … this poppy is dedicated to my great uncle William Atkinson Davidson, Service No. 5995 who was killed in the trenches in France on 15tyh May, 1917.

Julie Nielslen of Strathfieldsaye Vic writes : Most of these poppies were made as we toured England, Ireland and Belgium.  In fact we were staying hear Ypres and Dunkirk!  Some were used to make a one day fascinator to wear to the Melbourne Cup … so we all have a history.  (Eds Note : I love that story).

Mede Gaskell of Dingley Village Vic dedicates her poppies to family members who fought in both world wars, especially Roy Phillips, VX32718 3.9.1917 – 26.7.1945 Borneo.  P.O.W., Sandakan.

Pat Taylor of  Camberwell Vic dedicates her poppies to the three Taylor Brothers.  Wesley Charles Rivers Taylor (her husband’s grandfather), landed on Gallipoli on Anzac Day.  After Gallipoli, he fought in France and returned to Australia in 1916.  Vernon George Rivers Taylor fought at Gallipoli and France and returned to Australia in 1919.  Clarence Churchill Julius Taylor fought at Gallipoli and was killed at the Battle of Poziers Ridge in France in 1916.  He was a member of “Jacka’s Mob “.

Heather Woods of Puckapunyal Vic writes, : In recognitioon of othe service of Peter Constantine Vassy, Gallipoli (died on active service), Albert Antoine Vassy, France & Gallipoli, John Archibald Ross, France, John Ross, New Suinea, GRantley Woods Iraq, and in the hope that Aydel Ella and Oliver may always live in Peace.  Lest We Forget.

Judith Farrer of Warrnambool Vic writes … (as she was making her poppies) … My thoughts were with the soldiers who did not come home and also with the ones who did.

Elvie Pumpa and Marli Bell of Warrnambool dedicate their poppies to Stanley Hudson Dawe b. August 3 1891 d. August 18, 1916.  Killed in Action in France.  ? buried Poziers France.  Ed. note …. Marli tells us that Elvie is 90 Years old and resides at Lyndoch in Warrnambool  She is an avid crocheter … I love that – don’t you Lynn

Members of the Tin Can Bay Branch of Queensland CWA dedicate their poppies to the memory and spirit of the men, women  and children for whom these poppies symbolize a century of remembrance.  LEST WE FORGET

Joy Buss, Bibra Lake, WA  dedicates poppies in memory of her father – George Starkie who fought in WW1 in 10th Light Horse Regiment.

Thelma Major of Surf Beach NSW writes … in honour of Mr William Currie, Northumberland, Fusiliers, U.K … Thank you grandad for all your kindness to your grandchildren and great grandchildren.  We remember for braveness in France, the chewing on a leather strap as your leg was removed.

Enid Richards writes : In loving memory of Dick Richard Richards, WW2 Flying Officer, Air Force

Shirley McCosh of Koroit Vic writes : We are a free nation because of your sacrifices – so thank you!

Elinor Winter of Warrnambool writes : To my dad John Margrie who put his age up to go to the 1st world war and down to goo the the 2nd world war.  And to my husband Roy Winte who fought for Britain in the 2nd Word War.

Patricia Shields of Mt Evelyn Vic writes : To my father, Private Albert Lindsay Russell VX700674, Don Coy, 2/12 Battalion AIF Australia : Died from wounds in New Guinea 1943/Feb, 6 months after I was born.  He only had a photo of me and my sister (older) So never came home to see me.  He now rest in Lae War Cemetery Plot F, Row, C, Grave 12 : Previously in temporary war cemetery at Dumpa.

Glenise Karanikich of Mount Evelyn Vic dedicates her poppies to her father Thomas George Davde (Dec) – Navy WW2 on the Ship Quiberon, and her Grandfather Samuel Shadbolt Fellows WWI.  She has written a poem :

LEST WE FORGET

For all those who went to war – We Remember You!

For all those who went to war – Blessed Souls We Remember You!

A Frand Father I new knew – My Heart Remembers You!

My Dad who went and came home again – I Remember You!

For all who fought the fight for our Country’s plight

We Thank You!

LEST WE FORGET!

Glenise Karanikich – November 2013

Fiona Donaldson of Somerset Tas dedicates her poppies to Loris Royal Monjean, Vietnam Veteran.

Dianne Shuwalow of Pascoe Vale Vic dedicates her poppies to “All the brave men and women … Thank you and Lest We Forget.

Fleur Quinn dedicates her poppies to the 3000 Australian civilian nurses who volunteered for active service during the first world war.

Sue Arthur of Nth Tamborine Qld writes … I have made 4 poppies for my four grandparents.  My Grandfather was in the RAAF in the second world war and my Grandmother, his wife, stayed at home and supported him through thick and thin.  My Pop was not allowed to go to war because he was a builder in Northern NSW and was considered an essential service at home.  He always felt this keenly, so I though I should make he and my Nanna, who also supported her man through thick and think a poppy each so they don’t miss out again.

