DEDICATIONS

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.

2 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.

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