A son, a brother, an uncle we never knew was killed at the age of 24 on April 13, 1918. He had been awarded the Military Medal in the previous October.
I have a copy of the citation – the original – and the medals are on display in the Coldstream Guards Museum.
A simple poppy cross put every year by his name on the War Memorial in the Strand Gardens was moved on November 11.
I guess the person who moves it stands to attention, observes the two-minute silence in public view, but feels the need to move this private, unobserved remembrance from beside the name of a very brave soldier who gave his life that we might live.
As the niece he never knew, I feel very hurt at this thoughtless act.
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