Julie Robinson of Mooroolbark Vic dedicates her poppy to Andrew Bayne, 47th Battalion, 6 Royal Australian Regiment WWI.  He died and was buried in New Church, Ypress, Belgium.  Honoured and remembered by his grandsons Ian, Bruce, Alex and Peter Robinson.

Jenny Chessum of Elimbah Qld writes … I have made 11 poppies – one for each of my grandchildrlen … three are dedicated to my Uncles.

Mrs Margaret Cossom of West Hobart Tas dedicates her poppies to John Wesley Cossom (Grand Uncle of husband) killed in action Belgium 7.10.1917, 12th Battalion Field Artillery.  Joined 15.1.1916.  Also to Frances Evan Owen (Grand Uncle) Unit 8/48th.  Joined 8.11.1916, discharged 17.9.1918.  Served in France,  Henry Phillip Harn (Grand Uncle) joined Aug 17, 1914.  11th Battalion – discharged 20.1.1919.  Awarded Meritorious Service Medal for services rendered in France 7.11.1918,  and Peto Munyard (Uncle) died 20.3.1942 … killed in South Africa Aged 22.

Daphne Kitchener of Macgregor Qld writes … to all members of our combined forces past present and future.  thanks for your loyalty and commitment to your chosen profession.

Betty Duncan of Clunes dedicates her poppies to 1. Sydney Barnes Duncan … served in New Guinea WWII and made ANZAC Day special for so many. 2. Frederick George Duncan (Fred_ , Served in New Guinea WWII. 3. Will Stirling … Died in WWI who engagement ring to my husband’s Aunt I wear with pride. 4. Malcolm King … died in WWI.  We keep safe the “Dead Man’s Penny” sent to his foster mother.

Sally Duncan of Malvern East dedicates her poppies to her wonderful Dad – Sydney Barnes Duncan (departed) WWII Veteran.

Glenys Williams of Plenty Vic writes : There were 15 young men from the Greensborough area that were killed in WWI and one who died in Korea … so I’ve made a poppy for each of them and a few more.

Samantha Doorbar of Preston Vic dedicates her poppies to Edward Thomas Hade, WWI, 59th Battalion Infantry.  20 Years old.  Enlisted June 1916 … died in action on 30 November 1916 at Villeurs Bretonneux, 1188 Memorial France.  Just one of many that have served in her family.

Bev Buchan of Kangaroo Flat Vic writes : Making some poppies I felt, was somethiing to say thank you for the dedication men and women have given to make Australia a safe and happy place to live.  I was born here, and would not want to live anywhere else.

Sunnybank Quilters Inc and Syunnybank Sparklers Red Hatters – of Upper Mt Gravatt Qld … including Elsie, Cecie, Jan, Glynis, Maureen, Robyn, Daphne, Maureen, and Ella dedicate their poppies to all who fought the good fight to keep us safe from harm at home in Australia … we thank everyone of oyou.

Libby Farmer dedicates her poppy to her Grandpa – Captain Frank Farmer 1914 to 1918, 1939 to 1945. Eds Note : I am sure there are many of our war veterans who served in more than one war.  You think that one would be enough.  Heroes All!!!

Helene de Lafontnaine of Cairns Qld would like to dedicate her poppies to The Seychelles Islands men and women who served with the British army during World War II.  They served with the British wherever they were needed.  Her father was in Egypt during the war.

Julie Vaszocz of Burnie Tas, dedicates her poppies to 1. Her darling grandfather Rupert Thomas Collier (Service No. 11461).  2. Great Uncle Harold Joseph Collier (also know as H.J. Williams) (service No. 2172) .  Both always remembered with love.

Barbara Newman of Kings Meadows Launceston Tas dedicates her poppies to her brothers Rupert & Keith McGee.  One was a “Tobruk Rat” and the other a “Paratrooper” in the Pacific.  Barbara’s poppies will be sent to New Zealand.

Nola G. Roberts of Gracemere Qld dedicates her poppies to her family : LEST WE FORGET : Ernest Alfred Nicholls : April 1869 – 24 July 1926.  WWI 4569 15th Battalion Aust Army, 14/15 RFTS 13-09-1915 to 30-09-1917.  Camp Zeitoun, Weymouth England to Brisbane Aust.  Frederick Roby Nicholls : 07.02.1897 to 12.05.1972. WW! 1601 Special 1st Aust General Hospital, 3rd AGH, 5th Field Amb, 18-05-1915 to 08-06-1919.  Alexandria – Marseilles, Rouen Etaples, Rouelles, Corrig, Havre, Abbeville, England to Sydney Aust.  Joseph Miller 18795 – WWII, George Henry King : 11-08-1897 to 06-0701969 WWI Aust Army, Angus Edward Salmon : 28-04-1918 to 13-07-1984 WWII QX145635, FDD, George Hayes King : 001-11-1924 to o1o7-10-1975. WWII Q200669 1st Battalion Volunteers Defence Corp (Qld), Ernest Alfred Nicholls : 25.11.1897-19.08.1984, Ernest Alfred Joseph Nicholls : 12.04.1921 WWII Aust Army and Airforce QX40634 (Q108362) and 435512 21.05.1941 to 23.05.1943, Keith Harris 04.08.1920 WWII 25966 RAAF 29.5.1941 to 28.11.1945 1 Airforce Depot, STanley George Harris 11.5.51920 to 31.1.1986 WWII QX14500 Aust Army, 2/25 Aust Infantry Battalion 11.7.1940 to 14.11.1945, John Daniel Crook, 27.1.1916 to 1980, WWII QX12644 Aust Army, 27.1.1941 to 27.3.1944 2/9 BN 8 RFTS, Alfred John Henderson, 24.4.1873 to 16.4.1949, Boer War 121 3 (Qld Mnto Inf) Cntgnt 1.3.1900 to 7.6.1901, Ernest Christian Henderson, 23.9.1894 to 4.6.1966, WWI 2423A Aust Army 45th Battalion, 15.4.1916 to 2.8.1919, William David Henderson, 23.9.1894 to 1973, WWI Q155164 94 14th ASC 20.8.1914 to 16.10.1918, Robert James Henderson, 12.5.1912 to 26.8.2000, WWII Q123582 Aust Army 341 Aust Light Aid Detachment, 5.1.1942 to 14.5.1944, Leslie Norman Henderson, 11.7.1914 to 30.10.1966 WWII Aust Airforce 426603 7 Transport and Movement Office, 18.7.1942 to 10.12.1945, William Elley died 1945 Bouganville PNG Aged 27, Leslie Keith Park, 1920 to 11, 10, 1983, WWII 2/14 Light Horse Reg 1941, Arthur Thomas Love, 9.7.1906 to 8.9.1963, WWII Q203882 5th Battalion Volunteers Defence Corp Qldl, 17.5.1942 to 11.10.1945

Suzanne Petterson Wright of Treasure Island Florida, U.S.A. dedicates her poppies to Arthur V Hammill, 1896 – 1954 and William B. Thornton, 1900-1960.  Her father and Uncle, who served in World War I.

Erica Davis of Riverside Tas, dedicates her poppies to all the unknown soldiers.

Brenda Langdon of Prospect Tas dedicates her poppies to Steve Grace W.A. … his name appears on the memorials at Perth and Canberra.

Glenice Cook of Ascot Vale, Norma Gallacher of South Yarra, Margaret Lemke of Glen Waverley and Janet Woolhouse of Canterbury dedicate their poppies to Captain Herbert Franklin Curnow, 22nd Battalion, killed at Pozieres, France 5 August 1916, Private Arthur Ernest Curnow, 21st Battalion, injured in France, died in hospital in Wales (Neath), 11 October 1916, Private Sydney Gordon Barker Peak, 31st Battalion, killed in France 21 July, 1916, Corporal Roberto Henry Sutherland, 22nd Battalion, enlisted, 22/1/16, served in France, returned to Australia 22/7/1919, Private James Curnow, 36/37 A.I.F. returned to Australia, Private Aubrey Baker, 36/37 A.I.F. killed in France, Private Albert Walter Lemke, 6th Battalion Infantry, Service No. 610, killed in Gallipoli, 25/4/1915, Corporate Charles Henry Goddard, 14th Battalion, killed in Somme, 8/8/1918.

The Veterans Wives Group write “these poppies are made with love and pride from the wives and partners of Vietnam Veterans.

Debra Fitzpatrick of Thorneside Qld dedicates her poppies in honour of her great uncle Robert Laing Chambers, Regiment No. 774, 1st Austuralian Light Horse Regiment.  He was killed in action in Monash Valley Gallipoli on 18th May, 1915 aged 19 years, 7 months and only 9 days after embarking from Alexandria, Egypt.  Robert enlisted in Sydney in November 1914, leaving forever his Scottish family who were returning to Great Britain from Canada.

Valerie Zegers of Wallan Vic dedicates her poppies to her father and Grandfather Horace Wilson QX39502 who served from 1942 until discharge in 1946 with the 1 Aust Floating W/C SWKSPS in the Solomon Islands.

Diane Collyer of Ferntree Gully Vic dedicates her poppies in honour of the fallen members of the Boronia (Vic) RSL.  Lest we Forget.

The women of the Willows Branch QCWA dedicate their poppies to to the memory of those who fought and died in defence of our country and for freedom and to all the ambulance drivers and medical staff.

Lynette Willey of Drysdale Vic writes that her husband is writing a book about the WWI soldiers that enlisted from Drysdale (Vic) (almost 200) which will be published in March 2013 to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the start of WWI.  Her poppies are dedicated to those soldiers and one nurse.

Anonymous dedication sent in by the Kerang RSL Ladies Auxiliary t0 2/3rd MG. Battalion, and the 2/8th Field Regiment.

D Gardiner of the the Kerang RSL Ladies Auxiliary dedicates her poppies to F.W. Gardiner LAC 119268.

Susan Watt of Kerang Vic (via Kerang RSL Ladies Auxiliary) dedicates her poppies in loving memory of her belower Dad … L.D. (Dick) Loughhead (VS15211, 7th Division, ASC) and her cherished Grandfather, Ernest L. Harper (Regiment No: 593, 3rd ASSC, who each respectively volunteered and fought so bravely during WWI and WWII (including Gallipoli) for our nation’s safety and security.

Anonymous dedication sent in by the Kerang RSL Ladies Auxiliary to  Harry Woodiev, George Collinole, Edward Collinole.

Jenny Luscombe made poppies on behalf of John and Stephen who dedicate them in memory of Stephen’s grandfather Frank Oliver, aged 27,  who returned from the Somme with a hole through his lower torso, laid on the lawns of Bournemouth Hospital because there was no free bed and died during that night. He left two girls and a boy, Irene, Ivy and Frank and his dear grandmother, Henrietta.  In memory of John’s Uncle Albyn Faber Ahern (4660) 27 A1, at the Somme, the man with the hole through his wrist.  In memory of all the young Indigenous men who gave their lives for Australia, their country and yet were unrecognised as citizens of their great land.

Karen Boulden of Fitzroy North dedicates her poppies to her grandfather Arthur Enoch Wymer 1887-1976. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade known as “the DINKS” who fought as the Battle of the Somme (July 1-Nov 16 1916).  She writes … More than 1,000,000 young men were wounded or killed in one of the bloodiest battles of WWI.  My Grandfather and his brother George Wymer 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade …  fought alongside each other and both were wounded on the same day in November 1916.  Fortunately both brothers return but each suffered long term health issues as a result of their injuries.  There are also dedications for her uncle Roy William Bourlden (Australian Army 1942-1946 and father Albert Sydney Boulden 1923-1969 Service No. NX140235 wounded 1944.

Janita O’Neill of Upper Mt Gravatt Qld dedicates her poppies to William John Armstrong, 24th Battalion, killed in the Battle of Mont St Quentin, 31 August, 1918 (Great Uncle), Robert Davidson Gould, a native Scot, who fought for Australia in WWI (Grandfather) and Ormonde Davidson Gould, discharged from RAAF, May 1945 on medical grounds (father).

Barbara McEwan of Moura Qld dedicates her poppies to Private Claud Douglass, 3637 18th Battalion. Her great uncle … disembarked Marseilles – 25/3/1916 Wounded – 4/8/1916.  Died of wounds 6/8/1916 leaving no direct descendants.  Buried in Puchvillers Cemetery.

Leanne Whitburn of Kangaroo Flat Vic and Elisha Cardamone of Thurgoona NSW  (mother and daughter) have dedicated their gorgeous haul of poppies to “all of our family members that have fought and we have lost.  We are forever grateful”.

Lil Morgan of Bibra Lake WA dedicates her poppy to Thomas John Smith who enlisted in the Army in July 1918 and was killed almost immediately in the trenches in France.  He was only 18.

Maida Gilbert of Warrnambool Vic dedicates her poppies to her Father, John McMajon O’Brien, WWI 29th Battalion.  Enlisted 26.7.1915 – Discharged 23.1.1918.

Lynette Mitchell of Elsternwick Vic dedicates her poppy to (Leopold) John Burgess … Leading Stoker, HMAS “Perth”.  Killed in Action 1 March 1942, Sunda Strait, Indonesia (aged 21 years).  Born in Elsternwick 19 Feb 1921, Enlisted in Echuca, 5 July 1938.

Marjorie Handley of Norwood Tas, and Donna McWilliam of Riverside Launceston Tas write : Having visited Anzac Cove and WWI and WW2 battlefields/cemeteries in Europe and Asia, these are dedicated to all those graves marked “A Soldier Known Only to God” – may they rest in peace and may WE never forget!!  Donna also writes that Marj is 84 : these were made with lots of love …. Eds Note : such a fitting tribute.  I am humbled.

Matt, Lori, Gil, Char and Ollie Esse of Scoresby Vic dedicate their poppies to Alan and Joyce Child.

Jessie Warner of Cooma NSW dedicates her poppies to Samuel Charles Wilson, 53rd Batt. AIF aged 30 years and Eric Robert Wilson, 53rd Batt. AIF aged 20 years.  Both died Fromelles France 19/20th July 1916.  Sons of George Wilson and Isabella Cameron Wilson nee Way. LEST WE FORGET.

P. Land of Doncaster East Vic dedicates her poppies to Corporal A.F.C. Land, VX25317, 2/21 Battalion AIF.  Gull Force.  Died a P.O.W. in March 1945.

Peg & Don Watson of Bibra Lake WA have dedicated their poppies to their uncles who served in WWI.  Jack Watson in Gallipoli and France, Fred Watson who served in the Field Ambulance and Albert Watson in the Australian Navy.  They were all able to return home to their families.  Don’s mother is Faye Howe, the daughter of the Lighthouse Keeper on Breaksea Island near Albany in November 1914, when the 36 ships left Albany in the First Fleet and later (Second Fleet in December) with Troops and Horses for Egypt.  She was in contact by Morse Code to many soldiers before they left Australian shores, relaying messages to their families – the last contct many had.  Fay Howe is the girl in he book Lighthouse Girl by Dianne Wolfer … Eds. note : an amazing story.

Kevin and Margaret Marion of Cheltenham Vic. dedicate their poppies to the memory of Kevin’s uncle Eric Ernest Johnson B. 1898 Killed 25 April 1918 Villers-Bretonneux, Kevin’s mother (Eric Johnson’s sister) died 2011 aged 100 years.  Also killed in WWI Eric cousins – Capt. N. MacDonald, 13th Battalion, Corp. E. Cross, 7th Battalion and Pvt. A. Knight, 60th Battalion. … Below is an excerpt from Laffin J. Guide to Australia’s Battlefields on the Western Front sent in by Kevin and Margaret.

Eric Johnston

Maureen McNabb of Endeavour Hills Vic writes : To my uncle Jonathan Luke (D) 1914 -1918 France, my father Phillip Blackley 1939 – 1945, Our Son Warrant Officer 2 Leigh McNabb – Serving (Army).  Thank you to all past and present soldiers for our peaceful life.

Barbara Newman of Kings Meadows Launceston Tas writes … the 10 poppies I have made I dedicate to my late Uncle, Sergeant Lewis McGee, who was killed in Battle at Passchendale on October 12th 1917.  He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.  He is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Anne Morley of Koonawarra, NSW writes … Thanks to husbands, brothers and uncles for making this a better world

Barbara Porritt of Elsternwick Vic dedicates her poppies to her great uncle Iain Cameron who died at Fromelles, her grandfather Archibald Salmon who survived Gallipoli, her father James Salmon who served in the RAAF in WWII.  Also to the next generation, my daughter Emily Porritt and nephew Alistair Salmon who are currently both serving in the RAN.  Lest We Forget

Lauren Rendoth of Harrison ACT dedicates her poppies to her grandfather Cyril Roberts, who fought bravely for his country in Papua New Guinea.

Lauren Saund0ers of Harrison ACT dedicates her poppies to her Poppy & Grandma Beve

Debbie Townsend of Bruthen Vic dedicates her poppies to William John Postill VX68939, 2/4 Battalion WWII, George Townsend WWI Gallipoli & Western Front, George Willians WWI, Western Front.

Anne Stewart of Glenlee Qld dedicates her poppy to Sergeant George Albert Jackson, 42nd Battalion, 1st AIF who, despite being so badly wounded in WWI, he could never again perform manual labour, found other work and raised and supported his family between the wars, did his bit again in WWII, and lived to a ripe old age, universally loved, admired and respected.

Charron rainor of Spring Gully Bendigo Vic writes : I have made three poppies for my great uncles Frantz & Lionel Docking, and their school mate Samuel (Greo) Furner.  These three men were killed together at Bullecourt, France in WWI, 5.5.1917. 10th Battalion.

This dedication is from Peg and Don Watson of BIBRA LAKE WA : Don’s mother, FAY HOWE, the daughter of a Lighthouse Keeper, on Breaksea Island near Albany, in November 1914, when the 36 ships left Albany in the 1st Fleet and later (2nd Fleet in December) with Troops and Horses for Eygpt.  She was in contact by Morse Code to many soldiers before they left Australian Shores – relayed messages to their families, the last contact many had.  FAY HOWE is the girl in the Book ‘LIGHTHOUSE GIRL’ by Dianne Wolfer.

Vera Rayson of Campbell Town, Tas. has dedicated her poppies in Remembrance of an Unknown Soldier who sacrificed all for all of us. Thank you/

Valerie Allen of Sebastopol Vic dedicates her poppies to VX50131 Pte Thomas Wilson, 9th Div. Light Horse, NX 41223 Gnr. LW.R., Campbell, 2/3 Aust. Tank Reg., V19042 Pte James Illawarra Abbott France WWII, VS45079, Dvr. Willian St Andrew Westacott, 1940-1946 P.O.W. 2/29 Aust. Inf. Battalion, NX131161, Pte. George V. Wilsin, 2rd Inf. Battalion (Kokoda Survivor) and General Sir Brudenal White, Boer War, WWI (Gallipoli) and WWII.

Fran Williams dedicates her gorgeous fabric poppy to her grandfather Lt. Col. Henry Edward Tregaskis Spotswood from Derby and Scottsdale, Tas.  b. 1896  Original ANZAC, also served in WWII, d. 1974.

The ladies of the Sebastopol RSL Womens’ Auxiliary pay tribute to Walter Rennie Hearn, 15th G.S. RFTS, A.I.F. PTE Register No. 826, Telford Dobson White, Leading Aircraftsman in RAAF, 10 March 1941-46, PTE James Telford Dobson, No. 6306, 6th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 24th Battalion, A.I.F. and Arthur John Hearn, Warrant Officer, 10 Squadron, RAAF No. 427750

Aileen Saunderson pays tribute to her brothers Keith McGee, WWII  and Rupert McGee WWII, and her uncle Lewis McGee, VC WWI.

Annette Schuiling of Allambie Heights NSW pays tribute to Richard Sutton who served in The Great War -WWI in the 54th Aust. Infantry Battalion … Fromelles/Somme Valley.

Jeanne Allmand of Brighton dedicates her poppies to uncle Cecil M Groom Reg. 18671 who was a flight engineer No. 20 Squadron in WWII – he came home!  She also wishes to thank all those men and women to went to war to help secure the freedom of us all … and those who are engaged today throughout the world in the name of peace and humanity.

Sue Waring of Parkdale writes : To J.B. Mitchelll (uncle) VS43396 served WWII on the Burma Railway, taken prisoner and died.

Trish MacGregor of Beaumaris writes : Thank you to the men from Fromelles as well as fond memories of Pop : Jack Dawson – Lighthorse Brigade.  She also writes that a friend of mine has also worked two poppies in memory of her husband Peter Gibson, a member of the RAN, and Father Dick Turpin who was in the light horse brigade and the Concert Party … he lost his leg in the fields of France and so became a singer in the Concert Part … you never know where a good voice will take you do you?

Unknown via Trish MacGregor writes : Lest we Forget Colonel Bridges : Lighthorse Brigade, First World War : Charles Dagg, 22nd  Battalion – Stretcher Bearer

East Gippsland Duggan Decendants dedicate their tribute to Trooper George William Duggan, 13th Australian Light Horse : Died 9 August 1918.

Bairnsdale RSL Womens’ Auxiliary dedicates their tributes in loving memory of all who gave their lives for us.

Barbara Dyer has dedicated her tribute to the memory of the selfless nurses who ruined their lives to serve their country, especially Amy, Flora and Mamie and to her Grand Dad Edward W. Carlyle and all the brave men who came home to their young families very changed men.

Kathryn Steel dedicated her poppies to her husband Graeme Steel, IARU Vietnam 1968-1969,  Her dad, Ronald Cannon who fought for AIF 2/6th in New Guinea (Wav&Lea), and her father-in-law Athol Steel 106 Anti Tank Division, Milne Bay New Guinea, Leigh and

Sue Dyson from Trevallyn Tas dedicate their poppies to Leigh’s grandfather Aubrey Wilfred McLeod (1893-1974) who served his country in WWI within the 22nd Battalion of the AIF between 1915 and 1919.  We greatly appreciate his dedication and the hardships he endured while serving as a “driver” on the battlefields of Gallipoli and later on the “Western front” in France.  He lived for 81 years bringing up a family of 6 children (including Leigh’s mother Audrey) we sadly miss him but gratefully remember his dedicated contributions to life during wartime and peace. And …. for Leigh’s father – Reginald A.A. Dyson (1923-2013) who, as a young communications (radio & radar) specialist served in the RAN from 1942 to 1946 in the active war theatres of New Guinea and the Pacific.  His team’s efforts ensured the Australian and US ships of the Pacific Fleet were “battle ready”.  Reg lived for almost 90 years and is now sadly missed and gratefully appreciated for his service to Australia, his family and his community.

Donna McWilliam from Launceston Tas writes …for my uncle Terry McKenna who put up his age to enlist in the Air Force from school in WWII and was killed within 6 months over Germany.  Sadly missed, gratefully remembered.  RIP

Lyndall Scott of Rostrevor SA dedicates her poppies to John Douglas Scott .. Service No. 63426 of the Wellington Regiment.  Awarded the Military Medal near Hebuterne, France in 1918 for “conspicuous gallantry and initiative”.

Merrin Hartrick of Warrnambool dedicates her poppies to Private Willian Hartrick, enlisted in Melbourne on 7.6.15 and embarked for Turkey on HMAT “Demoathenus” on 16.7.15.  He was then dispatched to the Western Front in France where he was wounded on three occasions, initially accidentally and then with shrapnel and gas.  He was evacuated to England and home to Australia, arriving on 22.4.19.  He lived in reasonably good health into his 97th year.

Tammy Shepherd or Balwyn Vic writes … In memory of Fred Taylor, Ernest Ellerman Paterson, Normal Lees and Vivien Shepherd.

Jan Sheilds from the ladies at “Time Out” Uniting Church Barham, NSW writes …. Your sacrifice was inspiring, amazing and a selfless act of love.  The word “thanks” is not enough.

Jennifer Mason  of The Basin Vic writes … Dedicated to my father Cpl Water Thomas Roy Jodd VX 142466 who served in the Citizen Military Force 1941 – 1943 and the Australian Imperial Force 1943 – 1946.  He was part of the Aust Light Aid Detachment which included 805 days active service in New Guinea.

Kay Wagland of West Launceston writes … for my grandfather Edgar Dodd – a Gallipoli veteran.  Served in WWI from 16/9/14 to 4/11/18.  Also seved in WWII.

Kay Wagland of West Launceston writes … for my Dad, William George Brachen who served in WWII.  He kept the Anzac spirit alive for us when others had forgotten it in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Kay Wagland of West Launceston writes … for my Grandfather Harold James Bracken – a Gallipoli veteran served as Lance Corporal in the 12th Batallion in WWI from 19/9/14 to 3/12/18.

Christine Blades of Kings Meadows Tas writes … for my Father William George Bracken who served in WWII.  In loving memory of a man who taught me so much.

Christine Blades of Kings Meadows Tas writes … for my Pop, Edgar Dadd who served in WWI and WWII.

Christine Blades of Kings Meadows Tas writes … for my Father-in Law Maxwell Percival Blades who served in WWII, 22nd Light Horse Regiment.

Christine Blades of Kings Meadows Tas writes … in memory of my Grandfather Harold James Bracken who served in WWI.

Diane Oliver of Riverside Launceston Tas remembers Francis Reuben Pitcher 1996-1952, 2/1997 Gunner Field Artillery Served in Egypt and Western Front.  Awarded 1914, 1915 star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.  Service Record 4 years and 28 days.  Francis Reuben Pitcher was my grandfather.

Diane Oliver of Riverside Launceston Tas remembers Archibald Normal McFarlane, 1889-1915.  Trooper Archibald Norman McFarlane, serial number 13/2053, served with the Auckland Mounted Rifles, NZEF.  He died of influenza and measles at Trentham Military Training Camp, NZ.  Archibald Normal McFarlane was my grandmother’s brother.

Joy Bracken remembers Edgar Dadd … my Grandfather served in WWI and WWII and William George Bracken … my Father served in WWII.  He kept the spirit of the Anzacs alive.

Tania Goninon of Launceston Tas writes … for AWLA

Robyn Pidgeon of Forestdale, Logan City Qld writes …. Lest We Forget.

Kay Wagland of West Launceston writes … for my Great Grandfather William Birch who served in WWI (Mining Corps Co) 12/1/15 – 11/1/18, and also in WWII.

Kay Wagland of West Launceston writes … for the unknown soldier

Frauline Knippel of Benalla writes … In memory of the fallen and those left behind.  Thanks for our lovely Country.  Les We Forget.

Helen Tular of Boort Vic writes : To all those who fought for our Country’s freedom.

Susan Campbell-Wright of Point Cook Vic writes : In memory of my grandmother’s cousin Ellison Dare, KIA 3 May 1917 Bellecourt aged 25 and my grandfather’s cousin Alistair Cameron KIA (air battle) over Indonesia 24 July 1943 aged 29.

Colin Smith of Maddington WA writes : Your sacrifices will always be remembered.  Lest We Forget.

Lenny Vernall of Burpengary Qld writes … to Vernall, Newman, Cook families who wish to remember the personal sacrifice to maintain freedom tht was given.  We honour you.

Annie Counsel of Burpengary Qold writes … to family and friends … this is for your Remembrance Day.

Maureen Fleming Wodonga Vic. has dedicated her poppies to “Uncle Jack” – John George Enever, 37th Battalion (Victoria) killed in action at Ypres, October 4th, 1917.

Marie Atkinson, Leeds UK writes … In memory all all the brave men and women who were involved in WWI.  In memory of the brave ANZACS.  In memory of Wildred Owne the WWI poet.

Janet Welch has dedicated her poppies to Albert Edward Andrew … Poppa and Leonard Lea Turner … Pa.

Jennifer Luscombe writes : In memory of all who have fought for our freedom – during two world wars and other conflicts.

Linda and Brian Mangini write : For what you all did … Lest We Forget

Barbara Krause writes on her dedication : In memory of all the wonderful service men and women who have made sacrifices for this country of ours and allowed us to have the wonderful life we do have ….

Tricia Arthur has dedicated her poppies to her father who served in the army during WWII.

Charlotte Robinson was married on Remembrance Day and made poppies for her guests … her contribution is the remaining poppies … such a lovely thing to do.

Lynette Campton of Glenreagh NSW has dedicated her poppies to all the servicemen and servicewomen that have and will continue to give their lives in battle to enable their fellow countrymen and women to live in peace.

Deb Lewis has dedicated her poppies to William Alexander Stewart Irving  S/N 5041 : DOB 22/6/1899 Enlisted 4/9/1917  RTA 20/8/1919 and Edward Daniel Lewis S/N 1924 Enlisted 19/6/1915  RTA 20/1/1919

Ben & Frances Crowle have dedicated their poppies to their Great Grandfather and Great Uncle Gill.

Tracey Sweetapple, Alberta, Canada writes : It is my great honour to have created a number of poppies for members of my family who so valiantly and selflessly served.   For Canadian relations who represented Canada during World War I:  George Yalden Fort, Robert Hamilton Fort, Edward Dimond Fort, James Gordon Forrest (husband of Beatrice Emily Fort), and Henry Charles Fort.  For Canadian family who served during World War II, Arthur Fort (cousin of Dorothy  Munkhouse Enever nee Fort, my Granny) and my Grandfather, Alfred Lindsay Costen, beloved husband of British war-bride, Marjorie Rose Darling.

British family who served in World War I are John Wykes, RAF, husband of Helena Constance Fort, who, along with her siblings, was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  (The family later returned to England when her father, Edward Munkhouse Fort, inherited Alderbury House, which was used by soldiers during World War II.)

Also serving Britain in World War II, my Grandfather Edward John Enever and his brothers-in-law, Henry Fort and Ralph Thomas Sheppard (husband of Winifred Fort).  Ronald Percy Dymond (son-in-law of Henry Fort and beloved husband of Ann Dymond nee Fort) served in the British Army as did my father, John Enever, son of Dorothy Munkhouse Enever nee Fort .  Additional British family members include: Kenneth John Heard (d. & bur. Apr/1944 in Burma), who served as a Chindit in World War II, George Bishop, who served in the Sudan, then in World War I in France.  Also, Arthur Ernest Tucker and Herbert Reddall who served in World War I in France.  Richard Palmer, who died in Iraq in 2004 and Geoffrey Alan Heard (son of Dr. Kenneth Heard and Jill Heard nee Enever), who served in the RAF from 1996 to 2014, including  Afghanistan, in 2010.

Finally, a poppy dedicated to Arthur Warren (Great-Grandfather of Arthur Shawn Sweetapple, my husband) who served for Newfoundland (which was not yet part of Canada) in the navy during World War I, and my husband’s Uncle, Herbert Sweetapple, who served for Canada during World War II and for the American military during the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

 

 

4 Responses to DEDICATIONS

  1. wendynbix says:

    The three poppies I have completed so far are dedicated to three great uncles who never returned from WW2
    Neil LAWLER lost at sea while serving on HMAS Sydney
    Allan SMITH lost at sea while serving on HMAS Canberra.
    Keith BROWN died on the Kokoda Trail

  2. 5000poppies says:

    Thanks for sharing Wendy … Kinda puts the whole project into perspective.

  3. Kay Paton says:

    I don’t know if it’s too late, but … When I was researching my local WW1 soldiers, I looked everywhere I could for information, and for lost families. Here we are getting lots of names, but they are in prose, and therefore hard to pick out. Would it be possible for an IT guru to make a dedication page as a table, with the names in one column, then the dedications in another. The names could be sorted alphabetically, and this might lead to connections between families and other interested groups.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Kay,
      I understand the issues … we type the dedications as they come in and they are all different.
      We are still working to get up to date … and will be continuing for some time.
      In terms of dedications it will not be possible to sort. However, when we have completed the contributor names we will export them into a spreadsheet and then sort into alphabetical order and then replace them on the blog. This step will be the last step in the process and won’t be completed until next year. It is a HUGE job (and a very emotional one … some of the dedications and stories are challenging). I have two wonderful volunteers working on it … but it is not a quick process.
      The best way to find the information you need is to search in the blog for the names you are looking for.
      I am sorry that the process is not easier, but we had no way of knowing how big the project would become and we are doing our best to manage.
      Wow … that being said … it is amazing.
      Kind regards,
      Lynn Berry

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